Compassionate Companionship Care
Phase 2: Homebound or Bedbound
This phase of support is for anyone who is homebound or bedbound and struggling with daily changes and losses, including the declining ability to do things for themselves, the loss of memory, lost dreams, or the inability to talk. Here the patient and their loved ones desire or need companionship and guidance that operates from a place of compassion, patience, understanding and experience.
Whereas the medical profession caters to the physical body, Cindie caters with experience to the heart and the soul. Her work is dedicated to emotionally supporting the patient and their family through the decline. Skilled at reading the room, Cindie will know what is needed, and her peaceful companionship will make all the difference as she treats you and the patient with dignity, respect, mature wisdom and kindness.
For patients in this phase who are able and want to talk, Cindie will be there to offer her compassionate presence with deep listening and non-judgement. She will listen to stories, bear witness and sometimes if appropriate, she will guide a patient to find more meaning and peace with their life and current situation.
For those patients who are not able to talk or don’t want to, Cindie will faithfully sit with full presence by their side and intuit what might improve the patient’s experience.
In this phase, Cindie brings wisdom, full presence, keen listening, and authenticity to her clients as she masterfully creates a safe and inviting space for self-exploration and courageous transition.
This phase is focused on:
- Being a compassionate bedside companion with full presence, which includes:
- Sharing life stories
- Listening deeply
- No judgements
- Sitting in silence
- Gentle touch
- Discussing the meaning of life if that’s what the patient wants.
- Exploring unresolved issues that are creating anxiety.
- Sitting with a patient who is unable to talk and being fully present. This could include:
- Silent prayers
- Reading out loud
- Special music
- Extraordinary silence
- Intuiting what a patient needs and finding resolution
- Gentle touch
- Offering bits of reprieve for the primary caregiver.
These are some of the ways that Cindie can help a patient who is confined to their bed:
- Read out loud poetry, newspapers, journals or books.
- Learn, see, intuit special needs and coordinate resolutions.
- Curate special music and playlists the patient might enjoy.
- Answer questions, provide information, and do research for the patient/loved ones.
- Help adjust the patient’s physical positioning when there is noticeable discomfort and/or suggest interventions for comfort.
- Massage with Gentle Touch.
- Create and lead Custom Guided Meditations.
- Assist certain patients with exploring their of end-of-life dreams and visitations.
- Offer guidance and information to help loved ones understand what the patient is going through and what the patient might need, especially as things continue to change. This will help the loved ones meet the patient where they are at.
- Help the family and patient find ways to express their love to their loved ones, as things continue to change.
- Honor loved ones who are supporting the patient by listening deeply, understanding their situation, and offering ideas to meet their needs.
These are some of the benefits you will experience when working with Cindie in this phase:
- More peace for the patient.
- Reduced feelings of isolation and loneliness.
- Increased emotional, social, spiritual and foundational support for the patient and loved ones.
- More unity, less tension or confusion through facilitation of important conversations where needed.
- Encouragement and support of patient’s legacy projects and letters/communications with loved ones.
- Reprieve for the loved ones when Cindie is sitting bedside with the patient.
- Overall more peace, more foundation and less stress to have Cindie by your side throughout this process.
For Phase 2 of Compassionate Companionship Care, Cindie recommends 2 hours or more per week on a mutually agreeable day or night, between the hours of 9:00 am – 11:00 pm Monday - Friday.
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