La Verne, California
This is the La Verne website for the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi, Los Angeles Elder Abuse Attorneys who specialize in the fight against Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Negligence. We welcome you and wish to make you aware of the obligations that skilled nursing facilities have towards their patients, and what your options are if the facility has failed to meet those obligations.
La Verne is a suburb of Los Angeles and was incorporated in 1906. The land of La Verne was purchased in the mid-1880's by entrepreneur Isaac Lord. He named the area Lordsburg after himself and developed the city by seeing over the construction of a Santa Fe Railroad line to Los Angeles and founding the Lordsburg Hotel. A higher education institution, Lordsburg College, was also established, and today is known as the University of La Verne. The citrus fruit industry also flourished here, and in the past, the city was known as the "Heart of the Orange Empire." However, after World War II, the citrus fruit industry slowly diminished and today, the last two orange groves are located at Heritage Park and the La Verne Mansion. La Verne's population was 31,063 at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census. The city has one Skilled Nursing Facility.
In the field of Elder Care, just like everywhere else, scientific advancements are happening all the time. On November 30, 2011, the American Academy of Neurology reported a new method for distinguishing Dementia from Alzheimer's. You can read our blog about it on this website. Among other things, this discovery implies improved quality of life for many elderly adults. It also forces you to ask whether you and your loved ones are getting the best and most current information, tests and treatment--especially if your loved one is in a skilled nursing facility.
Frequently under funded and without adequate staffing, many nursing homes do not have the finances to offer the newest services, or to ensure that their staff is continually trained and retrained as new techniques emerge. Privately owned nursing homes are sometimes more interested in its profits than their patients' well being. This is a Patients' Rights Violation, because all residents of skilled nursing facilities deserve the highest quality of care. If caregivers are insufficient in number or poorly trained, patients and residents are more likely to suffer preventable nursing home injuries such as falls, dehydration and malnutrition, pressure sores, and infections that sometimes lead to death.
Is your loved one's skilled nursing facility providing the latest and best treatment for your loved one? If you feel the answer is no, 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.