During his over 40 year business and legal career Richard Schwachter, has been an elder law and real estate attorney, a founder of a NYSE real estate investment trust (REIT) a field ombudsman, hospice volunteer and a mediator. He has had advanced elder mediation training at the Straus Institute, Pepperdine, CA
As a senior with five grandchildren (and formerly caregiver to his father who had Alzheimer's disease), he has a profound interest in the problems associated with aging seniors and elder care law. He is presently a field ombudsman in San Mateo County California, a licensed Certified Civil Circuit Mediator in Florida and a listed ADR provider in the Santa Clara Superior Court California. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve Law School, the University of Wisconsin and a member of the Ohio Bar.
"I am a senior and have lived these issues. I was a caregiver for my mother and father for many years. My father had Alzheimer's disease at a time when there was less available help than now. Both have now passed but I am still active as a Ombudsman advocating for those who cannot act for themselves. Families need to try and bond together and put aside, if at least temporarily, old concerns to form a plan to help their parents. As an Ombudsman I am an advocate for seniors. I see the result of families not being able to address these issues.
I will travel to you anywhere in the Bay Area. The most effective meetings are at your family's home. Weekend, evenings and online meetings are available to accommodate your family's schedule. If your family members reside in different states (countries) call me to find out if the mediation can be done online. If your parent is in an assisted living facility I can, if necessary, hold our mediation there. If you need a private advocate for your parent or spouse in an assisted living facility contact me".
Richard Schwachter JD Mediator