“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 what we do – advocating for […]

It is commonplace for an adult child to come to our elder care office feeling exasperated due to the perceived stubbornness of his/her parent.  The adult child is attempting to help the parent receive needed care at home or attempting to convince the parent to transition to an assisted living community.  The parent feels he/she […]

The Alzheimer Society of Canada’s Advisory Group of People with Dementia have published a Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia. It is interesting because it pushes the reader to think about the societal assumptions and presumptions that flow from a diagnosis of dementia.  It is worth a read.  Thank you to my elder […]

Happy New Year to all of our clients, families, and professional partners.  We hope each of you had a meaningful time celebrating the holiday season with family.  However, we need to keep in mind not everyone has the opportunity to spend the holidays with family.  Our elder care law offices works with several clients who […]

Happy New Year.  Below are the updated 2020 Elder Law figures for Medicare, Medicaid, and VA. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the new Medicare premiums, deductibles, and co-payments for 2020: Basic Part B premium: $144.60/month (was $135.50 in 2019)  Part B deductible: $198 ($185.00 in 2019) Part A deductible: $1,408 […]

Jerold E. Rothkoff and Bryan J. Adler were named by South Jersey Magazine as 2019 “Awesome Attorneys” for excellence in their areas of practice, which appeared in the publication’s December 2019 issue. Thousands of Southern New Jersey residents took part in the voting and selection process of the attorneys that were given this title.  According […]

Thank you to all of our clients and their families who attended our Client Appreciation Event at the Camden Adventure Aquarium last Sunday.  It was so wonderful to see everyone enjoying themselves with their families.  One of our clients commented that she was so happy to spend the day with her grandchildren and husband instead […]

Medicare has done so many wonderful things for older Americans since its inception in 1965.  However, to date, traditional Medicare does not cover dental care. Traditional Medicare does not cover preventive dental services like exams, cleanings, and x-rays.  Nor does it cover basic or major restorative services and items like fillings, extractions, root canals and […]

Medicare’s new reimbursement system for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), called Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM),changed reimbursement rules and the financial incentives for SNFs, effective October 1, 2019.  As a result, nursing home skilled nursing residents who are receiving rehabilitation care may be receiving less therapy than prior to October 1, 2019. Prior to Oct. 1, 2019, […]

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends, clients and their families.  The holiday season can be an anxious time of year for many.  It can be especially anxious time if a loved one has Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementia.  Your loved one who’s now living with dementia may have formerly been the cornerstone of family […]

As Washington continues to be embroiled in the impeachment hearings and the Democratic Presidential election goes on, according to a new report from AARP, about 12% of Pennsylvania and New Jersey adults are caregivers. Pennsylvanians provided $18.2 billion in care compared with $12.9 billion for caregivers in New Jersey. Nationally, the nation’s 41 million family […]

Medicare coverage of nursing home care depends on a resident’s need for skilled nursing and/or therapy, not the resident’s potential for improvement. However, too many nursing home residents continue to be denied skilled services on the basis of an “Improvement Standard,” which was firmly rejected by the court-approved settlement in Jimmo v. Sebelius.  In order to help […]

On October 24, 2019, over 225 long-term care professionals gathered at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel in Langhorne, PA for a full day of learning and networking at the 2nd annual PA Rothkoff Law Group Eldercare Symposium entitled, “Person Centered Elder Care: Transitioning Theories into Practice. The day starting the keynote address, Understanding People with […]

Jeff Borghoff was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease at age 51.  Since his diagnosis, he has been an advocate for those with Alzheimer’s Disease, being a member of the Alzheimer’s Association National Early-Stage Advisory Group, and a participant in a clinical trial.  He spent three years as a participant in the Biogen clinical trial, undergoing weekly […]