The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Founder, Victoria L Collier Introduces Readers to Death Doulas, Defines Their Role And The Growing Need For Their Services
Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria Collier identifies a growing trend toward the hiring of Death Doulas or End-of-life Coaches to accommodate The Baby Boomer Generation’s desire for alternatives to traditional caregivers as well as their growing desire to remain at home during their end of life.
DECATUR, GA, December 11, 2019: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on her law firm’s website entitled “A Natural Part Of Living Is Dying And Death Doulas Help People Die With Dignity.” Ms. Collier turns her attention to a growing profession that helps people make the most of their final days.
Collier writes, “As an estate and asset protection attorney I discuss death and the possibilities of being incapacitated prior to death with my clients all the time.” She continues adding, “To me this is very natural. To me, death is a natural part of life, yet many of my clients have difficulty acknowledging they really won’t live forever. Eventually, with a little practice, they get more comfortable with the idea.”
“There is no doubt that we members of the human species are living longer,” Collier states, adding, “As a result people are facing more chronic and life limiting illnesses which often extend the period of dying from as little as a few days or weeks to months or years.” As Collier points out, “Since medical care strictly focuses its attention of either attempting to “cure” or treating/managing conditions, many people simply don’t know how to move forward while living with the full awareness that death will come, typically sooner rather than later.”
According to Collier, “This period of limbo between life and death has created a demand for guidance. “ She explains, “A Death Doula is defined as “a non-medical person trained to care for someone holistically (physically, emotionally and spiritually) at the end of life. Death Doulas are also known around the world as end of life coaches, soul midwives, transition guides, death coaches, doula to the dying, end of life doulas, death midwives, and end of life guides.”
“Much like having an estate and asset protection plan in place,” Collier says, “having a death doula guide the dying person and family through this new territory is becoming more popular. So much goes on during the “dying year” that may be more profound and life affirming when you have someone attuned to the aspects of dying bringing those things to your attention. “
The entire article can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/articles/a-natural-part-of-living-is-dying-and-death-doulas-help-people-die-with-dignity/
About Victoria Collier
Victoria L. Collier, CELA founded The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm 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 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.