Preserve Family Ties. The primary responsibility of an elder care mediator is to facilitate family communication to further decision-making regarding appropriate care of the elderly parent. The mediator is a neutral third party skilled in helping families achieve resolution and preserve relationships. .
Responsibilities. The mediator is responsible for analyzing the family dynamics and identifying the obstacles to initiating or continuing the best care for the elder. The mediator may need to explain medically relevantg topics or the conversation may be oriented more toward chronic, internally family issues.