The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Founder, Victoria L Collier, Writes About The Devastating Isolation and Loneliness Many Seniors And Caregivers Are Experiencing Due To COVID-19.
Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria Collier addresses the greater isolation and loneliness being experienced by the senior population during COVID-19 crisis as well as the extra burden being shouldered by the staff of social workers and caregivers at nursing homes and assisted living facilities around the country.
DECATUR, GA, July 22, 2020: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on her law firm’s website entitled “COVID-19 Isolation Creates Greater Stress For The Elderly And Care Givers,” in which Ms. Collier hails the caregivers and calls upon readers to do whatever they can to help ease the loneliness.
As Collier points out, “Isolation and loneliness has historically been a concern for older adults in a nursing home or assisted living facility.” She continues, “Visits from family members and friends are often rare and too short-lived for the resident. But now, with COVID-19 making it impossible for families and relatives to visit at all, the isolation seniors are experiencing is devastating.”
“In many cases,” Collier states, “couples are being kept apart when one spouse is residing in a nursing home and the other lives in the home the two shared together.” She elaborates, “The healthy spouse is often accustomed to spending long hours with their spouse – so often the case with Alzheimer’s patients. The stress becomes even greater for the spouse who can no longer visit and spend time with his or her lifetime mate.”
“Additionally COVID-19 has put a halt to group meal sites, exercise and social activities, along with a host of other engaging activities,” Collier writes. She says, “Among those are volunteer commitments. Volunteers can no longer enter the facilities, so social workers and on-site caregivers are carrying the extra burden. Many of the elderly cannot go out for a walk on their own so they are confined to their room and often simply to their bed.”
According to Collier, “In so many instances where Social workers serving the populations that are the most vulnerable to COVID-19, they have become more creative and resourceful in staying connected to their older adult clients, patients, friends, and families and supporting their efforts to stay connected with others.” She goes on to add, “It is important make every effort to soothe the loneliness, social isolation, and anxiety our elders experience. Fortunately we have technology too that has been incorporated in many facilities allowing video meetings with family members and friends.”
The entire article can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/blog/covid-19-isolation-creates-greater-stress-for-the-elderly-and-care-givers/
About The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm
The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of retiring citizens. The Firm focuses its entire practice on providing strategies to protect independence, privacy, assets and taxes from the government. Victoria Collier has grown her law practice and financial services practice by providing excellent customer satisfaction with personalized wealth protection plans.
About Victoria Collier
Victoria L. Collier, CELA founded The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm to serve the legal needs of retiring individuals. Victoria is also Co-Founder of Red Feather Financial. 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. We also believe that privacy and protection are the keys to personal peace.
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 (CELA) 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.