If you’re in a situation where you and your siblings cannot agree on anything about the parent(s) you’re all caring for — the kinds of medical treatment he should receive, where she should live, who should pay for what, and how caregiving will impact your inheritances, for example — consider hiring a mediator. To preserve family relationships, it’s important to start mediation soon after disputes begin.

Mediation is an informal conflict resolution process that’s far less expensive than litigation and can be handled without lawyers. A mediator has specialized training in conflict resolution and facilitates conversations designed to help people resolve disagreements without going to court. The mediator remains neutral; he or she does not take sides.

Some mediators specialize in elder mediation; that is, helping adult children and their parents resolve problems unique to situations involving seniors. You will find mediators specializing in elder mediation at https://www.longtermcarelink.net/a7mediation.htm.