shanen@respitecaregiveroflacrosse.com

Wisconsin, USA

Phone: 608-386-7712

dba The Journey Within LLC 

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Health Care/Support

Basic Rate:

$40 first hour

$35  each next two hours

$25 each next three hours 

Call 608-386-7712 to learn more. 

When a loved one’s medical condition affects their safety and independence, they or their family often need to ask for help. I offer care and support for patients and families who are experiencing special needs due to illness. I understand that each individual’s needs are different. The non-medical services that I provide offer the necessary assistance needed at home to maintain a safe and independent lifestyle, allowing patients to remain in their home and offering peace of mind to families and caregivers. This may include:

  • Providing companionship and conversation.

  • Reminder services (medications, dates, routines, etc.)

  • Preparing light, healthy meals

  • Performing light housekeeping

  • Running errands (prescription pick-up, shopping, etc.)

  • Accompanying to medical appointments and social engagements

  • Engaging in meaningful activities

When a loved one’s medical condition affects their safety and independence, they or their family often need to ask for help. I offer care and support for patients and families who are experiencing special needs due to illness. I understand that each individual’s needs are different. The non-medical services that I provide offer the necessary assistance needed at home to maintain a safe and independent lifestyle, allowing patients to remain in their home and offering peace of mind to families and caregivers.

  • Providing companionship and conversation.

  • Reminder services (medications, dates, routines, etc.)

  • Preparing light, healthy meals

  • Performing light housekeeping

  • Running errands (prescription pick-up, shopping, etc.)

  • Accompanying to medical appointments and social engagements

  • Engaging in meaningful activities

Companion Care/Support

Basic Rate:

$40 first hour

$35 each  hour next two hours

$25 each hour next three hours 

Call 608-386-7712 to learn more. 

Emotional support and companionship is essential for seniors or disabled persons who are generally healthy and who want to remain independent at home.  Companion care and support includes helping manage aging issues in the home (including activities of daily living) to help to make a senior or disabled person’s life more manageable and enjoyable.  Aging, loneliness or respite care might also be reasons to engage a companion care provider. This may include: 

  • Companionship and conversation

  • Temporary respite for family or caregiver

  • Reminder services (medications, dates, routines)

  • Preparing light, healthy meals

  • Engaging in meaningful activities

  • Performing light housekeeping

  • Assisting with pet care

  • Errands

  • Accompaniment to appointments

  • Communication assistance (correspondence: email, letter writing, etc.)

End-of-Life Doula

Basic Rate:

$50 first hour

$40  each next two hours

$30 each next three hours 

Additional services available with an added fee in areas such as funeral planning, life review, Legacy (memory making), and more.

Call 608-386-7712 to learn more. 

End-of-life doulas provide non-medical, holistic support and comfort to the dying person and their family, which may include education and guidance as well as emotional, spiritual or practical care, from as early as initial diagnosis through bereavement.

 

Working with an end-of-life doula can make talking about death and dying more comfortable. It's ok if you don’t know how to ask for or offer support when someone you love is dying; an end-of-life doula can help. Having experience accompanying individuals and families before, during and after the time of transition from this world allows me to ease this transition for you. I support individuals, families and significant others during end of life, by assisting with:

  • Companion hospice patients and caregivers

  • Supporting the spiritual journey (addressing fears and concerns)

  • Life Review and Legacy Leaving (memory making: photo album, video, etc.)

  • Intentional planning for the end of life journey

  • Planning end of life celebrations and rituals

  • Funeral and/or vigil planning and personal property assistance

Additional Services
Family Meetings

Sometimes your family needs an objective presence to facilitate family discussion around difficult issues. Through my 30 years of professional experience in various settings with families and situations. I offer a safe and supportive space for understanding and processing  life 's deeper emotions and challenges.

Basic rate:

$100.00 for the first hour

$50.00 each additional hour

Most sessions are 1 to 3 hours