Valoria Walker founded Aging Adult Services LLC. Dba Doula by Destiny to increase awareness of end-of-life care options. We diminish the gaps in care while enriching the quality of care at the end of life. Our End of Life Doula companion care is like no other. We don't see it as a job but as a meaningful purpose.
As the respite caregiver, Valoria witnessed the gaps in care and communication during her mother’s final months of living. Valoria’s family thought they were prepared, but the hospice caregiving to her mother lead to a negative experience. Valoria often reflected on the circumstances that occurred while her mother was under hospice care and is determined to help individuals and families have a positive end of life care experience. Valoria believes her mother’s death birth Doula by Destiny into life.
She is a professional speaker, community educator, and ambassador whose passion is quickly experienced when she speaks about the importance of planning for a quality of life at the end of life. She educates families on the significance of advance care planning for the end of life care to achieve comfort and peace at the end of life. She received her training as an End of Life Doula from the International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA). Valoria continues to help families by volunteering at various hospice facilities to stay connected to her calling and the community.
Valoria’s recent accomplishment includes her interview, Parting Gift, published in The #Oprah Magazine (October ed. last article). She also is the reigning grand prize winner of the 2019 Boom Conference Pitch Competition hosted by TKC Incorporated and sponsored by AARP. Other speaking engagements include face-to-face and virtual presentations:
Local Library Systems
Called-to-Care Johns Hopkins Caregiver Project
University of Maryland Baltimore County: Aging Studies/undergraduates
Maryland AFSCME Retiree Chapter 1
Fleming Senior Center Caregiver Cafe
Jewish Social Service Agency
Valoria Walker, Founder
Master in Management of Aging Services