Butte County

Welcome to the Butte County website for the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi. We made this website to help the people of Butte County understand the obligations that nursing homes and assisted living facilities have toward their older adult residents and what we can do to help if those obligations are not fulfilled.

Butte County is known as "The Land of Natural Wealth and Beauty". Several well-known movies were filmed here, such as Gone with the Wind, Magic Town, Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy, and The Adventures of Robin Hood. Today, the county has a population of 220,000 according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Butte County features majestic rivers named Feather River and Sacramento River. The land also has perennial streams named Butte Creek and Big Chico Creek. The county also houses California State University, Chico and Butte College. A special feature of Butte County is their Air Quality Management District, which regulates the pollution emissions in the air of the county. The county also offers four major hospitals and the Butte County Library, which provides library services to civilians and aims to give free public access to ideas, knowledge, and technology.

There are currently 13 nursing home facilities and 12 assisted living facilities near Butte County. The Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi has successfully provided legal services for the seniors of Butte County and strive to continue providing quality service to you.

The Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi specialize in cases of Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect. We believe that each and every person has a right to be treated with dignity and respect by licensed professionals while inhabiting a skilled nursing facility or an assisted living facility. Section 483.25(3)(c) of Title 42 in the Code of Federal Regulations requires that nursing home facilities make sure its residents do not develop pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores, unless they are unavoidable. Furthermore, any resident who develops pressure ulcers must receive treatment and the necessary services to promote healing and prevent new sores or infections from developing. Unfortunately, these standards are not always kept by facilities that face chronic understaffing.

Substantial evidence through research has shown that pressure ulcers not only incur physical discomfort and pain, but also cause psychological and social problems, as well. A study published in the journal Wounds, found that pressure ulcers increased depressive mood and feelings of pessimism, which could significantly affect a patient’s nutritional status and ability to heal. Pressure ulcers are usually preventable. It is crucial that nursing home staff do everything they can to protect their patients from these detrimental wounds.

Finding a long-term health care center for you or your loved ones can be a time-consuming and strenuous process, however it is vital to choose a center that is conveniently located and that has a high standard of care. Ideally, you should select a center that has had very few citations and complaints.

If you are a victim of elder abuse or neglect, or you suspect your loved one has been subjected to negligence and abuse in a nursing home or assisted living facility, please contact us immediately. Be assured we will fight relentlessly to get you and your loved ones the compensation you deserve. We will advocate on your behalf, saving you the anguish and frustration of handling the problem alone. We will even come to your home or hospital to meet with you and your loved ones.