A Passion to Serve
In every person’s life we all have choices as to how we react. At no time is this more enlightened than in facing the end of life or the death of a loved one.
These years, months, weeks, days and moments can be among life’s most sacred – and that is precisely the reason that Tending with Grace exists.
My name is Linda Heil.
I was raised by my sister at the young age of 6 when my mother was diagnosed with a debilitating illness, leaving her unable to walk, or care for her 6 children. My oldest sister graciously took me under her wing, and raised me; while my mom spent the rest of her living years in a Nursing Home.
I was especially impacted by my mother’s own story, and the care I provided to her over both her living and dying life. What struck me the most was how pivotal her care providers were; and how she felt about the experience as a whole. The autonomy and dignity given her, and the level of support she received all played a part in her journey – that left a lasting impression. I believe those years paved the path to creating Tending with Grace.
Since then, I have witnessed how transformative the dying experience is to many, and the impactful role I have played to the person (along with their families and friends) who is crossing the threshold. I approach each day mindful of the importance of honoring my clients and treating them with dignity and compassion.
I received my training through INELDA (International End of Life Doula Alliance) under the teaching of Henry Feisko-Weiss.
I would be honored to be a part of your sacred journey!
WHAT MY CLIENTS ARE SAYING…
Linda cared for our Mother who had MS for years, and quite literally covered every aspect from making sure there was food, arranging hospice, and so much more. She met with the nurses, cared for her dog, and empowered Mom to make her own choices in difficult times. She attended and arranged medical meetings, worked with the fiduciary company, the attorney, and kept us in the loop when we were unable to be there. She genuinely loved our Mother and was caring, understanding, and true to her word, and for that, we are forever grateful. Thank you for everything Linda, you’re one of a kind.Wes & Amy,
Linda cared for my dear friend Dian during her long battle with MS. Linda showed love, grace, and wisdom all while taking care of every one of Dian’s needs. She met with Lawyers, Caregivers, Hospice staff, and the Fiduciary company. Linda has a unique combination of compassion, and organizational skills, that make her perfect for taking care of loved ones, at the end of their lives.Mary Hawthorne,
I worked alongside Linda on a complicated case, and I enjoyed working with her. Linda is very thorough and compassionate. In a situation that changed every day, Linda was calm, and she took her time making decisions, taking others into account as well. I wish I had someone like her on my team for all other cases.Hope, Home Care Assistance