Welcome to the Lawndale website for the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi. Our team of nursing home neglect attorneys is dedicated to protecting the elderly from abuses to which they may be subjected in skilled nursing facilities. We hope that this website will serve as a resource to help you choose the best nursing home for your loved one.
Incorporated in 1959, Lawndale is located in the South Bay region of the Greater Los Angeles Area. As of 2010, Lawndale is home to 32,769 people. Originally known as a bedroom community in which residents would commute daily from Lawndale to other cities for their jobs, Lawndale has since grown into a tourist attraction after its "Beautify Lawndale" urban renewal project. Lawndale currently has one Skilled Nursing Facility.
At the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi, we understand the importance of choosing a quality long-term healthcare facility for you or your loved one. When choosing a nursing home, it is important to ensure that the nursing home is not understaffed and is equipped with staff that will provide the highest quality of care. Under California state law, nursing homes are required to provide a minimum of 3.2 nursing hours per patient per day. However, 3.2 hours is just the minimum requirement. Many patients require more quality care based on their needs. It becomes highly difficult for understaffed nursing homes to identify the problems that their residents may have, and as a result, falls, pressure ulcers, infections, and other similar injuries that are preventable become much more prevalent.
Unfortunately, understaffing is a very common problem in many nursing homes. A recent survey found that on average, nursing hours per patient per day was 3.17. Another study conducted by the Health Service Research Journal found that 46 percent of medical homes fail to meet national standards in quality of care to even classify them as medical homes.