Elder Mediation

Elder Mediation

Stressful family situations often create conflict. Sometimes adult children disagree with one another about who should care for an aging parent. Sometimes an aging parent resents family intervention and wants to maintain his or her independence.

Mediation can be a valuable resource in these situations. Mediation is a process in which people meet to work out a solution to their problem with the help of a neutral person (a mediator). The mediator doesn't decide who is right or wrong and doesn't force the parties to reach an agreement or to accept particular terms in an agreement. Instead, the mediator listens to the parties explain their concerns and their ideas on how the matters might be resolved. The mediator helps the parties develop and agree upon a workable solution.

Mediation can be thought of as a way of sharing decision-making responsibilities among family members.

Mediation may take the form of a family meeting to share information on a family member's care, develop options, and reach consensus on difficult decisions. Or the mediation process may be helpful in resolving a dispute that is affecting family members, caregivers, and the care recipient.

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