Welcome to the City of Firebaugh website for California elder abuse and neglect law firm, Yeroushalmi Law. We are honored to serve the people of Firebaugh and other cities in the Central Valley. We created this page to help inform the citizens of Firebaugh, California about some of the most serious issues facing nursing home residents and their families today. We hope this information will assist you in making the best decisions for your loved one living in a skilled nursing facility or assisted living facility.
Known as the “Hub of the Great West Side,” Firebaugh produces major crops that include fruit, vegetable, nut, and fiber crops. Firebaugh has also witnessed the development of new manufacturing, packing, and processing plants. Aimed at promoting economic diversity, Firebaugh easily attracts manufacturing, packing, and processing corporations seeking to obtain a skilled, energetic workforce and Enterprise Zone tax credits.
Our law firm specializes in nursing home and assisted living facility elder abuse and neglect cases in California. Far too often, long-term care facilities take advantage of and abuse vulnerable, elderly patients. Oftentimes, corporations that own numerous, sometimes even hundreds, of nursing facilities cut corners by understaffing these facilities in order to maximize profits at the top of the corporate hierarchy, with the result that the dependent elderly people under their care suffer from egregious neglect and even abuse because the overworked and insufficiently-numbered staff cannot keep up with each resident’s complete needs and care routines. Yeroushalmi Law strives to improve the quality of life for elders and dependent adults and is dedicated to fighting such deplorable schemes. Because we only practice one type of law, we have a high degree of expertise in nursing home elder abuse and neglect law, and we are confident in our ability to deliver results to clients.
The quality of care for older adult residents of long-term care facilities has a significant influence on their well-being and quality of life. Although long-term care facilities promise to ensure that their residents receive quality care at all times, this promise is often broken due to inadequate staffing levels. Consequently, frail and vulnerable elderly adults who need help in meeting their basic needs are forced to suffer. The current federal standards regarding staffing levels are vague and do not provide strict guidelines or regulations. Some nursing homes may take advantage of the power to regulate their own level of staff, which results in a deficient quality of care.
Studies have shown that inadequate staffing in nursing homes leads to increased hospitalizations, diminished functioning to perform activities of daily living, and higher risk for pressure ulcers, frailty, and poor hygiene. These inadequacies can even lead to wrongful deaths. Some signs that an elder may be experiencing neglect or abuse include the following: bed sores, falls, dehydration and malnutrition, medication errors, sepsis, and more. These dangerous consequences of understaffing are preventable through more ethical hiring and staffing practices, and that is a major focus of our work here at Yeroushalmi Law. We fight for our clients and to improve the overall conditions found in nursing homes everywhere. You can help us hold at-fault facilities responsible for the harm they have inflicted upon innocent elders in Firebaugh and throughout California by reaching out to our firm today.
If you or your loved one has acquired harm or injury because of a long-term care facility’s actions, contact us at Yeroushalmi Law for a free consultation. We believe that all responsible parties should be held accountable for their unethical and immoral actions and will passionately protect the best interests of you and your loved one. All elderly people deserve competent, loving care and protection from harm, neglect, abuse, and negligence.