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changing the way we look at death

Planning and preparing for the end-of-life helps bring you and your loved ones peace now. Do you or a loved one need help with completing Advance Directives or communicating your wishes? Perhaps you would like to communicate your wishes for your last days or create a legacy project. Jacki is here to help...

End-of-Life Doula Consultant

Natural After-Death Alternatives

Jacki is devoted and dedicated to returning death to its natural sacred place. Serving as a Home Funeral Guide and Green Burial Consultant are a couple of ways she works towards this end. 

Natural, Green Burials

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Home Funerals

Basic Services include providing techni-ice to cool the body; instruction to family regarding cooling and caring for the body and contact with family while decedent is in the home- virtually or by phone.

Additional services available upon request.

Environmentally sustainable, conservation of natural resources, while honoring the loved one by returning the body to nature. 

No embalming. No concrete vault. Body is placed in a biodegradable coffin or wrapped in a shroud of natural fiber.

Services include guidance with paperwork process and completion, as well as, support during burial.

A non-commercial, family-centered funeral that involves the family and its community in caring for and preparing the body after death, for burial or cremation. Rituals and ceremonies in the home may also be included.

As a Home Funeral Guide, Jacki may assist the family with instruction regarding bathing and dressing the body; laying the body out on a bed, sofa or table in the living room; educating family on cooling the body.

Additional assistance with visitation or the wake in the home is available.

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Intro to Home Funerals & Green Burials

Offering an introduction about home funerals and green burials to hospices with patients interested in or choosing one or both of these natural after-death options.

Planning. Preparation

Peace through preparation.

Advance Directives

Advance Directives is a legal document spelling out who your healthcare power of attorney (HCPA) is and what your wishes are regarding life-sustaining treatment. It is imperative that you complete them sooner rather than later.

Jacki will educate your in this process and assist you with completing the documents.

Even if you already have your Advance Directives, it is likely that they need updated, including a review of the decision-making process for HCPA selection.

Last Days Wishes

Putting your wishes in writing for how your last days are spent is a gift you give to your loved ones- and yourself.

Who do you want around you? Where do you want to be? These and other questions are answered as part of the process, as outlined in Jacki's book, Attending to the End: A Good Death Guidebook. 

Schedule your appointment with Jacki today, to help guide you through these decisions and develop a plan for communicating your wishes to love ones. 

Legacy Project

Have you thought about how you will be remembered by your friends and loved ones?

What do your friends and loved ones know about your life? Pivotal events. Cherished memories. The story of your life- across each decade.

There are many ways to share your story in permanent form- before you die. 

Jacki can assist with assembling and creating the format of your choice.

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