ELDER MEDIATION OVERVIEW
“Elder Mediation” is probably more appropriately called multi-generational, multi-party family mediation. Unlike mediation for separation and divorce, which typically involves only two parties, Elder Mediation sees the participation of all relevant family members, other caregivers, sometimes friends who are involved in care and sometimes support people who may assist an older adult to feel cared for and confident.
“Elder mediators” are accredited after extensive training specifically with respect to the issues relevant to people as we age.
Some of the issues that can be resolved using this type of mediation include:
Family dynamics, different levels of involvement and information and varying interests can make conversations around these issues difficult in a family. Mediation provides a respectful, safe environment in which families, friends and caregivers can have important and often challenging conversations about the problems the people we love face as they age.
If you have questions about how this process can help you or somebody you care about please contact Fiona Bryan .