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Posted by Melody, a Elder Law client, Flag
We, as a family, were not prepared for the circumstances that occurred a few months ago. We were in a position where my mother and father needed assistance as they were aging. Jerold Rothkoff was recommended to my brother and I for eldercare law services. Over the past 8 months, this law office has assisted with choosing a facility for my mom, managing financial services for my dad, updating all legal papers and working as an advocate for my mom. All of the members of the law firm have been extremely patient and kind to my family. We would never have known how to handle all the nuances with assisting my parents. Their help has been invaluable.
Posted by Christian, a Elder Law client, Flag
I can’t say enough about the assistance received from Jerry Rothkoff and his staff, The Kim brothers will always be truly grateful. They made us feel comfortable and very confident that they had our parents’ best interest at heart. I would strongly recommend Jerry and his staff to anyone who has an elderly parent and needs to plan for their long - term care.
Without the help of Jerry, my brothers and I would have been, “up the creek without a paddle”.
Posted by a Elder Law client, Flag
From the first day we met Jerry regarding our parents elder care needs he and his wonderful staff have always been attentive to our needs and the needs of our parents.He assigned an associate to handle our parents assisted living needs and she updated us monthly on any issues she thought were important. He also assigned another associate to handle our V.A. claim which took three years to finalize due to the V.A.'s terribly slow process .Finally, Jerry helped structure the family's estate by introducing us to a very good financial planner who was able to consolidate our parents assets into a trust which allowed us to pay for there remaining health and funeral expenses.
Posted by Dorian, a Elder Law client, Flag
My family hired the Rothkoff group in November of 2012 on the recommendation of my father's care facility. Our father's Medicaid application was a year old at that time and was rejected by a supervisor for being "too old to approve" even though we had complied to their every request. My father's valid claim needed to be appealed when we went to Rothkoff. The claim had been opened in November of 2011 and was not approved until July of 2013.
At Rothkoff, we were treated well as Mr. Rothkoff explained our legal rights. Another expert in his firm, Jane Ferne-Zimmer took the case which required many months of work to satisfy the ever-changing needs of the Camden County Medicaid office. After several court appearances, many months of furnishing documents to the County that were in their original request, and many hours of work by the Rothkoff group on our behalf, our father's claim was approved. Six months after his death!
Families go through so much stress in caring for an elder parent. We made daily trips to Daddy's facility to spend as much time as possible with him while handling all the details of his Medicare case. It was a nightmare. Without Rothkoff's help, the stress would have been unbearable.
People in this situation really need a good advocate. Estate planning prior to our parents' illness allowed us to keep our home .
Rothkoff and his associates provided excellent service to us during an extremely challenging time. My family can recommend them without hesitation. Their expertise was invaluable as we struggled to care for our Dad while answering requests and redundant requests from Camden County.
The Rothkoff firm acted professionally at every step. Attentive to details as well as the needs of the family, they took care of everything. It is essential to work with someone with this much knowledge in these situations.
Posted by a Elder Law client, Flag
My father and I were with the Rothkoff Law Group for 6 years. We were provided with a wonderful social worker and a VA knowledgable advisor. On top of that we were introduced to visiting doctors and home care providers. Mr. Rothkoff kept in touch with us through phone conferences and emails and through occasional office visits. All our needs were met beautifully. Every experience with the group was pleasant and very helpful. Every phone call was answered with the utmost care and concern. My father has passed..but I am warmed by the thought of all the kindness and consideration both of us received from The Rothkoff Law Group. Thanks you so much.
Posted by Dick, Flag
Jerry and his team provided tremendous assistance in guiding me with my mother's senior care, including living accommodations, medicaid application and follow-up, and on-site review of care at designated intervals to ensure the providers were living up to expectations and requirements. I was kept fully informed on a timely basis as to the results of these reviews. The few exceptions that were found were rectified by the provider immediately.
Posted by Matt, a Elder Law client, Flag
Jerold Rothkoff and everyone who is at his office is professional, responsive and very kind - caring for the needs of the individual. Everything that was needed to be done (in a personally difficult situation concerning my father) was done promptly, accurately and with the kind of care that is uncommon. My questions and concerns were answered within a day at most (usually within a few hours) and anything that I needed help with received an explanation and resolution. Jerold's knowledge of the rules and laws concerning the elderly is astounding. I learned so much from him and his associates that I feel he could help many, many people.
Posted by Michelle, a Elder Law client, Flag
The Law firm of Jerold Rothkoff was extremely helpful with my mother's medicaid eligibility affairs. The staff was always polite and friendly and ready to assist me with any concerns. It was comforting to have an attorney's office take a personal interest in what was happening with my Mom. I highly recommend this firm to all I come in contact with. As a teacher, time is so valuable to me and my family. This firm made my worries easier to deal with and they solved the issues. Thank you, Jerold, Jane, Alicia and Denise.
