Elder Care

Rothkoff Law

There are many benefits from the power human interaction, especially when interacting with an individual with a diagnosis of dementia. A simple internet search can offer many resources to educate caregivers on proper techniques when caring for someone with cognitive impairments. One resource I often share with family members of my clients is that of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

On occasion, we are referred a potential client from social services of a local nursing home or assisted living community who has no immediate family or friends who can assist the resident.  In some cases, our elder care law firm, in essence, becomes the resident’s “family”.  We regularly visit the senior at home, in an assisted living […]

Thinking about long term care can be overwhelming.  Particularly how to get the best care possible and figure out how to pay for it without going broke.  Fortunately, starting early and seeking professional assistance will ease much of this burden. The following are four tips to consider when you start planning early for your long […]

We have four dogs.  Pets, especially dogs, seem to be good for our health. “Dogs make people feel good,’’ says Brian Hare, an associate professor of cognitive neuroscience at Duke University, who points out that dogs are found now in some courtrooms, exam study halls, hospitals, nursing homes, hospice-care settings, classrooms, airports and elsewhere, “and […]

On April 19, 2016, my dad (as a non-smoker) was diagnosed with a tumor in his left upper lung. On May 31, 2016, my dad underwent four hours of surgery at Virtua Marlton and because of the size of the tumor and the way it was wrapped around his ribs, the thoracic surgeon had to […]

Last week, myself and six others from our office traveled to Phoenix, Arizona for an elder law conference sponsored by the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association.  We heard a presentation led by a neurologist and a social worker from the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, headquartered in Phoenix.  Banner’s mission, according to its website, is as follows: Set a new national […]

Pennsylvania’s Aging Waiver Program is a Medicaid eligible program that covers home and community care and related services.  Effective April 1, 2016, Maximus is the Enrollment Broker for all of the Waiver Programs.  The below article written by elder law attorney, Dana Breslin, with contribution form elder law attorney, Leslie Wizelman, sets for the new procedure for enrolling in the PA […]

Navigating the long-term care continuum can be very confusing. There are so many facilities out there, and each one has its own advantages. How do you choose the best facility for your loved one? It’s almost as bewildering as trying to find the right bathing suit, only so much more important! There are various tools […]