The focus of our elder care law firm is to offer a multi-disciplinary approach to address the issues associated with the aging process. Traditional legal services such as drafting estate planning documents, trust planning, and guardianships are important legal tools that everyone should plan for. However, these purely legal tools do not prevent seniors from falling in their home and subsequently requiring a hospital stay and possible nursing home placement.
As such, we provide both legal and non-legal care advocacy services to keep seniors at home, where most older adults want to be. COVID-19 and its aftermath have made senior living facilities increasingly unpopular. A recent New York Times article, “Many Older Adults Lack Even Simple, Helpful Equipment,” highlighted the fact that railings, grab bars, shower chairs, and other inexpensive devices can make it easier to continue living at home, but not enough older people acquire them. For a rather minimal cost, these basic home modifications can help older adults remain healthy at home.
As part of Rothkoff Law Group’s expanding health care advocacy, in order to help our clients remain safe at home, we are pleased to announce Rebeca Sternbach-Schwartz has joined our elder care law firm as a Home Modification Consultant. Rebeca is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist and earned an Executive Certification in Home Modification.
Rebeca will be helping our clients who are currently at home or are in a hospital or rehabilitation setting with the goal of returning home. She will work in conjunction with our Elder Care Coordinators to assist with discharge planning to home.
Please feel free to contact our office should you have any questions regarding our expanding health care advocacy services.