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The Food and Drug Administration last week warned 12 sellers of dietary supplements to stop claiming their products can cure diseases ranging from Alzheimer’s to cancer to diabetes.  The FDA is concerned that consumers are receiving false messages about the curative effects of dietary supplements. Supplement Makers Touting Cures for Alzheimer’s and Other Diseases Get […]

We want to thank all of our clients, their families, and professional friends and colleagues who have made our elder care firm seminars so successful by attending our Professional Seminar Series over previous years.  We are proud to announce our 2019 seminar series for long term care professionals and caregivers.  We will continue to offer continuing education credits […]

MyMobility Plan

February 4, 2019 Blog, Elder Care

MyMobility Plan, a new tool from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, can help seniors and their families think about and plan for their future mobility and independence when driving a car is no longer an option. MyMobilityPlan

Rothkoff Law Group is pleased to welcome Chelsea Gannssle to our team as Elder Care Coordinator.  Chelsea comes to the firm with four years experience as a social worker in Atlantic and Camden County, New Jersey. Most recently, Chelsea was the Director of Social Services in a sub-acute Rehabilitation and long-term care facility.  She worked […]

New Jersey’s “Safe Care Cam” program has recently lead to the filing of abuse charges against a private caretaker allegedly caught on hidden camera assaulting 90-year-old Woman residing in a Bergen County assisted living facility. The Safe Care Cam program is designed to address New Jersey’s growing concerns about elder abuse, a fear being fueled […]

While depression isn’t necessarily a normal part of aging, it is a serious medical issue that afflicts many older adults. In fact, it’s a common issue among the elderly. According to the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, about one-quarter of older adults assessed by healthcare providers suffer from some level of depression. That said, depression […]

I fell backwards into Elder Care Law.  During law school I had the high-minded ambition of becoming a white shoe litigator at a big downtown firm.  A brief stint doing so culminated with the realization that litigation was not for me. With that disenchantment, I started a simple estate planning practice out of my spare […]

As today’s article in the Philadelphia Inquirer details, traditional long-term care insurance policies are in disfavor.  The primary factor is due to unexpected substantial increases in insurance premiums. As a result, it is incumbent upon both the public and private sectors to be innovative in offering alternatives to traditional LTC insurance.  The State of Minnesota […]

Caring for an elderly parent or family member is a noble task, but it’s also an exhausting one. Not only do caregivers have a job, family, or life of their own to dedicate time to, but they simply need a break once in a while. The job of a caregiver is both physically and emotionally […]

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the new Medicare premiums, deductibles, and co-payments for 2019:• Basic Part B premium: $135.50/month (was $134.00 in 2018)• Part B deductible: $185 ($183.00 in 2018)• Part A deductible: $1,364 (was $1,340 in 2018)• Co-payment for hospital stay days 61-90: $341/day (was $335 in 2018); Co-paymentfor […]

Rothkoff Law Group is excited to announce that we will be hosting our 2nd Annual Symposium for Eldercare Professionals in 2019.  The theme for the 2019 Symposium is “Person Centered Eldercare: Transitioning Theories Into Practice”.  For the convenience of our clients and colleagues we are offering the same program in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, […]

Nursing Home in Illinois Failed To Adequately Address Sexual Activity Between Cognitively Impaired Residents – Lessons to be Learned An Illinois nursing home was ordered to pay an $83,800 civil monetary penalty after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found the facility had failed to adequately address sexual activity between three residents with dementia […]

Jerold E. Rothkoff and Bryan J. Adler were named by South Jersey Magazine as 2018 “Awesome Attorneys” for excellence in their areas of practice, which appeared in the publication’s December 2018 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 our clients and their families who attending our Client Appreciation Event at the Franklin Institute on Sunday.  It was so wonderful to see everyone enjoying themselves with their families.   While in the special Viking exhibit on Sunday, one of our clients was with his wife who was in a wheelchair, and […]

The nursing home admission process can be a daunting process for elders and their families. Unfortunately, some nursing homes are compounding the difficult process by referring residents and their families to non-attorney unlicensed Medicaid advisors. Non-lawyer Medicaid advisors can include financial advisors, geriatric care managers, disbarred attorneys, former nursing home employees, and a variety of […]