Some Georgians might say that aging is for the birds. Others might have a most positive outlook, perhaps feeling  more liberated as they age and living life as they see fit. Many senior citizens agree, however, that aging often prompts fears or anxieties about certain issues.

Many older people get stressed when they think about losing independence, either due to physical conditions that make them unable to function without assistance on a daily basis or perhaps, mental decline that leaves them vulnerable regarding their own finances or medical issues. Sadly, many older people struggle financially as well. They may have worked their entire lives, perhaps even saving money as they were able, yet still be unable to meet the expenses associated with their long-term care plans.

It is not uncommon for married elders to become widows or widowers. It’s traumatic to suddenly be alone after sharing life with a partner for decades. In fact, moving on after the death of a spouse is a common fear among seniors. These situations often cause them to worry more about their own mortality.

Feelings of isolation or loneliness, being unable to drive or having to entrust their personal care to strangers are additional fears that plague many Georgia senior citizens. Those who reach out for support from experienced elder law attorneys are often able to gain peace of mind when they’re able to execute solid long-term care plans. Knowing that legal guidance is on hand may help alleviate stress regarding financial, medical and assisted living issues.