What People are Saying…

One of “5 Must-Read Books for Sibling Caregivers” providing “expert advice for brothers and sisters embroiled in eldercare,” this is “a practical manual from four family mediation experts that focuses on communication trouble spots and issues such as estate planning.”

Lise Funderburg, MORE Magazine, May 2012

“Every family faces challenges, from deciding how to care for elderly parents to figuring out how to divide cherished belongings, and the authors provide guidance on how to work well together. With many stories and examples from their years of experience as mediators, they offer step-by-step instructions for how you and your family can manage conflict, communicate effectively, handle tough situations—and become stronger in the process.”

Susan Hackley, Managing Director, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School

“Elder Decisions® has produced an excellent guide for families who are struggling with eldercare decisions. The authors provide a reassuring and practical approach to the process of negotiating and resolving family conflicts. Whether a family is already embroiled in a difficult dispute over Mom or Dad, or just beginning an eldercare journey, it will find words of wisdom in this guide.”

Emily B. Saltz, LICSW, CMC Director, Elder Resources, Board Member, National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

“This exceptionally wise and immensely practical book provides step-by-step advice that every family needs, as we navigate the challenging transitions of parents’ later years. Readers will find useful negotiation and communication advice for resolving many kinds of conflict. By explaining the essentials of negotiation theory in everyday terms, with examples drawn from real cases, the authors have given us a brilliant Getting to YES guide for managing family issues.”

David A. Hoffman, Esq. Boston Law Collaborative, LLC,  John H. Watson, Jr. Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, Former chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution

“Elder care challenges can be the petri dishes of family conflict. Fortunately, this new book by the leading elder mediators at Elder Decisions® provides the antidote. I hope that families all over will use the methods it prescribes to resolve their differences.”

Harry S. Margolis, Esq. Margolis & Bloom, LLP, Founder of

“This book deserves to be in every elder law attorney’s bookcase and read by most families fighting with or about their elders.”

William J. Brisk, Esq., ELDER LAW NEWS AND NOTES, June 2011, Number 83