Preparing for the Final Years

Listen as Dr. Julie Masters and host Lakelyn Hogan as they talk about how to prepare for the final years of life. Final years planning is about so much more than putting the appropriate legal documents in place. It’s also about how to live those final years more fully and having the right conversations at the right times to prepare for the road ahead. Some topics this chat covered include:

  • How to “live well” during the final years
  • Steps to better prepare for care
  • Misconceptions around end-of-life planning
  • Ways to avoid emotionally charged decision making

About the expert

Preparing for the Final Years
Dr. Julie Masters

Julie Masters, PhD, is professor and chair of the department of gerontology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and holds the Terry Haney Chair of Gerontology. Dr. Masters oversees the activities of the department on the Omaha, Lincoln and online campuses. In addition, she teaches death and dying on the Lincoln and Omaha campuses and works with honors and graduate students interested in end of life issues. Dr. Masters’ research interests include end of life planning, healthy aging and aging inmates.