Valerie Armand LPN
NPEC Certified End of Life Doula
Consulting, Education and Mentoring
"Building trust, being allowed into someone's life when they are most vulnerable, filled with fear of the unknown, is an incredible privilege.
It is one I never take lightly."
I had the privilege of journeying alongside of my mother as she battled ovarian cancer for three years. It was only in her last months that I became employed and educated in the Hospice field. Even
with limited experience, I knew, and
accepted, the responsibility of being a mostly long distance caregiver, as well as the "go to" person for navigation and decision making. The end result was a dignified and prepared death for my mother, and allowed our family to avoid added stress, regrets and complicated grief.
In the 15 years that followed, I have accompanied numerous patients and their families as they too were faced with situations beyond their control. Providing education, support and empowering others to maintain a sense of control in an uncontrollable situation is my passion and calling. I feel obligated to use my wealth of
experience in helping others in any way I can.