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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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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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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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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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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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Not All Aging Parent Issues Need Attorneys; Mediation Works

Far too often families find themselves turning to lawyers in order to solve problems in regard to aging life care issues. While attorneys are great resources for the legal end of some of these issues; a great deal of the time, concerns families may be faced with do not require legal expertise. Not enough people…
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What is Elder Mediation and how might our family benefit from it?

As each and every one of us ages, our roles in our family change. Many children will find themselves in a care-taker position when it comes to their aging parents. Siblings don’t always agree as to what the care of an aging parent should and could look like and all too often squabbles arise in…
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