Mediation can be empowering for older adults and gives them some control over the decisions being made on their behalf. Mediation may take place at any time and a family does not have to wait for their older loved one to be incapacitated. It is preferable that families come together before there is a crisis to plan for the future to avoid conflict when that time comes. These mediations may include other parties who can help with this plan: estate attorney’s, medical personnel, caregivers or a nursing home delegate.v
These mediations help to resolve questions about money and who will control it, medical and end of life choices, inheritance, guardianships, real estate sales and living arrangements. Families come together and work through their different views and opinions in a safe and controlled atmosphere with the best interests of the older adult at heart.