We strongly encourage folks who want to do this work on their own, to do so. There are great options online at no cost and you do not have to pay a professional to have your decisions documented. You can also check with your healthcare provider to see if they offer this service free-of-charge.
We provide this service for the many folks who would rather have guidance and help. Here's an overview of our process.
Cost: $200 per person or $300 per couple
During the pandemic, we are offering Advance Care Plans at a discounted rate and appointments are done online, via Zoom. Our 2-hour session can be done all at once or divided into two meetings. During our time together, we will work through every detail and our session will be recorded so that everything you share is accurately represented in final documentation. All information is kept completely confidential. During this process, we will unpack and discuss all of the important end-of-life decisions:
The answers to these questions are referred to as Advance Care Plans. These are your wishes for how you will spend your last days and for how your loved ones will honor your wishes and complete your affairs after your death. In this time, you get to ask any questions you want, and they're answered by an experienced death doula who will give you the information needed to make informed decisions.
Development of Plan
After our consultation, your part is done. We will document every detail in our template, adding appropriate medical and legal clarification as needed.
Delivery and Strategy
Once completed, you will receive the final documents both digitally and in print. We will provide you with an email template to send to family and friends, letting them know you've completed your ACP and that you would like them to read and understand it, retain a copy, and honor it at the end of your life.
ACPs are more detailed than Advance Directives as they require thoughtful discussion around specific ideas. This level of organization is extremely helpful in reducing stress and offering you freedom to maximize your participation in life. Getting these plans in writing ensures that they will be honored in times when you may not be able to speak for yourself. ACPs are important for everyone, regardless of age or health status.