Assist in navigating the health and deathcare systems
Ensure that disability competent, equitable and quality health care is received.
Provide resources and information that best support the patient, the family and the service providers.
Provide non medical emotional support to those with a life limiting diagnosis, to their family,and service providers.
Provide end of life planning and guidance
Provide vigil planning ,co ordination of informal supports
Provide person centred planning tailor made to suit the care needs at hand
When a life limiting diagnosis is received by a person within the disability community, having competent support, guidance and experience with disabilities becomes essential. To have someone with a personal connection to the disability community is most ideal and for the individual and their families, finding someone with professional experience within the developmental sector is a comfort.
Our contemporary society is lacking the skill and training for caring for those nearing the end of life. So much so that end of life care has become medicalized. Yet for some time, end of life Doulas have been playing a part in the end of life equation. The term Doula describes a trained and informed care giver. They offer non-medical support to a person who is preparing for a major life transition, typically birth or death.
End of life doulas provide emotional, social, spiritual and practical support for those nearing end of life. SEOL CARE’S founder Carrie Batt has been immersed in the disability community since childhood both personally and professionally. Carrie is an end of life Doula who offers end of life care and support to people across the disability spectrum.
SEOL CARE’S SERVICES PROVIDES:
Phone and virtual support.
In person support ( according to safety guidelines).
Listening with unconditional regard to seek an understanding of any need, value, preferences or goals.
Explore any fears related to end of life issues.
Unwavering emotional support and companionship during the stages of end of life, from time of diagnosis to the end of life process.
Assist with end of life planning and coordinate informal supports.
Assist in creating a personalized legacy project.