I will meet you where you are on your Journey. I will encourage open dialogue and facilitate difficult discussions. Together we can decide how my resources, referrals, and services best fit into your journey. I’m fiercely passionate about empowering you to make choices that ensure your wishes are honoured.
I hope to empower you to handle what can often seem to be the burdening task of Advance Care Planning. Preplanning is a choice you can make to express your future health care and final wishes. It takes the burden off your loved ones and honours and ensures your end of life wishes are followed, which is worth putting pen to paper.
As a friend or family member, it is true, caring for a loved one can be a very rewarding experience. However depending on the care, you may rarely be able to step outside your supporting role. Respite care allows you to maintain a healthy balance and support your emotional and mental well being. I would be honoured to give you time to breathe .
How do we support the mind, body and soul, of a dying person? Sitting bedside is one of the ways. Holding space with them, to be a witness to their emotions and validate them, all the while being present to your own. I can offer suggestions for things that you can do to comfort them while you are sitting at the death bed of someone you love. Should a time arise when your loved one may be alone, I would be privileged to hold that space for you.
I feel touch is so important. Palliative care massage addresses many symptom issues, the side effects of various treatments, the physical, psychological, social and emotional consequences of living with a terminal illness. Massage often promotes a greater sense of connection between the mind and body complexes. I hope to teach family members how to connect more deeply with their loved ones and carer through the power of massage. We all need to be touched.
In our hearts we all know death is a part of life, in fact, death gives us meaning to our existence because it reminds us how precious life is. But when death is expected or when it happens you may not be prepared for the intensity and duration of your emotions. Witnessing and experiencing the ebbs and flows of an end-of-life journey can be a draining process for all involved. I can provide support and services along the way.