Serving Southern Oregon

Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice." - Navajo Prayer

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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...

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed or alone when life circumstances take a turn and you need more assistance than ever before?  Have an expert on your side to be an advocate, to assist you when and where needed.  

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

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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 . 

the journey continues...until it ends.