The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Managing Partner, Shannon Pawley, Writes About How The COVID-19 Vaccine Is Helping Families Feel More Confident About Placing Their Loved Ones In Senior Living Facilities.

Estate & Asset Protection Attorney and Managing Partner, Shannon Pawley, encourages families exploring long-term care facilities for their senior loved ones to ask lots of questions about safety protocols as the COVID19 vaccine is rolled out, relaxing restrictions and beginning to build greater confidence. She posts several questions to get the ball rolling.

DECATUR, GA, January 25, 2021: Shannon Pawley, Managing Partner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on the law firm’s website entitled “Vaccine Boosts Confidence In Placing Loved Ones In Senior Nursing Facilities,” in which Ms. Pawley offers some important questions to pose to further alleviate any stresses.

Pawley Shannon business card photoPawley states, “While life is not anywhere close to being back to “normal,” the COVID19 vaccine is helping family members feel a bit more confident in placing their loved ones in long-term care nursing homes and senior care facilities again.” She adds, “Since the vaccine was approved in December, it has been rolling out to nursing home residents and staff throughout the country.”

“As the vaccine becomes available to the 65+ population,” writes Pawley, “as well as nursing homes and senior care facilities, visiting restrictions are being somewhat relaxed, on a state-by-state basis. Unlike during the early days of the pandemic when all senior resident facilities were locked down and residents could not have any visitors, there are circumstances that allow for visitation and, as the vaccine becomes more widely available, some experts suggest there is likely to be a return to a semblance of normalcy perhaps by this fall.”

Pawley encourages, “If you are exploring assisted living communities for a parent or loved one, be thorough in asking questions that will develop greater confidence and alleviate any possible stresses.” She continues, “Tours may be prohibited due to the virus, so your questions are going to have to address issues that you would have been able to see and sense with an in-person tour.”


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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 and Shannon Pawley have grown their law practice by providing excellent customer satisfaction with personalized wealth protection plans.


About Victoria Collier

Victoria L. Collier, CELA founded The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm to serve the legal needs of retiring individuals. In our firm, 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.  We also believe that privacy and protection are the keys to personal peace.

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 (CELA) 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 Shannon M. Pawley, J.D., LL.M

Shannon is the firm’s Managing Partner.  Born and raised in the Tidewater area of Virginia to a tightknit family with strong military service roots, Shannon learned from an early age the value of hard work and the importance of social awareness to ensure you always leave a situation in a better place than how you entered it.  In her junior year of high school, Shannon served as U.S. House of Representatives Page during the 101st United States Congressional Session in Washington, D.C.  This experience exposed her to numerous new cultures and worldly issues.  Walking away from her experience as a U.S. House of Representative Page, Shannon knew that she wanted to pursue legal studies and be able to assist others in obtaining the best results available in difficult situations.

Shannon earned her undergraduate degree at North Carolina Wesleyan College and pursued a law degree from Michigan State University College of Law.  After obtaining her law degree and becoming a licensed attorney in Michigan, she continued her educational pursuit by acquiring a LL.M. (Master of Law) in Taxation from Wayne State University.



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