Elder Justice Initiative on Eldercaring Coordination highlighted in a Global Showcase at the United Nations!
Elder Justice Initiative Co-Chairs presented on eldercaring coordination at the United Nations on June 14, 2018 in honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Below is the link to the presentation, now in the United Nations Archive, and to the text posted on the NGO Committee on Ageing Website:
“We strongly believe that the Eldercaring Coordination Process is very well-suited to address the issues that arise in guardianship llaw, while maintain the focus of parties on the alleged incapacitated person, and not their disputes.” Florida Attorney
“This has been the best Father’s Day that we’d had in a long time.” Family, after meeting with Eldercaring Coordinator
"As an Eldercaring Coordinator (EC), you have the ability to have a bird's eye view of contested matters. The EC, the elder, their families, and attorney's work together to create a plan that is "Elder-centric".
“Eldercaring coordination offers a forum for parties to learn information where discovery proceedings in litigation could slow down resolution and flair up tempers and suspicion. Attorneys and their clients work within the process by sharing information and using resources beyond courtroom procedure.”
“The Eldercaring Coordinator can dispel hard lined positions of parties by separating fact and fiction. It encourages conversation beyond each parties "story" and directs the focus to the Elder's wishes and needs and how to accomplish them within the family dynamic.”
Eldercaring Coordinator Erika Dine
“If a dispute cannot be addressed through mediation, a new dispute resolution process called Eldercaring Coordination may be useful in resolving the increasingly common high conflict “family feud” situations. According to the Association for Conflict Resolution, Eldercaring Coordination is ‘a dispute resolution option specifically for high -conflict cases involving the care, needs and safety of elders.’” Legislative fact sheet, Guardianship and the Right to Visitation, Communication, and Interaction, The American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging.