Mediation Growing as a Field as Siblings Argue Over Parents’ Care
As aging parents live longer, there are more issues that require the involvement of other family members—and more opportunities for dissension.
A new web site, www.mediate.com explains the growing field of elder mediation, offers articles on the subject, and has a directory to find mediators around the country.
Elder mediators have special training to help stressed out families come to consensus on topics like a parent’s independence, safety, living arrangements, or medical decisions. There is also advice to help with sibling conflicts and communication skills.