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Mediating the conflicts of aging

Interdisciplinary Elder Mediation is a process that brings family members and other concerned people together to address major life changes which are part of the aging process. Financial, legal and emotional decisions must be made in order to work through this transition period. The mediation process allows the participants (key people) to resolve their conflicts and reach mutually agreeable solutions.

Key People

  • Elder Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Adult Children
  • Adult Grandchildren
  • Adult Children's Spouses
  • Professional Advisors (Attorney, Financial Planners,
  • Friends


  • Disputes Between Elder Parents and Adult Children
  • Disputes Among Adult Siblings
  • Disputes Among other Family members
  • Financial Decisions
  • Estate Planning Issues
  • Residence Decisions
  • Inheritance Disputes
  • Business Matters
  • Medical Treatment Decisions
  • Guardianships

Benefits of Mediation

  • Allows for effective communication
  • Critical emotional issues having an opportunity to be aired in a supportive environment
  • Neutral mediators are present who are familiar with family dynamics, legal and financial issues common to families with aging members
  • Creates a safe place for family members who face disagreements to find common ground and develop creative solutions