The majority of nursing homes in New Jersey provide quality care for their residents and are compliant with applicable federal and state laws as to their billing practices.  However, there are a number of nursing homes statewide which have improperly financially taken advantage of elderly residents.  As a result of the conduct of some nursing homes, the NJ Office of the Long-term Care Ombudsman has published a brochure to educate residents and their families on financial exploitation by nursing homes and their business office representatives.  The brochure contains examples of questionable practices including diverting a resident’s Social Security to the nursing home without the resident’s authorization.

If you or your love one encounter any unethical or questionable nursing home business practices, you may contact the NJ Ombudsman’s Office at (877) 582-6995 or ombudsman@ltco.nj.gov.  You can view the brochure at the below link.

PROTECT YOURSELF from QUESTIONABLE NURSING HOME FINANCIAL PRACTICES

 

About Jerry

Jerold E. Rothkoff, a practicing New Jersey and Pennsylvania attorney, is the Principal of the Rothkoff Law Group, an elder care law firm. Jerry dedicates his practice to serving clients in the areas of life care planning, long-term care planning, Medicaid & VA benefits, and advocacy for the elderly and disabled. He is past President of the NJ Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, former chair of the elder law section of the NJ State Bar Association, and past President of the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association. Jerry continues to be an outspoken advocate for the rights of the elderly and disabled. He writes for and gives presentations regularly to attorneys and other professionals about legal issues related to seniors and those with disabilities. Jerry’s community activities include the Twilight Wish Foundation, the Delaware Valley Stroke Council, the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as numerous other advocacy groups. When not in the office, Jerry spends time with his wife, Erica, and their five children, eighteen-year old identical twin girls, Liza and Julia, fifteen-year old fraternal twin boys, Evan and Gregory, and six-year old Aitan.

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