My father suffered from congestive heart failure, kidney failure, renal failure, and a series of small strokes during the last few months of his life...This is where Jan came in as a true blessing for me and my family.

Understanding the process of death and helping families make smart decisions during this critical time is what Jan does so well. Without her kind and loving advice, my family and I would have been lost, and my parents would have suffered far more indignities than they should have at this difficult time in their lives. Jan is a Godsend, a blessing, whose keen insights and patient demeanor was and still is critical to me and my family as we face the challenges of end of life for those that we love.
— Jeff Diamond

You’re on a journey.

A life continuum that has included birth, growth, learning, milestones and the gifts of family and friends.

Now, the journey continues toward death and beyond.

For many, this chapter in life’s path can feel…

...scary and unfamiliar.

...constricting and unsettling.

...emotional and intense.

...chaotic and overwhelming.

 

 

These feelings are common not only among those who are journeying toward death, but also for those who are supporting a loved one who is traveling the path. Generally, our culture doesn’t teach us to prepare ourselves for death, nor do we openly discuss or develop the tools needed to provide comfort and assurance during this significant life transition.

 

Death can be a peaceful and beautiful experience for everyone involved.

 

My training and background as a Registered Nurse and Palliative Care Specialist have uniquely prepared me to help people achieve a composed and satisfying death experience. My approach gently navigates the myriad of questions and options before you and offers non-judgemental support to guide you through the decision making process.

My goals are to:

  • bring efficiency to a highly emotional topic
  • share fundamental information and experienced-based perspective
  • offer pragmatic guidance toward logical solutions
  • restore a sense of empowerment to those facing death and take them out of victimhood
  • encourage effective communication among all involved

While End of Life planning can involve many components and is often unique in development based on the specific situation, there are common elements to the planning process such as:

  • illness, diagnosis and trajectory
  • pain management
  • quality of life for the patient and family
  • communication with the medical team
  • communication among loved ones
  • consensus building and acceptance
  • hospice and care options
  • death and transition

Palliative Planning can bring peace and satisfaction to the process of death. If you are interested in sharing your situation with me, click the button below to access a private intake form. Once I receive your completed form, I will contact you via email to discuss whether I am able to assist you and, if so, what the next steps might be.

Blessings to you, Jan


frequently asked questions...

WHY SHOULD I/we PURSUE A consultation WITH YOU?  

My clients have a genuine interest in finding the best solutions for their specific situation and long for the counsel of a knowledgable medical professional who is experienced with palliative care options. They are often frustrated and overwhelmed and seek pragmatic guidance toward logical solutions. 

 

HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOU? 

Click on the button below and you will be directed to a private contact form. Use this form to tell me about your situation. Once I receive your completed form, I will reply via email to discuss whether I am able to assist you. If so, I will email you information on payment and scheduling a consultation.  

 

DO I NEED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH ANY INFORMATION BEFOREHAND? 

Be specific regarding your situation when you fill out the private contact form (accessed by clicking the button below) and you will give me all of the information needed for our appointment. 

 

what are your fees for end of life planning assistance?

My fee for a consultation, typically an hour in length, is $350 and is paid in advance via PayPal. Payment instructions and scheduling details are offered in my personal email to you. I can also provide longer term consultation planning when appropriate.   

 

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR our Meeting? 

It can be very helpful to have basic clinical information regarding the patient such as the diagnosis, current medications and results of diagnostic tests and procedures. Once I review your intake form, I may request more specific information in my personal follow up email. 

For our call, I suggest that you find a quiet place free of ambient noise and other distractions.

 


Would you like to share your situation with me?