Live chat with expert: Shoshana Ungerleider

End of life is a part of life – a part of life to be honored and respected. For many older adults and their families, planning for end of life is not something either is looking forward to discussing, but proactively having these discussions can help older adults live well until the end.

Join Home Instead gerontologist and caregiver advocate, Lakelyn Hogan, along with Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, physician and founder of End Well, an organization dedicated to helping people experience the end of life in a way that matches their values and goals, for a discussion on:

  • The importance of end of life planning and where to start
  • What it means to live well to the end
  • How communities and healthcare systems can work together to improve end of life experiences
  • How COVID-19 has shifted the conversation about end of life planning, grief and loss

About the expert

Shoshana Ungerleider
Shoshana Ungerleider, MD is the founder of, a practicing internist at Crossover Health in San Francisco, writer and leading voice in healthcare who regularly appears as a medical contributor on CNN, MSNBC, CBS News with bylines in TIME, Scientific American, the San Francisco Chronicle, Vox, STAT and many others. She executive produced two Netflix Oscar-nominated films, Extremis and End Game. Her most recent film, Robin's Wish, is a biographical documentary about the actor and comedian, Robin Williams.

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