About Afterlife by Design
We both met while working together in hospice and realized there is a gap of education & assistance for families of those who have finished their journey. Together, we have several decades of experience helping families and seniors with aging, end of life care and after life matters. When a loved one passes, the family is left with the responsibility of finalizing the affairs of their dearly departed. There is a long list of things to do and places to call but it is often discovered after the passing of your loved, adding to an already stressful situation. What we offer is very simple. We will make all the calls and notifications for you, advise you on how to handle certain matters and offer additional resources through our valued community partners.
Afterlife by Design serves families nationwide and our mission is to provide comfort, compassion and help diminish the chaos after the loss of your loved one. We give you back precious time to focus on what's most important...family.
Barb, founder, advisor & author
As a survivor of cancer, my journey with death has been a dance and partnership learning that grief is ongoing and ever changing, just like our lives. I come from a place of great appreciation and compassion, as I've lost all my immediate family and most recently my grandson. I've served in the home health & hospice industry for many years, and soon came to realize the biggest gap of help for families lies in the many tasks that occur afterwards. No one prepares us for the demands of calls and other responsibilities after we lose someone we love.
"I've always believed in educating and empowering people. My journey in life is to help those who are dealing with the loss of a loved one and ease their burden in some way."
As I say often to those I serve, "I'm just earning my wings"
Author - My Aging Parents & The Adventures of Mighty Milo
Ellen, co-founder, advisor & author
I've been serving seniors for many years within senior living communities, placement and home health/hospice. My focus to serve is demonstrated with my support groups on topics such as coping with dementia, aging in place and many others to assist families and staff members. I'm a certified death & dying counselor and I've authored many published articles in various magazines. (below).
Like my partner, my goal is to ease the responsibility of families at the time of death so they can focus on each other and celebrating their loved one.
"I have such a passion for seniors and educating families on how to love them as they grow older. The key is to just meet them where they're at."