The Alzheimer’s Association recently published its 2018 Alzheimer’s Association facts and figures. Among the updated findings include the following: Alzheimer’s and dementia research funding at the federal government is $1.8 billion An estimated 5.7 million Americans, including nearly 300,000 in the Delaware Valley, are living with Alzheimer’s disease 16 million professionals are providing care for those […]

An article appeared in Sunday’s edition of The New York Times entitled Single? No Kids? Don’t Fret: How to Plan Care in Your Later Years.  The article is about unsupported elders and how they are making plans for the future since they have no network of support.  In essence, this is what we do & why […]

In February, Congress passed and the President signed a sweeping spending bill.  Included in the bill are important changes for Medicare beneficiaries.  Among the positive changes included the repeal of the Medicare Part B therapy caps, the accelerated closure of the Medicare Part D ‘donut hole,’ and the move to make Medicare coverage of speech generating devices […]

I recently returned from a tour of aging services in Israel led by Rabbi Dayle Friedman.  I was the only attorney on the tour.  The vast majority of the 17 other tour participants work as professionals in pastoral care.  I witnessed the beauty of how the pastoral care professionals interacted with Jewish, Muslim, and Christian seniors, many whom were in […]

The Academy Awards will be handed out this evening.  You  probably have heard about or scene all of the movies nominated for best picture, best actor and actress, and best director.  However, you are less likely to have heard about a film nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary short subject, Edith + Eddie. The short […]

The Rothkoff  team were guests at these events around Greater Philadelphia: Medbrige Unit Tour @ ManorCare Voorhees On February 1st ManorCare Voorhees invited local professionals to tour their new Medbirdge Unit.  Kara Lee graciously accepted the offer to learn more about this unique concept in the skilled nursing community.  All attendees were given a beautiful […]

For those over 90,  a recent study has concluded alcohol to be better than exercise for longevity.  The research, led by University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas, tracked 1,700 nonagenarians enrolled in the 90+ study that began in 2003 to explore impacts of daily habits on longevity. Researchers discovered that subjects who drank about two […]

Long-Term Care in the US, especially home and community based services, is a patch work of funding and staffing.  Public benefit programs like Medicare and Medicaid, although state services vary, do not provide 24 hour round the clock care at home.  Our current financing system to pay for services for ill seniors is not adequately prepared to tackle […]

My wife, a very intelligent women, is not a big fan of sports. She intends to go out for dinner during the Super Bowl and could care less about watching our hometown Eagles hopefully beat the Patriots to win their first Super Bowl.  However, for many others, the Super Bowl or other big sporting events […]

The Rothkoff  team were guests at these events around Greater Philadelphia: Open House @ Brandywine Senior Living Moorestown  On January 11th Kara Lee attended an open house at Brandywine Senior Living at Moorestown.  All attendees were treated to a massage, reiki, and aromatherapy. We finished with healthy smoothies made by the talented Brandywine team.  It […]

In the short term, the government shutdown will have a minimal affect on seniors.  Seniors will continue to receive their Social Security income and continue with their Medicare coverage.  For a full list of how the government shutdown will affect you, please click on the below link to a Washington Post article. Washington Post

As we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday, many people overlook the important role that Medicare played in the Civil Rights movement. By threatening to withhold federal funding from any hospital that practiced racial discrimination, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, passed in 1964, Medicare forced […]

The Rothkoff  team were guests at these events around Greater Philadelphia: New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education Awards Reception @ NJ Law Center On December 4th, Jane M. Fearn-Zimmer. Esq was invited to attend the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Awards Reception in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Ms. Fearn-Zimmer received awards for […]