Garden Grove, California
Welcome to the Garden Grove website for the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi. Our attorneys specialize in nursing home neglect and have extensive litigation experience with all types of elder abuse cases. The passion and diligence of our team has led us to obtain many favorable results for our clients time after time. We would like this website to be a source of information for the basic rights of patients in nursing homes and skilled assisted living facilities. Many who deal with these facilities are unaware of their patient rights and can thus be unaware of the abuse and neglect they are enduring. Please read on to learn how we can help you or a loved one stop these injuries from continuing.
The diverse city of Garden Grove is in Orange County, less than one mile from Disneyland. Located 34 miles south of Los Angles, Garden Grove is known for their cultural and religious diversity, their educational opportunities, and their strawberry festival. In addition, the city is known for having one of the largest number of churches and places of worship throughout the U.S. Originally founded in 1874, Garden Grove prospered from its oranges, walnuts, chili peppers, and strawberries. In 1956 it was incorporated as a city and by 1960 it was populated by about 85,000 people. By 2010 the population of the city grew to 175,140 people with about 24% of the population aged between 45-64 and 11% of the population being 65 years or older. Currently, there are 6 nursing homes and 5 assisted living facilities in Garden Grove.
With a numerous number of nursing homes and skilled assisted living facilities in Garden Grove, it is important that its residents be aware of the factors that constitute nursing home abuse and/or neglect. While we often believe that our loved ones will be best taken care of in a nursing home or assisted living facility, this is not always the case. Many of these facilities are often understaffed and unable to provide the adequate care that an elderly patient requires. When these facilities do not have the correct staffing numbers, individual supervision and care is harder to fulfill. Elderly patients are often left unattended for long periods of time, increasing their risk of harmful incidents such as falls or other injuries. In addition, the lack of attention that is caused by understaffing can lead to a decline in physical movement. When residents of these facilities require help to turn themselves in bed or move around the facility, understaffing results in the lack of movement as these residents are not turned in their beds constantly or they are not moved from their wheelchairs. Not having the appropriate supervision and care can greatly decrease the quality of life of the elderly. These patients deserve to be treated with respect and dignity, therefore these facilities should be ensuring that their residents receive the best care possible.
At the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi, we specialize in nursing home neglect law and are passionate about protecting the rights of those suffering from elder abuse. If you feel that you or a loved one has been harmed in any way because of nursing home neglect or abuse, please contact our office. Our team of passionate and aggressive litigators will ensure that you and your loved ones find justice. Call us for a free consultation.