Monday, August 8, 2011

Mediating Elder Care Issues - Saving Families and Protecting Dignity

This is a great article on the issue of mediating disputes involving care for elderly parents.  Elder care is a growing area for mediation and these disputes can be very difficult for the families facing them.  Not only are there many financial considerations involving care for an elderly or ailing parent, but there are also many emotional costs that mediation can can help the family address.  I encourage families facing these issues to consider using a mediator - either alone or in conjunction with other professionals such as financial planners or health care providers - when the decision making becomes contentious.  Family relationships can be mended while dignity and civility are protected through the process.

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