Elder Care Conflicts

March 1, 2012    Family Disputes - Mediation

MEDIATION WORKS FOR FAMILIES FACING CHANGED LIFE CIRCUMSTANCES WITH ELDERLY PARENTS

When one elderly parent either passes away leaving the other elderly parent living alone, or when one or both parents are growing older and in need of greater attention or care, grown children often struggle out of concern and love for the best course of action. Such conflicts are expected and are normal. Such conflicts often include multiple siblings and their spouses as well. The conflicts also involve the need for siblings and the aging parent, when at all possible, to discuss and decide on new living arrangements, powers of attorney, new ownership structures for bank accounts and other assets. Mediators can facilitate this dialogue and decision- making process. Mediators can also assist with informed decision making and resource referrals for families facing Medicare and Medicaid requirements, assisted living needs as well as with other specific issues facing the parent and grown children both financially and emotionally.

Mediators of Louise Phipps Senft & Associates/Baltimore Mediation believe in Better Process…Better Outcome.

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