Sep 22, 2021 02:00pm - Sep 22, 2021 03:30pm

Living Life to the End

Living Life to the End with Dignity, Respect and Understanding
A five-session series for long term care staff via Zoom

Session One - September 22, 2021 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm


Most nursing home residents will experience the end of their life in the care of nursing home staff, often with the help of a hospice team. Discussions about end-of-life wishes are best to have early on in the person’s admission to the nursing home, before there is a change in condition, so that residents, families, and staff are prepared and unnecessary hospital admissions are avoided. 

This five-part series will provide training and tools for nursing home staff to develop the skills necessary for talking about end-of-life care and to document these preferences using the MOLST and ePOLST, as well the medical record. The COVID-19 pandemic has also highlighted the need for a team-based, cross continuum approach to communicating end of life wishes across the health care spectrum.  


  • Create meaningful progress in implementing end-of-life conversations with residents and families of people living and working in nursing homes.
  • Engage all frontline workers; CNA’s, MDs, NP, RNs, in using tools to receive, record and respect end-of-life care wishes as stated by residents and their proxies.

Target Audiences

The caregiving team, including Medical Directors, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and CNAs, Social Workers, Admission Directors, Administrators


  • Martha Hayward, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Faculty/Lead for Patient/Public Engagement
  • Larissa Lucas, MD, North Shore Physicians Group

Important Information About This Program

  • Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to attend this comprehensive and practical program designed to help team members communicate effectively with residents and family members about end of life wishes. 
  • The discounted facility fee provides an opportunity for multiple staff to attend each session and learn from each other in a supportive environment.
  • Please complete the registration form below. Online registration is not available for this program.  If you don’t know the names of all staff that will be attending the first session, please provide contact information for one staff person at your facility that will receive the confirmation email with the Zoom link.

Program Cost for Mass Senior Care Member 

  • Facility Fee: $500.00 (includes up to 5 staff members for each of the five sessions)
  • Individual Fee: $250 per person for the 5 sessions

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