Adult siblings, whether close or estranged, are often drawn together when their aging parents require help with housing, medical care or finances. Working together can renew and strengthen bonds between the siblings, or it can create conflict and stress, as rivalries from the past resurface. For example, The New York Times highlighted one particular set of siblings and their path toward mediation as a way to resolve tensions and allow them to work together for a comfortable solution for all. Read their story Here. Elder mediation is, in fact, a valuable, non-adversarial process for resolving the myriad of family conflicts that can arise in the caregiving context. Read this AARP guide to choosing an elder mediator Here. And Click Here to read Richard Eisenberg’s recent column in Next Avenue, where he discusses the #1 fight among adult siblings: money and aging parents. While you can’t pick your siblings, you can choose how to get along!