Mother’s Day, Alzheimer’s, and a Pandemic

Everyone is grieving something during these unprecedented times.  The loss of lives, the loss of our daily routines and for some the loss of special occasions that are usually celebrated during these months. My family and I have been mourning the loss of someone still living for the past few years. My mom has end-stage Alzheimer’s.  Watching your loved one slip away is painful and I often think about how it can’t possibly get worse, but then a global pandemic came along.   COVID-19 has changed the way we live [...]

By |2020-05-07T14:18:02-04:00May 7th, 2020|Around the Office, Blog|

Recap of COVID-19 Virtual Panel Presentation

In these uncertain times, Rothkoff Law Group recognizes that the need for healthcare advocacy has become paramount. Our professional partners continue to advocate and set expectations for families and residents. Their need for accurate information, sharing best practices, and supporting one another has never been greater than during this fluid situation. Due to this need, on Thursday, April 30, 2020, Rothkoff Law Group sponsored a virtual panel on COVID-19 healthcare issues.  Jerry Rothkoff moderated a panel which consisted of Jeffrey DeFrehn, of Moorestown Visiting Nurse Association, Jennifer Hertzog, of [...]

By |2020-05-04T14:07:29-04:00May 4th, 2020|Around the Office, Blog|

Book Review: On Vanishing: Mortality, Dementia, and What It Means to Disappear, by Lynn Casteel Harper

With the stay at home order still in place for the near future in most states, consider reading a new book examining the value of life lived with dementia published on April 14, 2020.    An Amazon review states “In an American society where an individual’s “value” is often measured by what they can do or generate, Lynn Casteel Harper offers a counterpoint to what it means to be of “value” in, of, and to the world. Through her personal stories and experiences as well as research and discussion with [...]

By |2020-04-27T08:33:28-04:00April 27th, 2020|Around the Office, Blog|

Virtual Panel – June 4, 2020

In these uncertain times Rothkoff Law Group recognizes that the need for healthcare advocacy has become paramount. Our professional partners continue to advocate and set expectations for families and residents. Their need for accurate information, sharing best practices and supporting one another has never been greater than during this fluid situation. In light of the current pandemic, Rothkoff Law Group is proud to announce that on Thursday, June 4 we are offering an ONLINE PANEL DISCUSSION consisting of local healthcare and business leaders who will highlight their journey [...]

By |2020-05-29T12:23:59-04:00March 31st, 2020|Around the Office, Blog|

Rothkoff Law Group Estate and Elder Care Planning During COVID-19: Answers to Common Client Questions

What a difference a few weeks makes in all our lives.  While this too shall pass, clients have been calling with a variety of questions.  In case you have some of the same questions, we wanted to share them with you as answers can ease anxieties. Are we open for business and accepting appointments? YES We are following all health care guidelines and state orders.  Therefore, our entire staff is working remotely. However, we all have access to client documents, and communicate via Zoom, telephone, and/or email.  We are [...]

By |2020-03-30T14:23:35-04:00March 30th, 2020|Around the Office, Blog|

ANNOUNCEMENT IN LIGHT OF COVID-19

To our valued clients, their loved ones and community partners, Rothkoff Law Group is open for business. We understand that elder care law needs still exist during this extraordinary time and in many cases, advocacy is needed more than ever. We recognize the anxiety that both our clients in long-term communities and their loved ones have by not being able to physically be with one another. Our team is here to serve our clients, their families, and our community partners. We are taking all necessary sanitizing and social distancing [...]

By |2020-03-30T14:20:06-04:00March 20th, 2020|Around the Office, Blog|

Out With the Old, In With the New

We are proud to announce that we have rolled out a brand new website. Our goal with the new design was to create a more user-friendly experience for our valued clients and professional partners.  We invite you to explore the new look and feel while taking advantage of the same great resources you have come to know and trust.  Some of the key updates include: Mobile and tablet friendly - allowing you to access content on the go An easy to navigate homepage An “Elder Blog” offering extensive articles [...]

By |2020-02-25T09:51:19-05:00February 24th, 2020|Around the Office, Blog|

Rothkoff Law Group Celebrates 20th Anniversary

“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 our clients and their caregiver loved ones.”  -Jerry Rothkoff

By |2020-01-22T12:30:57-05:00January 21st, 2020|Around the Office, Blog|

Announcing Rothkoff Law Group’s 2020 Focus on the Professional Seminar Series

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 2020 seminar series for long term care professionals and caregivers in both NJ & PA.  We will continue to offer continuing education credits to social workers, case managers and administrators in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Seminars are scheduled in the morning, afternoon, and early evening (for our popular dinner seminars) to best accommodate [...]

By |2020-01-20T18:17:32-05:00January 20th, 2020|Around the Office, Blog|

Going Far Beyond

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 are considered “unsupported elders”, meaning they generally do not have local immediate family to assist them.  Unfortunately, one of our clients in such a situation was transitioned to in-patient hospice on December 23, 2019. [...]

By |2020-02-07T09:44:51-05:00December 31st, 2019|Around the Office, Blog|

South Jersey Magazine Recognizes Two RLG Attorneys

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 to the magazine, those elected to this list are referred to as the “legal eagles” of South Jersey.  Jerry was named an “Awesome Attorney” for elder law, and Bryan for estate planning/asset protection.   [...]

By |2020-02-24T14:28:12-05:00December 23rd, 2019|Around the Office, Blog, News|

2019 Rothkoff Law Group Client Appreciation Event

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 of being at home worrying about taking care of her husband. 

By |2019-12-17T16:02:01-05:00December 16th, 2019|Around the Office, Blog|

PA Elder Care Symposium – A Recap of a Wonderful Day of Learning

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 Alzheimer’s Disease: a Bio-Psycho-Social Approach, given by Steven R. Sabat, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Georgetown University.  Dr. Sabat spoke about the need to view the person with Alzheimer’s beyond the disease. He stressed [...]

By |2019-11-04T15:14:19-05:00November 4th, 2019|Around the Office, Blog|

You’re Never Too Old to Dream

You’re never too old to dream! At Rothkoff, our days are filled with helping the elderly and those with elderly loved ones, but this New Jersey native has decided to spend his golden years on a new adventure.Ninety-three year old veteran Ray Boutwell - who has called Jersey home since 1942 - opened his new shop, Ray’s Boozy Cupcakes Etc, this past month. One of Rothkoff’s employees, Stephanie, got a chance to drop in and check it out - which was easier said than done! Upon arrival, she joined [...]

By |2020-02-07T10:43:42-05:00October 15th, 2019|Around the Office, Blog|

The Power of Words

On September 28, 2019, I attended a conference sponsored by the Philadelphia Inquirer, entitled “Telling Your Health Story”.  The conference was created to help more storytellers from the health world find their widest audience while expressing their most authentic voices.  I was particularly struck by a presentation by the director of the narrative writing program at the Temple University School of Medicine, entitled “Narrative Writing: How 10 Minutes With Pen and Paper can Change Everything”. The attendees read Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl” poem published in 1978, in which the author [...]

By |2020-02-07T09:56:35-05:00October 7th, 2019|Around the Office, Blog|
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