Elizabeth Aungier, MSW, Principal and President of the Promise Group (Promise Hospice), has created PromiseCare Doulas, the first certified Eldercare and End of Life (EOL) programs in Allegheny, Westmoreland, Fayette and Washington Counties.
A Doula is a non-medical professional who is specially trained to care for the elderly in a holistic model – physically, emotionally and spiritually.
The word doula makes one think of someone who assists an expectant mother with emotional and physical support during childbirth. This same kind of assistance is need to care for the elderly and at the end of life.
Aungier has seen a gap in end of life care and, after her father passed away in 2015, she began looking for ways to support people further at the end of life. She believes that the concept of Midwife or Doula used for child birth is also needed for elder care and end of life care.
Each Elder Care Doula and End of Life Doula has been thoroughly trained, screened, and certified through Doulagivers Inc, a worldwide known Elder Care certification program founded by Suzanne O’Brian, an internationally recognized leader in the end of life trainings and care. EC Doulas can start care for elders at any age and at any stage of their lives.
About the Promise Group
The Promise Group of companies consists of Promise Hospice, Promise Concierge Services and PromiseCare Doulas. The Group was created by Elizabeth Aungier, having first launched Promise Hospice in 2010 and Promise Concierge Services in 2013.
Aungier is a native of the Greensburg area. She has earned both her Bachelor and Master of Social Work Degrees from West Virginia University. She also has a Minor Degree in Gerontology. Previous to founding the Promise Group, Beth worked as a nursing home administrator before transitioning to the end of life field sixteen years ago. She states however, that her best accomplishments by far are her children, Anne, Thomas, Joey, and Jack.
All of the companies in the Promise Group are non-denominational and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender, age, marital or Veteran status.
We will care for you as though you are
Our Mother, Our Father,
Our Sister, Our Brother,
Our Very Best Friend,