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As an elder care law firm, many people think to contact us on behalf of themselves or a loved one when an individual’s health care needs becomes a crisis.  In many cases, this means an individual needing care is age 75 plus and receiving care at home, in an assisted living community, or a nursing […]

Medicare Advantage Plans Expanded Coverage of Health Related Benefits – Does it Create Further Health Care Disparities? Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded how it defines the term “primarily health related” benefits that insurers are permitted to include in their private Medicare Advantage plans.  Insurers would include these extra health […]

Have you ever seen the TV commercials about DNA tests?   For many people in the United States, where they come from can be a bit of mystery.  Whether it is because of adoption, a family that has moved around a lot, or not having a well-documented family tree, the lack of knowledge has increased […]

April 12, 2018 (Mt. Laurel, NJ) – At the New Jersey Elder Care Symposium, Rothkoff Law Group announced the 2018 New Jersey Caregiver Award winner. Caregiver professionals throughout Southern New Jersey had the opportunity to nominate an outstanding caregiver in their community who offers exceptional service to an elderly person. The selection process was difficult with […]

April 13, 2018 – Writer Stacey Burling of the Philadelphia Inquirer joined us at the 2018 Inaugural Elder Care Symposium in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. Stacey had the opportunity to experience the day from the Exhibit Hall to Breakout Sessions to a private sit down with our Keynote Speaker, Eloy van Hal from Dementia Village […]

Last week we hosted our Inaugural Elder Care Symposium regarding the future of elder care! We had an expert panel that discussed the topic of The Landscape of Elder Care Today & Tomorrow.  All of the panelists agreed that there is too much fragmentation in our current health care system.  An example of such fragmentation is Medicare’s […]

Rothkoff Law Group is proud to announce that Jerold (Jerry) E. Rothkoff, Esquire has been selected to the 2018 New Jersey Super Lawyers list for elder law. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, […]

The Rothkoff  team were guests at these events around Greater Philadelphia: Network after Dark @ Urban Village On March 27th Bryan Adler and Kathleen Magee attended “Network after Dark,” a networking group that introduces individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds.  The monthly events are held in different venues throughout Philadelphia.  March’s event was held […]

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 […]