New Dawn Comfort Care offers non-medical comfort care, support and education for the seriously ill and those who love them. Our intention is to help our community to reclaim their right to family directed end of life and deathcare by having access to knowledge, skills and support.

Nurture Your Vessel

As a Certified Massage Therapist, my specialized training in Massage and Bodywork are untraditional in nature in that they focus on the unique needs of individuals facing chronic and terminal conditions and well as their loved ones and caregivers. Aromatherapy and essential oil use may be added to any session by request.

Geriatric Massage Therapy 30 mins $75, 60 minutes $90

Designed to support older adults and those with unique needs to receive safe and gentle massage to help alleviate physical symptoms such as pain and loss of function as well as other symptoms to enhance quality of life. Massage may be provided in a senior living community or home setting.

Palliative/Hospice Massage 30 mins $75 

Designed to support an individual through the end of life process. Intended to provide caring, present gentle touch and eases the many dimensions of pain and anxiety for the person during their journey. Massage may be provided in a senior living community or home setting.

Grief Massage  60 mins $90, 90 mins $120

Massage sessions facilitated to support clients experiencing grief from loss. Intended to help the client relieve pain, improve sleep and reduce stress and anxiety related to a loss. Massage may be provided in a home setting. In home Grief Massage sessions are made by referral only. 

Chair Massage for Clinical Staff $90/hour 

As a thank you to my community, I am available to offer affordable and relaxing chair massage for clinicians, support staff, and other caregivers serving in senior care, hospital or long-term care environments. 


Nurture Your Spirit

Soul Work

Facing serious illness is a highly transformative experience.

As humans, we are complex creatures. As you may know or believe, your soul is something intangible. While we can’t hold it in a physical sense, it is what makes you yourself, your very essence. I am here to support you or your loved one to address common emotional and spiritual concerns at the end of life that may arise such as:

  • Fear/anxiety of death
  • Facing mortality while reckoning with spiritual concerns
  • Understanding death and death pre-planning 
  • Wanting a safe presence without trying to “fix” anything
  • Anticipatory Grief
*Visits for Bodywork or Soulwork may include additional travel fees if outside of the service area.

Exploring your Relationship with Mortality

$65/hr Virtual Support

Exploring your relationship to your mortality can be a challenging as well as a rewarding experience. I am available to walk with you as we lean into your fears of death and work with them in a supportive and compassionate way. I am available to walk alongside you and to hold space for your anxieties and  fears as a friend and a guide.

Comfort Care Planning

$99 (2 hrs)


The New Dawn Comfort Care Plan is the heart and soul of New Dawn Comfort Care. This comprehensive Comfort Care Plan, will ensure that the individual facing a terminal illness or end of life journey will receive the type of care and support they want. This holistic plan is created taking into account the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and practical considerations of facing serious illness. Together with the support of Angela, to help support the individual facing terminal illness to be able to live out the rest of their days as fully and as comfortably as possible.

Comfort Care Planning consists of:

  • Holistic plan consisting of practical, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual needs of client/family. 
  • Review/sign Family Agreement and Disclaimer/Scope of Practice
  • Facilitate end of life conversations and planning with caregivers involved
  • Discuss end of life resource and support needs
  • Identifying supports available 
  • Planning for death
  • After deathcare
  • Caregiver self-care plan
  • Grief planning
Building a trusting relationship sometimes takes a couple of calls or encounters. I understand that navigating the end of life landscape can be overwhelming and exhausting. For that reason, I will help you and your loved one create a clear yet fluid blueprint or plan of care for your loved one.

Together we will set goals for yours and your loved ones care and comfort. And we will evaluate and reassess them as needed.

The plan of care created with your doula is based on a holistic approach including the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your journey.

As a part of your care team, I may offer support holistically in the following ways:

Education and Resources

  • Resources for home care, independant and senior living
  • Provide resources and education for palliative/hospice care
  • Interview questions for hospice (before you decide)
  • Provide consumer information regarding deathcare
  • Empowering you with choices and being knowledgeable of your rights

End of Life Doula Services

$90/hr + travel (2-hour minimum) sliding scale by request


  • Hourly visits within 25-30 miles of Indianapolis, IN
  • Virtual sessions within US and Canada
  • Human companionship
  • Caregiver respite 
  • Client/family advocacy 
  • Gentle touch/aromatherapy/guided imagery
  • Legacy project creation
  • Documentation organization
  • Sacred space setting
  • Bodycare guidance 
  • Early grief support
  • Appropriate referrals for additional supports as needed

