In the Summer 2021 edition of the Rothkoff Quarterly Newsletter we cover: Medicaid Crisis: Paying for Long Term Care, the Value of Home Modifications for Older Adults, Registration for the 2021 Symposium, and an Update on Rothkoff Law Group's Status.
After almost a year and a half in a virtual setting, our team is in the process of returning to the office. We also are doing more in-person appointments. We will continue to offer virtual appointments for those who wish to meet via Zoom. Additionally, although we will be continuing with other virtual professional and consumer education series, we will be beginning to offer in-person continuing education presentations beginning this summer. We have updated our professional and consumer seminars and webinars for 2021. You may review all our updated [...]
Registration is now open for this year’s Elder Care Symposium on October 21st. The Virtual Symposium will be held on a customized virtual event platform featuring virtual presentations and an interactive exhibit hall with virtual booths. Each booth includes videos, downloadable documents, and event product information. You don’t want to miss this exciting experience! Our keynote speaker is Dr. Jason Karlawish, physician, writer, and professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and the co-director of the Penn Memory Center. Breakout sessions will include institutional racism in senior healthcare, virtual reality [...]
The focus of our elder care law firm is to offer a multi-disciplinary approach to address the issues associated with the aging process. Traditional legal services such as drafting estate planning documents, trust planning, and guardianships are important legal tools that everyone should plan for. However, these purely legal tools do not prevent seniors from falling in their home and subsequently requiring a hospital stay and possible nursing home placement. As such, we provide both legal and non-legal care advocacy services to keep seniors at home, where most older [...]
In the Spring 2021 edition of the Rothkoff Quarterly Newsletter we cover: The Struggle for a National Agenda on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia, Rothkoff Law Group 2021 Virtual Elder Care Symposium, Expanded Skilled Nursing Facility Medicare Coverage During the COVID-19 Pandemic, and an Update on Rothkoff Law Group's Status.
As we move into the second year of dealing with the effects of COVID-19, at the present time, most of our office team continues to be hard at work with the assistance of technology. We continue to be very productive working remotely, and are at the office when needed to meet with clients or perform tasks they cannot accomplish remotely. However, as more of our clients and staff are fully vaccinated over the coming weeks, we expect to start engaging in more in-person client appointments and have more staff [...]
We are excited to announce our virtual Symposium for 2021, to be held on October 21, 2021. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Jason Karlawish, author of the new book, The Problem of Alzheimer’s – How Science, Culture, And Politics Turned a Rare Disease Into A Crisis And What We Can Do About It. Due to the uncertainty of large in-person gatherings this fall, we have decided to have the Symposium remain in a virtual setting this year. However, we have a very exciting new virtual platform we will [...]
In the Winter 2021 edition of the Rothkoff Quarterly Newsletter we cover: A Letter to All of You, Rothkoff Law Group Activities Book, Rothkoff Law Group's Client Appreciation, 2021 Elder Law Numbers, Rothkoff Law Group Receives Elder Law Awards, and an Update on Rothkoff Law Group's Status.
In the Fall 2020 edition of the Rothkoff Quarterly Newsletter we cover A Report Card to the Rothkoff Law Team’s Parents, Being Prepared for Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period, How You Can Join Rothkoff Law Group to Help End Alzheimer’s Disease, and Welcome Donald F. Browne, Jr. Joins the Rothkoff Law Team.
After six months of strict visitation restrictions in nursing homes, on September 17th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a memo significantly easing those restrictions. The new guidance, which is effective immediately, permits outdoor visitation, indoor visitation, and compassionate care visits and lays out a framework for those visits. CMS notes that this guidance replaces all previous guidance. Highlights of the September 17 memo include: General Guidance About Visits Visitation should be person-centered, consider the resident’s physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being, and support their quality of [...]
In the Summer 2020 edition of the Rothkoff Quarterly Newsletter we covered the following: Rothkoff Law Group Adapts Well to Operational Changes, A Message from Jerold E. Rothkoff, The Value of Gratitude, Town Hall with Eloy Van Hal: The Future of Senior Care After COVID–19, Rothkoff Law Group’s “Chalk Squad” Brings Some Joy to Long-Term Care Workers, and Symposium 2.0: Virtually Connected: A Revamped Four Part Virtual Series; Focusing on the Future of Elder Care.
Symposium 2.0: Virtually Connected: A Revamped Four Part Virtual Series; Focusing on the Future of Elder Care
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty as to the public health situation in the fall, we have decided to combine both the NJ & PA 2020 Rothkoff Law Elder Care Symposiums into a new virtual online platform. We will have a four-part series for the Symposiums beginning in September. Please save the dates shown at right. More details to come over the coming months. SAVE THE DATES 12:00 - 2:00 PM 9/24/2020 10/8/2020 10/22/2020 11/19/2020
Rothkoff Law Group teamed with Barclays Rehabilitation and Health Care Center by chalking the sidewalk outside long-term care communities in our area. Thank you to Elizabeth Solitro of Barclays and Rothkoff Law’s own Chelsea Ganssle for being the “chalk squad” and helping to bring some joy to our hard-working long-term care workers. CBS3 in Philadelphia did a story on the “chalk squad” in early June.
On June 24, Rothkoff Law Group hosted a virtual “town hall” conversation with Eloy van Hal, the co-founder of the Netherlands’ Dementia Village. Eloy discussed the value of small scale senior housing and implementing the concept in the United States. COVID-19 has exposed the cracks in our tenuous system of providing and funding long-term care. Comprehensive long-term care reform is needed more than ever before. An important piece of this reform is having more safe, affordable residential care options, including smaller scale residential models. Such residential housing models already exist in [...]
To Our Professional Partners, Clients, and Consumers: During the past four months, we all needed to change the way we do business, communicate with one another, and continue to provide necessary services. For our elder care office, the challenge was how to continue to be a valuable resource for both consumers and professionals. Through the hard work and commitment of our entire Rothkoff Elder Care Law team, we have implemented the following during the past several months: Facilitated weekly long-term care professional networking Zoom calls during which we offered [...]