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 Care Mediation:
- 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 themselves 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.