Doula by Destiny
Doula by Destiny's End-of-Life Doulas acts as chaperons for those who are near the end-of-life to escort them as they transition to sacred spaces beyond life. When an additional layer of support is necessary, we integrate and deliver a holistic end-of-life care plan that ultimately honors your wishes.
Doula by Destiny dedicates our services to those who need and desire premier one-on-one end-of-life companion care. Advance Care and End-of-Life Planning is too personal to the heart and often painful for family members to discuss while under the stress of a medical crisis or unexpected diagnosis. We specialize in facilitating softer conversations to meet the goals of the patient, family, and medical team.
While End-of-Life Doulas are defined in many different ways, we prefer to be consistent with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's definition.
We focus on meeting your needs at a time when you feel fear, anxiety, confusion, misunderstood, and alone. When health is beginning to decline, specific care and understanding are required. We take the time to sit and listen, even when nothing is spoken.
We promote self-expression, which acknowledges our clients' concerns. Self-expression clears a space for honest, safe, and sensitive conversations to take place. This space allows clients to remain autonomous in making choices, which lifts others' burden of decisions.
Our services range from Advance Care Planning to End-of-Life Planning that supports clients and their families during unexpected medical crises and preparing for end-of-life care. Creating a peaceful environment to honor your loved ones with the dignity they deserved is the heart of our mission. No one understands a person's emotions whose life is ending. All we can do is be there, and sometimes that's all that's needed.
It is an honor to serve clients with terminal or chronic illnesses as they live out their years with dignity, integrity, and grace.
When human beings are faced with death it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel.
Mattie's Final Gift
When my son completed his junior year in college, he challenged me to go back to school and I accepted. During the same year, my mother had chronic illnesses requiring frequent hospitalization. She died in May 2011, unable to attend his graduation.
Five years later, in May 2016, my son graduated with his Masters, and I graduated with my Bachelor. We miss the Matriarch of our family; she completed the 11th grade, which was the highest grade when she was in school.
We thought we were prepared for the experience, but when reality hit, we were not. We had advance care planning conversations, but nothing was in writing. We were emotionally and physically exhausted...
"Valoria Walker presented on Advanced Care Planning for my library audience. She was easy to communicate with, ready to go on time the night of the virtual event, and was generous with her time to answer audience questions. Valoria was open to feedback after the conclusion of the event, and readily shared her slides to any attendees that wanted them. I would recommend Valoria as a speaker to other groups interested in talking about death and dying"
Hannah Risley, Librarian with Alexandria Library