What is a Certified Dementia Care Provider?
As a CDCP I will seek ways to improve the quality of life of my client(s) I am caring for in consultation with them and/or with their family. I will seek creative solutions as the first line approach when managing dementia-related behaviours. I will always put my client(s) first by getting to know them and finding out what makes them happy and what upsets them. I will utilize holistic approaches in my care and show them dignity at all times.
What is an end of life doula?
An end of life doula (a death doula or death midwife) is a non-medical person who provides emotional and holistic support to people throughout the dying process and beyond. The doula heart is filled with compassion, ensuring each person served feels heard, empowered, and honoured.
According to the End of Life Doula Association of Canada, "End of life doulas empower, educate and encourage people and their families to be involved in making end of life decisions. Death is a process that can span over months or even years rather than an event and doulas can help with supporting and planning. "
My vision as an EOL Doula
- I would like to help bring forward a more comfortable state of being with end of life care; bringing peace and grace to what can be a beautiful stage of life.
How may I serve you as an end of life doula?
I assist families by being a companion to your loved one. I will spend beneficial time with them, allowing you to take care of yourself.
- my role is to provide support and comfort in a kind, compassionate manner that best suits the client and their family. I fill in the gap between medical professionals and care-givers in an unobtrusive, empathetic manner.
Care that I provide includes informational, emotional and physical support, while being a good listener and bringing an alternative perspective to what is often a very sensitive and difficult time for in your life. Let me help you through the transition of death by providing holistic, spiritual and practicalsupport. Allow me to offer comfort at this emotional time.