Our Elder Mediation Services
Conciliatory dispute resolutions tailored to the needs of older adults.
What is Elder Mediation?
Elder mediation is a voluntary process of dispute resolution which is available to older adults and their loved ones. Facilitated by a mediator, the process is private, empowering, and non-confrontational, and its flexible nature makes it an ideal choice for parties with transport or scheduling difficulties.
Why Choose Elder Mediation?
Unlike litigation, mediation takes place in a cooperative environment tailored to maintain a civil dialogue between all involved parties. It offers older adults the opportunity to have a frank discussion about their concerns while surrounded by those they trust to support them. Furthermore, mediation can work preventively, as an accredited elder mediator will have the skills and knowledge to both introduce and create resolutions for issues which are likely to be associated with older adults.
What are the Advantages of Hiring an Accredited Elder Mediator?
Accredited elder mediators are professional mediators who diligently attend qualified educational programs to improve their skills and knowledge regarding older adults. Using this training, they are able to identify the roots of the difficulties encountered by their elder clients, as most topics of dispute are symptoms of deeper underlying problems. Furthermore, they are familiar with resolution strategies for many of the burdens associated with older adults:
- Abuse and Neglect
- Caregiver Responsibility
- Driving and Transportation
- End of Life Concerns
- Estate and Retirement Planning
- Family Business Continuity
- Financial Planning
- Health Care and Medical Decision Making
- Holiday Schedules
- Housing and Living Arrangements
- New Marriages and Blended Families
- Relationship Concerns
- Religious Issues
- Safety in the Community and at Home