Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria Collier highlights the importance of considering all aspects before becoming a caregiver for a loved one to avoid regrets in the future.
DECATUR, GA, April 11, 2019: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new blog on her law firm’s website entitled “Become A Caregiver With No Regrets.” Ms. Collier addresses the need for caregivers to be comfortable with their role.
Collier states, “Becoming a caregiver is a big commitment.” She elaborates, “We often take on the role of being our parents’ caregivers, sometimes by default and other times consciously and willingly. When you do become a caregiver, whether for a parent, a friend, relative or other loved one, it’s important to understand that you are also becoming the voice for that person.” Collier points out, “You must understand the wishes of the one you are caring for before you can help make important decisions for them. You need to know what they want or don’t want as they approach the end of life.”
“When you consider that our healthcare system is designed to treat or fix,” says Collier, “you may discover that when people get older they may not be treatable or fixable. They may not want to undergo a series of tests that might lead to surgery, especially when they may be too fragile to survive a surgical procedure.”
The entire blog can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/blog/become-a-caregiver-with-no-regrets/
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.