Elder Care Mediation: What Will Create the Tipping Point for Elders to Utilize Mediation as a Conflict Resolution Alternative

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Professional Studies

Organizational Unit

University College, Organizational Leadership


Leadership and Organizations

First Advisor

Patricia Greer


Elder care, Mediation


This paper provides suggestions and makes recommendations for mediators in the field of elder care to help create a tipping point in the use of mediation in place of litigation to resolve conflicts, honing in specifically on elder care conflicts. The paper identifies what mediation is, current use of mediation, mediation programs, and the benefits of mediation in relation to litigants cost, satisfaction, disposition time, court time and monies saved within the courts. The paper also identifies barriers that exist in the field of mediation and the hurdles that need to be overcome to create a tipping point in the use of mediation by the United States aging population; and, provides suggestions for future research .

Publication Statement

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