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Pursuant to the Social Security Administration, monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 66 million Americans will increase 2.0 percent in 2018, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 2.0 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 61 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2018.  […]

Life Care Planning is defined as a holistic approach to managing a loved one’s long-term care. Life Care Planning encompasses legal services, elder care coordination and advocacy in order to better assist elderly clients and their families in response to the challenges presented by aging. Through Life Care Planning, the Elder Law team is able […]

According to a recent survey conducted by Genworth Financial, long-term care costs are surging and the most expensive option — a private nursing home room — may soon top $100,000 per year on average nationally.  However, in the Philadelphia and South Jersey areas, average annual nursing home costs already exceed $100,000 up to at least $150,000 […]

The Rothkoff  team were guests at these events around Greater Philadelphia: End of Summer Cool Down @ CareOne Evesham On September 11th, Jacinda Graham, our NJ client services director, attended the End of Summer Cool Down at CareOne at Evesham Assisted Living, where the ice cream and our colleagues from the long-term care community were […]

In the wake of the recent hurricanes that have devastated Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and several other Caribbean islands, emergency preparedness, especially for the vulnerable adult population, has become a priority. The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care has put together a list of resources relating to emergency preparedness and the vulnerable adult […]

Due to the current economic, political and clinical climate, the need to advocate for quality of care and quality of life for long-term care residents is growing. The best way to accomplish this goal is through education. Long-term care is a broad term that encompasses a variety of social services and is geared to support […]

Last week, on September 21, the world observed World Alzheimer’s Day, a day in which Alzheimer’s organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s and related dementia is a world health care crisis. It has become an increasing challenge to adequately provide services to those with dementia living […]

  Akin to insurance for your home and property, the key legal documents to avoid a crisis are essential. Every competent adult needs a Health Care Power of Attorney (HCPOA) and a financial power of attorney (POA). Long-term care insurance is also very important for those over age forty to protect you, your care, and […]

Rothkoff Law Group is proud to announce  the opening of our Mercer County, NJ office.  We will be accepting appointments in the Mercer County office effective September 15, 2017 to serve the elder care law needs of those in Northern Burlington County, Mercer County, and all of Central New Jersey. The Mercer County office is our third New Jersey […]

  It is no secret that navigating the long-term care system is an overwhelming process. In New Jersey, there are 21 counties and each county has an Area Agency on Aging. Services funded and available through the Area Agencies on Aging may include information and assistance, outreach, transportation, case management, homemaker, respite, telephone reassurance, legal assistance, education, […]

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reminds the Medicare community of the Jimmo Settlement Agreement (January 2013), which clarified that the Medicare program covers skilled nursing care and skilled therapy services under Medicare’s skilled nursing facility, home health, and outpatient therapy benefits when a beneficiary needs skilled care in order to maintain function or […]

The Rothkoff  team were guests at these events around Greater Philadelphia: Drexel Law Alumni Event @ Drexel Law On August 18th the Thomas Kline School of Law at Drexel University invited several alumnus, including Bryan Adler, to address their incoming law school class.  Bryan led a discussion about ethics in the legal profession and how […]

When I enter our office’s conference room to meet a prospective elderly client for the first time, I am not always sure where  I will be sitting.  Mainly because, if the client has a hearing deficit, I want to sit on client’s better hearing side. We have a hearing  amplification device with headphones we sometimes give the client, […]

“My loved one was diagnosed with dementia… now what?” This is a question that is all too common for folks that come to Rothkoff Law Group. If your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, you are not alone. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 15 million Americans provide […]