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Elder Mediation

Mediation is a way for older people, family members & professionals to effectively resolve issues with the support of a qualified, independent and impartial third party.

Elder mediation is an effective tool to resolve disputes involving older persons, their families and professionals. Supporting them during those difficult conversations concerning care, with respect and understanding. Mediation helps everyone involved to hear and understand one another and to work together, with the aim of finding the best solutions to immediate issues and to managing long term care.

Who We Help:

  • Older people
  • Families, parents and siblings
  • Grandparents
  • Care professionals and managers.
  • Sheltered Housing providers and staff

Types of Dispute:

  • Health care cost and provision
  • Independent living arrangements
  • Care planning and provision
  • Inheritance, financial and probate issues
  • Inter-generational relationships
  • Abuse and neglect
  • New marriages and family concerns
  • Court of protection, involving lasting power of attorney

The majority of elder disputes are complex combinations of unresolved issues, including; finance, inheritance, power of attorney, on-going care, etc.  Elder disputes are also typified by the deep emotional ties that bind families together and may take a number of mediation meetings to resolve.

At arc we are experienced in exploring these hidden issues that divide families, which have sometimes remained unspoken for many years.  As in all of our work, our aim is not only to find a solution to the issue at hand, it is also about restoring the network of important relationships, that are critical to the care and well being of the older person involved.