Kerman, California

Welcome to the Kerman website for the elder abuse and neglect attorney, Ben Yeroushalmi. The Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi consist of experienced attorneys and experts in elder law that dedicate themselves to protecting the rights of older adults throughout the California region.

Located about 15 miles west of Fresno, Kerman was born in 1891, when the Southern Pacific Railroad Company was built as a station that included a pump and watering take. The area was originally given the name Collis, in honor of Collis P. Huntington, who was the president of the railroad. It was at this location that the infamous Sontag and Evans gang help up the San Francisco-Los Angeles passenger train in 1892. This event is believed to be one of the last train robberies in the United States and is considered the most historical event to happen in Kerman.

William G. Kerckhoff and Jacob Mansar bought 3,027 acres of the land from the Bank of California in 1900 and established the Fresno Irrigated Farms Company. Six years later, the land of Collis became the landof Kerman, based on the men’s last names Kerckhoff and Mansar. Kerman officially became a city when its 1050 residents voted to incorporate in 1946. The city remains primarily agricultural, but is expanding into an industrial area as it develops an industrial park and stable business. According to the 2010 census, Kerman now has a population of 13,544. There is 1 assisted living facility in Kerman and 31 nursing home facilities nearby.

The United States has more than 6 million older adult recipients of long-term services and supports (LTSS) that include those receiving care in assisted living and nursing home facilities. Quality of life has long been an important concept for health care due to its strong influence on older adults’ physical and psychological wellbeing, especially for older adults who are struggling with a loss of control over their lives, as well as loss of functioning. Health-related quality of life is highly important for the growing older adult population in nursing home and assisted living facilities. Research has shown that older adults residing in these types of institutional settings are vulnerable to lower quality of life compared with those living in the community. Although there is no primary definition of quality of life due to its multidimensional construct, it has a variety of components that include health, function and social engagement, general well-being; subjective impression of quality of life, such as life satisfaction; and environmental influences. It is critical that assisted living and nursing home facilities address these important components by providing the necessary resources and care for elderly residents, to maintain their overall health and wellbeing.

Social support has a broad range of positive influences on both the physical and psychological well-being of older adults. Social support can mitigate the impact of stressful events such as loss of a loved one or a residential relocation and prevent the negative effect of social isolation such as increased depression. Assisted living and nursing home facilities can foster the maintenance of social engagement for residents by providing social activities and encouraging visits from family members and friends. Studies have shown that social interaction, feeling close to others, and social activities are positively related to quality of life among older adults living in care settings.

If you or your loved one has been harmed or injured due to a long-term care facility’s poor provision of care, contact us for a free consultation.

Client Reviews
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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All around GREAT experienced under the circumstances. Special thanks to Devon Wright she did exceptional work for our case. Anonymous review
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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
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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
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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