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Managing Attorney Jerry Rothkoff has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Artz Philadelphia, a nonprofit founded on the belief that people living with dementia should be accorded the benefits of well-being and quality of life that others enjoy. Artz Philly offers opportunities for interactions around arts and culture that turn this belief into […]

Recent data from a review of nursing home payroll records by Kaiser Health News reveals frequent and significant fluctuations in day-to-day staffing of nursing homes nationwide, with particularly large shortfalls on weekends. On the worst staffed days at an average facility, the new data show, on-duty personnel cared for nearly twice as many residents as they did […]

Amid growing concerns about the financial exploitation of seniors, industry regulators have put an emphasis on protecting seniors.   As a result, firms including financial institutions, including all banks are now required to request that clients provide a “trusted contact” whom the bank or firm can contact for several reasons, including but not limited to possible […]

In 2013, the federal government began fining hospitals for high hospital readmission rates in an attempt to curtail premature discharges and to encourage hospitals to engage in better discharge planning.  Staring in October 2018, the federal government will be giving nursing homes bonuses or penalties based upon their Medicare rehospitalization rates. Many health experts believe […]

As you heard on last Friday morning, Anthony Bourdain died at the age of 61.  Like many, I enjoyed his show, Parts Unknown.  Without knowing what haunts someone’s inner thoughts, who would not have wanted to have stepped into the shoes of Anthony Bourdain for a short while to eat some great food, drink some […]

Access to telehealth services for seniors may take off in the coming years thanks to the CHRONIC CARE Act, signed into law in February 2018.  The new law was part of the newly approved federal budget that enables virtual doctor visits for Americans covered by Medicare Advantage plans. The new law will make it easier […]

Father’s Day typically gets outshined by Mother’s Day, at least if you compare the two days based upon consumer spending.  A Father’s Day gift you may want to consider is the new nonfiction book, “Pops”, by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Michael Chaban.   “Pops” is a collection of seven essays on fatherhood, each of which shines […]

We are at the start of summer vacation season.  Thousands of families in our area will be planning their last trip to the Jersey shore. This year’s trip may include grandparents, aunts, and uncles in the family getaway. Multigenerational travel has recently become one of the fastest growing areas of the travel industry. According to […]

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 […]