Did you know that the average cost of a conventional funeral care in Canada (including casket and taxes; excluding burial or cremation costs) is approximately $15,000 while a home directed, alternative funeral costs from $1000 - $1500.
If you would like to discuss how my Thanadoula services can assist you and your loved ones through this process; please don't hesitate to contact me.
Your research allowed our family to absolutely grant my mother's wishes surrounding final arrangements. I know this clarity provided my Mother with great peace of mind. She knew about every step along the way and participated in every decision as well.
This advocacy and research performed by you helped save our family about $7,000 in fees we would have otherwise paid as a result of lack of knowledge & not knowing the most effective means to achieve what my Mother wanted for final arrangements.
A no-obligation discussion with the dying and family to determine your needs and wishes. Bring your questions, and I will bring the answers.
Developing a Care Plan
$200 - Payment due following meeting.
Completion of an Intake Form describing:
What your main concerns are at this time
Existing challenges/needs and those anticipated in the future
Medical conditions and symptoms
Treatments client is receiving
Care/support services you are receiving
Primary reasons for seeking support services
How you wish to live out the remainder of your life
Your wishes and ideas about the end of your life, being with family, who you want to see, what you wish to do now, what should happen nearer the time of death, and what should happen after death.
Advance Care Planning & Implementation
$50/person + mileage for subsequent meetings @ $0.45/km
Defining what an advance care plan is and its importance.
Determining what treatments and care decisions the client wants.
Resources offered to better understand the term "life sustaining treatments."
Determining and documenting what are acceptable and unacceptable conditions.
Estate Planning and Guide
Providing a document to complete one's personal vital information.
Companionship & Support Services for Client &/or Family
$30/hour + mileage
Providing physical, emotional and spiritual support for clients and families when medical professionals and other support personnel may be unavailable. (In hospital, nursing home or home )
$30/hour + mileage
Provide reassurance and educate the dying person and their family about the process and experience of dying.
Discuss Palliative Care/Hospice considerations.
Provide literature to assist families in understanding what is required for caring a loved one at home during their last stage of living.
Grief and bereavement.
Co-ordinate with Healthcare Professional/Agencies on your behalf
Correspond with professional/agencies by telephone, fax and email.
Liaise with health professionals/agencies.
Education & Consultation/Family-Directed Home Funerals
Clarify and educate families on components of a family-directed home funeral. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in more information.