Teacher, chaplain, end-of-life doula

End-of-life doula

Deep witness and holistic support for individuals, families, and care circles

Spiritual, emotional, and practical support

before, during, and after death.

The end-of-life journey doesn’t have to be made alone.

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“Rabbi Shifrah's spacious heart and gentle ways bring softness, along with the crispness clarity provides.”  — Victoria A.

How does an End-of-Life Doula help?

  • Holisitic spiritual care planning to identify and clarify what you want and need in body, mind, and spirit.
  • Individual visits and consultation to witness and support your journey.
  • Information and referral about end-of-life practices and options, holding your needs, beliefs, and desires as paramount, and lovingly taking into account the needs of your loved ones.
  • Ritual to support the journey before, during, and after death;
  • Bedside vigil in the final hours of life.
  • Grief support for loved ones.

Why I do this work.

end of life doulaAs an end-of-life doula, I offer spiritual, emotional, and practical support for individuals, families, and caregivers.

It’s my sacred intention to midwife the transition between embodied living and death. I provide comfort and companionship for the dying, and for those who love and care for them. I'm ready to lovingly support you in moments of hope and despair, confusion and clarity, and whatever else may come your way.

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“Midwife is the perfect word for what Rabbi Shifrah facilitated in me...” — Victoria A.

Working with an end-of-life doula can be helpful if:

You’d like a companion and guide committed to being present for you at this time of your life, holding space for your journey right now, even as you reflect on what's been important to you all along.

You and a loved one want support in facing the end-of-life journey together.

 

Get support now.

Book a no-fee, no-strings conversation.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Services include:
1. Spiritual care planning to identify what you want and need during this time;
2. Information and referral about end-of-life practices and options, holding as paramount your needs, beliefs, and desires, and those of your loved ones;
3. Regular visits and consultation;
4. Ritual to support the journey before, during, and after death;
5. Bedside vigil in the final hours of life.

I offer a full services package that includes:
Ten 1 - 1.5 hour sessions for planning, consultation, and visitation. (Up to 15 hours)

Up to 72 hours vigil attendance. (may include additional team members at same hourly rate.)

Ad hoc end of life doula services outside of those noted above. (Up to 3 hours.)

Other packages are also available. We'll discuss your needs, preferences, and circumstances at our initial consultation, and will figure out together what makes the most sense for you.

How much does it cost to work with an end-of-life doula?

Each end-of life situation is unique, and your client-doula agreement will be customized to your needs and circumstances.

Clients choose their payment amount based on a sliding scale provided prior to our working together, with the exact amount you pay determined by your own judgement of what you can afford.

Once you’ve determined the services you’d like to receive, an individualized cost estimate and service agreement will be provided for your review.

As of October 2020, most fees are based on a sliding scale hourly rate of $80 - $150. End-of-life vigil cost is based on an hourly rate of $45 - $80, with a two hour minimum.

All fees listed here are subject to change.

Have questions? Send me a note

Can you offer legal assistance for wills and trusts?

I don't offer these services, but send me a note, I'll send you referrals to people or organizations that might be able to help.

I can also help you in filling out the necessary forms to clarify for loved ones and health care providers the kinds of medical interventions you want, and don't want, in cases when you can't speak for yourself.

Do you offer physical caregiving?

I don't offer these services, but send me a note, I'll send you referrals to people or organizations that might be able to help.