It is estimated that by 2030 there will be 72 million people in the U.S. age 65 or older. Why should you take notice? Because a very large segment of the future client base for attorneys will be elderly people with differing needs and expectations and considerable purchasing power. These clients will be looking for services in real estate, estate planning, healthcare, and dispute resolution with institutions and within their own families. Lawyers who are prepared for this ever growing group of clients will know how to serve them best and will be able to market their services appropriately. Lawyers who approach this group as they would younger populations will find themselves out of sync with this market and will lose out on an important client base. This invaluable manual and audio CD set is designed to help you understand how mediation skills can benefit your practice with older clients.
Summary of Contents:
Introduction to Elder Mediation; Section One: Introduction to “Mediation of Disputes Involving the Elderly”; Principal “Take Aways”; Relevant Topics We Are Not Likely to Have Time to Address in Detail Today; How Do We Intend to Address Our Topic?; For Our Purposes Who is Elderly?; What is Mediation Generally?; What are Mediation’s Principal Advantages and Disadvantages Compared with Other Types of Dispute Resolution?; In What Ways Does Elder Mediation Differ from Mediation Generally?; How Well Do the Different Methods of Dispute Resolution Address These Substantive and Process Challenges?; Tips for effective representation of parties engaged in disputes in which one or more of them is elderly; Getting Help | Section Two: Introduction to Elder Mediation; Conflict Involving Older Adults; Definition of Elder Mediation; Why Elder Mediation?; Benefits of Elder Mediation; Topics for Elder Mediation; Areas of Elder Law That May Benefit From Mediation; Examples of Conflicts Involving Elder Law Issues; Conflict involving elder law issues often includes one or more of the following questions; Self-Determination as a Guiding Principle; Capacity to Mediate; Mediator Skills to Support Capacity; Capacity to Mediate Continuum; Ethical Issues in Elder Mediation; Mediation Services Within Institutional Settings; Conflict within Older Adult Residential and Long-Term Care Settings; Conflict in Long-Term Care; Conflict Within Acute Care Settings; A Meditative Approach; Training for Mediators of Elder Issues | Mediating Disputes Involving the Elderly; Shifting the Paradigm; Styles of Mediation; Conflict Continuum Choice Points for Families and Providers (Medical and Legal); The Fine Line: Elder Care Planner or Mediator; Minimal Ethical Considerations.
Number of Pages: 122