You may have come to the realization that it is time find alternative placement for your aging parents. Yes, they were living independently and managing their affairs very well – with your love and support – but you notice that they are starting to need more care than you can provide. They may have been […]

I often get calls from families who are in crisis. The adult children are calling me from the hospital because their elderly loved one fell. As a “boomer,” you have the ability to be proactive in ensuring that the environment in which your elderly loved one resides is safe and free of hazards that could […]

In my previous columns, I discussed how caregiving was like putting together the pieces of a puzzle. You have to pull on different resources, such as friends, family, or community volunteers to make it work. One of the pieces of that puzzle may involve hiring a home health care agency to provide you with the […]

Did you know that stroke remains our nation’s third-leading killer? According to the National Stroke Association, stroke strikes about 730,000 Americans each year – killing 160,000 and forever altering the lives of the 570,000 who survive. I am the granddaughter of a stroke survivor. My mother and I are one of the 570,000 whose lives […]

In my first column for “My Generation” two weeks ago, I promised that I would act as your compass in helping you to navigate through the long-term care maze. Caregiving is like putting together the pieces of a puzzle. How do you pull together your existing resources, or connect to other resources in the community […]

How about me?

April 17, 2007 Blog, Caregiver

Okay, so you’ve read the inaugural issue of “My Generation” and you’re getting all of this advice on how to take care of your loved ones, but how about “you?” How can you take care of your aging loved ones, if you’re running on empty? As a caregiver, you need to know that you have […]

It’s Monday morning and you find yourself rushing to get to work, while having to drop the kids off at school, and getting a call from your elderly loved one, “Honey, I’m so sorry. I forgot to tell you that I have a doctor’s appointment at noon today. Can you take me?” You stop driving […]

In late April, Jerry Rothkoff and Amanda Jacob attended the 2006 Symposium of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). During the NAELA Symposium, Mr. Rothkoff and Ms. Jacob attended seminars on “Medicare Part D,” “Veteran’s Services Available for the Elderly or Disabled Client,” “Planning Your Own Retirement,” “Guiding Your Client to get the […]

The Elder Law Offices of Jerold E. Rothkoff is pleased to announce that Janie De Leon-Male, M.S.S., LSW, has joined the firm as the Public Benefits Coordinator. Janie will assist clients and their families in accessing valuable resources to assist in paying for long-term care. Janie brings a variety of experiences to her new position. She […]

Click here to download the PDF for Rothkoff Quarterly Spring 2006: Volume VI Issue 2 Spring 2006 Life Care Planning: When You Need to Know the Way Caregivers of III Spuses at a Higher Risk of Death A Nursing Home’s “Spring Training” The Law Offices of Jerold E. Rothkoff Announces New Hires

We are pleased to announce that Amanda M. Schlachter Jacob, Esquire has continued her association with the Law Offices of Jerold E. Rothkoff as an associated attorney and Care Coordinator. We are also pleased to announce that Mildred Adams, R.N., has become associated with the Law Offices of Jerold E. Rothkoff as a Care Coordinator. Amanda […]

Cass Forkin, Founder and Executive Director of Twilight Wish Foundation, has announced that Jerold E. Rothkoff, Esq., has accepted a position on the foundation’s Board of Directors, effective November, 2005. Twilight Wish is a charitable nonprofit organization founded in 2003 in Bucks County, PA, and is dedicated to making a positive difference for the elderly […]

Reflections: How I Turned to Elder Law By: Jerold E. Rothkoff, Esquire It has been exactly five years since I opened the doors to my own Elder Law firm. As I look back, I am reminded of the events that forever altered the course of my professional career. For the first five and a half years […]