I offer a range of non-medical services for individuals and their loved ones.

I  provide supportive consultation and information, regardless of financial situation.
In-person sessions available for Western Massachusetts and New York City metro area.

Free Initial Phone Consultation 30 minutes.
I will answer your questions and share information and resources for all stages of this process, from advance directives to disposition and bereavement.

Advance Care Planning and Resource Consultations
I offer phone and in-person sessions to assist clients in making decisions that best reflect your own values and resources.

  • advance directives

  • information about disposition (including green burial, cremation and organ/tissue donations)

  • tools for communicating additional wishes to friends and family

Life Review and Legacy Work
I work with clients to review, share, and preserve your stories through creative projects that can be made with and/or for your loved ones. Options include :

  • designing celebration- of-life events

  • formal oral history interviews

  • digital archives for the web

  • memory book

End-Of-Life Considerations Coaching Package:
I provide practical and emotional support to

  • people facing terminal illness

  • people supporting/caring for loved ones who are dying

I work with clients to

  • address their concerns and fears

  • to communicate their wishes to friends and family

  • to identify and coordinate additional support

  • to create flexible sustainable plans for evolving needs and situations

Bedside Vigil and Respite Support
During the final stages of the dying experience I provide non-medical support in coordination with hospice/medical care in your area.

  • compassionate presence

  • coordination

  • on-call consultation

  • holding space for loved ones

Home Funeral Guidance
I provide information and tools to enable loved ones to take the time they need with their recently deceased. This after-death care may include guidance in preparing the body, filing legal paperwork, and creating a space to gather and say good-bye. I provide information to ensure safe and legal procedures according to state law and local resources. As a member of the National Home Funeral Alliance I follow their directives: The goal is to facilitate maximum involvement of loved ones and their social network. The emphasis is on minimal, non-invasive, and environmentally friendly care of the body.

 

 

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