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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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. [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]