As the population ages and families are faced with making difficult decisions about care, support and accommodation, Elder Mediation is becoming increasingly common as a means of preventing or resolving disputes, and ensuring equality, dignity and appropriate care for older people.
Disputes can arise over who pays for care, what the appropriate level of care should be, where that care should be delivered, and how family members divide up the responsibilities for care, both financially and practically. Mediation supports individuals, families and service providers to find the best way forward, without recourse to going to court or damaging personal relationships.
As an Elder Mediator, I can offer assistance with:
Disputes between family members regarding what care and support is appropriate for an ageing relative, and how best that might be provided
Disputes between family members and care providers
Disputes between family members over wills
Disputes between family members over who is responsible for meeting the cost for care of an elderly relative
Disputes between family members regarding how care is delivered to an aging relative within a care facility, in the elderly relative’s own home, at a younger relative’s home, or in a hospital or nursing home
Disputes between family members over the type of care and treatment offered to an elderly relative concerning issues such as the balance between private treatment and NHS treatment