"Marg brings a calm presence, empathy and a deeply respectful way of working, which is very much to be recommended" ... Kate
& END OF LIFE DOULA
BALLARAT, HEPBURN REGION, BENDIGO, GEELONG & OTHER AREAS
Welcome! ... As a Ballarat based Independent Funeral Celebrant and End-of-Life Doula, I take a holistic approach to end-of-life care providing gentle, compassionate support and guidance to individuals and families during this difficult time.
The process of end-of-life care before, during and after death can be traumatic and overwhelming for some people, and often we are not in the headspace to organise the practical needs or are able to fully support our emotional needs.
My services focus on ensuring that your needs and wishes are heard and supported, any gaps in care are taken care of, so that you can focus on spending quality time with your loved one and family.
There are many options available to consider when planning for your end-of-life care or for a service/celebration of life, that is authentic and as unique as you or your loved one. As your end-of-life doula or funeral celebrant it is important to me, to gently and compassionately provide information for all your options so you can make informed choices.
My End-of-Life Doula service ...
offers education, help with pre-planning, and non-medical support for people needing assistance and care during the stages of end-of-life and beyond. I work alongside other service providers such as Hospice, Palliative Care, within residential care facilities, or hospitals etc to ensure ongoing quality of care is available for the person and their family. By discussing your wishes and hopes for your end-of-life care and funeral service/celebration of life, you can have a say in how you want to be cared for and ensure that your wishes are known and respected.
As a Funeral Celebrant ...
I have had the honour of working beside many families to help them 'say farewell ... their way'. I ensure a calm, compassionate, caring, and safe environment to support people at a time when it is needed the most.
My services are available to ...
- work beside the funeral director of your choosing to plan and deliver an authentic, meaningful, and memorable service for your loved one,
- support and guide you to plan a family-led funeral/celebration of life or memorial service,
- help you plan a living wake that is peaceful and intimate or outrageous and fun,
- facilitate and deliver a group memorial service at an aged-care facility for the families of past residents.
Or ... perhaps you are wanting someone to provide gentle, compassionate support and guidance for homebased care during the end-of-life stage, death and after-death care for your loved one and your family.
I am here to help ... and I invite you to browse my website and I hope that the information enlightens you as to some of the choices available to you and perhaps resonates with what is possible for your care.
I also offer Reiki healing during times of illness and the end-of-life stage within your home, hospital or care facility.
Reiki healing is a beneficial therapy throughout life, however, during times of grief, illness, and in particular the end of life stage, it is pivotal and can be very comforting during the transition between life and death.
My services are offered to the Ballarat, Hepburn region, Bendigo, Geelong and the rural areas within those regions.
If you would like to talk about your specific needs, or to get a quote for services, please click the contact button below.
I had the absolute privilege this month to guide families, friends, residents and staff through a very special memorial day for John Curtin Aged Care in Creswick.
Normally an annual event ... we remembered and paid tribute to 42 beautiful souls who have passed during the past 24 months.
‘Though these beautiful souls are no longer by our side, they will forever be a part of our lives, our stories, and our hearts’.
I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to the lands, waterways, culture and rituals. I acknowledge the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung people of the land on which I work and I pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.