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What is elder-care mediation?
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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: Decision-making
Elder care mediation is a goal-oriented decision making process involving the patient (elder) and all those involved (spouse, children, etc.
). A mediator can be anyone with knowledge of the situation and a background to answer questions of the group. The mediation can be used to arrive at a consensus for the care of the elder and can be necessary when family communication is not optimal.

In brief: Decision-making
Elder care mediation is a goal-oriented decision making process involving the patient (elder) and all those involved (spouse, children, etc.
). A mediator can be anyone with knowledge of the situation and a background to answer questions of the group. The mediation can be used to arrive at a consensus for the care of the elder and can be necessary when family communication is not optimal.
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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Dr. Milton Mintz
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: Usually helpful
Families use them for making difficult; critical decisions.
They are usually trained for doing this work- they help keep families out of courts etc.

In brief: Usually helpful
Families use them for making difficult; critical decisions.
They are usually trained for doing this work- they help keep families out of courts etc.
Dr. Milton Mintz
Dr. Milton Mintz
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