La Habra Heights, California
This is the La Habra Heights website for the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi, a group of Los Angeles elder abuse attorneys who specialize in fighting against Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Negligence. We hope that by educating you about nursing home neglect, you can become aware of it and be able to avoid it altogether. However, if you find that you have already been a victim, we would like to provide you with the option of taking legal action.
La Habra Heights is a rural canyon community with a variety of home and ranch style properties. La Habra Heights is unusual in its lack of commercial activity, having no stores, gas stations, sidewalks or street lights. Many residents do have home based business. In 2010 the population was 5,325 according to the U.S. Census. La Habra Heights has no Skilled Nursing Facilities but you can search this website for one close to you.
Lawyer for the elderly, Ben Yeroushalmi is aware that diabetes is becoming more and more widespread in skilled nursing facilities today. Nursing home statistics have found that 20% of adults from 65 to 75 years of age, and 40% of adults over the age of 80 suffer from this rampant illness. The Journal of American Medical Directors Association recently published an "Update on Diabetes in the Elderly and in Nursing Homes" You can read our blog about it on this website.
Diabetes often demonstrates itself in symptoms such as exhaustion and weight loss, and as these issues are often chalked up to old age anyway, many with diabetes never get diagnosed correctly. That's one of many reasons your loved one's nursing home must be adequately staffed with trained professionals who can distinguish what may be signs of illness. Evidence shows that nursing home residents with cognitive difficulties, such as dementia, aren't always given the special nutrition they require. Caregivers must also stay watchful because studies show that diabetics suffer more falls and broken bones than those without the disease. This is a important because falls in the elderly have serious implications, including broken hips and even death, but can frequently be avoided with an attentive and active staff. Residents of skilled nursing facilities who are forever being transferred here and there--moved from one hospital to the next--are at greater risk for heart failure, hypertension, kidney disease, visual impairment, and foot problems. Because of the variety of illnesses and side effects that come along with diabetes, adults who suffer it need extra help from staff for the normal activities of everyday living. So if your loved one is diabetic or shows any symptoms of it, it's imperative that you make sure his or her skilled nursing facility is providing the best possible care.
But if feel you or your loved one has been a victim of Elder Abuse or Nursing Home Neglect, please contact us today. We will advocate on your behalf, and zealously fight to get you and your loved ones the compensation you deserve. You won't have to handle the frustration and stress alone. A consultation is free, and if you cannot come to us, we will come to your home or hospital bed to meet with you.