Elder Care Doulas
Elder Care (EC) Doulas are non-medical professionals who are specially trained to holistically (physically, emotionally and spiritually) care for the elderly. It is a reality that in today’s world elders are generally not planning for the care they may need. We have an enormous aging population that continues to need assistance in finding resources, which usually doesn’t occur until the situation is emergent. EC Doulas can ensure resources are in place for any elder’s future.
Once revered and idolized with respect and dignity, the elderly are now largely forgotten. EC Doulas are here to change that. Each Elder Care Doula has been thoroughly trained, screened, and certified through Doulagivers Inc, a worldwide known Elder Care certification program. EC Doulas can start care for elders at any age and at any stage of their lives.
“Elder Care Doulas take care of your loved ones like family when you’re not able” – Suzanne B. O’Brien RN
Preplanning your elder care ensures that your wishes are honored and puts you in control of what you want your future to look like. Your EC Doula will conduct a two hour, one-on-one, personal consultation to discuss options for elder care. Many people are not fully aware that they have choices regarding care. This consultation helps the client begin to plan their future and discuss topics that may have never been a previous thought.
Examples of care that Elder Care Doulas supply, but are not limited to are:
- Financial Planning
- Medical Planning
- Legal Planning (Power Of Attorney)
- Living Arrangement Planning
- Compassionate Care
- Pet Care
- Emotional Support
- Providing and Organizing Important Documents
- Running Errands
- And much, much more.
There is no doubt that aging is difficult, however, it is a part of our life. Having people to count on and care for your loved ones brings peace of mind.
Depending on the package you pick will depict how often you want/need your Doula. Once your plan is produced, it is the EC Doula’s job to support its implication. The EC Doula’s goal to is ensure that you are comfortable with your plans for your future and that there are no longer unanswered questions. Your EC Doula can also assist with reviewing your plan with your family and loved ones, to prevent any misunderstandings and to answer additional questions.
To appropriately plan for the future and ensure your wishes are upheld. It is your EC Doula’s job to present you with a complete array of care options that are out there. The two of you will work together to build a custom care plan.
“It is with the right compassion, support and guidance that we can have a wonderful elder phase of life.”