I AM NO LONGER PERSONALLY OFFERING HOSPICE CARE; I DO, HOWEVER, HAVE CONTACT WITH AN EXCELLENT NETWORK OF CAREGIVERS AND AM HAPPY TO PROVIDE REFERRALS
In addition to Counseling and Psychotherapy, I provided In-Home Hospice Caregiving for many years. I considered it a privilege to serve those who are ill or dying. My caregiving role was always one of support and respite, for the patient and for their family and community members.
With over ten years' caregiving experience, I brought a high level and wide range of skills to my work. Often, I provided services that a family member might otherwise provide. This often included nursing and medical care; assisting with medications; and helping with feeding, hydration, hygiene and other physical needs. In addition, I provided personal companionship as well as emotional and spiritual support.
Depending on the need, caregiving can be provided in the patient's home or hospital room, in shifts from a minimum of four hours to a maximum of twelve. 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. I am happy to refer to a network of excellent caregivers, providing up to 24-hour care.
"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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