End of Life
Who We Are
ELDA is a San Francisco Bay Area organization of compassionate individuals committed to inspiring and empowering people so that their end-of-life and transition experience can be a fulfilling and purposeful part of their
“You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.”
– Cicely Saunders, Hospice Pioneer
ELDA provides a wide variety of non-medical holistic support and comfort to the dying person and their family. This includes education and guidance as well as emotional, spiritual and practical care, from as early as initial diagnosis through bereavement.
A legacy project can be seen as a gift for those you are leaving behind. It can take many forms, but will generally be an expression of love, and a way of preserving memories and sharing stories that will be an inspiration and source of comfort for family and loved ones.
While a legacy project is a tangible, external project, a life review is a deep, internal, reflective way to explore the richness of your life, your relationships, experiences, spirituality, values, ups and downs, peaks and valleys, and the impact you have had on others and the world.
We can assist in completing advanced care directives and other planning documents so that your wishes are thoughtfully discussed and pre-determined and you can appoint advocates to make decisions on your behalf if you are no longer able to do so.
(California’s End of Life Option Act)
We provide advocacy and support to you and your family/care partners throughout the Medical Aid in Dying process and help you to navigate the journey, from first requests to the day of taking the medications.
As we learn about your final wishes, we will be networking in our community to provide holistic services that include what you need and desire to finish life well, with a sense of fulfillment, comfort and peace. If you want us, we will be there, regardless of your financial circumstances.
It does not mean to be in a place
where there is no noise,
trouble or hard work.
It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.
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