The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Founder, Victoria L Collier, Warns About A Probable Increase In Elder Abuse Due To Conditions Resulting From COVID19.
Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria Collier paints a picture of how elderly abuse is likely to increase as the COVID19 pandemic continues to create intolerable financial conditions for millions.
DECATUR, GA, May 6, 2020: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new blog on her law firm’s website entitled “Prepare For A Spike In Elder Abuse Caused By Pandemic,” in which Ms. Collier encourages readers to be on the lookout for signs of abuse.
Collier writes, “As the pandemic quarantine continues, you can see the tension mounting as people are rushing to opened beaches in Jacksonville, Florida and our own governor is giving the green light to an unusual assortment of businesses.” She adds, “As the tension continues to mount with people staying at home, with limited to no income, and the bills piling up, I expect to see, like we did in 2008 – 2009, an increase in elder abuse and financial exploitation of elderly family members.”
“As circumstances get worse, this is what I see happening,” says Collier. “Family members will move in together, living in tight quarters with differing adult personalities. Because liquor stores are considered ‘essential businesses’, alcohol consumption will continue or increase, and Social Security and pension payments to seniors will be used by the newly-moved-in out-of-work household members.” According to Collier, “This can lead to neglect and malnourishment of the senior population as priorities differ about whether to buy expensive medication or groceries for an expanding family.”
The entire blog can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/blog/covid19-and-nursing-homes/
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.