End of Life Midwife
Most families have questions about the end of life. There is often a fear of talking about the disease processes and concern about how to support the wishes of loved ones. As a end of life midwife, I guide families through these difficult conversations. Common topics are: frail elder care situations, significant medical issues, Medicare guidelines, Medicaid applications, goal of care conversations, Power of Attorney paperwork, and DNR (Do not Resuscitate) forms.
Family members have different knowledge levels about end of life and are often uncomfortable with physical changes of the body, the challenges of saying good-bye, and the choices to be made regarding a child's presence in the room at the end of life.
I come along side to help each family member weigh out the choices to be made and what would be most meaningful for them.
Being "caught in the middle" is a common sentiment for today's family members. There is a tremendous amount of stress and pressure to care for children and aging parents at the same time. When a medical crisis occurs, decisions often have to be made quickly. Becoming educated before the crisis can ease the stress on all members of a family, including the loved one in crisis.
In this role, I meet face to face with family members in person, if possible, or Skype for out-of-town members, to facilitate the needed conversations and assist in acquiring paperwork.
The goal is to discuss long term planning for loved ones to ensure individuals age with dignity, and family members can honor their wishes.
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$150 per hour
Phone consultations are also available.
Hourly rate does not include travel expenses
Rates are not included with travel costs.
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Medicare B for counseling services