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Holding Hands

Respite Caregiver of La Crosse

Elder Coaching and Family Support for Life Transitions

Our Services

Elder Coaching & Family Support Services

  • Companionship, conversation, and meaningful activities

  • Identification of community resources

  • Coordination and logistics with other care providers

  • Reminder services (medications, dates, routines, etc.)

  • Accompanying to medical appointments and social engagements

End-of-Life Support Services

  • Life review, reflection, legacy, & story telling

  • Collaborate with client's supportive community at home, nursing care, hospice care, or hospital

  • End-of-life comfort care, including: guided meditations, holding, singing, healing space organization, and teaching loved ones comfort care 

  • Communication mediation between the dying, their supportive community, and/or medical providers

  • Sitting vigil with dying and supporting community

  • After death wishes, vigil planning, and home funeral planning

  • Emotional and spiritual support

Information About Respite Care

Do You Need Respite Services?

Respite care is a short break from caregiving responsibilities. Caregivers should use respite services to give themselves the opportunity to rest and recharge.

End of Life Companionship

Shanen, the respite caregiver of La Crosse, is an end-of-life companion. This form of respite care provides non-medical, holistic support and comfort to a dying person and their family. Including education and guidance as well as emotional, spiritual, or practical care, from as early as initial diagnosis through bereavement.​


Shanen can help ease talking about death & dying and make it more comfortable. It is okay if you don’t know how to ask for or offer support when someone you love is dying; as an end-of-life companion, Shanen can help.​ Having accompanied individuals and families before, during, and after the time of transition from this world allows her to ease this transition for you. She supports individuals, families, and significant others during the end-of-life process.

Mental, Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, and Practical Help

Basic Rate
One hour: $50
Call 608-386-7712

Respite Care Testimonials

 "During his three-months in hospice, Shanen provided meaningful support to my father with frequent visits. With a depth of understanding and a keen sensitivity to the individual, she guided his end-of-life process, encouraged him, and prayed with him. Her comforting presence uplifted my father and gave the family an invaluable peace of mind. We were blessed that Shanen was available to share her gifts with us throughout our journey."

Susan S

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