Part of the Empowering Professionals in Aging series
Presented by Home Instead, Inc.
Includes one complimentary Continuing Education (CE) credit.
To request speech-to-text captioning during this event, please contact us.
As professionals in the field working with the aging population, it is important to recognize the ethical issues that could arise. There are a variety of areas in which ethical issues can emerge, including complex family dynamics, end-of-life wishes, preserving dignity and respect, promoting independence and keeping the individual safe. There are various factors that can make older adults vulnerable to abuse, neglect and ill intent. Learning about these elements can help us understand how to reduce the risk of harm, how to advocate for the older adult and how to report issues to the proper authorities when necessary.
Register for this webinar to learn more about the ethical considerations of working with older adults and the resources available to help support professionals and family caregivers.
Participants in this webinar will be able to:
- Review ethical principles of caregiving;
- Discuss the prevention of neglect and abuse;
- Understand how to support decision making, independence and dignity; and
- Discover additional resources for education on the ethics involved in working with older adults.
Lakelyn Hogan, PhD, is a gerontologist and caregiver advocate at Home Instead. She educates professionals in aging, families and communities on the unique challenges that older adults face and the resources available to help them thrive. Hogan has worked in the private and public sectors of senior care services and has spoken at national and international conferences on caregiving and aging, plus serves as a resource to the media. She is a board member of the National Alliance for Caregiving, board chair for the Dreamweaver Foundation and vice chair of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Dementia Care Provider Roundtable.