Death Doulas Gain Buzz, Start Making Hospice Connections

Doulas, known for helping people go through childbirth, are now helping at the end of life as well. Some hospices have seen an opportunity to work with doulas, while others say that their tried-and-true volunteer programs are already providing similar services. Hiring a birth doula—also known as a birth companion or birth coach—has grown increasingly […]

Hospice Sees a New Type of Caregiver in ‘Death Doulas’

As hospice services are ramping up across the country, some providers are utilizing so-called death doulas as an extra layer of care. Doulas are known most commonly for helping women through the childbirth process, but now doulas are starting to serve the older population at the end of life, the Idaho Statesman recently reported. In Idaho, […]