Posted by Joe, a Elder Law client, Flag
We have been a client for 3 yrs and from our first meeting to discuss my mothers Life Care Plan, I have had complete confidence in Jerold and the staff at Rothkoff Law Group. Initially we faced the challenge of updating her legal and financial plans, Jerold and team quickly developed the plan and put it in action. We then had a complete review of her insurance policies and public programs for her medical care. As my mothers condition progressed, they were there each step of the way. Finding the right care facility was a frightening task but with their specialists, we had their expertise on our side. I have found them to be compassionate and professional at all times. Although our roles as children of aging parents is not easy, Jerold has provided me with the peace of mind that i am making the best choices for my mom. I have, and will continue to recommend Rothkoff Law Group to family and friends.
Posted by William, a Elder Law client, Flag
As one of his clients,Mr. Rothkoff and his team were most helpful and resourceful with my family's elder care and retirement planning requirement needs. The "team" was extremely helpful with all of the "senior" needs of mine ,my family, (handicapped brother and sister-in- law) and elder parents. I recommend this Firm w/o reservation.
Posted by Joanne, Flag
My family was introduced to Jerry Rothkoff and his firm over 6 years ago. My father was going to be 80 years old and moving into an independent living facility. We found the need for some sound legal advice in regards to his long term health and financial needs. Jerry and his team met with all of us, got a good idea of my Dad's needs and resources and helped design a plan for my Dad to get the maximum benefit from what was available to him. Without Jerry and his team, my Dad would not be going on 87 years "young" and still going strong. The help, advice and guidance have been invaluable and have enabled all of us to rest easy that Dad is happy, healthy and taken care of.
Posted by a Elder Law client, Flag
We were referred by Camden County Department of Senior Services following a request for elder care attorney in Cherry Hill. Upon confirming our appointment, the staff disclosed the initial consultation fee and stated that the final fee for services would be presented in the form of an a la carte menu of services tailored to our specific case, of which our initial fee would be applied. During our initial discussion with Jerold, he announced that "our specific case" would require only his full menu of services and that there would be no possibility of selecting specific services that could be offered. He then apologized for the lie his staff told us and demanded his $400 fee.
During our consultation, he elaborated on the recent double suicide of a senior couple in Marlton, NJ who had been his clients for the past five years. He stated that this outcome, was a successful representation of his holistic approach to elder care through his firm. We found this story bizarre and we found him to be arrogant, obnoxious and not willing to disclose any advice or a path forward for our situation.
Posted by Kathryn, a Elder Law client, Flag
We met with Jerold one time in his office. He went over all the details regarding our long-term care insurance policy. Our policy got cut off by the company. He went over all the paperwork we brought in and discusssed our options and how to go about getting our policy re-instated. After that we communicated with Jacinda most of the time and she kept us informed as to the status of our appeal and how things were going. Jerold did call to keep us abreast of how things were going and what he was doing. Eventually after about five months of back and forth between the office and our insurance, our policy finally did get re-instated. We are very gratetful to have the policy back in force. We thank everyone for the work they did to help us in our situation. It was well worth it. If we need any assistance with insurance in the future, we will be contacting Rothkoff again.
Posted by Beth, a Elder Law client, Flag
From our initial meeting 3 years ago to the present, my family and I have been in good hands with Jerold Rothkoff and his team. In the beginning, it was all about the legal guidance we needed to plan for my Mother's future at a time when we were overwhelmed. But, throughout this journey, the relationship has become much more. Jerry and his professional, caring team have become an invaluable extension of our family! They are consistently responsive, trustworthy, reliable, and compassionate in all matters. Jerry's staff has effectively assisted me in coordinating my Mother's health care as her mobility continues to decline due to a neurological condition. I feel confident that she is getting the best care possible. In addition, Jerry's persistent and diligent professionals reviewed the details of my Mother's Long Term Care Insurance policy and were instrumental in securing benefits that were due to her. We could not have had a more positive experience over these last 3 years, and I would recommend the Rothkoff Law Group without hesitation to anyone that asked.
Posted by a Elder Law client, Flag
Mr. Rothkoff maintains an staff of specialists covering many facets of elder care. He and his staff have helped us navigate through a difficult period of arranging and managing care for an elderly parent with Alzheimer's.
Posted by Wayne, a Elder Law client, Flag
I found Jerold Rothkoff to be very experienced , straightfoward and very trustworthy as I did with his entire staff.
I highly recommend Mr. Rothkoff and his staff.
