Seniors Mediation

The one constant in life is change. At Bendigo Mediation we provide opportunities for families to come together to discuss changes effecting all members of a family, especially older members.

Supporting and caring for our seniors

By creating a safe, respectful and listening environment, families can discuss important life changing decisions such as where to live, medical care, property and financial matters.

 

If you are thinking about or making an arrangement with your family about:

  • Selling your home and giving the money to someone who has agreed to care for you.
  • Moving in with a relative.
  • Transferring property.
  • Giving or lending money.
  • Moving to shared or aged care.

You can speak to our specialised elder Mediator about our facilitated family meetings for older people and their families.

 

What is Seniors Mediation?

Seniors Mediation is a process facilitated by professional mediator which aims to assist older people, their families and significant others with difficult conversations. Mediation can help families to make plans and to reach outcomes to disagreements. The focus of Seniors Mediation is to ensure that outcomes respect the rights and enhance the safety of older people.

 

How does Seniors Mediation work?

The first step in the process is for all members of the family (or those involved in the discussion) to meet individually with the independent Mediator. This meeting usually last for an hour and helps the mediator to clarify and understand the issue you and your family wish to discuss and resolve.

 

If after this first meeting, its agreed that mediation is the right way forward, a suitable time will made for everyone to get together. At this meeting the mediator will ask everyone to set the agenda in regards to what is most important to discuss, provides opportunities and space to talk about their common issues and concerns and how these can be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction.

 

After this meeting the Mediator, if required, will document any agreements made. This document is not legally binding, you will need to contact a lawyer to assist in making any mediation outcomes legally binding.

 

Mediation can be used to resolve conflict in a variety of situations.
For more information on specific mediation services that we provide please contact Bendigo Mediation.

  • Family Dispute Resolution – Parenting and Property/Financial Mediation
  • Workplace Mediation
  • Seniors Mediation