Laura and Kimberly explore the world of transformative mediation with family members who are caring for older adults. Kimberly has some fantastic tips on maintaining your calm in the midst of family chaos. You will love this discussion!
Here are some interesting points from our discussion:
-Factors that might contribute to caregiving conflict
-Helpful tips for handling conflict with family members
-How professional mediation can be helpful for families
Kimberly Best is a trained Family Mediator and owns Best Conflict Solutions focusing on collaborative problem-solving in healthcare, small business mediation, and conflict management, organizational conflict, elder mediation, family and relationship mediation, dialogue facilitation, and conflict coaching. She spent the first season of her career as a Registered Nurse in intensive care, trauma, and emergency medicine, where she cared for people in extreme need and gained valuable experience in the medical system.
You can find more about Kimberly Best and her work here:
I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported, and empowered.
We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise, and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate.
You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device.