Posted by Dennis, a Elder Law client, Flag
Our family needed help and direction in choosing an Alzheimer's care facility for a family member. We chose Rothkoff Law Group based upon the recommendation of an attorney in Florida, and after more than 2 yrs as Rothkoff clients we feel so very fortunate to have benefited in so many ways from the skill, knowledge and dedication these caring people have shown us. Their high degree of effectiveness is a direct result of their attention to detail, ability to listen to family input in a skillful and concerned way, and the manner in which the team works as a whole. The staff all have different skills and special areas of expertise yet they all manage to focus together on one goal......and that is providing the guidance and direction we needed during a difficult time. The Rothkoff Law Group provided our family with the choices and information necessary to select a care facility that would provide comfortable, quality care for our family member. Different staff members all contributed to help our family deal with insurance issues, financial counseling, liason with agencies, they submitted complicated applications on our behalf, answered our many questions and arranged meetings as we needed them. We are profoundly thankful for the suggestion and recommendation Rothkoff Law Group made to us for the facility in which to place our family member. This is confirmed by the continuing flow of accolades I hear as relatives and other family members visit the facility and they witness first hand the high level of quality care, competence, and caring motivation of the facility staff. Rothkoff Law Group, through their screening process, attention to detail, use of trained and qualified individuals on their law staff, was able to give my family all of the information we needed in order to make the decision on what facility to choose. We simply could not have even come close to achieving this level of success on our own. The value of Rothkoff Law Group services goes far beyond simple fees......it is about quality of life for a valued and loved family member. The Rothkoff Law Group is one very high performing team.
Posted by Peter, a Elder Law client, Flag
When my mother and I needed help with legal & financial advice, information on where to turn for care, and planning for an elderly family member's future, we had no idea where to begin or what to do. We felt overwhelmed, confused, stressed, and lost.
Mr. Rothkoff's name and contact information was given to us by a a family member's co-worker who was in a similar situation.
Being unsure that anyone could even help us with the stress of trying to get a direction, we scheduled an appointment to meet with Mr. Rothkoff.
When we got to Mr. Rothkoff's office, we were immediately welcomed in by a friendly staff.
Mr. Rothkoff asked us what kind of advice we were looking for to determine if he could be of assistance.
After our first meeting, we had already determined that Mr. Rothkoff was very knowledgeable in his field and he presented us with an initial plan to help our relative. It was at this point that we decided to hire him.
Mr. Rothkoff helped us plan for our loved one's financial future, health care, benefits, comfort, happiness, and things that we just hadn't even thought of to ask when we first met with him, such as how to simplify the planning.
Mr. Rothkoff has an intimate relationship with clients and was on hand to answer questions whenever we phoned. His large staff was always available to answer questions and address situations.
While the fee seemed scary at first, we really got the bargain: without billing a la cart like so many lawyers do: we had unlimited access via phone calls, personalized meetings, and other individual client specific services - whatever they happened to be in the moment.
Mr. Rothkoff never left us wondering when we had a question, explained all of our options, explained whatever he thought the best solution for any issues that arose, allowed us to decide, and kept us informed on every aspect of our loved one's situation as he continued to handle things for us.
With the legal aid of Mr. Rothkoff, we were able to let go of all of the stress associated with our loved one and be a family, while he worried addressed the difficulties of planning and getting the "bigger picture" taken care of.
As a result of our work with Mr. Rothkoff, we know that as we age, if we need the assistance of an elder law firm, we can place every bit of our trust with Mr. Rothkoff and the rest of his compassionate, responsive staff.
Posted by Stephen, a Elder Law client, Flag
I am posting this review to relate my experience I had with Jerold (Jerry) Rothkoff concerning the many issues I had to deal with on behalf of my mother. I worked with Jerry for five years it was an excellent experience in a very difficult time. I felt it would be best to share a letter I wrote to Jerry and his staff after the passing of Mom. As follows:
I am writing to you and your staff to thank you for all the help you have provided us over the years. As I look back over the 5 years we have worked together concerning my mother’s issues it amazes me how well we all did keeping her as functional and care for as possible. It is clear to all of us in our family that we could not have done it without your help.
Both you and your staff were always there for us. Whenever we needed anything concerning mom’s affairs or even just general advice, with lightning speed my calls and e-mails were returned with excellent information and guidance. All I heard from your side was “No problem we will take care of it” or “This is what I suggest and these are your options”, and with all the details we had to work through these responses were of the greatest value. My mind was clear; Jerry is taking care of it.
But also, your help went way beyond legal or financial advice. Your staff provided us with objective and compassionate direction concerning mom’s continuing health issues. For example, how to look for assistance, what to do next as her dementia worsen and I can go on and on with many other examples.
It was never a problem to ask advice or direction from you or your staff. Many people have lawyers who can do the law, but mom had a lawyer who cared about her as a person, and for this we all thank you.
In closing Jerry when we started out on this long journey we know nothing about how to care for my mother. With your help and guidance we kept our promise to keep mom in her home as long as possible. This was her only wish. You and your staff made this possible. I can say without hesitation you are the best investment I ever made!!
Thank you again, we will not forget.
Posted by MARIA, a Elder Law client, Flag
Jerry Rothkoff did an Life Care Plan plan for my father. I gave him a $10,000 down payment and my father went into hospice one month later. He was slow returning my calls. For one month of minimal service he charged me $4,750!!!!!! After he told me he would be fair with a refund if my father passed away soon rather than later.