Welcome to the Norwalk website for the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi. As a team of experienced elder abuse attorneys, we have created this website for informational purposes to aid the residents of Norwalk in their fight against the dangers of nursing home and assisted living facility neglect and elder abuse. We are here to provide legal support should you or your loved one find that a nursing home or assisted living facility has breached its obligations towards you.
Norwalk was incorporated in 1957 and is located in Los Angeles County. As of 2014, Norwalk has had a population of 107,096 people and is heavily populated, known as the 58th most populated city in California. Interestingly, Norwalk has served as a set for many television programs and movies including The Karate Kid, Speed, and Heroes. In regards to the history of Norwalk, Shoshonean Native Americans were the first to inhabit the area. Their primary form of sustenance was honey, a variety of berries, squirrels, acorns, sage, birds and rabbits. Their huts made up a portion of the Sejat Indian village. For older adults who are in need of long-term care, there are currently six skilled nursing facilities and two assisted living facilities located in Norwalk. Additionally, there are home health care agencies located in Norwalk, as well.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi understand the stress that accompanies finding the right nursing home for your loved one. While there are many options for nursing home facilities within the city of Norwalk, even the best facility will have problems.
Urinary incontinence, which is defined as “any involuntary loss of urine” is a critical health issue that is prevalent among the nursing home and assisted living facility population. It affects both women and men, and increases in risk with age. The health problem negatively impacts psychological and social wellbeing, as well as seriously lowers quality of life and exacerbates the need for intensive nursing home care. Furthermore, substantial evidence has shown that urinary incontinence poses a risk factor for a poorer ability to carry out activities of daily living in nursing home patients, such as bathing, eating, toileting, and dressing. Patients with dementia are particularly at risk, as well as patients with stroke or diabetes. Nursing home staff should take initiative to control their patients’ urinary incontinence. Studies have shown that by implementing structural indicators, like a voiding record or food and fluid diary, incontinence care can be more effective in improving the health issue.
Often times, nursing homes heavily rely on body worn pads and underlay pads that cover beds and chairs instead of providing training interventions that focus on improving incontinence in elderly patients, which is indicative of poor quality of care.
If you or a loved one has been abused or neglected in a nursing home or assisted living facility, we will review your case with compassion and empathy. Please contact our office today for a free consultation.