Death has become something that professionals deal with and something that happened outside the home. It is a ‘process’ that has become medicalised and depersonalised. Death is an inevitable unavoidable part of living, and we should be encouraged to live well on our own terms, until we die, in a place where we are happiest with our family, friends, pets and things around us. Death is not a medical emergency but a natural process that is a profound and uniquely individual experience.
Aspen Care are in the very happy position of being able to facilitate end of life care at home and support the dying person and their families with knowledge and confidence at the end of their life by building trusting relationships and active listening, respecting culture and religion. We are trained in the physical care of the dying and have many years of experience. One of our manages is just completing her Death Doula training.