I am a proud graduate of the Philadelphia Public School system.  Today, like many large urban public school systems, The Philadelphia School  District struggles with educating students who may be in crisis at home.  As a result, the school district recently announced plans to hire 22 school social workers to address the emotional and psychological needs of students to help them deal with issues outside of school.  The goal is to address the students’ needs now in order to avoid further problems  in the future.  I applaud the City of Philadelphia for this important investment in the students’ futures.

Similarly, our elder care law office understands the value of social workers.  This is why we have five full-time geriatric social workers on our team.  Our geriatric social work team assists caregivers in obtaining the necessary services for their loved ones.  Their important work in helping families navigate the long-term care system helps us fulfill our mission- “get the best care, then figure out how to pay for it.”

You can read the Philadelphia Inquirer at the below link.

Philadelphia Inquirer article

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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