The Rothkoff team were guests at these events around Greater Philadelphia:
One-Year Anniversary Celebration @ The Bridges at Warwick
On April 11th Bryan Adler and Kathleen Magee attended the One Year Anniversary Celebration at The Bridges at Warwick in Jamison, where they networked with other elder care professionals. The event was held in the beautiful personal care home in Bucks County to celebrate the successful first year of the community. The celebration was attended by professional partners who have worked together over the past year to meet the needs of the residents of the Bucks County personal care home and memory care environment. The Bridges and Rothkoff Law Group share several clients and this was a good opportunity for Bryan and Kathleen to both visit with professionals as well as mutual clients.
VIP Grand Gala Open House @ Greenfield Lansdale
On April 12th Nimisha D’Uva attended a VIP Grand Gala Open House hosted by Greenfield Senior Living to showcase their new renovated building in Lansdale, PA. The building is a combination of personal care and memory care and was available to be toured during Gala. The Gala consisted of food, drinks, raffles prizes, and entertainment which included a Frank Sinatra-like singer and a kids corner. The attendees included a variety of long-term care professionals, residents, their families, and staff. It was a lively event.
2017 Haines Award Reception @ Ramblewood Country Club
On April 13th Jane M. Fearn-Zimmer, Esq. joined colleagues and friends at the Ramblewood Country Club where they paid tribute to her Rutgers Law School classmate, Katherine D. Hartman, Esquire, who received the 2017 Haines Award Reception in recognition of her personal and professional integrity, devotion to the legal professional and legal scholarship as well as dedication to the justice system and the people of Burlington County. The award is bestowed by the Burlington County Bar Association annually in honor of the late Judge Martin L. Haines.
Artis Happy Hour @ Catelli Duo Voorhees
On April 20th Jennifer Cohen and Jacinda Graham attended a Happy Hour at Catelli Duo Voorhees hosted by Artis Evesham. The staff thanked referral sources for their success and they are in process of welcoming new residents to their 4th and final neighborhood.
19th Annual Elder and Disability Retreat @ The Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch, New Jersey
On April 20th Jane M. Fearn-Zimmer, Esquire moderated the 19th Annual Elder and Disability Retreat, a two-day elder law conference, on April 20 and 21, 2017 at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch, New Jersey. The event was attended by approximately 130 attorneys, who learned that “outpatient” observation status is a hospital billing classification that can result in thousands of dollars in hospital stays, hospital prescriptions, and nursing home care billed to Medicare patients. Observation status is very hard to fight, but there are important steps you can take to avoid observation status, including asking your hospital physician to admit you as an inpatient, requesting the your primary care physician to contact the hospital physician to support an inpatient admission request, filing an appeal with Medicare if Medicare coverage for nursing home care is denied, and filing a complaint with your state’s health department if you did not receive a notice about “outpatient” observation status.
Alzheimer’s Association’s 2017 Annual Southeast Pennsylvania Dementia Conference @ Valley Forge Casino Resort
On April 24th Kathleen Magee and Misha D’uva attended the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2017 Annual Southeast Pennsylvania Dementia Conference held at Valley Forge Casino Resort. The association put together an informative collaboration of personnel to offer insight and knowledge for caregivers and health care professionals on topics including Palliative and Hospice Care, Compassion Fatigue, and The Dangers of Medication for Older Adults. The always well-attended conference is a wonderful event to offer support to those who work with someone with dementia or is caring for a loved one with the disease. 430 attendees at the conference dementia conference. Keynote speaker was a gerontologist, Dr. Tam Cummings, and her keynote address provided information to increase skills for successful interactions with persons with dementia through knowledge of the disease and behaviors associated. She also did a breakout session on compassion fatigue including a self-assessment in which participants competed to gauge their own compassion fatigue levels. The crowd was a mix of professionals and caregivers. Linda Shumaker from the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health & Aging Coalition also gave an address in which she discussed the causes of disruptive behavioral issues in those with dementia and how to develop effective non-pharmacological strategies to address those challenging behaviors.
