Welcome to the Brea website for the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi. This website will present current issues in the realm of skilled nursing facilities, with the hope that you may avoid being a victim of such atrocities, or be impelled to take action against these violences if you or someone you know has already been a victim.
The city of Brea, located in Northern Orange County, has a population of 39,282. Originally notable for its crude oil production, Brea today is known as a center for shopping and fine dining. With the opening of the large Brea Mall, as well as the Downtown Brea shopping center, the city has become a perfect balance between city and suburb. As home to one skilled nursing facility, we would like to ensure that you, as a resident of Brea, understand the dangers of nursing home neglect and elderly abuse so that you can knowledgably choose a home that will fit the needs of you or your loved one.
While there is a strong emphasis upon the physical health of patients who reside in nursing homes, the emotional well-being of residents is often overlooked. However, the mental health of a patient is an equally important factor that needs to be taken into consideration when choosing a skilled nursing facility. Health issues such as incontinence are often accompanied by negative emotional side effects. As elderly adults feel that they are losing control of their bodies and are requiring an increased amount of assistance to carry out functions of everyday life, they often feel ashamed or humiliated, as they feel that they are experiencing a loss of dignity as their dependency increases. This can lead to depression and isolation. As with most problems in nursing homes, the prevention of any type of emotional distress caused by the many physical ailments associated with old age is directly related to staffing. A facility with a sufficient and qualified staff can provide for your loved one the emotional support and encouragement, as well as individualized assistance, that he or she needs. By contrast, nursing homes with inadequate staffing often resort to the use of physical and chemical restraints that put your loved one's physical and mental well-being at risk.
Being at the forefront of nursing home litigation, we at the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi are devoted to ensuring that you or your loved one experiences a high quality of life, regardless of the various ailments that he or she may or may not have. We understand that a high quality of life entails not only physical health, but also mental well-being. Every skilled nursing facility is legally obligated to fulfill the needs of your loved one, and we are dedicated to fighting for your rights in the unfortunate case that you or your loved one are victims of elder abuse. Contact us today if you believe that you or your loved one's physical or mental well-being has been negatively affected by nursing home neglect or inadequate staffing.