Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria Collier turns her attention to a program that helps veterans in need of nursing home level care without having to go into a nursing home, but instead get to live in a caring home environment.
DECATUR, GA, April 22, 2019: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new blog on her law firm’s website entitled “Foster Care Homes Program Provides For Veterans Who Can’t Live On Their Own.” Ms. Collier writes, “As a veteran and an attorney, I do everything I can to help my fellow veterans. Unfortunately, there are many veterans in our country who do not have family members to help them when they are elderly, ill and/or incapable of safely living on their own.”
Collier goes on to say, “This is why I am writing this month about an amazing program designed to help these veterans. It is the VA Medical Foster Homes Program and it is designed to specifically help veterans who have serious, chronic disabling conditions that meet the nursing home level of care. These vets require health care coordination and increased access to VA services.
As Collier points out, “This amazing program helps veterans maintain a level of dignity of life in a loving home environment in a family environment with people who choose to provide care for these people who have served their country.”
Collier references a U.S. News article published last year. She tells readers that, “the medical foster home program, “brings together a person who is willing to open their home and serve in the role of strong family caregiver” with a VA coordinator who manages the program, and a multidisciplinary home care team that provides in-home care to the veteran and training to the caregiver. The medical foster home is matched to the veteran’s physical, social, emotional, supervision and safety needs.”
According to Collier’s article, “Currently 126 VA medical centers in 44 states and U.S. territories are operating or developing medical foster homes. More than 1,000 veterans are enrolled, with about 700 caregivers are participating in the program.”
The entire blog can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/blog/foster-care-homes-program-provides-for-veterans-who-cant-live-on-their-own/
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.