20% of the Baby Boomers do not have their own children. Question: Who will be taking care of these elders?
9/10 people want to be kept at home if they become terminally ill, yet over half are dying in the hospital, nursing home or other long-term care facility. Source: Hospice Gallup Poll 1996.
The same poll found that the #1 concern of the dying patient was that they did not want to be a burden to their loved ones.
8/10 people say they prefer to stay in their own homes as they age. 70% of people over the age of 65 will need long-term services and support at some point in their lives. Source: 2014 Medical You National Medicare Handbook.
Doulagivers has a three-tier model that will help to alleviate the overwhelming need to educate and support the elder population and their families.
1) Through giving the Free/Donation Level 1 End of Life Doula Community Caregiver Trainings both in person and online. This global outreach of bringing the much needed skills on how to care for the elderly has been embraced all over the world. This training empowers not only family members, but also encourages community volunteers to care for each other. Bringing back the concept of community taking care of community.
2) Training Level 3 Certified Doulagivers/End of Life Doulas and Eldercare Doulas. These are thoroughly trained professionals that are available to help elderly people, who may need some form of assistance on a regular basis, or an EOLD who will guide a patient and families through their entire end of life journey.
3) Doulagiver Care Consultant. Specially trained and certified professionals that will assist a person to do their Advance Directive by discussing what is important to them, explaining options and facilitating family meetings.
Doula is a Greek word that means “woman who serves”. Giver is someone who gives. Doulagiver combines the beauty of both meanings.
How it works: There are 3 main trainings and services that Doulagivers teaches. Each specialized training has its own certification and each Doula is thoroughly screened, educated and tested in his or her field of service.
Below is a description of the award winning trainings and services that Doulagivers Provides: