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Monday, December 16, 2019

Elder Care Mediation Series, Part 2: An Example


 A Certified Elder Care Mediation Specialist Explains Why Mediation Can Help Families in Dealing with An Parent in Need of Elder Care 

Growing up siblings, Abby, Bonnie and Carolyn Olsen, were always close, but after their father died unexpectedly they found their relationship strained.

They did not know what to do for their 80-year-old mother, Lucille. When the sisters were unable to find an assisted-living home nearby, they decided that their mother would move in with Abby’s family.

  • This arrangement led to a lot of common questions, such as:

  • How much respite should my sisters offer Abby?

  • Should their Mom’s name stay on the deed of the house?

  • Where will Mom go if I can’t keep taking care of her?

  • What, if any, should Abby receive for compensation for her effort?

  • What do we all feel comfortable with?

 Such discussions inevitably lead to discord. I often hear, “every conversation we have now ends with someone crying or hanging up, or both.


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Monday, December 9, 2019

Elder Care Mediation Series, Part 1: What Is It?


A Guardianship and Elder Care Mediator

Contested guardianship cases, like contested divorces, are often lose-lose encounters. Though someone will eventually emerge the “winner” by judicial decree, the emotional and financial cost to both sides often renders it a Phyrric victory. The battle only deepens the wounds which kindled the contest, and there is even less chance for healing them afterward. There is no coming back from that and chances of reconciliation afterward is often nil. At best, the parties share an uneasy coexistence because of people of mutual concern, i.


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