FAQs

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FAQs 2017-10-11T02:15:51+00:00

How does this service work?

The first step is contacting My Last Gift for a consultation. We will discuss the people, occasions, and gift ideas to assist you in creating your unique plan. You will identify your trusted agent and we will contract for the services. Upon your passing the trusted agent will notify My Last Gift and provide the contract number. My Last Gift will fulfill the plan.

What is a "Trusted Agent"?

You will identify an individual who will be assigned as a guardian of the plan. It is anticipated that the Trusted Agent will notify MLG when you have passed away and the plan will be implemented upon confirmation of your passing.

How is pricing determined?

This service is designed to be individualized based on each person’s wishes therefore,  the price will vary depending on the desired service. The established pricing structure is an hourly fee based on the estimated time to complete desired services.  For services that entail a tangible item the hourly fee is charged in addition to the cost of item.  The fees will vary depending on the service selected and the item to be purchased.  Price blocks have been established for most popular items.

Rates

What is a price block?

My Last Gift will use “Price Blocks” on custom order products such as flowers, baked goods, or spa package in which prices are continually changing. My Last Gift will select the “Best Product Available” during time of delivery that is within and does not the exceed the established price block budget you have selected.
Example:  Price block for flowers with an initial base of $55.00, increasing to $75.00 and increase in increments of $25.00 thereafter for the product.

Is there anything I can't gift?

Your only limits are your imagination, budget, and of course the law.  We will try to accommodate any request that is reasonable and legal.

What if my recipient moves?

My Last Gift will use contact information provided to locate Recipient.  Identified Trusted Agent will be contacted to locate individual.  If unsuccessful the following measures are utilized:

  1. Email verification through information provided.
  2. Phone/cell contact via information provided
  3. Communication sent to address via USPS indicating “Return Service Requested” for which the USPS will send new address information if a change of address was accomplished through the USPS.  If no change of address was completed the letter is returned to the My Last Gift stating, that no forwarding address was updated with USPS or that it is undeliverable.
  4. Reverse phone look up will be accomplished.  There are various resources via the internet that will provide contact information when name, city, state, or phone information is entered.
  5. Social Media networks will be reviewed in attempt to contact individual.
  6. Obituary search

If aforementioned attempts are unsuccessful, the search process will begin again every two months for a six month period.  My Last Gift will then move to the contingent recipient.

What is a contingent recipient?

The Contingent Recipient is a person who you wish to receive the gifts after your passing only if the Recipient noted above has predeceased you or cannot be located after reasonable search efforts are made by My Last Gift.

What if you can't obtain a requested item?

In the event that the exact merchandise is unavailable at the time of need and delivery, My Last Gift has the right to substitute merchandise reasonably similar in style and of reasonably equal quality as the merchandise set forth in your contract.

How can I contact you?

My Last Gift is providing a varied medium where individuals can select from web-based internet services or personal consultation; either in person or via teleconferences.  We can be reached  via phone, email, video chat, Skype, or in person.  Due to the sensitive nature of this service we try to accommodate every reasonable request.

What is a Doula?

The term doula comes from the “Greek” and means individual who serves.  Doulas are most commonly know in reference with the birthing of children.  However, they are just as important in the end of life processes as well.

An End-of-life Doula is a non-medical professional that provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support to the patient, family, loved ones, friends, and their support network.  Trained in the various end of life stages a Doula is able to assist the family with understanding natural process while providing suggestions for comfort and support.

Our goal is to collaborate with the hospice, palliative team, and your healthcare professionals to create a dynamic support system ensuring a high quality of life for your end-of-life care.

How is this different than Hospice?

Hospice will generally visit with the family once per week during the end of life processes.  A hospice nurse will teach the family how to provide the necessary medical care for their loved ones.  Hospice manages the medical care however, the family is who provides the actual care for the loved one.

A doula will not provide medical care, nor are they home health aids.  However, they are trained in the phases of end of life and can offer suggestions for comfort, and provide support to assist the patient and family.

What can a doula do?

There are a variety of things that an doula can assist with:

  • Assist individuals in regaining control of their situation after diagnosis.
  • Identifies any safety issues and initiates a plan to mitigate risks.
  • Accompanies the patient to the doctor – takes notes, listens, gathers information, evaluates and analyzes information, making sense of information presented and communicates with family.
  • Provides an objective viewpoint and assistance with obtaining information necessary to make good decisions.
  • Assists in preparation of death plan to include vigil and sacred space.
  • Encourages and facilitates open communication between the patient, their support system, and healthcare providers.
  • Conducts a life review
  • Aids in reconciliation and amending of relationships
  • Assists in planning funeral, memorial services, obituaries, eulogies, deciding who is involved.
  • Assists in creation of legacy
  • Identifies and monitors active dying phase
  • Educates patient and support system on the physiology of end of life processes.
  • Holds space for the dying individual
  • Sets the vigil or sacred space based on death plan – aromatherapy, essential oils, music, message, and reiki.
  • Ensures the dignity of the dying individual throughout the process
  • Aids in after-death rituals
  • Aids in facilitating after death wishes.

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