Covina, California

Welcome to the Covina website for Los Angeles elder abuse lawyer Ben Yeroushalmi. Here at the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi, it is our mission to improve the quality of life for the elderly community. All too often, skilled nursing facilities take advantage of and abuse these vulnerable members of our community, and we are dedicated to fighting against such egregious crimes.

The city of Covina was instated into the County of Los Angeles in 1901. The city was originally only one square mile in size, and at the time was the smallest city in Los Angeles County. Often confused with its much larger counterpart, West Covina, the city is located east of Downtown Los Angeles. It was named by Frederick Eaton, a young engineer, who combined the word "cove," signifying the natural cove formed by the valleys of the adjacent San Gabriel Mountains and "vine," signifying the vineyards planted by the original settlers of the area. As of the 2010 Census, Covina's population was 47,796. Covina has 10 Skilled Nursing Facilities. A city with such an abundance of nursing homes provides a good opportunity to compare before you choose one for yourself or your loved one. Here is one of the many things we hope you will consider in your selection process.

When a visit to a skilled nursing facility for post-injury or post-surgery rehabilitative services, intended to last for just a few weeks turns into an extended stay, it becomes important that you ensure that this new, semi-permanent home is suitable for your needs. Specifically, patients with cognitive disabilities face an even greater risk for lengthy stays at nursing homes because they are not always able to completely adhere to every step of the rehabilitation program. But recent studies show that specifically tailored rehabilitation programs play a crucial role in the post injury recovery of such patients. Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart B, section 483.45 outlines the responsibilities of skilled nursing facilities in regard to specialized rehabilitative services such as physical therapy, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and mental health rehabilitative services. Nonverbal expressions, environmental adaptations, and tailored tone of voice are just a few of the techniques that can be used to maximize the benefits of a rehabilitation program for the cognitively impaired.

In order for any of these treatments to even be implemented, however, the facility must have an adequate staff that is knowledgeable and well-trained. Often, skilled nursing facilities trim down their staffing levels, in an attempt to save money. Although nursing homes are inherently business operations that need to carefully manage their budgets, it is completely unacceptable, as well as illegal, for them to cut staffing levels. Inadequate staffing has serious consequences. Often, instead of providing individualized care and rehabilitation plans for residents who are cognitively impaired, nurses instead use drugs to chemically restrain patients. Nurses who work in short-staffed facilities often use antipsychotic drugs, known for their sedative effects, for purposes of convenience.

The use of chemical restraints as a consequence of understaffing is a direct violation of Patients' Rights. At the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi, we stand to fight against elder abuse and nursing home neglect. Contact us today for a free consultation. If you cannot come to us, we will travel to you.

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Excellent staff and the epitome of genuine, honest, and beyond helpful. I was lost and running out of time until I found Yeroushalmi law office. I am beyond grateful and had the pleasure of working with such amazing people who look out for your best interest. Anonymous review
Ben Yeroushalmi accepted my case with much understanding and patience. He went above and beyond with the defense lawyers to reach a fair settlement. He explained the complete case process (as I had never filed a case with anyone) Ben kept my sister and I notified of every email or correspondence he had with the opposing council. Gloria
Ben is an outstanding litigator, and human being. He took on our case, as if it was his own. He paid close attention to details. His guidance was invaluable. He was very clear and concise, in explaining all potential scenarios to us. He spoke eloquently, and straight to the point at all times. Ben is a true professional, with a passion for his craft. Anonymous review
I had a heartfelt and memorable experience with Ben , very genuine and I can tell he loves what he does. His determination shows beautifully and it is amazing. In my opinion it is very rare you find people who love what they're doing and it shows. Not wanting to get religious on an review but, God introduced me to Ben for a reason. Summer
Ben was wonderful. He took our case when no one else was interested or wanted way to much money. We would highly recommend Ben because he really listens and takes your situation into consideration. We settled our case and we were only unhappy with one thing and that was the confidentiality clause but that was not Ben's fault it came with the deal. June
All around GREAT experienced under the circumstances. Special thanks to Devon Wright she did exceptional work for our case. Anonymous review
Mr Yeroushalmi was our lawyer for a case involving my mother who was a victim of elderly abuse while in a nursing home. He and his team did an excellent job. My mother was able to live comfortably for the remaining years of her life due to the results of our case. I highly recommend Mr Ben Yeroushalmi. Danny
Mr. Yeroushalmi had provided his legal services for my father's medical injury case. Through mr. Yeroushlmi's excellent services, my family could make informed decisions during the entire course of legal proceedings. Thanks for the professional and responsive services. I strongly recommend Mr. Yeroushimi as your legal advisior. He is the one you can rely on. Thanks. Samuel
Mr. Yeroushalmi provide excellent representation After my husband passed away from complications due to Alzheimer's. It was a complex case and I was always informed of the progression of the case. The office staff offers the personal touch and patience with my constant phone calls and questions. I highly recommend Ben and his staff if you are looking for an aggressive attorney with high ethics and great attention to details. Terry
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