Rothkoff Law Receives Elder Law Awards

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 |2020-01-08T13:11:54-05:00January 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|

Elder Care Law Is Much More Than Law

Rothkoff Law Group will be celebrating our 20th anniversary in January 2020. During the past 20 years, I have learned many important lessons. One of the most important lessons learned is the law alone is not enough to advocate for our clients and their caregiver loved ones. An example is the recent situation our client found herself in, and why we love what we do. Our client, who was living alone with her 10-year old Yorkie mix, Penny, was in need of immediate nursing home placement. The client dog [...]

By |2019-10-31T12:15:04-04:00October 31st, 2019|Article|

Be Prepared for Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period for 2020 has arrived. Throughout the year, Medicare has different enrollment periods. The Open Enrollment Period, or OEP, is the timeframe during which Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their Medicare plans. This year’s OEP will take place October 15 through December 7, 2019. Any changes you make to your Medicare plan during this period go into effect on January 1, 2020. During OEP, you can… • Switch from Original Medicare (Medicare Parts A and B) to a Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) plan. [...]

By |2019-10-31T12:13:22-04:00October 31st, 2019|Article|

New Additions to the Rothkoff Elder Law Team

As we continue to expand the quality of our elder care law team, we are proud to announce several new additions to our team. Steven D.W. Miller has joined our office as an associate attorney in our Radnor and Trevose, PA offices. Steven is licensed in both Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, and concentrates his practice in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Tax Law, Guardianships, Special Needs, and Life Care Planning.  Mr. Miller has a diverse education and career background. Steve studied at DePauw University, earning a [...]

By |2019-10-31T12:11:15-04:00October 31st, 2019|Article|

Jerry Rothkoff Receives 2019 Kaleidoscope Award from the Alzheimer’s Association of the Delaware Valley

Rothkoff Law is pleased to announce that Jerold E. Rothkoff, Esq., our managing partner, was the recipient of the 2019 Kaleidoscope Award from the Alzheimer’s Association of the Delaware Valley. The Kaleidoscope Award recognizes philanthropic excellence in supporting the mission of creating a world without Alzheimer's disease. Jerry shared the award with Murphy Vandervelde, the former owner of The Fountains at Cedar Park in Atco, NJ.

By |2019-08-01T10:34:37-04:00August 1st, 2019|Article|

Bidding Farewell to Janie DeLeon Male

by Jerold E. Rothkoff, Esquire Janie DeLeon Male, our Director of Care Coordination, has been with the Rothkoff Law Group since May 2006. Janie joined our office after receiving her MSW from Bryn Mawr College and completing an internship at JFCS in Cherry Hill, NJ. Effective July 31, 2019, Janie will be leaving our office. During her thirteen year plus tenure with the Rothkoff Law Group, Janie has become a well-respected local, statewide and national authority on care coordination for seniors within an elder care law office. Janie has [...]

By |2019-08-01T10:32:13-04:00August 1st, 2019|Article|

Rothkoff Law Recognized for Health Care Advocacy by South Jersey Biz Magazine

Rothkoff Law Group has been named Best of Health Care for health care advocacy by South Jersey Biz magazine in its March 2019 edition. Rothkoff was the only law firm recognized for such an award. We are very proud and honored to receive such recognition for the second time in the health care community because of what we try to do every day – practice elder care law in order to be health care advocates for our clients and their caregiver loved ones. Our life care planning holistic model [...]

By |2019-08-01T10:29:57-04:00August 1st, 2019|Article|

DAYLE PETRILLO JOINS THE ROTHKOFF TEAM AS LAW FIRM ADMINISTRATOR

As our Elder Care Law Firm continues to expand our reach and the services we offer, we have needed to correspondingly expand our dedicated team. We are pleased that Dayle Petrillo has joined the Rothkoff Law Group as Firm Administrator. Dayle will oversee the general law firm administrative and operating functions. Prior to joining the Rothkoff Law Group, Dayle spent over 25 years working as the Firm Administrator at a large Denver, Colorado based law firm, managing its Cheyenne, Wyoming office. During those years, Dayle honed her management skills [...]

By |2019-05-14T12:20:44-04:00April 14th, 2019|Article|

Jerold E. Rothkoff to be Honored with the 2019 Kaleidoscope Award for Philanthropic Excellence by the Alzheimer’s Association

Jerold E. Rothkoff will be honored with the Kaleidoscope Award for Philanthropic excellence given by the Alzheimer’s Association at its annual golf tournament in South Jersey on May 6, 2019 at Laurel Creek Country Club.  Jerry and Murphy Vandervelde, co-owner of The Fountains at Cedar Parke in Atco, N.J., will each be honored for their efforts to support the mission of creating a world without Alzheimer's disease. “Jerry Rothkoff has been an outspoken advocate for the rights of the elderly and disabled. Murphy Vandervelde has elevated care for seniors [...]

By |2019-05-14T12:09:43-04:00April 14th, 2019|Article|

The Demedicalization of Alzheimer’s Disease

In October 2018, my wife and I, along with our children attended an art reception sponsored by Artz Philadelphia in which all art on exhibit was made by individuals with dementia living in nursing homes throughout the Philadelphia area. It was a moving experience for my family and I to listen to those with Alzheimer’s and related dementia explain their artwork. Importantly, it was refreshing to view the individual as an artist, as opposed to an individual with dementia. Artz Philadelphia is a nonprofit existing “to provide opportunities for [...]

By |2019-05-14T12:05:50-04:00April 14th, 2019|Article|

Rothkoff PA Caregiver Award

Rothkoff Law Group announced the 2018 Pennsylvania Caregiver Award winner at its inaugural PA Elder Care Symposium on October 25, 2018. 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 Elizabeth Osei of Allegria at the Oaks as the 2018 PA Caregiver Award winner. We further offer Elizabeth our best wishes because she was unable to accept her award in [...]

By |2019-01-17T13:32:15-05:00January 17th, 2019|Article|

The Unintentional Advocate

The Rothkoff Law Group is beginning our 20th year advocating for seniors and those with disabilities. When I first entered the field of elder law, I cannot say I had a particular fondness for the elderly. Rather, nearly twenty years ago, I envisioned elder law as a means to make a living in an area of law that would likely grow well into the future. Did I initially envision our practice including five geriatric social workers, receiving regional awards for health care advocacy, or bringing an expert on dementia care [...]

By |2019-01-17T13:31:02-05:00January 17th, 2019|Article|
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