Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria Collier talks about the privilege of being a parent to a child and the privilege of being an adult child caring for parents at the end stage of their lives.
DECATUR, GA, December 17, 2018: 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 Aging Parents Is A Privilege.” Ms. Collier points out the similarity between the beginning of life and the end of it in terms of caregiving.
Collier writes, “When we give birth to a child, that child is considered a gift.” She adds, “It is a privilege to be a parent and to nurture that child and help them learn and discover the wonders of life.”
“Likewise,” says Collier, “when our parents come to the last years of their lives, it may feel as if they become very childlike. It can be a great privilege to care for them in the same way they cared for you when you arrived.” She states, “They may have age-related dementia or full-blown Alzheimer’s. They may have a debilitating illness or physical limitations preventing them from doing the things they were used to doing.”
Collier shares, “I have a friend who was the caregiver for her mother during the last five months of her life. My friend told me how honored she felt to be in a position to live with her mother and be her caregiver. They were able to bond in a way they would not have otherwise done. She told me how fascinating it was to see this woman, her mother, who had once been so powerful and strong now so dependent on all of her children and others.”
“When you are young,” writes Collier, “it’s hard to imagine your parents as old and incapable of doing everything. Some part of us seems to think our parents will be strong and live forever.”
The entire blog can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/caring-for-aging-parents-is-a-privilege/
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.