Sally Abrahms interviewed Rikk Larsen in the AARP Bulletin feature, The Author Speaks – Caring for Our Aging Parents: An elder mediator and author helps siblings negotiate care for Mom and Dad.
“Mediator Larsen and his colleagues have poured their collected knowledge of how to navigate the tricky world of taking care of aging parents into a self-published book, Mom Always Liked You Best: A Guide for Resolving Family Feuds, Inheritance Battles & Eldercare Crises.
“Larsen spoke to the AARP Bulletin about sibling disputes, elder mediation and this complicated time of life.”
In the article, Larsen discussed the importance of family communication, and how mediation can help:
“… unfortunately during times of elder transitions, that communication is tested. The typical family communication system is rarely up to the challenge, so just the act of getting together in a formal, safe session with a third-party neutral who isn’t going to be making decisions is tremendously powerful and often leads to great problem solving.”
The AARP Bulletin also featured an excerpt of the book.