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Rothkoff Law Group Presents 5th Annual Elder Care Symposium on October 20

The topic for this year’s virtual event is “Innovations in Elder Care.” The key focus of this year’s focus is on AgeTech, which is designed to address the technology needs of aging adults and the use of advanced technology to promote aging in place.

The Rothkoff Law Group will host their 5th Annual Elder Care Symposium on Thursday, October 20, 2022, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  

The topic for this year’s virtual event is “Innovations in Elder Care.” 

The key focus of this year’s focus is on AgeTech, which is designed to address the technology needs of aging adults and the use of advanced technology to promote aging in place.

This year’s event will also feature a special in-person Symposium Preview Party from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 13, at The Union League Golf Club at Torresdale located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

In addition to the virtual presentations, attendees can visit and engage with over 40 industry vendors at their individual booths through real-time text, audio, or video chats in either a group or private one-on-one setting.  

With the addition of the Preview Party this year, attendees will have the opportunity to network live with other ticket holders, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors involved in the Symposium, while also taking advantage of the flexible accessibility of virtual education.

“We are very excited about the group of elder care specialists who are part of this year’s event,” said Rothkoff Managing Attorney and symposium host Jerold E. Rothkoff, Esq. “Through this and our firm’s other educational efforts, we are empowering caregivers and family members, and making the lives of seniors more independent by enabling them to choose how to age, how to keep connected via technology, and how to stay purposeful members of our society.”

“We have a moral covenant to help our elderly members of society,” said Rothkoff Attorney Bryan J. Adler, Esq., CELA. “Not enough people are talking about this, and frankly, it is an indictment of our myopia which is why this Symposium is so important and why we launched our AgeTech Coordination Initiative earlier this year. The truth is there has been a big exodus of people working in elder care for a variety of reasons. Additionally, as with everything, costs are going up, which affects seniors on fixed incomes. Technology is how we bring costs down, make the caregivers’ job less strenuous, and enhance the care provided.”

The keynote address will be presented by Keren Etkin, M.A., the best-selling author of The AgeTech Revolution, which examines the intersection of technology and aging. She is also the founder of TheGerontechnologist.com, which covers the global AgeTech ecosystem; and the Founder/Director of AgeLabIL at Shenkar college in Israel.

“Our world is going through an unprecedented demographic shift, with more and more individuals who are living healthy and dynamic lives into their 80s, 90s, and beyond,” Etkin said. “Most older adults prefer to age in place. This can become increasingly challenging, especially if paid or family support is scarce. Technology can help overcome these challenges and supplement human caregiving. This has begun to convince entrepreneurs and investors that developing tech-enabled products and services for older adults should be a top priority.  I look forward to discussing this and more with everyone at the event.”

The balance of the program includes three breakout sessions for attendees: 

  • Obstacles and Opportunities Found While Caregiving, moderated by Nancy M. Alterman MSW, ACSW, LCSW, Private Practice of Nancy M. Alterman, LCSW
  • Supporting Cognitive Decline in Aging Adults; Future Trends and Concerns, moderated by Seth Keller, MD, Neurology Associates of South Jersey
  • Navigating the Ethical Complexities of Vendor Relations, moderated by Steve Weiss CEO/President, Hurricane Marketing Enterprises

The Symposium will conclude with a Panel Discussion on Combating Elder Financial Exploitation moderated by Jerold E. Rothkoff, Esq. The panel will feature Charles Clarkson, Project Director of the Senior Medicare Patrol of New Jersey, under the auspices of the Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County; David Shallcross, Director of Senior Protection, PA Office of Attorney General; and Lori Smetanka, Executive Director, National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care.

Symposium attendees are also eligible for four Continuing Education (CE) credits per person. Rothkoff Law Group is certified to provide continuing education credits for social workers, nurses, nursing home administrators, assisted living administrators, case managers, and HR professionals. CEs for social workers licensed in NJ and PA are awarded by NASW-NJ Chapter.

Credits will only be available to those who register in advance. Individuals must be present for the entire day to be eligible for the CEs. Completed CE evaluations must be submitted at the end of the day on October 20, 2022, to obtain your CE certificate.

The certificate will be emailed to qualifying attendees seven to ten business days after the event.

For more information about the Symposium and Preview Party, or to find information on becoming a sponsor or exhibitor, contact Linda Coppinger at 856-905-1294, or lcoppinger@rothkofflaw.com.  To register for the event, visit www.rothkoffsymposium.com, and click on the “Register” link at the top of the page.  

The cost is $35.00 per attendee, which includes access to the Preview Party, all Symposium activities on October 20, session play-back for 30 days after the event date, and networking opportunities with vendors in the Exhibit Hall.

About Rothkoff Law Group

The Rothkoff Law Group is committed to helping seniors and their families with life care planning, Medicaid planning, asset protection planning, estate planning, elder care law, nursing home law, veteran’s benefits, and Medicaid applications in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.  

As attorneys who work exclusively with the elderly and those with disabilities, we bring to our practice more than expertise in the law.  

We understand the elderly and their special issues and needs.  In addition to providing quality legal services, the Rothkoff Law Group is certified to provide continuing education credits for social workers, nurses, nursing home administrators, assisted living administrators, case managers, and HR professionals.  

The firm offers six convenient locations to serve their clients including Cherry Hill, Hamilton, and Turnersville in New Jersey; and Trevose, Philadelphia, and Radnor Pennsylvania.  

Each location provides individualized attention and superior customer service aimed at making the sometimes overwhelming elder care process empowering and even rewarding.