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 [...]
PRESS RELEASE TREVOSE, PA (July, 2020) - Pennsylvania-based Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), Bryan J. Adler, has earned an esteemed reputation advising and counseling clients in the areas of elder care law, life care planning, asset protection, veterans’ benefits, estate planning, guardianships and long-term care advocacy for both Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents. As a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Mr. Adler serves on the Practice Development and Success Committee. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys and the [...]
The State of New Jersey has announced directives for long-term care facilities to restart visits with family and friends. Beginning June 21, New Jersey's nursing homes, assisted living residences, dementia care homes, pediatric transitional care homes, and comprehensive personal care homes, can welcome reunions with loved ones in a designated outdoor space. Individuals should check with long-term care facilities for specific visitor policies. Pursuant to the NJ Department of Health Directive, measures that must be in place to reduce risks. Directives for long-term care facilities to restart visits A [...]
What will the future of elder care look like after the COVID-19 pandemic? We are excited to announce that Rothkoff Law Group will be hosting a Virtual Town Hall with Eloy Van Hal, the co-founder of the Dementia Village, a small-scale senior housing community in the Netherlands. He is setting the standard for the what the future of elder care could look like. Let me share how we came to be a part this exciting community forum. Over three years ago, Jerry Rothkoff traveled to the Netherlands as part [...]
A Conversation with Eloy Van Hal: The Future of Senior Care After COVID – 19 June 24, 2020 (Virtual) 12:30PM - 2:00PM 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 the Netherlands with the Dementia Village concept. In a “town hall’ style format, the co-founder [...]
On May 27, 2020, the New England Journal of Medicine published an article entitled, “ Long-Term Care Policy after COVID-19 — Solving the Nursing Home Crisis”. The authors argue that the tragedy unfolding in nursing homes over the past three months is the result of our country’s decades of neglect of long-term care policy. Specifically, “COVID-19 has exposed the cracks in our tenuous system of providing and funding long-term care, and there are no easy fixes. But we believe we are well past due for comprehensive policies that take [...]
Congratulations to Bryan J. Adler, Esq., Daily Times Best Lawyer 2020 March 31, 2020 (Delaware County, PA) - For the last six years the readers of the Delaware County Daily Times, cast their votes for the Best Lawyers in Delaware County. This year they received thousands of online votes from peers and readers of Daily Times. The Annual Best Lawyers Reader Choice section was published March 31, 2020 which included Bryan J. Adler, Esq., of Rothkoff Law Group. Rothkoff Law Group continues to expand its footprint as they opened [...]
Calling ALL Professionals....The first Thursday of every month at 3:00 PM for professionals in NJ and PALet's Start Talking:Working together to utilize our Professional Partnerships when advocating and setting expectations for families and residents.Facilitator: Rothkoff Law GroupAs a life care planning firm, we work very hard to establish relationships with various professionals of this industry with the goal that we can connect those services to our clients in their time of need. Now is the time where we as Senior Care Advocates can work together to help set expectations [...]
In the Spring 2020 edition of the Rothkoff Quarterly Newsletter we covered the following: We Love (Virtual) Hugs, Rothkoff NJ Elder Care Symposium Postponed to October 8, 2020, Rothkoff Law Was Well Represented at San Diego Conference, and Rothkoff Law Group Celebrates 20th Anniversary.
Over 80 people, including current and former staff along with their guests gathered at a Center City Philadelphia restaurant on January 17, 2020 to celebrate our firm’s 20th anniversary. At the celebration, Jerry Rothkoff’s message to all those attending was “You are only as good as the people you associate with. Thank you to our entire elder care law team, our clients, and their families for your hard work, dedication, and faith in our office over the past twenty years. We look forward to many more years of doing [...]