How Can I Resolve Eldercare Disagreements Quickly and Get My Loved One The Care They Need?
As people age, they often require assistance in a variety of areas, from general financial tasks like banking to caregiving, healthcare and housing. As families try to balance the senior’s desire for preservation of independence with the need for increasing levels of oversight and care, it is not unusual for conflicts to arise. The need for caregiving assistance varies greatly from one senior to the next and continues to evolve with age. While well-intentioned, different family members may have different views on what is best for their loved one. One family member may want the senior to age-in-place at home with an aide while others believe a supportive care or assisted living community would be best. Bringing an eldercare dispute to the court will be costly and may not be in the best interest of the senior as it will delay the time in getting them the care that they deserve.
At Waldman, Grossfeld, Appel & Baer, we facilitate eldercare mediation sessions in which the involved parties meet to openly discuss areas of dispute. Our eldercare mediation attorneys have in-depth knowledge of Maryland senior programs, services and eldercare providers. We are always respectful of each family’s circumstances and of the individual needs of the senior.
Waldman, Grossfeld Appel & Baer attorney and partner, Marc Baer, received training at the Harvard Law School and has been recognized by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers® as being a leading attorney in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Marc has been mediating eldercare matters for over 20 years. As a skilled mediator, Marc can identify and diffuse family dynamics and help multigenerational groups work collaboratively to resolve their disputes.