All posts by: Amy

About Amy

Amy is a legal assistant with Rothkoff Law Group, an elder law firm. She assists various departments in the office with ensuring that your loved one’s documents are organized and accounted for in the office. Outside the office, Amy was a loving and dedicated caregiver for her late mother, Kay, for many years. Amy is constantly entertained by the antics of her two cats, Mr. Monk and Maggie. She also enjoys cooking, music, photography, movies and is an active member of both her Church and her neighborhood civic association.

A few years ago, I noticed a woman at church who greatly resembled my Aunt Jean.  I never seemed to have the chance to meet or speak with her and one day, I came upon her obituary in the newspaper.  She had passed suddenly and my first reaction was that I was sorry I hadn’t […]

Because I Love You

October 28, 2016 Aging, Blog

How many times when you were young did you hear your parents say, “Because I said so.” as a response to your anger or frustration that they wouldn’t let you have your way with something.  As the years pass and we mature, we realize that when we heard that statement, what our parents were really saying […]

This past October, my Aunt Betty passed away after a sudden illness at the age of 94.  My Aunt was truly amazing for her age and I always enjoyed visiting with her in her beautiful home in Valley Forge, PA. and hearing so many funny stories about when she and my Mom and their family […]

Learning to “Think Big” Again The National Parkinson foundation states that 50,000 to 60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s Disease are diagnosed in the United States each year.  The foundation also estimates that four to six million people suffer from the condition worldwide.  One of those people afflicted with this disease is my mother, Kay.  While […]

There’s More to Caregiving than Meets the Eye While having lunch with a friend recently, she said to me, “Amy, I don’t know how you do it; not only are you taking care of your Mom, but you have to take care of your house, the cars, your cats, you are working, you have to […]

            My Aunt Jean has lived quite an interesting life.  After graduating High School in 1937, she spent a few years working before deciding to serve her country by joining the Women’s Army Corps during World War II.  During her time in the army, she taught young men in Aviation Flight Training.  She was stationed […]

When Mom Goes Traveling

December 27, 2013 Aging, Blog

I am the youngest of four siblings and the only one still here in New Jersey with our Mom. For many years, my Mom would make the trips to Florida, Maine and California to spend time with my sisters. However, the last few years, Mom has not done as much traveling due to the progression […]

Fridays with Mom

September 27, 2013 Blog, Caregiver

I am a caregiver for my 84 year old mother who suffers from Parkinsons Disease and Spinal Stenosis.  Everyone at Rothkoff Law Group is very considerate of my Mom in that they often will ask how she is doing.  Many times, as I am heading out the door to go home for lunch, one of […]