Happy New Year.  Below are the updated 2020 Elder Law figures for Medicare, Medicaid, and VA. 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 […]

Janie DeLeon Male, our Director of Care Coordination, has been with the Rothkoff Law Group since May 2006.  Effective August 2, 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 […]

Your loved one is about to be discharged from the hospital and the hospital social worker advises your loved one is in need of rehabilitation services prior to going home.  The social worker gives you a list of three area rehabilitation centers which have an open bed. How do you decide which rehabilitation center is […]

by Jerold E. Rothkoff, Esq. I have been practicing elder care law for almost twenty years, helping families navigate the long-term care process. I receive great personal satisfaction knowing our elder care teams’ advocacy help improve the lives of a senior and their caregiver loved ones. However, unexpectedly, the advocacy I do each day can have additional […]

A few months ago, my family and I 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 […]

Last week, you may have read Prince Philip, the 97-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, overturned his Land Rover in a car crash on a rural road north of London.  He was unhurt; two women in an oncoming minivan suffered scrapes and a broken wrist. It is not known exactly what happened or […]

December 31, 2018 Dear Friend of the Firm:     We wish you and your families a happy and healthy New Year.  I would like to take a few moments to reflect on the “year in elder care law” and update you on our elder care law firm. Some of the highlights from the world of elder […]

Walk with Us – Love 4 Lois Alzheimer’s Disease is relentless. So are we.  Join the Rothkoff Law Group “Love for Lois” team as we walk in honor of our friend and former co-worker, Lois who is living with Alzheimer’s. Walk for Lois.  Walk for your loved one. Walk for a better future. All are invited […]

Medicare is currently in the process of sending new cards to all of their enrollees with new unique Medicare numbers.   The new Medicare identifying numbers will no longer contain social security numbers, in an ongoing effort to prevent identity theft.  You can learn more about this process at www.medicare.gov. Pennsylvania Medicaid/Community Health Choices (CHC) Update […]

According to the Kaiser Health News, Medicare has recently lowered its star ratings for staffing levels in 1 in 11 of the nation’s nursing homes — almost 1,400 of them — because they either had inadequate numbers of registered nurses or failed to provide payroll data that proved they had the required nursing coverage. Medicare […]

Father’s Day typically gets outshined by Mother’s Day, at least if you compare the two days based upon consumer spending.  A Father’s Day gift you may want to consider is the new nonfiction book, “Pops”, by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Michael Chaban.   “Pops” is a collection of seven essays on fatherhood, each of which shines […]