Death Doula

The Role of Death Doulas in Health Care, Hospice, and Palliative Care

When someone gets a serious or terminal diagnosis, they often don’t know where to turn and they may wonder what comes next. The resulting emotional turmoil can be overwhelming. Seniors Helping Seniors® Chicago Metro can assist and serve unique needs so that you can focus on loved ones.

Seniors Helping Seniors® Doula Services offers non-medical, compassionate care. Often, we serve those facing the end of life, partnering with support provided by other sources. For example, this support can include hospice, comfort care, and each client’s own network.

We understand common conditions, diseases, and pain management practices. Also, we understand the dying process and helpful ways to ease suffering while providing unconditional positive support and engaging in open conversations with clients.


Companionship through the end-of-life journey

We provide emotional and spiritual support throughout the death process.

Care coordination

We can schedule visits and volunteers for grocery shopping, driving to appointments or cooking meals to lessen the burden on the client.

Connecting client with appropriate local resources

We help connect the client with attorneys, therapists, and more.

Creating advance care directives

We help the client with end-of-life choices and create written directives or plans for those choices.

Planning funeral or memorial service

We help with the funeral or memorial services according to the client’s wishes.

Coordinating visits between client and loved ones

We help visitors feel comfortable and can coordinate visits with loved one.

Sylvie Hutchings, President & CEO of Seniors Helping Seniors® Chicago Metro, is a certified Doula Business Owner through IAP College.

IAP Career College

Member of the IAPO International Association of Professional End of Life Doulas.