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"Elder Mediation" is the mediation of any dispute or conflict involving an older person. Mediation by nature is cooperative, private, informal, supportive and non-confrontational, and lends itself well to resolution of disagreements with people of advanced age.

In Elder Mediation the underlying root of the problem often lies beyond the defined parties to the disagreement and the particular issue in dispute. The participation of all involved including family members and friends can be integral to resolving the problem in an honest and meaningful way. The presence of support people during mediation can assist an older adult to feel more cared for and confident during difficult conversations. Depending on the situation it is not uncommon to include paid caregivers, hospital staff, nursing home and or community care representatives, physicians and other professionals.

Elder Mediators

"Elder Mediators" are professionally trained mediators who possess skillful, current knowledge about the types of issues that are particularly likely to be associated with older adults. These issues can include:

  • estate and retirement planning                      

  • driving and transportation

  • housing and living arrangements

  • health care and medical decision making

  • safety in community and at home

  • abuse and neglect

  • caregiver responsibility

  • relationship concerns

  • new marriages and blended families

  • religious issues

  • holiday schedules

  • financial concerns

  • family business

  • guardianship

  • end of life issues


Above text (in its entirety) on this page is an excerpt from the website of Ontario Association of Family Mediators - Elder Mediation.  OAFM -

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