The Rothkoff  team were guests at these events around Greater Philadelphia:

BCBA Law Day Dinner @ Ramblewood Country Club

On May 2nd Jane M. Fearn-Zimmer, Esq. attended the Burlington County Bar Association’s Law Day Dinner at Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel.  Assignment Judge Ronald Bookbinder gave his annual State of the Courts address. Did you know that more attorneys will be called upon to represent indigent defendants pro bono due to the defunding of Legal Services?

Alzeimers Association “Reason to Hope” Breakfast @ The Westin

For the past few years, Jerry has hosted a table at the Alzheimer’s Association Reason to Hope Breakfast at The Westin in Mt. Laurel, NJ. This year on May 3rd Jerry invited professional partners to join him for this one hour, educational, inspirational breakfast to spread the message into the community and raise funds for the critical work the Alzheimer’s Association does in our region and nationwide.

Salsa & Sangria Celebration @ Brookdale Voorhees

On May 4, 2017, Brookdale Voorhees celebrated Cinco De Mayo with health care professionals.  Shannon Reilly, Public Benefits Specialist, Joanne Solometo, VA Benefit Specialist and Attorney Jane Fearn-Zimmer attended the festive “Salsa & Sangria” event.  Special thanks to Louise Wichorowski , Business Development Director for the Brookdale family for another wonderful event.

Key State and Federal Laws Affecting Estate Planning / How to Draft Will and Trusts

On May 8th and May 10th Jane M. Fearn-Zimmer, Esquire presented two seminars for attorneys, accountants, and financial planners through the National Business Institute on estate planning in Cherry Hill and Atlantic City, New Jersey. On May 8, 2017, she gave a one-hour seminar on Key State and Federal Laws affecting Estate Planning at the Cherry Hill Hilton. On May 10, 2017, she spoke on How to Draft Will and Trusts at the Sheraton Convention Center in Atlantic City. Did you know that the former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Warren Berger died with a will he prepared himself, which lacked essential provisions such as the power to sell real estate, pay taxes and manage his estate?  By attempting to dispose of his 1.8 million dollar estate in a short, self-prepared document, his estate was unnecessarily diminished by $450,000 in estate taxes which could have been legally avoided, and his estate had to go through the probate court system, exposing the estate to public scrutiny.  Think about proper and complete estate planning, which will give you peace of mind and pay for itself many times over.

Elder Law Committee Meeting @ Charlie Brown’s

On May 9th Jane M. Fearn-Zimmer, Esquire, joined her colleagues in the Gloucester County Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee Meeting at Charlie Brown’s in Woodbury.  With every major life change, it is very important to review and update your will. What is your interpretation of the following language, quoted from a real will, with respect to who receives what? “All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate shall be distributed equally, to my wife, Suzie and my daughters, Barbara and Sally.”

An Evening with Medium Judy Dingler @ CareOne at Evesham

On May 10th Jane M. Fearn-Zimmer, Esq. attended An Evening with Medium Judy Dingler at Care One Evesham.  This creative and entertaining event showcased the new Executive Director, Elissa Corrado, and her caring and talented staff.

2nd Annual Caregiver Symposium @ Fox EDU Room

“Dementia Does Not Define Me” Caregiver Symposium 2017.

On Friday, May 12th Rothkoff Law Group, BARCLAYS Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Home To Stay Senior Care Solutions, Cherry Hill NJ, Cherry Hill Senior Living and FOX Rehabilitation hosted its second annual Caregiver Symposium at the Fox Rehabilitation Education Center. Jennifer Fitzpatrick, founder of Jenerations Health Education, Inc. presented “Communicating with Alzheimer’s Patients and Their Families: Strategies For Success”. Thank you to Jennifer Fitzpatrick and the co-hosts that made this symposium possible. Looking forward to 2018.

Veterans Advocates Group of America Conference

On May 15 through 17, Bryan Adler and Joanne Solometo of Rothkoff Law Group attended the Annual Veterans Advocates Group of America (VAGA) conference in Clearwater Florida.

The conference provided valuable information to many attorneys and financial advisors on the VA process and how to best serve their clients VA issues. Financial and technical support companies participated in the conference to offer solutions for client’s needs.

Elder & Disability Law Section Meeting @ NJ Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ

On the evening of Monday, May 15, 2017, Jane M. Fearn-Zimmer, Esquire travelled to the New Jersey Law Center for the Business Dinner Meeting of the NJSBA Elder and Disability Law Section. The section members welcomed Jane as the incoming Chair for the 2017-2018 season.

Coffee & Comments @ Maggiano’s

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Jane M. Fearn-Zimmer, Esquire attended PNC Wealth Management’s Coffee and Comments breakfast at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Cherry Hill. Current market and investment outlook was discussed.

ComForCare Home Care of SJ Hawaiian Mix & Mingle @ Aloft Hotel in Mt. Laurel

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Jerry Rothkoff, Janie DeLeon-Male, and Jacinda Graham attended ComForCare Senior Services’ Hawaiian Mix and Mingle at the Aloft Hotel in Mt. Laurel. This was a great opportunity for our team to catch up with other long-term care professionals and stay on top of the changing trends in healthcare.

