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Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk, 2009 The Rothkoff Elder Law “Top 10” reasons to join our team! The Memory Walk sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease care, support and research. Rothkoff Elder Care Law is pleased to further our support of the Alzheimer’s Association […]

We are pleased to welcome three new staff members to our Elder and Disability Law Office. Jane M. Fearn-Zimmer, Esq., has joined our firm as an associate attorney. Jane has had several years of practice in the elder law field. She was most recently with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Jane is a graduate of Temple Law School and also received […]

Dear Jerry: Thank you for all you did to relieve us of the burden of financial obligations for mom’s medical care. She passed away on December 22, 2008. Mom was a real trooper, a profile in courage. Although she was paralyzed and unable to care for herself physically for over eleven years, mom remained upbeat, humorous, witty, […]

We are pleased to welcome Jennifer R. Cohen to our office as a Care Coordinator. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Temple University. She then enjoyed designing and implementing adult education and managing a team of volunteer trainers for the Girl Scouts of Greater Philadelphia. Following a family tradition of community service, Jennifer […]

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez announced today that residents of licensed nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, and assisted living facilities will be eligible to request coupons from the TV Converter Box Coupon Program. The rule change takes effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. “Allowing nursing home residents and households who […]

After decades of partial solutions to fire threats in nursing homes, regulators are finally requiring sprinkler systems for the 2,466 facilities that still don’t have them fully installed.  On Aug. 13, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a rule declaring that the $144 billion long-term care industry has five years to install the […]

A recent NAELA News article by Robert Anderson discusses the process for deducting assisted living facility (ALF) costs on federal individual income tax returns. Internal Revenue Code (IRC) § 7702B provides rules for deducting certain qualified long-term care costs as medical expenses. Normally, the costs of nursing home care should be deductible, but the status […]

According to a recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the New Jersey Office of the Public Advocate is investigating allegations that a company operating eight assisted living facilities in South Jersey improperly discharged residents when their savings ran out. Public Advocate Ronald K. Chen is scheduled to appear in Court in early June 2008 to […]

On Wednesday, May 14, 2008, the New York Times published an article regarding finding long-term care placement for those over 18 – “For the Disabled, Age 18 Brings Difficult Choices in Finding Health Care.” In our Elder and Disability Law practice, we are working with more and more clients who are under age 70 and […]

Young @Heart Posted by: Jerold E. Rothkoff Posted Date: Sunday, April 27, 2008 10:38 Last week I saw the movie,Young @ Heart.  Young @ Heart is a documentary regarding the lives of a group of senior citizen members of a choir in New England as they prepare for a performance.  If it sounds a little […]

As many of you know, our firm’s Geriatric Care Coordinator, Janie Deleon-Male, M.S.S., LSW, authors a weekly column on caregiving, titled “Coping With Care,” in the Camden Courier-Post. Since its inception in May 2007, the column has appeared on Tuesdays in the “My Generation” section of the Courier-Post. We are pleased to announce that effective […]