Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria Collier talks about how exciting travel can be for an aging parent and how adult children caregivers can also benefit from a change of scenery while enjoying time with their parent..
DECATUR, GA, May 24, 2019: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on her law firm’s website entitled “Planning A Vacation With An Aging Parent.” Ms. Collier advocates the benefits of traveling with parents and encourages making sure all legal paperwork is up-to-date prior to traveling.
Collier writes, “Travel is one of life’s most rewarding activities and it appeals to all ages.” “For seniors,” she adds, “travel is even more exciting because it gets them out of their often-lonely day-to-day lives. Even for those with early onset Alzheimer’s, travel can still be an enjoyable experience that is looked forward to with excitement.”
As Collier points out, “Sometimes the adult children who are caregivers to an aging parent have limited time and can accomplish double duty when taking a vacation together with the parent(s). With summer coming, it’s a great time to consider getting your parent out and about and getting a little change of scenery for yourself.”
“If you are thinking about getting mom or dad/mom and dad out for an adventure this summer,” writes Collier, “be sure to plan with their needs in mind. Consider their interests first, then their mobility, their mental and emotional capacity and other medical needs in the equation.” She further elaborates, “Also be aware that there are some destinations and forms of travel that are much better suited for seniors than others. I came across a great article that highlights some destinations throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe that you can check out here.”
As Collier states, “Sometimes family obligations determine where you’ll be going with your aging parent. The birth of a grandchild or great grandchild, a wedding, a graduation or simply enjoying an intergenerational vacation could mean that the specific needs of your aging parents are not going to be the priority.” “If that is the situation,” says Collier, “you’ll want to research the details of the location and make sure that their needs can be accommodated. And, you certainly don’t want them to miss out on the event even if the circumstances are less than ideal. Missing out could be a source of depression for your parent. Your parent may not be able to participate in all the activities, but with appropriate planning should be able to enjoy the company of their many family members.”
The entire article can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/articles/planning-a-vacation-with-an-aging-parent/
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.