It is rare to see mediation be mentioned on the evening news, let alone have a feature article. You can watch this CBS Evening News article about eldercare mediation here.
The article talks about a family whose parents can no longer take care of themselves due to Parkinsons and Alzheimers. As people live longer, this situation is becoming all the more common. Their 6 adult children — dispersed all over the courty and world — are facing the issues of taking care of their parents. Do they sell the house? Who will care for their parents? Who will handle the finances?
The contentiousness was poisoning their relationships. They opted for mediation and were successful in resolving most, but not all issues. They saw mediation as a catalyst, which is what mediation really is.
I do handle these types of mediation. If you are interested, feel free to contact me.