Help for the Whole Family

We can help the whole family work everything through

When a family faces decisions about later life issues, it can become difficult to communicate and even more so, to make decisions together.  There are different perspectives and intense emotions involved.  Facilitated (and if needed mediated) family meetings enable families to make decisions in a way that can both prepare for the future and preserve relationships.

Our Mediators are professionals familiar with the ageing process, later-life change impact and all the issues involved in that.  We facilitate family discussions and ensure that the rights and wishes of the older person are respected.  Difficult topics can be addressed in a safe and constructive process.

The kind of topics likely to be covered in a family meeting could include:

  • 1

    Care

    The level of care that may be needed for a loved one

  • 2

    Living Arrangements

    Living arrangements and nursing home decisions

  • 3

    Roles

    Care giving roles and responsibilities

  • 4

    Conflicts

    Conflicting perceptions, interpretations and values

  • 5

    Finance

    Finance and bill paying

  • 6

    Property

    Personal property distribution

  • 7

    Inheritance

    Inheritance considerations such as tax liabilities or complex legal arrangements

  • 8

    Transport

    Driving and transport decisions and arrangements

  • 9

    Medical

    Medical care arrangements and end-of-life decisions

Take The First Steps

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Positive Steps can offer yourself, your family member, or your client, valuable support for the time when difficult decisions about next residential steps need to be carefully and skilfully assessed.

If that feels right, the next step is a free first consultation that holds no obligations and is guaranteed to be a Positive Step - and enjoyable experience.

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