The New York Times ran an article about elder mediation and how it can be useful to adult siblings who are working together to take care of aging parents. Elder mediation can help sisters and brothers air out differences, understand each other,clarify their expectations, and approach each other with compassion so they can work together as a team. This is one of the services we offer.
As it happens, I just published an article on FamilyAffaires.com describing elder mediation and family conversations myself!
So many of us are in the sandwich generation – balancing caregiving of our children and our parents. We have to take care of ourselves and of each other so we don’t get squashed in the middle!