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Preparing for Loss: Death, Dying and Grieving

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Part of the Home Instead Family Caregiver Support Series

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CE credits*

*ASWB CE Credit Changes 2018Beginning September 25, 2018, ASA will no longer be able to  issue ASWB CE credits for recorded web seminar attendance. You can only claim ASWB CE credit if you watch "Preparing for Loss: Death, Dying and Grieving" at 10:00am on October 10, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience. This change is due to ASWB ACE Provider distance learning requirements.

As humans, we would like to think we have an infinite amount of time on this earth. However, the reality is, our time will eventually run out. For some this is a scary thought, while others find comfort in some version of an afterlife. Regardless of what people think about death, many individuals don’t feel comfortable talking about death, dying and grieving.

While talking about death is not easy, end-of-life planning is vital to ensuring the individual’s wishes are carried out at the end of his or her life. It is especially important to ensure that proper documentation is in order to ease the burden of decision-making on their loved ones.

This web seminar will provide information on how professionals can help to prepare older adults and their families for difficult conversations about death, dying and grieving.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:
• Understand the reasons why death is a taboo topic in today’s society;

• Realize the importance of end-of-life planning;

• Learn ways that older adults can make their wishes known;

• Review the options for end-of-life care; and,

• Discover resources to aid families in planning for death, the dying process and grieving.

Presenter:

Lakelyn Hogan is a gerontologist and caregiver advocate for Home Instead Senior Care and a doctoral candidate at the University of Nebraska Omaha, studying social gerontology. She has a master of arts in social gerontology and master’s in business administration from UNO. Lakelyn has professional experience in the private and public sectors of senior care services.

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