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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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Having Critical Conversations with Aging Parents

No one wants to think about getting older and what it can mean for them or their family members, but it is a reality for all of us. How many people actually voice how they intend to live the final stages of their lives? It is important for adult children to take the time to…
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Elder Care Issues Resolved Through Family Mediation

One of the most challenging issues that most families will face at some point in their lives has to do with aging parents, grandparents, or even siblings. As family members get older, they will face health and financial issues that younger people do not usually have to worry about, and these issues often become acute…
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Family Mediation for Inheritance Disputes

Nothing tears a family apart as effectively and decisively as an inheritance dispute. When a will is contested it often divides families into opposing sides and stirs up resentments and other negative emotions that can have a lasting and even permanent effect on existing relationships. These disputes are rarely really about money. Often there are…
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Taking Away an Aging Parent’s Keys

The day I hesitated before putting my children in the car with my dad, was the day I realized that it was time for dad to stop driving. I knew though that he wasn’t going to give up driving without a fight and I wanted to be prepared with resources to make the transition for…
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The Benefits of Family Mediation Where Aging Parents Are Concerned

As parents age many families find themselves in conflict in regard to how an aging parents’ life care plan should pan out. Stress and arguments often lead to diminished communication and damaged relationships; something no parent ever planned on or would make them happy. Elder care mediations can help to preserve these relationships while exploring…
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