The Elder & Disability Law Firm Founder Victoria L Collier Advises to Plan for the Unthinkable
Certified Elder Care Attorney, Victoria Collier proposes addressing desires and wishes of family members in the event of tragic accidents or illnesses that could leave one incapacitated and putting those desires on paper in an Advance Directive for Health Care form.
Decatur, GA, May 25, 2017: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Elder & Disability Law Firm, has posted a new blog on her law firm’s website entitled “It’s Never Too Early To Prepare For An Unexpected Medical Crisis.” Ms. Collier discusses the need to address these issues sooner rather than later.
According to Collier, “Many individuals and families tend to postpone, duck, ditch, and/or pretend they don’t need to have certain important conversations.” “These are the conversations,” says Collier, “about what would happen if something unthinkable happened.”
“What if you suddenly died, got into a serious accident and were left incapacitated or you were diagnosed with a serious illness,” Collier asks. She continues adding, “You get the picture? No one really wants to consider these types of events, however, if they are not discussed and arrangements made, in the event something did occur, who will know what your wishes are?”
Collier continues writing, “For instance do you know what aspects of your healthcare are important to you? Who would you want to make medical decisions for you if you are unable to make them for yourself? Do you want life support? Do you want to donate your organs or not?”
The entire blog can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/never-early-prepare-unexpected-medical-crisis/
About Victoria Collier
Victoria L. Collier, CELA founded The Elder & Disability Law Firm of Victoria L. Collier, P.C. to serve the legal needs of seniors when their health care needs increase. Victoria is also Co-Founder of Collier Scott Financial Solutions, LLC. At both firms WE BELIEVE that people should not have to lose everything they’ve worked a lifetime to earn and that every person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability.
Victoria enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during Desert Storm, 1989-1995, and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves, 1Lt. 2001-2004, JAG Corps. Victoria is a national expert on the VA Wartime Pension for veterans and their widows who need additional assistance with activities of daily living and helping them qualify for and receive tax-free income from the VA to pay for it. Victoria graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.A. in Psychology and then University of Nebraska, College of Law. In 2014, Victoria was awarded with the Alumni Master Award from the University of Nebraska.
Victoria is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through The National Elder Law Foundation and has been named as the only attorney in Georgia as “Fellow” of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Victoria was appointed by Governor Perdue to the Georgia Council on Aging, 2010 – 2016 and was awarded Dekalb County Veteran of the Year, 2013. She is the author of 47 Secret Veterans Benefits for Seniors; Paying for Long Term Care – Financial Help for Wartime Veterans: The VA Aid & Attendance Benefit. Victoria has co-authored several books: Blooper Episodes in Estate Planning, Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home, and Protect Your IRA: Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes. Most notably, Victoria co-authored the National Best Seller, The Road to Success, with Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
About The Elder & Disability Law Firm
The Elder & Disability Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of senior citizens when their healthcare needs increase. The Firm focuses its entire practice on Elder Law and Estate Planning matters, which encompasses the areas of Asset Protection, Medicaid Planning, VA Benefits planning, Estate and Special Needs Planning. Victoria Collier has grown her law practice through her personable nature and good management skills.