On Your Own Terms
With love and compassion I will advocate for your right to die on your own terms, when you’re ready, if you choose to.
A Compassionate End to Suffering in California
The End of Life Option Act (ELOA) was signed into law in 2015. It allows a terminally ill, mentally capable person with less than six months to live the option to request a prescription they can decide to take to end their suffering and die peacefully in their sleep.
The process for obtaining the prescription is complex and can be puzzling with legal deadlines, waiting periods, and paperwork to be completed. Timing the steps is very important.
In May 2022, I completed the Aid in Dying Training for End-of-Life Doulas and Bedside Attendants by the American Clinicians Academy on Medical Aid in Dying (MAID). Let me tell you how I can be there for you to answer your questions and guide you through the process.
The Medial Aid in Dying Process
The process can take from two to four weeks, and I will be available to you both in person and on the phone. It’s important to begin the process early. Remember, being in possession of the EOL medication is not a commitment to taking the EOL medication. It’s about options, choices and bodily autonomy. You can always change your mind. But once the requirement window closes, a MAID prescription can no longer be obtained.
During our initial consultation, we will make sure that you are eligible and review the requirements. This is when we’ll also make sure that we are a good fit and that I can provide the support you need.
The fee for the initial consultation is $250/hour. If we determine I can indeed provide the support you need, we will apply this fee to the total cost of my MAID doula services.
Every case is different. I will give you a detailed bid of services based on what we discovered in our consultation. In general, the total price will fall between $2500 (I am with you day of ingesting to mix the medication and assure the process is followed correctly) and $10,000 (I am with you and your extended family and friends for a year before, during, and after the process).