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East End Doula Care

End of Life Guidance and Support 

Practically, Emotionally, Spiritually and Creatively


Author - Legacy Creator- Workshop Presenter - End of Life Doula 

Certified Senior Specialist - Speaker/Consultant 



What is an End of Life Guide?

An End of Life Guide or End of Life Doula are one in the same.

 

Doulas offer Non-Medical Guidance and Support both Practically, Emotionally and Spiritually. We are Givers and Advocates who are there for 

terminally ill patients and their families. 

We can be with you from the onset of a diagnosis all the way through the end of life offering education, resources and friendship when you need it most.

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The key right now is to help bring balance into an unbalanced

 time in your life.


We're all unique having different wants, needs and desires. End of Life should be no different. During this time we can plan and map out how your story should unfold, and on your terms. 


We do our best to make your timeline beautiful, peaceful and complete. 

Most of all, we are there for you. We help with legacy projects, making amends with family or just to hold your hand. We help you walk your journey all the way through.

 Our "FAQ's" page will give you a picture of what an End of Life Guide can offer you.

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East End Doula Care offers Elder Care Assistance. 


Our senior population has skyrocketed and will continue to do so with our lives lasting well into the hundreds. Please see all that encompasses this milestone

 and how we can help fill in the gap at exactly the right time. 


East End Doula Care facilitates many workshops and speaking events in local venues, corporate facilities, assisted living and nursing homes, hospitals, private homes and so much more. Please visit our workshop page. 


I am the Author of "Remember Me - The Story of My Life". 


I utilize this book in a "Celebrate Life and Legacy" workshop. I work on Creative Legacy Work with clients not only during end of life, but so much earlier. We all have the stories and the importance of leaving them on paper while you are younger and vibrant. We are living today in a digital and disconnected world. Everyone of us has opportunity NOW while the memories are clear and concise to do our part and leave our thumbprint in history. 


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Recognized for New Book

"Remember Me - The Story of My Life"

End of Life Doula Benefits - (See more under "SERVICES")

Our Support in 3 Phases

Phase 1 -


There is a terminal diagnosis. We spend time getting to know you and assess what you need where you are right now. We help make a plan for this last chapter of life. We help explore past and present, listen to stories and absorb everything, from the beginning to today. Companionship, listening and being in-tune are key. We incorporate creative legacies, video, audio, letters, communication with loved ones, making amends, memorable projects and more. The journey is yours. We bring together all your puzzle pieces, complete unfinished important paperwork and organize all loose ends so nothing feels undone. We'll explore, create and learn together to celebrate the story of you.

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Phase 2

Phase 2 - 


Once actively in transition, we assist in all the non-medical avenues. We bring focus and direction alleviating fear for both the patient and their family. We prepare an End of Life Vigil designed by all of us. We give respite care to family members. We use techniques such as music, guided visualizations, reading, rituals, scents and tenderness to make the surroundings a serene and spiritual place. We help fill this sacred space with Love, Compassion and Closure. It can be a space for unlimited family members, or just your Doula if there is no family to be there. You will have a hand to hold during this time. It is an honor for us to get to share in your experience and we work to ensure this all flows with the grace and dignity we all so deserve.

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Phase 3

Phase 3 - 


After passing, we remain. We are with your family in preparing final arrangements. If previous plans were made, we will follow these. We will make the calls, lead the way and be with your family through it all. 


No matter the situation, there is confusion, the in-ability to focus, grieving, sadness, anger and more. Everyone is in a fog and understandably so. 


We help this time flow smoothly. We support your family as they begin the grief process. We are there to hold the space, to support and guide everyone through this natural process. We offer plenty of bereavement resources and help take care of your family where needed.

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The benefits of bringing in an End of Life Doula:


a. Everyone has an increased sense of control through planning. We educate you and take the anxiety away. Be sure to ask us about our VIP Organization Project. Whether Doula Care or Elder Care, Our unique project will combine all paperwork, accounts, passwords, phone numbers and more into one secure place. 


b. Better symptom management. A Doula knows what to look for and can teach you little things to help make the patient feel more comfortable and more managed. 


c. We provide downtime for caregivers or family members. The Pilot always says,"Put your mask on first". If you don't stop, breathe and walk away, you are no good to yourself or anyone else around you. Take a minute, we are there for you.


 d. The experience of losing someone you love is like no other. We listen and reprocess the experience, both good and bad. We provide you with alternative resources, give you the support you need and stay on, depending on your needs. Most of all we are a presence to guide, support and help with anything you need.


"When most of us think about death, we feel deep sadness and fear of the unknown. By fearing death, we miss the countless opportunities in our everyday life to open our hearts and minds, and for savoring this sacred and natural milestone.

Release your fear and live for this moment, this is all we really have."  -  Susan Capurso


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Facts

Years ago we weren't so busy, far apart or unconnected as we are today. It used to be a natural process to pass away at home surrounded by family. Times have changed. Saying goodbye in a cold hospital room with bells, whistles, machines and strangers, is not a loving or natural way. We can choose. With a plan in place you can leave the world with the love and closeness 

of family and friends surrounding you.


Our Senior population is larger than ever.

 Did you know...

FACT 

​There are 75 Million Baby Boomers over the age of 65 and 20% of them do not have children 

FACT

9 out of 10 people want to be kept at home if they become terminally ill

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The # 1 concern of a person dying is not becoming a burden to their family members

What our clients are saying

When both of my parents were gravely ill, the only thing I was sure of was that I needed help. East End Doula Care gave our family the guidance and support that we needed so badly. Susan's professionalism and care made the passing of both

 my parents an organized, caring and loving event. 

Richard Perrillo, East End Builders


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