As our population ages, more and more families are facing challenging situations with their aging parents. Can they continue to live in their own home? Who will check on them? Should they give up their drivers’ license? Should a guardian be appointed and, if so, whom? Elder mediation helps families reach consensus about how to support their aging loved ones. Elder mediation also may assist families as they deal with probate matters, healthcare planning or medical treatment. Those who are beginning to plan for their later years, may worry that their children will fight over the estate when the parents are gone. Mediation can help reduce these worries, by tackling the hard questions directly and reaching an agreeable plan.