Elder Care Mediation
At some point, most families will face the responsibility of caring for an elder. This situation can cause enormous strain on family relationships. Relatives are forced to make stressful decisions about an aging loved one’s care, and family members can find themselves butting heads over issues such as how to handle caregiving needs and finances.
At Advanced Mediation Solutions (AMS), we understand the enormous physical, emotional, and financial strain family members face when caring for an elderly loved one. Our elder care mediator, Roseann Vanella, has extensive personal experience dealing with these issues in her own family. In their later years, Roseann’s father had dementia and her mother had HHT. Dealing with her parents’ health and caregiving issues gave Roseann a greater appreciation for the struggles family caregivers face, and a determination to help others who are going through similar circumstances.
Roseann’s passion for elder care is one of the things that inspired her to found FamilyAffaries.com, an ever-growing online publication and community that provides education and support for those caring for aging loved ones with health problems and other family-related struggles. This community provides a setting for experts as well as everyday people to share their knowledge, expertise, and personal experiences. Roseann also previously hosted a radio program dedicated to understanding family issues, and her writings have appeared in publications such as the Huffington Post.
How Elder Care Mediation Benefits Families
Senior care issues are often complex, confusing, and difficult to resolve. In addition, there are typically several different parties involved in the process. For example, a typical family may have three or four adult siblings along with their spouses and children, some of whom are also adults. Some family members may live close to your aging loved one, while others may live out of town or even on the other side of the world.
With so many differing opinions and geographical separations, it is easy for miscommunications to occur and for hard feelings to develop. Elder care mediation can help by bringing the parties together for a constructive dialogue. The impartial mediator focuses on current and potential future conflicts, and how to peacefully resolve them in a way that protects your aging loved one’s best interests.
Do you have relatives that live out of the area and can’t meet with you face-to-face? No problem. Through our virtual mediation services, we can facilitate mediation sessions involving multiple parties from anywhere in the world. As long as they have a high-speed internet or stable phone connection, we can arrange a live remote session with all the stakeholders.
Speak with a Skilled and Compassionate Elder Care Mediator
At Advanced Mediation Solutions, we work closely with family members who are in need of elder care mediation. We will open the lines of communication. We will help families develop creative solutions to caring for a loved one, ever-mindful of maintaining the elder’s best interests and dignity. And when possible, elders may also take part in the process.
It is sometimes important to solicit opinions from elder law attorneys, geriatric care managers, psychotherapists, and other elder-care experts. We have close relationships with trusted sources who can provide the information you seek.
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