Elder mediation is a form of family mediation that provides a forum for family decision-making around those issues most often encountered when dealing with aging parents or grandparents. The elder mediation process has two fundamental goals:
- To allow families to create workable and mutually acceptable solutions to their current disputes, and
- To develop communication strategies that enable them to work together to make important decisions in the future.
Because family members develop their own solutions that reflect their family’s unique situation, satisfaction with the outcome is quite high and the resolutions tend to be workable and long lasting.