Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria Collier tells readers that some parents may resist being parented by their adult children which often makes the job of caregiver more difficult.
DECATUR, GA, June 27, 2019: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new blog on her law firm’s website entitled “Caring For Elderly Parents Is A Tough Job But Somebody’s Got To Do It.” Ms. Collier recognizes the difficulties inherent in being an adult child caregiver to one’s parent.
According to Collier, “Watching our parents lose their independence as they age is one of the most challenging realities adult children face. Likewise, caring for our elderly parents is never easy, but it must be done.”
“We’ve witnessed our parents’ decision making our whole lives,” writes Collier. She continues adding, “They always made important decisions for and about us, their children, as well as for themselves. When we see their decision-making abilities become impaired, it can be disconcerting.”
As Collier points out, “One thing you can be certain of – no parent wants to be parented.” She further elaborates, “In particular, mothers are accustomed to mothering not being mothered. So often we meet with resistance when we try to help our aging parents and that is usually the reason why. To a parent, their children are always their children and are the ones that need to be nurtured and helped.”
The entire blog can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/blog/caring-for-elderly-parents-is-a-tough-job-but-someones-gotta-do-it/
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.