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The aging process often creates new physical, legal, financial, and emotional challenges for an elderly person and their loved ones. As a loved one gets older, the family often has to make decisions about where they’ll live, who will take care of them, who will manage the finances, and how their assets will be divided.
Elder care decisions can be extremely stressful to make, sometimes tearing families apart in the process. These challenges may trigger disagreements among siblings and parents. And in many other cases, families avoid making decisions altogether—often times until they’re forced to make a hasty, unplanned choice. Rather than creating more challenges and frustration, your family may benefit from resolving any elder issues through mediation.
The goal of elder issues mediation is to agree on the best course of action for a loved one that everyone can support. Too often, these discussions are fueled by emotions and personal feelings—rather than the elder’s underlying needs and wants. As an unbiased, third-party facilitator, I ultimately help you find the best solution for everyone involved. In addition to helping you preserve family relationships, the benefits of resolving elder issues through mediation include:
My goal is to help families reach the best decisions regarding their parent or elderly loved one’s future. When resolving elder issues, the following questions typically arise:
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The private, confidential and voluntary mediation process can assure that all voices are heard and that all options are explored. While consensus decisions are not always easily reached, mediation can help bring your family together, rather than tearing it apart. I’ll help your family reach fair agreements on the important decisions concerning elder care and your aging loved one’s well being.