Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria Collier explains why there is a growing number of younger caregivers, why their stress levels tend to be greater and how families can explore a potentially helpful option.
DECATUR, GA, January 28, 2019: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new blog on her law firm’s website entitled “American Adults Are Getting Older While Their Caregivers Are Getting Younger.” Ms. Collier explains that, “In the last couple of decades due to several factors, one of which was the economic disaster of the early 2000’s, many children have lived with and been raised by their grandparents.”
“And, likewise,” Collier continues, “as these grandparents get older, their grandchildren are being tasked with caregiving.” She adds, “According to a recent poll, a third of American adults under age 40 have provided care for an older relative or friend, and another third expect to be called upon to do so within the next five years.”
According to Collier, “This is placing a tremendous burden on young people who are often just hitting their stride in a career and/or caring for their own young families. Which may be why it has also been noted that younger caregivers are more likely than older ones to feel more stressed out with their duties. This is also the time when families begin thinking about their own retirement and long-term care needs.”
The entire blog can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/american-adults-are-getting-older-while-their-caregivers-are-getting-younger/
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.