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. Registered Nurses (RNs) play a crucial role in enhancing the quality of care in nursing homes through their expertise in direct patient assistance and assessment. Consequently, it is imperative for nursing homes to prioritize their workforce policy to ensure the recommended staffing level of one RN for every 32 long-stay residents. This translates to allocating approximately 45 minutes per day per resident. Research indicates that patients who receive a minimum of 30 to 40 minutes of a Registered Nurse's attention per day (divided into 10-minute intervals) have significantly lower chances of experiencing issues such as pressure sores, urinary tract infections, hospitalization, weight loss, and decline in performing daily activities. According to Section 483.25 of Title 42 in the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations, nursing home residents must receive the necessary care and services to achieve and sustain optimal physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being, a task in which Registered Nurses play a vital role.
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.