Addressing Current Challenges in Aging & Long Term Care @ RWJ Conference Center, Hamilton, NJ

On Friday, May 19, 2017, Janie De Leon-Male and Jennifer Cooley, from our care management team, spent the day with 150 LTC professionals from across New Jersey at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care Annual Symposium, “Addressing Current Challenges in Aging & Long-Term Care.”  Thought provoking discussions centered on mindfulness, the hidden causes behind mental disorders in older adults, and a communication roadmap to help manage conflict.

William Neff Symposium @ Bucks County Community College

On May 23rd Kathleen Magee, Misha D’Uva and Kara Lee attended the 14th annual William J. Neff Symposium on the Prevention of Crimes Against Older Adults. The Symposium was held on the beautiful Bucks County Community College Newtown campus and coordinated by the Bucks County Crimes Against Older Adults Task Force. Keynote speaker Laura Mosqueda, MD presented on “Elder Abuse and Dementia”. Participants were also encouraged to attend breakout sessions on topics such as “Harassment and Bullying in Senior Communities” and ” Scams, Cons and Other Consumer Issues Affecting Seniors”. This conference was a wonderful educational opportunity for professionals to learn about elder abuse and risk reduction. Thank you to the Bucks County Crimes Against Older Adults Task Force for 14 years of education.

Care One Hamilton Happy Hour @ Uno’s Pizza

On May 25th Jerry Rothkoff and Jennifer Cooley attended the Care One Hamilton Happy Hour at Unos, it was a kickoff to Memorial Day weekend for professional partners. Care One Hamilton AL is almost running at full occupancy. The staff were excited about their upcoming Memorial Day BBQ for residents that weekend.

Rothkoff Team’s Seminars & Education Around Town:

CEU Seminar “Elder Orphans: Helping Them to Age in Place” @ Cherry Hill Public Library 

On May 2nd  we had a CEU Seminar at the Cherry Hill Public Library, the topic was “Elder Orphans: Helping Them to Age in Place”.  This topic drew a nice crowd of long-term care professionals in the South Jersey area today. We greatly appreciate the food donations brought by seminar attendees that will benefit the JFCS Food Bank, thank you!!

SNT’s and the ABLE Act for EFPCSNJ @ Laurel Creek Country Club

On May 4th Jane M. Fearn-Zimmer, Esquire presented a seminar on Special Needs Trusts and the ABLE Act to attorneys, accountants and financial planners at the Laurel Creek Country Club. Did you know that you can contribute up to the sum of $14,000 annually, indexed for inflation, to an ABLE account for a qualified disabled individual, and the account proceeds will not disqualify the beneficiary from eligibility for Medicaid and other means-tested public benefits?

CEU Seminar “Elder Orphans: Helping Them to Age in Place” @ Holy Redeemer Lafayette

On May 10th Bryan Adler presented a CEU seminar “Elder Orphans: Helping Them To Age In Place” to local health care professionals at Holy Redeemer Lafayette. The topic prompted open discussion on the best way to care for our elderly clients, patients, and residents that may not have a support system in place. Thank you to all who attended and made this a fun, interactive seminar.

CEU Seminar “Positioning Yourself: Future of LTC” @ Phoebe Wyncote

On May 11th Bryan Adler presented a CEU Seminar on the Changing Demographics of Elder Care to over 20 elder care professionals.  The seminar topics ranged from the changes in senior’s expectations with regard to long-term care, developments in long-term care funding, and technology available to increase independence and reduce costs.  Elder Care Coordinator Kathleen Magee was available to answer participants’ questions related to developments in the types of communities offering care and changes in the provision of care itself.

CEU Dinner Seminar “The Ethics of Medicaid Planning” @ The Buck Hotel

On May 18th Bryan Adler presented “The Ethics of Medicaid Planning” at The Buck Hotel in Feasterville PA.  Over 30 health care professionals attended and enjoyed dinner, drinks, networking opportunities and education.

Medicare Seminar @ National Business Institute

On May 23, 2017, in Tom’s River, New Jersey, Jane M. Fearn-Zimmer, Esquire presented a seminar on Medicare to attorneys and nursing home administrators. Did you know that “outpatient” observation status is a hospital billing classification that can make Medicare patients pay for the cost of their hospital stay, hospital prescriptions and nursing home care, and can subject elderly individuals to unnecessary medical debt. You can help fight observation status by asking your physician to admit the individual as an inpatient based on needed care, tests and treatment, asking your primary care physician to contact the hospital doctor to support this request, filing an appeal with Medicare if the patient’s nursing home coverage is denied and filing a complaint with the patient’s state health department, if the patient did not receive a notice about “outpatient” observation status.











About Kara

Kara is the Outreach Coordinator with the Rothkoff Law Group, and elder care law firm. Kara brings over 15 years of experience working with the elderly. Kara has the ability to build relationships with area long-term care providers is critical in ensuring that our clients are made aware of the many resources that are available to them. Kara graduated from the York College of Pennsylvania. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, taking vacations, scuba diving, and skiing. She is also an active volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association.

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