Gather the Leaves provides a range of services for people.
I'm here to help you with most any task. As a caregiver and death doula in-training, I also provide emotional support, and help families and friends talk about dying and death. And you don't have to be sick to obtain my services. In fact, I encourage people of all ages and walks of life to reach out. The sooner we all talk about death, the better we can articulate our end-of-life wishes.
practical support for caregivers
natural cleaning: with products free of harsh chemicals. I will clean a small space, or an entire home; whatever you need. Have a product preference? Let me know.
gardening: general yard help and maintenance.
errands: for groceries, prescriptions, etc.
misc.: contact me to discuss other services, such as organizing, etc.
companionship: I am trained to listen without judgement. I'm here to listen to caregivers, people who are grieving, and people who just want to talk about death. In addition to just "listening," I'm also here to just be "there."
conversation: death is... tricky. Many people don't think about death until someone they love becomes ill, or dies. I'm here to help you articulate your "dying" or "death" wishes. Rest assured, these conversations aren't morbid; we could talk about funeral arrangements, sustainable burial options, and more... Whatever. I guide the conversation, you control it.
story telling: I've worked as a freelance writer and editor for the past 10 years. I want to use my experience to help you tell your story.
planning: I'm here to help you plan your funeral/end-of-life celebration.
Visits start at $20 an hour.