Observation Status is a designation used by hospitals to bill Medicare. Unfortunately, it can hurt hospital patients who rely on Medicare for their health care coverage.  People who receive care in hospitals, even overnight and for several days, may learn they have not actually been admitted as inpatients. Instead, the hospital has classified them as […]

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There are many benefits from the power human interaction, especially when interacting with an individual with a diagnosis of dementia. A simple internet search can offer many resources to educate caregivers on proper techniques when caring for someone with cognitive impairments. One resource I often share with family members of my clients is that of […]

A settlement agreement in Jimmo v. Sebelius required the Secretary of Health and Human Services to follow a “maintenance coverage standard” under which skilled nursing services would be covered by Medicare if they were necessary to maintain the patient’s current condition or prevent deterioration, rather under a so called “improvement standard.” The federal district court […]

As people age, they often spend more time indoors and are challenged by weakened immune systems and vital organ function.  Aging adults are more vulnerable to health complications. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air is two to 10 times more polluted than the air outside.  It is imperative that long-term care […]

As tax season approaches, caregivers of assisted living residents typically have questions regarding the process for deducting assisted living facility (ALF) costs on federal individual income tax returns. The Internal Revenue Code (IRC) provides rules for deducting certain qualified long-term care costs as medical expenses. Normally, the costs of nursing home care should be deductible, […]

Our Managing Attorney,  Jerold E. Rothkoff, has shared a few highlights of Veteran’s Benefits as it relates to Rothkoff Law Group and our clients.  At Rothkoff Law Group with offices in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we work with a great deal of veterans or widowed spouse of an eligible veteran in conjunction with long-term care […]

Happy New Year! We blinked and 2017 has arrived. This month we have officially announced our 2017 Professional Seminar Series and the 2017 Caregiver Support Group Meetings. The Rothkoff Team at Events Around Greater Philadelphia: Elder Law Committee Meeting @ Charlie Brown’s Jane M. Fearn-Zimmer, Esq., attended the Gloucester County Elder Law Committee Meeting on […]

The Republicans have determined how they plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) known as Obamacare.  However, they have yet to determine how they plan to replace Obamacare.  Regardless of the Republican’s ultimate replacement plan, at the heart of the plan is likely to be a Medicaid “block granting” proposal.   Blok grants involve the states getting fixed federal grants that would […]

  As a wife, mother, caregiver daughter, full-time employee of the Rothkoff Law Group, member of the PTA at my six-year old son’s school, and  “official driver” to all of my son’s extra-curricular activities, there are many times that I feel overwhelmed and alone in my efforts to balance all my commitments and roles. Especially, […]

Our 2017 Winter Newsletter is out.  The newsletter includes an article about Jerry Rothkoff’s recent visit to the Netherlands to observe how services to seniors are delivered in another country. Rothkoff Law Newsletter Winter 2017      

As a parent and a practicing attorney, I love the New Year’s season, which brings along with the hats, horns and glittery ball dropping in Time’s Square, the opportunity to reflect on what worked well during the past year, and to plan for the future.  In the coming days, set aside some time to consider […]

Jerry Rothkoff was privileged to have an article written about his evolution as an elder law attorney and the life care planning practice model in the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) News  to be published this month.  Jerry wishes to thank Amy Acheson, Esquire, the author of the article.  You can read the article at […]

Join us in 2017 – Registration Now Open With 2017 already under way we are proud to announce our 2017 Professional Seminars. As many local caregivers and professionals know, the Rothkoff Law Group hosts a series of free educational seminars for CEU, continuing education credits. This year we are proud to welcome back 4 topics […]

We want to thank all of our clients, their families, and professional friends and colleagues who have made our elder care firm seminars so successful by attending our Professional and Caregiver Seminar Series over previous years.  We are proud to announce our 2017 seminar series for long term care professionals and caregivers.  We will continue to offer continuing […]

On January 1, many of us find ourselves joining our friends and family in making a New Year’s Resolution.  According to Nielsen the top new year’s resolution is to get fit or physically healthier. Also, about half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but only 8% succeed. With the New Year comes an opportunity to […]