Akin to insurance for your home and property, the key legal documents to avoid a crisis are essential. Every competent adult needs a Health Care Power of Attorney (HCPOA) and a financial power of attorney (POA). Long-term care insurance is also very important for those over age forty to protect you, your care, and […]

Rothkoff Law Group is proud to announce  the opening of our Mercer County, NJ office.  We will be accepting appointments in the Mercer County office effective September 15, 2017 to serve the elder care law needs of those in Northern Burlington County, Mercer County, and all of Central New Jersey. The Mercer County office is our third New Jersey […]

  It is no secret that navigating the long-term care system is an overwhelming process. In New Jersey, there are 21 counties and each county has an Area Agency on Aging. Services funded and available through the Area Agencies on Aging may include information and assistance, outreach, transportation, case management, homemaker, respite, telephone reassurance, legal assistance, education, […]

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reminds the Medicare community of the Jimmo Settlement Agreement (January 2013), which clarified that the Medicare program covers skilled nursing care and skilled therapy services under Medicare’s skilled nursing facility, home health, and outpatient therapy benefits when a beneficiary needs skilled care in order to maintain function or […]

The Rothkoff  team were guests at these events around Greater Philadelphia: Drexel Law Alumni Event @ Drexel Law On August 18th the Thomas Kline School of Law at Drexel University invited several alumnus, including Bryan Adler, to address their incoming law school class.  Bryan led a discussion about ethics in the legal profession and how […]

When I enter our office’s conference room to meet a prospective elderly client for the first time, I am not always sure where  I will be sitting.  Mainly because, if the client has a hearing deficit, I want to sit on client’s better hearing side. We have a hearing  amplification device with headphones we sometimes give the client, […]

“My loved one was diagnosed with dementia… now what?” This is a question that is all too common for folks that come to Rothkoff Law Group. If your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, you are not alone. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 15 million Americans provide […]

I am a proud graduate of the Philadelphia Public School system.  Today, like many large urban public school systems, The Philadelphia School  District struggles with educating students who may be in crisis at home.  As a result, the school district recently announced plans to hire 22 school social workers to address the emotional and psychological needs of students […]

“Where do you see yourself in five years?”  I remember this question from guidance counselors in high school, career counselors in college, and prospective employers in the real world.  In those instances, the idea was to identify educational and career goals.  However, I find myself frequently asking this of our clients. Over the past several […]

Decision in Alexander v. Price Means Medicare Patients Could Gain Right to Appeal Placement on “Observation Status” and Avoid Large Medical Bills On July 31, 2017, a Connecticut federal district court issued decision  certifying a nationwide class of hospital patients who may gain the right to appeal their placement on observation status.  In Alexander v. Price, 3:11-CV-1703 (MPS), Judge […]

Jerry Rothkoff was named by SJ Magazine as a 2017 South Jersey “Top Attorney” for excellence in the area of elder law.  Lawyers on the “Top Attorneys” list were voted by other attorneys in South Jersey and described by the publication as “standouts in the legal arena” and “esteemed attorneys who have risen to the top and continue […]

The Rothkoff  team were guests at these events around Greater Philadelphia: Open House @ CareOne Hamilton  On July 11th Kara Lee attended an open house at CareOne Hamilton.  The CareOne team showcased their beautiful new courtyard and newly renovated first floor.  Everyone was excited to tour the community and learn about some unique services provided […]

It is fascinating when traveling to other countries to witness innovative ideas, especially regarding aging issues.  An example is from a recent visit my wife and I made to Toronto, Ontario.  While traveling around Toronto, we saw artistic creations of brains scattered in different parts of the city.  We learned that these brains were created to raise awareness regarding […]

The prevalence of depression among aging seniors is an unfortunate reality.  It is estimated that about 6 million individuals over the age of 65 are suffering from the disease.  I recently read that the World Health Organization stated that, “Older people who feel they are a burden perceive their lives to be less valuable, putting […]