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Elder Mediation

Elder mediation is a voluntary, solution-focussed and person-centred process which aims to enable elder citizens, their families and carers to make decisions which optimise the quality of their lives and relationships.

The aim of Elder mediation is to engender respect and understanding between the parties, to assist with and promote the skills of collaboration. Consideration is given to existing orders such as Guardianship and Power of Attorney.

Who can attend Elder Mediation?

Elder mediation can be initiated by an elder person, their family members or carers including those who hold Guardianship or Power of Attorney and/or medical professionals.

What is discussed in Mediation?

A wide range of issues may be discussed including:

  • Care arrangements that take into account physical, social, cultural, spiritual and emotional needs
  • Communication around coordinating care
  • Future planning
  • Managing conflict within the family and/or support network

What is the process of Elder Mediation?

  • Parties attend a confidential individual session where they can discuss their needs or concerns with the mediator.
  • A joint two hour session is booked where parties are invited to participate in a facilitated negotiation about the issues.
  • Subsequent sessions may be required to discuss all of the issues.
  • A summary of agreements can be provided to participants.

What happens in the mediation session?

You will be assisted to:

  • Communicate the issues for discussion.
  • Share information about the background of the issues or conflict.
  • Identify any problem areas.
  • Negotiate options and proposals.
  • Define agreements and designate issues needing further discussion.

Do you provide services over the phone or online?

Positive Solutions has offices across Tasmania with appointments being available face to face, via phone or online.

How do I find out more?

To find out more about our mediation services and the cost please contact us.

Dear Clients

Important COVID-19 Update

At Positive Solutions, the safety and well-being of our clients and staff are our priority. As we know, the easing of border restrictions has resulted in the transmission of COVID-19 in the community. To ensure we keep the risk of COVID-19 transmission within Positive Solutions to a minimum, we request:

  • That all clients, staff and visitors wear a mask when visiting Positive Solutions. We request that you supply your own mask.
  • Please remember to use the Check-In Tas app on arrival for each visit.
  • Please use hand sanitiser regularly and maintain social distancing of 1.5m.
  • You will not be able to wait onsite for a family/friend who is attending a session. Where sessions end early we can call to advise.
  • We are continuing to operate face to face but if you are available to attend via phone or online please let us know.
  • If you are exhibiting any cold or flu like symptoms please do not attend the office. We are able to easily reschedule appointments to phone/online if needed.

We appreciate your cooperation in helping us keep our clients and staff safe during this time.

If you have any concerns or queries please do not hesitate to speak to your counsellor/mediator or to our Administration Team.

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