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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

By |2020-08-06T11:17:20-04:00August 6th, 2020|Article|

Rothkoff Law Group’s “Chalk Squad” Brings Some Joy to Long-Term Care Workers

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.

By |2020-08-06T11:15:34-04:00August 6th, 2020|Article|

Town Hall with Eloy Van Hal: The Future of Senior Care After COVID–19

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 [...]

By |2020-08-06T11:23:58-04:00August 6th, 2020|Article|

The Value of Gratitude

By Jerold E. Rothkoff Recently, my daughter, age 22, witnessed me writing thank you notes that I usually write on an average weekend. She innocently asked why I write the thank you notes. I have been handwriting thank you notes for over 15 years to clients, their caregiver loved ones, referral sources, and professional friends. I probably write between 8-12 thank you notes each week. I explained to my daughter the importance of showing gratitude. People value being thought of, and a handwritten thank you note shows their gesture [...]

By |2020-08-06T11:12:02-04:00August 6th, 2020|Article|

Rothkoff Law Group Adapts Well to Operational Changes

By Jacinda Graham, Client Services Director   I am proud to report that the team at Rothkoff Law Group has adapted well to operational changes required by the COVID-19 pandemic. Life has changed for all of us. For the safety of ourselves and those we care about, we have been forced to distance from our friends, family, clients, professional partners, and our co-workers. Like most small businesses during this time, Rothkoff Elder Care Law Group was forced to change the way we do business and find a ‘new normal’. Operational [...]

By |2020-08-06T11:10:31-04:00August 6th, 2020|Article|

A Message from Jerold E. Rothkoff

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 [...]

By |2020-08-06T11:23:09-04:00August 6th, 2020|Article|

Is it Okay for Seniors to Have Elective Surgeries?

Let's weigh the risks to seniors from elective surgeries during the pandemic. My 71-year old father lives in Maryland alone. I live in New Jersey and am his closest relative. (My brothers hightailed it to California years ago.) This past fall he had back surgery in Maryland. It was difficult to support him through the procedure and recovery from a distance, especially with two young children and a job. When he began discussing a long-overdue knee replacement, we decided he would have it done in New Jersey. The surgery [...]

By |2020-08-21T10:29:59-04:00July 14th, 2020|Article, Blog, Elder Care|

Rothkoff Law Group’s 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 [...]

By |2020-06-04T12:22:21-04:00April 10th, 2020|Article|

Rothkoff Law Was Well Represented at San Diego Conference

On March 4-6, 2020, 12 Rothkoff Law team members attended the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association (LCPLFA) annual conference in San Diego, CA. The Rothkoff team had the largest representation of any law firm in the country.  Jerry Rothkoff was asked by a conference attendee if he found value in bringing a dozen of his team across the country for three days. His answer was a resounding yes. He went on to say, “Our firm values continually educating our team. I find great joy in watching our team [...]

By |2020-04-10T14:51:05-04:00April 10th, 2020|Article|

Rothkoff NJ Elder Care Symposium Postponed to October 8, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the NJ Elder Care Symposium has been postponed until October 8, 2020.  On the original Symposium date, April 30, 2020, we will be holding a virtual town forum on the impact of COVID-19 on the long-term care community. More information to follow. We want to thank the following sponsors for their participation, patience and support of our 3rd annual New Jersey Elder Care Symposium. Individual tickets can be purchased by visiting  https://rothkofflaw.com/symposium/. Thank you to all of our 2020 NJ Sponsors and Exhibitors.

By |2020-04-10T14:48:54-04:00April 10th, 2020|Article|

We Love (Virtual) Hugs

As of this writing, March 21, 2020, due to COVID-19, both New Jersey and Pennsylvania have stay at home orders in place. Additionally, each state has ordered “non-essential” businesses to close, requiring all “non-essential” businesses to work remotely. As much as I feel our elder care law services are essential, we are abiding by all local, state, and federal guidelines and orders. I hope, as we all do, that when you are reading this, the situation will have dramatically improved, and we can all return to our normal lives. [...]

By |2020-04-10T14:44:55-04:00April 10th, 2020|Article|

Rothkoff Law Receives Elder Law Awards for 2019

Rothkoff Law Group is proud to announce that Jerold E. Rothkoff and Bryan J. Adler were named as “Awesome Attorneys” for elder law by South Jersey Magazine in its December 2019 edition. Additionally, Jerry Rothkoff has been named a 2020 “Super Lawyer” in elder law by Super Lawyers Magazine for the tenth consecutive year, and Bryan Adler has been named a 2020 “Rising Star Super Lawyer” for the third consecutive year.  The Super Lawyer designation is given to only 5% of lawyers in the United States.

By |2020-06-04T12:34:39-04:00January 8th, 2020|Article|

Rothkoff 2019 PA Caregiver Award

Rothkoff Law Group announced the 2019 Pennsylvania Caregiver Award winner at its second annual PA Elder Care Symposium on October 24, 2019. Caregiver professionals throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania had the opportunity to nominate an outstanding caregiver in their community who offers exceptional service to an elderly person. The selection process was difficult with many heartfelt nominations of worthy caregivers. We congratulate Reynaldo Aviso of Reliant At Home Care as the 2019 PA Caregiver Award winner. We appreciate all of the support and the valuable participation of our speakers, sponsors, and [...]

By |2020-01-08T13:09:17-05:00January 8th, 2020|Article|

Life Lessons From Two Decades Advocating for Seniors

On February 1, 2000, I began a journey to an unknown destination. On this day twenty years ago, I opened my elder care law office. If you were to tell me twenty years later we would expand to six offices in NJ and PA, employ thirty team members, including five attorneys and six geriatric social workers, establish groundbreaking elder care symposiums in NJ & PA, receive numerous awards and recognition for our firm’s advocacy for seniors, and teach other attorneys across the United States how to engage in legal [...]

By |2020-01-08T13:05:55-05:00January 8th, 2020|Article|

2020 Elder Law Numbers

2020 Medicare Numbers 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 (was $1,364 in 2019)Co-payment for hospital stay days 61-90:................. $352/day (was $341 in 2019)Co-payment for hospital stay days 91-150:................ $704/day (was $682 in 2019)  All costs for each day beyond 150 daysSkilled nursing facility co-payment, days 21-100:.... $176/day (was $170.50 in 2019)   Also, note that individuals with annual incomes over [...]

By |2020-01-08T13:03:18-05:00January 8th, 2020|Article|
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