Caring for Aging Parents: The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Founder Victoria L Collier Talks About How Children Don’t Always Plan For Aging Parents Despite Good Intentions
Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria Collier talks about how frequently even the most ardent promises made by adult children caring for aging parents go unfulfilled.
DECATUR, GA, January 4, 2019: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new blog on her law firm’s website entitled “When Life Gets In The Way And Promises Go Unfulfilled.”
In the article, Ms. Collier doesn’t blame or point fingers. She merely points out how difficult it can be when caring for aging parents to anticipate and meet their needs in the midst of a busy life.
As Collier points out, “Life rarely goes exactly the way we want it to.” She continues, “Especially as we move into our elder years. It is not at all uncommon for those people we have referred to as our parents to become frail, vulnerable and actually die. And, the tough part is that both parents don’t always pass on at the same time or even close to the same time. Very often, one spouse gets left behind.”
“Whether both parents slip into old age together or not,” says Collier, “whether one departs earlier than the other or not, children are often expected to become caregivers for their aging parents. It isn’t always a welcome task.”
According to Collier, “Many times in the past, people would have children with the express intent of having someone to care for them when they got old.” She concludes, “I imagine some people still do have this in mind when they start their families.” Collier knowingly adds, “Often the adult children think they will be able to step in to help their parents during this end of life stage. But, as I said in the beginning, life rarely goes the way we’d like it to.”
The entire blog can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/when-life-gets-in-the-way-and-promises-go-unfulfilled/
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 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.