Welcome to the Monrovia website for the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi. This website is dedicated to providing the residents of Monrovia with useful information about the prevalence of abuse and neglect towards elderly residents in nursing homes. Our team of experienced elder abuse attorneys is at the forefront of nursing home abuse and neglect litigation, and is dedicated to protecting your loved one to ensure they receive the quality of care they deserve.
Monrovia is a city located in the San Gabriel Valley, and is a part of Los Angeles County. The city was incorporated in 1887, and before it became a bustling town, Monrovia used to be comprised of a small community of orange ranches. It is known to be the home of Upton Beall Sinclair, an American author who is known for writing the famous novel The Jungle. As of 2010, the census has reported that Monrovia has a population of 36,590 people. There is currently one skilled nursing facility located within Monrovia. Alternatively, there are home health care agencies in Monrovia as well.
If your elderly loved one requires residence in a nursing home, they will be entrusting their well-being and care in the hands of nursing home staff. Nursing homes are required by law to create a healthy and secure environment for all their residents, as required by the Patients’ Bill of Rights. Therefore, in order to comply with their obligations, facilities must be hygienic and each facility must have an adequate number of trained nursing staff to care for their residents.
Unfortunately, nursing facilities are commonly understaffed, thus resulting in the administration of substandard care, compromising the health and well-being of your loved one. For example, the development of pressure ulcers or bedsores may be indicative of the fact that your loved one is not receiving adequate and individualized care. Pressure ulcers are preventable if the facility is adequately staffed so that staff members are present to move a patient who is at risk throughout the day. These movements will help take pressure off of the patient’s skin, preventing the development of such sores. Additionally, if a facility is understaffed, your loved one may also have a higher risk of falling and sustaining considerable injury. However, such injuries are completely avoidable. Therefore, nursing facilities must ensure they have adequate staffing to supervise their residents, assist them with their needs, and prevent avoidable injuries from occurring.
Your loved one’s rights are protected by the law, and should be respected by nursing facilities entrusted with their care. Our passionate team of attorneys at the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi believes your loved one deserves the highest quality care, and we will help you fight for your loved one if their rights have been violated by a nursing home facility. We encourage us to contact us today for a free consultation.