Welcome to the city of Fowler website for nursing home and assisted living abuse attorneys at Yeroushalmi Law. As a team solely dedicated to elder abuse and long-term care facility litigation, we would like to inform you of the many abuses to which you or your loved one may be vulnerable to in a nursing home or assisted living facility. We hope that you will be well-prepared to ensure that your loved one receives the best care possible.
Located right beside the Fresno-Clovis Metropolitan area, Fowler offers a big-city lifestyle. It has a booming agricultural industry and a population of over 5,000 residents. With easy access to Highway 99 , Fowler also provides a high quality of life for its over 6,000 residents and a business-welcoming municipal government. The city plans add on to its already abundant industrially-zoned land along Highway 99 through new architectural developments.
Infection prevention and control is a prevalent problem in nursing homes. Older adults are most vulnerable to infections such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), sepsis, and scabies. With residents living in such close proximity with each other, nursing homes must implement effective infection control standards to prevent the possibility of widespread infection. One of the most effective ways to prevent infection is simply by washing your hands. A recent survey of healthcare facilities revealed that one of the key categories indicating quality was hand hygiene among nursing staff. Washing one’s hands may sound easy enough, but research has shown that far too many nurses disregard hand hygiene before dealing with each individual patient. Inadequate staffing levels in nursing homes may even cause nurses to be even more likely to overlook important infection prevention measures like hand washing.
These infections alone can lead to serious consequences if left untreated. They become even more hazardous when the patient suffers from open wounds that make the patient easily susceptible to contracting bacteria. Nursing homes must ensure that they have the resources to provide your loved one with quality care, appropriately managing infections that are preventable and can be treated effectively if assessed early.
Your loved one’s skilled nursing facility must be equipped to perform proper preventative measures and treatments for infections. If you believe that you or your loved one is suffering or has suffered due to inadequate care provided by a nursing home, contact us today for a free consultation.