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Includes one complimentary Continuing Education (CE) credit. CE Application Guide 
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As professionals in the aging services sector, it is important to recognize the ethical issues that could arise when working with older adults. There are multiple areas in which ethical issues can emerge, including complex family dynamics, addressing end-of-life wishes, preserving dignity and respect, promoting independence, and keeping the individual safe. Various factors can make older adults vulnerable to abuse, neglect and ill intent. However, there are ethical principles that can guide us, and by better understanding these ethical issues, we can help to reduce the risk of harm, advocate for the older adult, and 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
  • Learn about additional resources on the ethics of working with aging


Lakelyn HoganLakelyn 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.