Vigil Care/Transition Phase Doula Companion Services

$90/hr + travel (2-hour minimum) sliding scale by request


  • Hourly visits within 25-30 miles of Indianapolis, IN
  • Bedside comfort care as needed
  • Bedside companionship
  • Sacred space setting 
  • Gentle touch/aromatherapy  
  • Advocacy and end of life care education as needed 
  • Support communicating to providers such as hospice and home care
  • Body care guidance as needed 
  • After deathcare guidance (non-licensed) 
  • Early grief support


 Grief Companion

$90/hr + (travel in-person) or Virtual Session

As your Companion in Grief, I will walk alongside you as you navigate the vast terrain of the mourner’s path. This path is one we all must walk at some point in our lives, however, it is my belief that it does not have to be walked alone.

Navigating grief is a skill and the only way out is through.

And this path is one that many people have not learned to develop a relationship with until faced with loss, as it is happening and unfolding in real time.

As your Grief Companion, I offer a different form of support than that of traditional Grief Counselors or Therapists. My philosophy of grief is not based in a pathological model (i.e mental health) but rather, that grief is a normal and natural human experience that must be witnessed and expressed.

It is my intention to support your personal grief journey through storytelling, somatic expression, ritual and meaning making.

Sessions are available virtually or in-person depending on location.


Package Rate Options

$850 for 10 hrs of total support

$1,920 for 24 hrs of total support


  • Comfort Care Plan and resources
  • Virtual visits and support
  • Hourly visits within 25-30 miles of Indianapolis, IN
  • Human companionship
  • Gentle touch/aromatherapy
  • Caregiver respite 
  • Patient/family advocacy 
  • Legacy project creation
  • Documentation organization
  • Sacred space setting
  • Vigil companioning in the final days/hours before death 
  • Bodycare guidance 
  • Memorial and ceremony planning
  • Early grief support and reprocessing
  • Appropriate referrals for additional supports as needed

Physical Support

  • Identifying and managing acute safety issues
  • What to expect during the end of life process
  • How to address comfort in non-medical ways
  • Gentle Touch and Palliative Massage Therapy

Emotional Support

  • Provide a deeper understanding of emotions involved with death and dying
  • Guided visualizations to reduce anxiety, worry and fear
  • Self-care tools to help ground and express emotions
  • Grief support for community and loved ones

Spiritual Support

  • Support completing life review and legacy work projects
  • Designing your sacred space/environment that meets your needs
  • Support creating rituals and practices that support your process in your way
  • Home vigils and family/community lead after deathcare


Q: What does working with you look like?

First step- ExploreOur first step is to Explore. This is a free 30 minute consultation. During our time together,  I will ask some questions to learn about you/or your loved ones needs, challenges and obstacles. I will educate you on the services offered by New Dawn Comfort Care. I will provide basic information for resources that are needed acutely to keep you/your loved one safe.

If you decide to continue working with me, I offer 2 follow-up sessions that allow us to put a comprehensive Comfort Care Plan into place so the process is not too overwhelming. From there we can schedule visits as often as are needed.

Second step- Plan Together. In person or virtually, together we will create your personal Comfort Care Plan that meets the needs of the seriously ill person. I encourage families to invite core supports to this first meeting (anyone who will be in the primary caregiving role). This holistic plan is based in understanding the individuals physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and practical needs. This step is best made while the ill person is still able to speak for themselves, however it can be made during any point of the end of life process. From there, we may set a tentative visitation or check-in schedule.

Each planning session takes about 2 hours. However, you are in the lead in this process.

Third step-Ongoing Support. After our Comfort Care Planning session, and after we have set a regular schedule, I offer a third session to explore ways you can receive additional support you need as a caregiver along with additional resources and educational offerings provided by New Dawn Comfort Care. This session we may explore legacy projects, planning for time of death, and grief support. These follow up sessions can be scheduled for as long as is needed.

Q: Can Doulas work with hospice?

End of Life Doulas do not replace hospice care. Hospice is the medical manager of your loved ones’ care. Doulas cannot dose or administer medication prescribed by hospice. Because hospice is not present 24/7, doulas become an additional eyes and ears for the patient and family that can help bridge gaps in hospice care by:

  • Advocating for additional family education regarding medications
  • Help advocate for adequate pain relief and comfort measures
  • Ensuring you and your loved ones have needed medical equipment/supplies
  • Bridge communication gaps between hospice, patient and family
  • Locate additional resources offered by hospice such as music therapy, chaplain/spiritual care and bereavement

The amount of support I can provide is entirely up to you.

There are no contracts, no commitments and no obligations to work with me.