In the Fall 2021 edition of the Rothkoff Quarterly Newsletter we cover: The Pandemic Did Not Change Everything, Join Rothkoff Law Group to Help End Alzheimer’s Disease, Be Prepared for Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period, more on the Rothkoff Law Elder Care Symposium, and an Update on Rothkoff Law Group's Status.
In the Summer 2021 edition of the Rothkoff Quarterly Newsletter we cover: Medicaid Crisis: Paying for Long Term Care, the Value of Home Modifications for Older Adults, Registration for the 2021 Symposium, and an Update on Rothkoff Law Group's Status.
In the Spring 2021 edition of the Rothkoff Quarterly Newsletter we cover: The Struggle for a National Agenda on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia, Rothkoff Law Group 2021 Virtual Elder Care Symposium, Expanded Skilled Nursing Facility Medicare Coverage During the COVID-19 Pandemic, and an Update on Rothkoff Law Group's Status.
In the Winter 2021 edition of the Rothkoff Quarterly Newsletter we cover: A Letter to All of You, Rothkoff Law Group Activities Book, Rothkoff Law Group's Client Appreciation, 2021 Elder Law Numbers, Rothkoff Law Group Receives Elder Law Awards, and an Update on Rothkoff Law Group's Status.
In the Fall 2020 edition of the Rothkoff Quarterly Newsletter we cover A Report Card to the Rothkoff Law Team’s Parents, Being Prepared for Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period, How You Can Join Rothkoff Law Group to Help End Alzheimer’s Disease, and Welcome Donald F. Browne, Jr. Joins the Rothkoff Law Team.
In the Summer 2020 edition of the Rothkoff Quarterly Newsletter we covered the following: Rothkoff Law Group Adapts Well to Operational Changes, A Message from Jerold E. Rothkoff, The Value of Gratitude, Town Hall with Eloy Van Hal: The Future of Senior Care After COVID–19, Rothkoff Law Group’s “Chalk Squad” Brings Some Joy to Long-Term Care Workers, and Symposium 2.0: Virtually Connected: A Revamped Four Part Virtual Series; Focusing on the Future of Elder Care.
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 (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 days [...]
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 an elder care law office. She has blazed a trail within an elder care law office for others to emulate both locally and nationally. Janie has been integral to the growth of our Life [...]
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 rewards. Namely, the impact my life’s work has had on our five children. Two of our five children have worked in my office during the summer and witnessed first hand the advocacy and impact we have [...]
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 best suited for your loved one? A new tool for decision making is Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare website, medicare.gov. For the first time, the federal government is giving a separate rating to the quality [...]
On April 11, 2019 over 230 long-term care professionals gathered at the Westin Hotel in Mt. Laurel, NJ for a full day of learning and networking at the 2nd annual Rothkoff Law Group Eldercare Symposium entitled, “Person Centered Elder Care: Transitioning Theories into Practice". The day started with an esteemed panel of experts on “Research, Clinical Trials and Their Impact on Participants”, a discussion facilitated by Jerry Rothkoff. The panel consisting of Anna Brocco, Pharm.D., MBA, Director of Operations & Clinical Research, Advanced Memory Research Institute of NJ, Sanjeev [...]
On Monday, March 25, 2019, the NJ Legislature passed the "Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act". Governor Murphy has stated he will sign the bill. The law may take effect this summer if Murphy approves the bill in the coming weeks. New Jersey will become the eighth state to allow terminally ill patients with a prognosis of less than six months to live to end their lives after a doctor prescribes a lethal drug. It is important to note what the Aid in Dying law [...]
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 explain their artwork. Importantly, it was refreshing to view the individuals as an artist, as opposed to an individual with dementia. Artz Philadelphia, is a nonprofit whose mission "is to provide opportunities for self-expression [...]
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 who was at fault. The prince told police officers at the scene that he was momentarily blinded by the sun while pulling onto a main thoroughfare. The incident has prompted some reflection in Britain [...]
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 care law in 2018 include: Changes to VA “Aid and Attendance” Benefit – Effective October 18, 2018, the VA revised the eligibility rules for the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit. The VA added a [...]