Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network.
Includes 1 complimentary CE credit*
If you require ADA accommodation to participate in this web seminar, please contact Steve Moore at your earliest convenience to make arrangements – firstname.lastname@example.org
As humans, we would like to think we have an infinite amount of time on this earth. But 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. But 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 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:
- Describe the reasons why death is a taboo topic in today’s society;
- Describe the importance of end-of-life planning;
- List ways that older adults can make their wishes known;
- Review the options for end-of-life care; and,
- List resources to aid families in planning for death, the dying process and grieving.
Lakelyn Hogan, MS, MBA, is a gerontologist and caregiver advocate for Home Instead Senior Care and a doctoral candidate at the University of Nebraska–Omaha, studying Social Gerontology.
Julie Masters, PhD is professor and chair of the department of gerontology at the University of Nebraska Omaha. She also holds the Terry Haney Chair of Gerontology. Julie teaches courses on the UNL and UNO campuses and works with honors and graduate students interested in end-of-life issues. Her research interests include health aging, end-of-life planning and caregiving.