Just as a birth doula may bring greater comfort and deeper meaning to the process of labor and delivery, our end-of-life doulas offer the same for the process of dying. End-of-Life Doulas help a dying person and their loved ones plan for what they envision as a “good death”. They offer compassionate presence, knowing support, caring touch, and respite for caregivers in the final days.
The End-of-Life Doula program at Hudson Valley Hospice is offered as an enhancement to the care and support that is provided to patients and their loved ones.
When a patient reaches the end stages of an illness or disease, hospice offers palliative care to help control pain and reduce anxiety. We improve quality of life and time spent with loved ones.
Emotional and Spiritual Support
Hospice care provides emotional and spiritual support to patients and families, including grief and bereavement resources. You and your loved ones don’t have to face these challenges alone.
Medical Care Management
Hospice manages medical care, in-home visits from care providers, acquiring medical supplies, and end-of-life planning.
Respect for the Patient and Family Wishes
Hospice strives to provide the highest quality end-of-life care so that our patients may live with comfort and dignity. Every family is on a different journey, and we acknowledge and respect your decisions and plans. Our goal is to make this difficult time as easy as possible.
We improve quality of life by relieving patients and their loved ones of much of the stress that comes with providing end-of-life care. Families can focus on being together and sharing memories.
Hudson Valley Hospice will be presenting the award winning documentary, “Consider the Conversation” at Vassar Brothers Medical…