In addition to Counseling and Psychotherapy, I provide In-Home Hospice Caregiving. I consider it a privilege to serve those who are ill or dying. My caregiving role is one of support and respite, for the patient and for their family and community members.
With over ten years' caregiving experience, I bring a high level and wide range of skills to my work. Often, I provide services that a family member might otherwise provide. This can include nursing and medical care; assisting with medications; and helping with feeding, hydration, hygiene and other physical needs. In addition, I provide personal companionship as well as emotional and spiritual support.
Depending on the need, I work in the patient's home or hospital room, in shifts from a minimum of four hours to a maximum of twelve. I am happy to organize a team of caregivers, providing up to 24-hour care. I have professional working relationships with many Hospice providers, and am involved in a collective of skilled independent caregivers. I have experience working both independently and in conjunction with agencies.
Working with the dying, as well as their families and communities, is a spiritual calling for me. I feel honored to be of assistance during this profound time of passage. My training in Grief and Loss counseling is often pertinent in end-of-life situations; more importantly, I have frequently been told that I bring a deep and calming presence that helps to make this important time easier and more meaningful for everyone involved. I am blessed to be able to offer this work.
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