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End-of-Life Doula  |  Home Death Care Guide  |  Community Death Educator & Consultant

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As an End-of-Life Doula, Home Death Care Guide & Community Death Educator & Consultant, I am honored to be able to share my knowledge, experience & passion with our community here in Kansas City.  I approach death holistically, advocating for the people I serve, & holding the space for your end-of-life wishes with you & your loved ones.

 Through promoting death-positive education, offering emotional & physical support during advanced planning & all the way through the active dying vigil, as well as bereavement reprocessing & home deathcare options, my hope is for us to embrace this part of our life’s journey & make it our own.

As our Dad would say, “The next effort’s the most important.”.  

I look forward to the privilege of helping you & yours be at peace in taking those next steps. 

With warmest regards, 

Ashley Boydston

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An End-of-Life Doula provides non-medical, non-judgmental support, with a family-centered approach to holistic & empowering care, while also being a part of your end-of-life team. We provide a calming & nurturing presence, emotional support, education & information, proactive guidance, community resources & referrals, comfort measures & logistical support to both the dying & their loved ones. 

A Home Death Care Guide is a trained individual who educates, empowers & supports people to exercise the innate right of caring for their own dead. We can help you to create a sacred space to care for the body of your loved one in the hours or days after, keeping the body at home. We provide social, emotional & practical support by teaching the family about options of preparation, visitation, ceremony & disposition. These decisions can be overwhelming in times of transition. We can help you prepare for what to do for your loved one when that transition ends. 

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We are so blessed to have Ashley in our lives at this most stressful time. She has been a comfort to my husband, John, who is in the end stages of dialysis, by sitting with him, reading to him, playing his favorite big band music & most importantly praying with him. Ashley has also been a much-needed support for me during this most difficult time. Together we have planned my husband & I’s funeral masses, for when the time comes. She has helped me with chores in the my house & has been my confidant when I needed one.

Jeannine B.

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