After all, we're just walking each other home - Ram Dass
Ridge Meadows Wellness End of Life Doulas provide a loving approach to end of life planning and holistic care for the dying. Listening, and offering compassion while also advocating for clients by making plans that give comfort for the future.
RMW promotes planning in advance as a gift to you and your loved ones. The guidance reduces unneeded stress of heavy decisions and offers peace of mind for your self and your loved ones. Planning leaves more time to hold space and enjoy the time with your loved ones.
What can End of Life planning look like for you?
Advance care planning - end of life medical directives, representation agreements, choosing an executor, preparation to document a Will
End of life wishes- body care, preparing obituaries and eulogies, pre/ post celebration of life, home funerals
Disposition planning - having your chosen method of disposition decided, (perhaps pre-paid and documented), green burials
Legacy work - creating a memory keepsake to leave behind for your loved ones, preparing messages/ letters to loved ones
Other Services Offered:
Companioning - offering respite to friends and family, one on one visits with clients while offering an ear to listen, reading or any other activity the client would like to participate in
Vigiling - sitting bedside and holding space with the client during their last moments
We acknowledge and express gratitude to the first peoples and specifically the Coast Salish, sq̓əc̓iy̓aɁɬ təməxʷ (Katzie), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), Kwantlen and Stz'uminus, on whose traditional, hereditary lands we live, work, and raise our families. We strive to be aware of our own prejudices and to dismantle individual and systemic racisms.