Supporting people through living with illness and dying

Identifying “best life possible” goals, creating legacy projects*, reviewing the life, mending relationships, creating a vigil plan, including who should and should not be present

Support visits: help with legacy projects, Reiki for relaxation and pain control, aromatherapy, coordinating with the hospice team, if there is one

Carrying out the vigil, supporting dying person and family and friends who visit

Supporting partners and families during loved one’s illness and death

Calling more distant friends and family to notify them of the death

Grief support, personal ritual for the ones left behind

After-death support for extended family and community

Officiating memorials for the extended family and community. May include contacting close family and friends to see if they would like to speak

May include help with planning the program


*Legacy projects are memorial projects compiled for the loved ones who will be left behind. Examples include: photos and captions made into a book that captures the life’s story, or a recipe collection, maybe with short vignettes about where each recipe came from. Legacy projects capture the essence of the life lived, provide structure for life review, and produce something meaningful by which generations will have a glimpse into a person’s life.