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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a Doula? 

A Doula is a non-medically trained professional that provides guidance, service and support through a significant health-related experience. Just as a Birth Doula prepares parents and extended family for the arrival of a baby, an End-of-Life Doula prepares a person, their family and friends for departure from this life. Death Doulas focus on emotional, practical, and sometimes spiritual aspects of death. 

How do end-of-life/death doulas differ from Hospice?

Death Doulas and hospice workers can often work in tandem but there are a few major differences. 1) Hospice can only be engaged when a patient has 6 months or less to live. In contrast, anyone can engage the services of a doula at any time. 2) Hospice can bill Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance for payment whereas doulas must be paid out of private funds. 

How much does it cost to hire Guided Transitions?

Pricing depends on the services you need.  Speaking engagements are paid in a flat fee, while planning and doula services are billed hourly and pre-paid in 5 hr increments. Your initial 30-minute consultation is free of charge and the hourly rate can be negotiable depending on your budget.  

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