Laguna Beach, California
Welcome to the Laguna Beach website for Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi. Our experienced team of attorneys are here to advise you on matters related to elder abuse and neglect, and aid those who are suffering as a result of such abuse and neglect. We seek to educate the public of their rights and the rights of their loved ones when utilizing the services provided by nursing homes facilities.
According to the 2010 census, Laguna Beach has a population of 22,723 residents. Laguna Beach is famous for its dazzling beaches and brilliant weather attracting about three million visitors yearly. It is recognized as an affluent and cultured community. There is a large artist community that hosts several events throughout the year. While the city’s lovely climate, beautiful scenery, and artistic community are thriving, Laguna Beach does not have any nursing homes located directly within the city. However, there are three skilled nursing home facilities located just seven miles outside of Laguna Beach, within Laguna Hills. Residents of Laguna Beach also have the option of utilizing home healthcare services.
When your loved ones or family members are placed under the care of nursing home facilities, they tend to be more dependent, and at times, unaware of the fact that they are being neglected or abused. While it is the responsibility of these facilities to ensure that your loved ones are being provided with the highest level of care, more often than not, the caregivers within these facilities take advantage of the declining mental state of the elderly and abuse or neglect them. Do not let your loved ones fall victim to such elder abuse and neglect. It is important to familiarize yourself and your loved ones with the Patient’s Bill of Rights, and to recognize the rights in which you are entitled when receiving care within such facilities.
Elderly residents may often suffer from a cognitive disorder. Unfortunately, there are many cases in which caretakers at these facilities take advantage of your loved ones while they are in a fragile state. This leads to the potential for abuse or neglect. If your loved one is not receiving the proper care they are entitled to, their fragile health condition may worsen and manifest itself in forms of social isolation or depression. One cause of neglect or abuse is that these facilities are regrettably understaffed or lack an adequate number of qualified, trained employees who can handle patients suffering from cognitive disorders. When there is not enough staff on premises, it will unavoidably lead to the neglect of your loved one, as they will fail to receive the attention that they require. The neglect of vulnerable residents can place great strain on them emotionally.
We encourage you to consult our legal experts if you feel that your loved one or family member is being abused or neglected at a skilled nursing facility. Here, at the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi, we will fight zealously to ensure that your legal needs are met. Contact us today for a free consultation., and help us in our fight against continuing elder abuse and neglect taking place within these facilities.