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 is available to assist and serve different needs, so you can focus on loved ones.
Seniors Helping Seniors® Doula Services offer 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 and diseases and pain management practices. Also, we understand the dying process and helpful ways to ease suffering. Above all, we provide unconditional positive support while engaging in open conversation with clients.
Companionship through the end-of-life journey
We provide emotional and spiritual support throughout the death process.
Writing obituaries, eulogies, posts
We can write obituaries according to the client’s wishes.
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.
Guided imagery and meditation
We help the client manage emotions though mindfulness and attention setting to relieve near-death anxiety.