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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 Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care®

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs

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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