Welcome to the Cerritos Nursing Home Neglect website for the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi. We created this website to make you aware of the obligations that skilled nursing facilities have towards their patients and what your options are if the facility has failed to meet those obligations.
Incorporated on April 24, 1956, Cerritos was formerly known as Dairy Valley because of the preponderance of dairy farms in the area at that time. Cerritos was one of the first cities in Los Angeles County to build large retail zones, such as the Los Cerritos Center and the Cerritos Auto Square. Profits were reinvested by city leaders into public works projects and community services such as the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, the Cerritos Millennium Library and the Cerritos Sculpture Gardens. At the 2010 US Census, the population was 49,041. Cerritos has no Skilled Nursing Facilities, but you can search this website for one convenient to you.
Even in the finest communities, nursing homes have problems. When those problems exceed legal boundaries, we at the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi are here to help you. Unfortunately, infections are quite common in skilled nursing facilities due to a number of risk factors. Regrettably, infections pose a significant challenge within skilled nursing facilities, primarily due to various risk factors at play. The elderly residents of nursing homes are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases due to factors such as advanced age, weakened immune systems, and underlying chronic conditions. Diagnosing and treating infections in this population can be complex and challenging due to their age and fragility. Among the most prevalent infectious diseases observed in nursing homes are urinary tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections including pressure ulcers, infected vascular or diabetic foot ulcers, and gastrointestinal infections.
A recent study revealed that approximately 15% of nursing homes across the United States received citations for inadequate infection control between 2000 and 2007. It is important to recognize that infection control and treatment present significant challenges for nursing home staff, as they must handle increased workloads associated with maintaining a clean, disinfected, and sanitary environment, as well as caring for infected residents. Nonetheless, adherence to infection control measures is not only essential for maintaining the law but also for ensuring the safety, hygiene, and comfort of the residents.
Section 483.65 of Title 42 within the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations stipulates that nursing homes are legally required to establish and uphold infection control programs. These programs are vital in creating an environment that is safe, hygienic, and conducive to preventing the development and transmission of diseases and infections. Nursing homes must prioritize staff education on preventive measures and ensure they are well-trained in identifying symptoms of infectious diseases and following proper infection control protocols during outbreaks.
If your loved one has suffered an infection in a skilled nursing facility, and you believe it was due to negligence, please contact us today. We will advocate on your behalf, saving you the frustration and stress of handling the problem alone.
Contact us today for a free consultation. If you cannot come to us, we will come to your home or hospital bed to meet with you or your loved ones.