When families need to talk through legal decisions, care options, and differences of opinion regarding their aging parents or other elderly relatives, mediation through Peaceful Family Solutions can help them reach respectful agreements about ongoing care for their elder loved ones.
Elder care mediation topics can include one or more of the following:
● Living arrangements or care giving
● Medical and end-of-life choices
● Inheritance, Guardianship, arrangements for personal property and the family home
● Independence and safety
Mediation can help siblings share the responsibility, eliminating the dynamics that result in one sibling shouldering the burden or being controlling, another not pulling her weight, or someone feeling cut out of the loop. Working cooperatively, supported by a professional mediator, everyone can be assured that their concerns and preferences are heard. Decisions can be made with one another without conflict or bullying.
Elder care mediation can help in environments where there are multiple decision-makers and personalities, economic and geographic disparities among siblings, different expectations, complicated role reversals, ingrained ways of behaving, old "baggage", and other personal commitments. A mediator assisting with the challenges families face related to elder care will help parties resolve conflict, guiding them towards effective communication skills to aid the process of current and future decision-making.
Contact us today for a free initial consultation - we can help you decide if mediation can ease the conflicts caused by family disagreements.