Valoria Walker founded Aging Adult Services LLC., dba Doula by Destiny to increase the 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 was determined to save individuals and families from experiencing the negative end of life care. Valoria believes her mother’s death birth Doula by Destiny into life.
She speaks as an ambassador to promote The End of Life Doula Movement. She educates communities on the significance of 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 titles her as the grand prize winner of the 2019 Boom Conference Pitch Competition hosted by TKC Incorporated and sponsored by AARP. Other speaking engagements include:
Enon Baptist Church
Mt. Pleasant Church and Ministries
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 from the Erickson School at the University of Maryland Baltimore County