MED 501 Eldercare Mediation

Faculty: Dr. Robert H. Frantz (Profile)


As the American baby boomer population ages, their families, friends, and clergy will be called upon to assist in decision making. Conflicts will arise, many based on decades of relationships, and some based on new relationships. Care facilities, banks, investment firms, churches, neighborhood associations, circles of friends and sibling groups will be tested by the many care options, financial constraints, and self-serving interests of some involved parties, to assist in elder decision making. This course aims to equip mediators with the specific understanding of an eldercare-optimized mediation process, awareness of how longstanding relationship dynamics manifest in present-day conflicts, how to bring the idea of legacy into the resolution process, and when to engage proper authorities if elder abuse or fraud is indicated.

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