Mediation Growing as a Field as Siblings Argue Over Parents’ Care

September 13, 2017
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, 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.