To provide a peaceful way for families to resolve concerns regarding their elderly family member
What is mediation?
Mediation is an opportunity for individuals to voluntarily have a conversation to gain an understanding of each other's perspectives, to collaborate and to develop creative solutions to resolve a conflict
What is elder planning mediation?
How will your family plan for transitions due to aging? According to the US Census Bureau, by the year 2030, 1 in 5 Americans will be of retirement age, and all of the Baby Boomer population will be over the age of 65 (US Census, Bureau).
Examples of topics discussed in mediation include healthcare, living arrangements, transportation, roles and responsibilities, communication, community, activities, finances and decision making.
To create families that are at peace knowing their loved one is taken care of
What does a mediator do?
A mediator uses conflict resolution skills rooted in the social sciences to support the discussion. A mediator does not provide legal representation/advice or make decisions about the outcome. Neutral and impartial, a mediator supports everyone in the conversation.
What are the benefits of elder planning mediation?
Reduced resources used (time, money)
Creative and customized
Interpersonal communication emphasized
Trained professional supports the conversation