Aitan Eli Rothkoff ––Welcome to the World By: Jerold E. Rothkoff   “Teach your children what you believe in. Make a world that we can live in.” ––Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young June 28, 2010 was a very special day for our family. That day was the birth of our fifth child and third son, […]

Aitan: Welcome to the World Posted by: Jerold E. Rothkoff Posted Date: Sunday, July 4, 2010 12:47 June 28, 2010 was a special day in our family’s life.  On that day, our 5th child and 3rd son, Aitan Eli Rothkoff, was born.  He weighed in at seven pounds even.  Mom, dad, baby, and his four […]

Guide to Pennsylvania Senior Resources Now Available, Compliments of Rothkoff Law Firm A new 102-page Guide to Pennsylvania Senior Resources, covering Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties, is now available, compliments of the Law Offices of Jerold E. Rothkoff, by calling (215) 546-5800 or emailing The 5 1/2 x 8-inch booklet provides listings and contact information for […]

Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk, 2009 The Rothkoff Elder Law “Top 10” reasons to join our team! The Memory Walk sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease care, support and research. Rothkoff Elder Care Law is pleased to further our support of the Alzheimer’s Association […]

We are pleased to welcome three new staff members to our Elder and Disability Law Office. Jane M. Fearn-Zimmer, Esq., has joined our firm as an associate attorney. Jane has had several years of practice in the elder law field. She was most recently with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Jane is a graduate of Temple Law School and also received […]

Dear Jerry: Thank you for all you did to relieve us of the burden of financial obligations for mom’s medical care. She passed away on December 22, 2008. Mom was a real trooper, a profile in courage. Although she was paralyzed and unable to care for herself physically for over eleven years, mom remained upbeat, humorous, witty, […]

We are pleased to welcome Jennifer R. Cohen to our office as a Care Coordinator. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Temple University. She then enjoyed designing and implementing adult education and managing a team of volunteer trainers for the Girl Scouts of Greater Philadelphia. Following a family tradition of community service, Jennifer […]

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez announced today that residents of licensed nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, and assisted living facilities will be eligible to request coupons from the TV Converter Box Coupon Program. The rule change takes effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. “Allowing nursing home residents and households who […]

After decades of partial solutions to fire threats in nursing homes, regulators are finally requiring sprinkler systems for the 2,466 facilities that still don’t have them fully installed.  On Aug. 13, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a rule declaring that the $144 billion long-term care industry has five years to install the […]

A recent NAELA News article by Robert Anderson discusses the process for deducting assisted living facility (ALF) costs on federal individual income tax returns. Internal Revenue Code (IRC) § 7702B provides rules for deducting certain qualified long-term care costs as medical expenses. Normally, the costs of nursing home care should be deductible, but the status […]

According to a recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the New Jersey Office of the Public Advocate is investigating allegations that a company operating eight assisted living facilities in South Jersey improperly discharged residents when their savings ran out. Public Advocate Ronald K. Chen is scheduled to appear in Court in early June 2008 to […]