Yearly Archives: 2015

Elder Care on the Radio

Susanne Hale and Tina Scott Polsky, elder care mediators and the owners of Elder Care Mediations, will be guests on the radio show "Oh My God I'm Getting Older and So Is My Mom" on Monday, January 4 at 5pm. The show will be live on 900AM - The Talk, which is broadcast in Palm…
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Even the Courts Recognize the Benefits of Elder Care Mediation

Wouldn’t it be great if families never argued? If siblings never felt slighted? If aging parents’ needs were clear cut and simple to execute? Of course! Yet sometimes these sorts of issues come into play as we all age. Fortunately, the world is beginning to see an alternative to the trials and arguments that ensue…
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The Difficult Issue of Elder Drivers

Telling one’s aging parent that it may be time for them to relinquish the car keys can be one of the most difficult parts of having an aging family member. Yet, if you are having any doubts as to their competencies behind the wheel, this could be one of the most important decisions you and…
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Mediating Family Dynamics

There are various ways elder care mediations can be of use to families, but one that is rather common came to us recently that seemed to ring a bell for many other families we know. The outcome was positive for all involved, so we thought we would share. (The names have been changed to protect…
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Happy Holidays with Aging Parents

Generally, parents and grandparents are part of our holiday celebrations and while you may have developed some beautiful traditions that include them, as parents get older, adult children have to take a step back on occasion and decide whether certain rituals need to be altered. This does not mean that including aging parents in festivities…
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Preparing for Elder Care Mediation

Making the decision to bring in a neutral outside party to settle family disputes can be the best decision a family makes in regard to the care of an aging family member. Allowing conflict to linger can sever ties, spoil relationships and often leaves the elder without the care they require. Preparing for family mediation…
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As We Watch Our Parents Age

As we watch our parents age, our own maturity begins to become more real. It can be difficult to envision ourselves, or our parents for that matter, in the advanced stages of life. It is more pleasant to picture the young and robust version of our parents and ourselves. On the outside, our bodies may…
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Elder Care Mediation Keeps Families Together

Often we are asked what sort of cases elder care mediations can resolve. Truth is no two cases, like no two families are the same. Yet, many of the underlying reasons or disagreements are similar in nature; enough so that we have compiled a short list. Of course, there are more areas that can be…
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We are Walking to Find a Cure Alzheimer’s

There were many reasons that we decided to open our company, Elder Care Mediations. The first of which was our desire to come to the aid of families in distress. We already knew that too many families were in crisis over the care of an aging parent and relations were being damaged. We began meeting…
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Dedicated to Seniors

Last week we were privileged to be a part of the Florida Assisted Living Federation of America (FL ALFA)’s 3rd annual Conference and Exhibition. Aside from getting to meet many people that travel and work within the communities we have become quite familiar with, it was an honor to share in the festivities since ALFA’s…
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