Elder Care Mediation Services
Our Elder Care Mediation Services enable elders and their families the
opportunity to identify and explore meaningful solutions in an efficient,
affordable manner. Below are a variety of topics that arise in a Elder
Changing Needs in Daily Living Activities
- Safety Concerns
- Medical Directives
- Financial Decisions and Management
- Caregiving Responsibilities
- Powers of Attorney
What Are the Benefits of Elder Care Mediation? As elders and their families
plan and make decisions for managing the changes that occur as our needs
change, there can be differences of opinion, conflict or simply confusion
over choices. Elder Care Mediation allows elders and their families to
communicate about changing needs in an informal, fair conversation.
What Does the Mediator Do? An Elder Care Mediator assists everyone in working
through the decision making process. Part communication coach, and sometimes
part referee, the mediator will help the mediation participants to express
and to be heard.
Who Is Our Mediator?
Ross Cerny has been a mediator for ten years after practicing law for over twenty
years. Born in Los Angeles, Ross graduated from UCLA and then from the
University of Puget Sound School of Law in Tacoma, Washington. He has
represented both sides in litigation of commercial, construction, real
estate and insurance disputes, personal injuries, and legal malpractice
claims. Ross was a principal in Michel, Cerny & Mirman. He continues
to consult to law firms.
In addition to specialized training in mediating eldercare issues, Ross
also has experience and advanced training in assisting communication among
people of different ages, backgrounds and cultures. He mediates under
contract with several governmental agencies for resolving discrimination
claims and other disputes in the workplace.
Together with other mediators, care managers and probate attorneys, Ross
was a founding member of Adult Resolutions & Mediation Services (ARMS),
now part of La Sierra University. He is a member of the Association for
Conflict Resolution, an affiliate member of the International Ombudsman
Association, and has volunteered with the ACE project, a program developed
by Wise & Healthy Aging and the Probate Division of the Los Angeles
Superior Court in which volunteers visit conservatees in residential care
facilities and monitor their care and safety. Ross is here to help.
What are the Costs of Mediation? Mediation is cost effective. We offer
hourly and package options. Fees are shared by all parties and only begin
once the mediation session begins. There is no fee for consultations prior
to the mediation session. Please
contact us to discuss your particular needs.