Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice." - Navajo Prayer
Serving older adults in the Rogue Valley
Debra lyn Johnson, MA
My professional career serving older adults comes from a deep understanding that in every stage of life we need an ally, an advocate, someone who will be an objective presence when times call for support...
Promoting quality of care and quality of life through personalized services to help keep older adults as safe, independent and well as possible.
End of Life Services
Advanced Health Care Directive consulting and assistance
Non-medical practical, spiritual and emotional support to the dying and their families
Planning for the end
Wrapping up affairs
Custom art commissions on your legacy
Advocacy & Support
Bill pay and financial organization
Hospitalization discharge support
Hospital & nursing home visits
Doctor visits & monitoring
Wellness Checks and Oversight
What is the Difference between Hospice Services and those of a Death Doula?
An End of Life Doula (EOLD) works collaboratively but separate from the Hospice team in most instances. An end-of-life doula is able to devote themselves to a single person, and do a myriad of tasks to support the client and family that extend beyond hospice services.
People can work with a death doula before they qualify for hospice. We provide physical, emotional, spiritual and practical non-medical support from the initial diagnosis up through the dying process and beyond. The doula facilitates conversations regarding the dying process, discusses and assists with advance care planning, and advocates for the person’s wishes in their final days. We assist caregivers, help with respite care and grief support, as well as educate patients and their families about the benefits of hospice services .