I fell backwards into Elder Care Law.  During law school I had the high-minded ambition of becoming a white shoe litigator at a big downtown firm.  A brief stint doing so culminated with the realization that litigation was not for me. With that disenchantment, I started a simple estate planning practice out of my spare […]

As today’s article in the Philadelphia Inquirer details, traditional long-term care insurance policies are in disfavor.  The primary factor is due to unexpected substantial increases in insurance premiums. As a result, it is incumbent upon both the public and private sectors to be innovative in offering alternatives to traditional LTC insurance.  The State of Minnesota […]

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the new Medicare premiums, deductibles, and co-payments for 2019:• Basic Part B premium: $135.50/month (was $134.00 in 2018)• Part B deductible: $185 ($183.00 in 2018)• Part A deductible: $1,364 (was $1,340 in 2018)• Co-payment for hospital stay days 61-90: $341/day (was $335 in 2018); Co-paymentfor […]

Rothkoff Law Group is excited to announce that we will be hosting our 2nd Annual Symposium for Eldercare Professionals in 2019.  The theme for the 2019 Symposium is “Person Centered Eldercare: Transitioning Theories Into Practice”.  For the convenience of our clients and colleagues we are offering the same program in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, […]

Nursing Home in Illinois Failed To Adequately Address Sexual Activity Between Cognitively Impaired Residents – Lessons to be Learned An Illinois nursing home was ordered to pay an $83,800 civil monetary penalty after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found the facility had failed to adequately address sexual activity between three residents with dementia […]

Jerold E. Rothkoff and Bryan J. Adler were named by South Jersey Magazine as 2018 “Awesome Attorneys” for excellence in their areas of practice, which appeared in the publication’s December 2018 issue. Thousands of Southern New Jersey residents took part in the voting and selection process of the attorneys that were given this title.  According […]

Thank you to all our clients and their families who attending our Client Appreciation Event at the Franklin Institute on Sunday.  It was so wonderful to see everyone enjoying themselves with their families.   While in the special Viking exhibit on Sunday, one of our clients was with his wife who was in a wheelchair, and […]

The nursing home admission process can be a daunting process for elders and their families. Unfortunately, some nursing homes are compounding the difficult process by referring residents and their families to non-attorney unlicensed Medicaid advisors. Non-lawyer Medicaid advisors can include financial advisors, geriatric care managers, disbarred attorneys, former nursing home employees, and a variety of […]

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends, clients and their families.  The holiday season can be an anxious time of year for many.  It can be especially anxious time if a loved one has Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementia.  Your loved one who’s now living with dementia may have formerly been the cornerstone of family […]

Thank you Team RLG – Love 4 Lois!! Thank you to all that donated and/or walked with us! To those who couldn’t join us you were missed. We had 32 walkers on our team (plus my pup, Oakley), raised $5,161.00 to date, and we are currently the 32nd team out of 977 Philly teams. So far the Philly […]

The Rothkoff Law Group is expanding their Care Coordination team in South Jersey. The ideal candidate will have a passion for geriatric care, be well organized, self motivating along with willing and able to travel daily to clients in local local counties. This role will be mostly ‘in the field’ however you will have a […]

On October 25, 2018 over 270 long-term care professionals gathered at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel in Langhorne, PA for a full day of learning and networking at the inaugural Rothkoff Law Group Pennsylvania Elder Care Symposium entitled, “Elder Care: What Will the Future Bring?” The day starting with an esteemed panel of experts on […]

Telemedicine offers many opportunities to better monitor care in the future.  A new proposal by the Trump administration would authorize Medicare for the first time to embrace telemedicine across the country by paying doctors $14 for a five-minute “check-in” phone call with their patients.  However, the proposal has many critics.  Many physicians say the proposed […]

This December marks my 14th anniversary as part of the Rothkoff Law Group team.  When I started with the firm my sons were in 2nd grade and kindergarten and today they are a junior and freshman in college.  Over the years I have valued the work that we do for the elder care community and […]