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 […]

We are proud to announce that Melanie Kaplan has joined our office as an associate attorney in our Cherry Hill, New Jersey office.  Melanie Kaplan began her career in Elder Law as a law clerk for a local firm, and upon her graduation from Rutgers University-Newark, she realized this was the area of law she […]

2017 Elder Law Numbers The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the new Medicare premiums, deductibles, and co-payments for 2017: Basic Part B premium: $109.00/month (was $104.90 in 2016) Part B deductible: $183 (was $166 in 2016) Part A deductible: $1,316 (was $1,288 in 2016) Co-payment for hospital stay days 61-90: $329/day […]

The upcoming holiday season after experiencing the loss of a loved one can be difficult, especially for the first few years.  It is important to honor the memory of your lost family member while also still enjoying the holidays with your family and friends.  In my family, we keep these memories alive through simple traditions […]