Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria Collier recognizes that not everyone who finds themselves in the position of caregiver for an elderly loved one is cut out for the job and offers a suggestion to help provide the appropriate care.
DECATUR, GA, January 14, 2019: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new blog on her law firm’s website entitled “Do Your Part To Prevent Elder Abuse, Denial And Neglect,” in which Ms. Collier clearly demonstrates and understanding of the pressures put on even the best of caregivers.
Collier writes, “Here is a fact everyone must face: all parents are not cut out to be parents.” She continues adding, “The abuse and neglect of children is well-known and documented. Not all people who become parents whether consciously, accidentally or serendipitously are necessarily destined to be caring or loving guardians for their children.” She further elaborates the point, “Regardless, few people who may not have made a conscious decision to become a parent decide to place their child for adoption either. Given the choice to put their children in the loving care of others through adoption might be the most loving thing in many instances, but that doesn’t often happen, and the abuse of children continues.”
According to Collier, “The same is true for the elderly. Not everyone who finds themselves in the role of caregiver is cut out to be a caregiver for an aging parent or adult with diminished capabilities.” “Even if the parent is in a facility,” says Collier, “children and family members who neglect to visit are engaging in a form of abuse. Many times in the case of parents or loved ones with dementia, the family member will rationalize their neglect with statements such as, “that’s not my mom” or “my dad is no longer in there” or “what’s the point of visiting when she/he doesn’t recognize me or even remember that I was there?””
The entire blog can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/do-your-part-to-prevent-elder-abuse-denial-and-neglect/
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.