Elder and Estates Mediation

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Care needs arising from the aging of loved ones, or from special needs of adult children, can be uniquely stressful for family members. These stresses and responsibilities – for physical care and sometimes for financial management – can create conflicts and tensions.

Elder and family care mediation offers a supporting, caring, and productive environment for family members to discuss care issues, financial planning concerns, and to plan for the diverse needs of those whom they love.

Likewise, the passing of a loved one can lead to disputes amongst family members related to wills and inheritance, and the implementation of estate plans. Estate mediation offers a respectful environment in which to undertake estate planning with family members before the passing of a loved one, and to resolve disputes arising amongst family members after the passing of a loved one.

Elder and Estates Mediation can be used by families to discuss and reach agreement on issues including:

  • Planning for the care of adult children as their parents age;
  • Planning for the physical care of and financial arrangements for senior members of the family;
  • Determining housing and living arrangements for family members requiring care;
  • Making financial plans with respect to family members requiring support;
  • Making arrangements to support a family caregiver;
  • Addressing caregiver burnout;
  • Disputes among adult siblings related to family care issues or estate issues;
  • Estate planning;
  • Guardianship arrangements;
  • Medical treatment decisions/ end of life decisions; and
  • Disagreements about inheritance.

LEARN MORE:

The Basics of Elder and Estates Mediation

The Bluewater Elder and Estates Mediation Process

 

Other Information of Interest about Elder/ Estates Mediation:

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly:
http://www.advocacycentreelderly.org

Code of Professional Conduct for Mediators Specializing in Issues of Aging:
http://www.eldermediation.ca/codeofprofessionalconduct

Elder Mediation International Network:
http://www.eldermediation.ca/