Most all of us over 60 years old are amazed at how everyone is so busy. What are we doing now that our parents didn’t do when they were in their 60’s?
Like us you may have parents still living and in most cases are in the care of others. Usually, this other is a nursing home or at least a place where they can be taken care of while we still work.
In many cases their needs exceed what the nursing home can provide. These needs may need to be taken care of by the children. Doctor’s appointments, clothing needs, entertainment, visiting other friends and relatives, church, visitation by children at the nursing home, etc.
Unfortunately, some or all these extra needs fall on one child or a close relative. This caregiver can quickly become overwhelmed with responsibility. They feel alone, they must do everything. This situation can be caused by many things.
The rest of the family lives away. This situation can’t be helped in many cases and leads to other problems with the caregiver. If there are other family members in the area only one of them really provides most of the care.
If the family wants to be involved in the care, it’s difficult to divide up the duties. This lack of cooperation or sharing can lead to family disputes and one or more of them does not participate in the care.
In some cases, disagreements have evolved into litigation. Thus, splitting families apart and costing hundreds of dollars and many months of delay in a solution. The good news is there is a way to involve everyone and solve existing problems plus preventing future problems or conflicts.
There is a relatively new service provided for families that helps them come to terms with care and responsibility for them. The new service is called ELDERCARE MEDIATION.
This service helps families come to grips with what is needed and how each participating person can be involved in care.
The process usually only takes a few hours or less and is conducted by a Certified Elder care Mediator. Our company’s mediators have over 35 years in the field and have worked with hundreds of seniors and their families.
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