Grand Opening of Memory Support Neighborhood @ Twining Village
On April 27th Kathleen Magee traveled to Twining Village Retirement Community to celebrate the grand opening of the newly built Memory Care community of the personal care setting. The beautiful new home for residents with cognitive impairments offers personal care support in a secure and well-structured setting. The new residents who have the pleasure of calling the community “home,” welcomed the group of professional partners of the Twining Staff to celebrate along with them.
Artis Happy Hour @ Metro North
On April 27th Artis Princeton hosted a Happy Hour at Metro North restaurant in Princeton where the staff held a meet and greet w/professionals as they are new to the area. This Artis is slated to open in Fall 2017 and will have a different layout than the others with two stories rather than one.
6th Annual Hope Gala sponsored by The American Cancer Society
On April 29th Jane M. Fearn-Zimmer, Esq. attended the 6th Annual Hope Gala, South Jersey’s premier black-tie event. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the Gala spreads awareness about cancer protection and detection and raises funds for life-saving research and critical services to cancer patients and their families. Ms. Fearn-Zimmer is a member of the American Cancer Society South Jersey Market Board of Advisors.
RadioVision Network’s Breakfast with the Boss on Morning Coffee Show with Scott Tanker
Jane M. Fearn-Zimmer, Esq., appeared as a guest of host Scott Tanker on RadioVision Network’s Breakfast With the Boss segment on the Morning Coffee Show. Jane and Scott discussed crisis Medicaid planning strategies, including tips for what you can and cannot to if you are seeking to qualify for Medicaid. You can watch the internet radio show online at http://www.radiovisionnetwork.com until May 12, 2017.
We love our RLG Partner Happy Hours:
Rothkoff Law Group PA Happy Hour @ Margarita’s
On April 20th Rothkoff Law Group hosted its first PA happy of 2017 at Margarita’s in Langhorne. Over 50 health care professionals attended! All enjoyed the delicious Mexican fare and drinks. Bethany Heleniak from LIFE St. Mary won the raffle prize and left with two tickets to the Phillies game with free parking. You never know what to expect at a Rothkoff happy hour!
Rothkoff Law Group Happy Hour @ Catelli Duo
On April 27th RLG hosted its first NJ happy hour of 2017 at Catelli Duo. It was perfect weather to enjoy drinks on the patio with over 40 of our professional friends. There was friendly competition when it was time to draw the lucky winner of two Phillies tickets with free parking. Congratulations Winnie Krofah of Attentive Care we hope you enjoy the game!
Rothkoff Team’s Seminars & Education Around Town:
CEU Seminar: Getting Serious About Getting Old @ Cherry Hill Public Library
On April 4th we had a CEU seminar at the Cherry Hill Public Library called Getting Serious About Getting Old that was presented by Jerold E. Rothkoff, Esq. It was a wonderful spring day. Attendees stated that the seminar topic “Getting Serious About Getting Old” was very informative with interesting discussion and they enjoyed viewing the short video “Dementia Village”.
Estate Planning Checkup Seminar @ Stanfill Manor
On April 5th at Stanfill Manor Bryan Adler spoke to a community group on the benefits of estate planning documents to avoid a crisis. While the conversation initially focused on Wills and Powers of Attorney, the group asked several questions about asset protection planning, Medicaid, and Veterans Benefits.
CEU Seminar: “NJ & PA: Elder Law Across State Lines” @ Temple University Hospital
On April 12th Bryan Adler presented a Continuing Education Seminar to 25 social workers at Temple University Hospital. The topic, “NJ & PA: Elder Law Across State Lines”, drew a larger crowd because of the exposure Temple University Hospital has to patients on both sides of the Delaware River. The attendees asked several pointed questions, specific to their needs as hospital social workers.
CEU Seminar: “Creative Solutions: Medicaid Case Studies for Home & Institutional Care” @ Cooper Hospital
On April 25th Rothkoff Law Group along with Aleph Home Care of Southern New Jersey hosted a CEU seminar at Cooper Hospital. Jerold E. Rothkoff, Esq. presented “Creative Solutions: Medicaid Case Studies for the Home and Institutional Care” to the talented social workers and case managers of Cooper.
That sums up our team happenings for April 2017 around the Greater Philadelphia region. If you would like a Rothkoff Law Group elder law attorney, benefits specialist or care coordinator to speak at your next event please call Stephanie for information: 856-616-2923.