Welcome to the Claremont 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.
Claremont, California is a small town located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. It is sometimes nicknamed the "City of Trees and PhD's" because it features thick forestry and is noted for several institutions for higher education. These colleges are all part of one consortium, known as the Claremont Colleges, and includes Pomona College, Claremont Graduate University, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, and Keck Graduate Institute. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, Claremont's population was 34,926. Despite the fact that it is a small college town, Claremont as 3 skilled nursing facilities.
Even in the finest communities, skilled nursing facilities have problems. When those problems exceed legal boundaries, we at the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi are here to help you. For instance, the amount of time a Registered Nurse (RN) is able to spend with each patient in a nursing home has a direct effect on his or her well being and the avoidance of injuries or suffering. Because RNs influence the quality of nursing homes by providing their expertise in direct care and evaluation, nursing homes' workforce policy should focus on maintaining the recommended staffing level of one RN for every 32 long-stay residents. This also means 45 minutes per resident per day. Studies show that patients who receive at least 30 to 40 minutes per day of a Registered Nurse's time (taken in 10-minute increments) are far less likely to suffer from pressure sores, urinary tract infections, hospitalization, weight loss, and loss of ability to perform activities of daily living. Section 483.25 of Title 42 of the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations states that each nursing home resident must receive the necessary care and services to attain and maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being. Registered Nurses help make that happen.
If you feel your loved one has been injured in a nursing home as a result of not receiving the proper attention from skilled nurses, such as failing to provide adequate care to prevent or treat pressure ulcers, please contact us today so that we can help protect your loved one's best interests and hold the responsible parties accountable.
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.