ELIZABETH AUNGIER'S BLOG

Your End of Life Expert

Elizabeth Aungier is the co-founder and owner of Promise Hospice. She holds her BSW and MSW from West Virginia University, with a specialty in gerontology. Her passion is providing end of life care, while supporting people to die on their own terms. She has worked in end of life for over 25 years, as a medical social worker, bereavement coordinator, executive director, and now hospice owner. During this time she has supported over 2000 patients with their end of life journey. Elizabeth is also the creator and trainer of the Professional End of Life Doula Program, and teaches live End of life Doula trainings.

Powerful lessons from the dying… Life lesson #1: Adjust your priorities

People with life limiting illnesses have an incredible ability to teach us how to live. When people are faced with their own mortality, it just makes sense that their priority’s change. There’s no more “someday” for their goals and dreams they want to fulfill, “someday” becomes “today”. Not only does the time line change but

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One thing I know for sure


The one thing I know for sure is that Advocacy is the key to helping your loved one achieve the death they truly want!!! What do I mean by that? Very simply, advocating for your loved one, creates a death positive environment. Your loved ones will face so many hurdles and will question themselves.  The

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WHAT NOT TO SAY TO A DYING PERSON


So many of you have reached out and ask how to talk to someone who’s dying. You want to know the dos and don’ts when you communicate with friends and loved ones because you’re afraid you’ll make a mistake.  Being present is the biggest DO.  After that, here are a few things to consider… Do Not:

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HOSPICE: A life raft during the last days


When I tell people I own a hospice, as well as a consulting company for end of life support, I invariably hear, “That has to be hard, I don’t know how you do that?” or “I really admire you, I could never do that”.  From time to time I even get, “How morbid.  Why on

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