Elder Care Attorney Rob Slutsky has been practicing law since 1992. Early on he learned that he enjoyed counselling families and assisting them with navigating the eldercare maze. Rob was one of the first attorneys in Pennsylvania to truly focus his practice in Elder law. While he volunteered his time for a number of not-for-profit elder care organizations, he met and befriended Joanne Kline shortly after entering the practice of law. At the time Joanne was a supervisor for the Montgomery County Office of Aging and Adult Services (MCAAS). MCAAS the not-for-profit agency part of the Montgomery County government that is tasked with providing services to those over the age of 60 and is one of the largest of its kind in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Rob was often contacted by the case managers with elder law questions and in turn learned a lot about the resources provided by the county. He also learned about the importance of having a softer, more empathetic approach when dealing with families confronting an eldercare crisis. These early experiences inspired Rob and shaped the way he practices law today.
In 1999 after several years of Rob giving free advice, the supervisor in Older Adult Protective Services (the unit that addresses serious cases of abuse and exploitation) asked Joanne Kline, now the Executive Director, if Rob could be hired as their only solicitor. They liked the relationship that had developed, Rob’s knowledge and his responsiveness. They also believed that he advocated for the elderly more aggressively then their previous counsel. This was the beginning of a positive relationship that remains strong today, almost two decades later.
In addition to representing the Montgomery County Office of Aging and Adult Services for 19 years, Rob has represented multiple hospitals and care facilities such as Eagleville Hospital, Montgomery County Emergency Services, several personal care residences and literally thousands of families. Rob is also proud to have represented not just the facilities themselves but dozens and dozens of nurses, case managers, social workers, doctors and other employees of these care providers because they have seen Rob in action and they recognize how capably he has represented the needs of their families.
Rob continues his dedicated work to this day. In fact, Slutsky Elder Law was proud to recently announce that Robert Slutsky, Esq. was named among the 2019 "Top Lawyers" by Main Line Today magazine.