San Juan Capistrano, California
Welcome to attorney Ben Yeroushalmi's nursing home neglect page for San Juan Capistrano. At our law offices we believe that elder care facilities should not be able continue with the systematic abuse they inflict upon many residents. To let such pain and suffering happen under their roofs is not only illegal, it's unthinkable. We want to help make sure that your loved one does not have to suffer through such circumstances. Please read on to see what we can do for you.
With the community dating back to the signing of the declaration of independence, San Juan Capistrano is steeped in history. Named after the founding missionary, the Serra Chapel is thought to be the oldest Church in California. The "jewel of the missions" stands today as one of the most significant monuments in early Californian history. The arrival of the railroad in the late 19th century led to expansion and the beginning of San Juan Capistrano's reputation as a tourist destination and left its mark on the city in the form of the historic depot office. . People travel here to take part in the "fiesta de las golondrinas", celebrating the return of the swallows in spring, or to visit the architecturally award-winning library designed by Michael Braves. The relatively recent incorporation of San Juan Capistrano in 1961 does little to hide the rich history of the city.
Even thought there is only one Skilled Nursing Facility in San Juan Capistrano, it is important that residents are well aware of the many aspects that make up nursing home abuse. Sadly, there are many ways in which a nursing home can take advantage of and harm its patients. The underlying cause of many such injuries is inadequate staffing levels. The importance of having enough staff to meet all of the needs of residents is highlighted by legal statute, requiring a minimum of 3.2 nursing hours per patient every day. But even though the state conducts sporadic surveys to enforce staffing levels, many nursing homes regularly do not comply.
Inadequate staffing puts every resident in a nursing home at risk. The nature of elder care requires individual supervision and care. When the facility is unable to provide this, for whatever reason, they are failing in their responsibility to provide a safe environment. Understaffing can greatly increase the risk of residents suffering harmful falls. To reduce fall risk without dedicating the necessary staffing hours, some facilities resort to the use of chemical and physical restraints. Used excessively, physical restraints are an assault on a patient's wellbeing and quality of life and the use of antipsychotics and excessive tranquilizers can lead to harmful side effects and polypharmacy. It is every patient's right to have their health, wellbeing, and quality of life maintained in a respectful and dignified manner.
Here at the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi, we specialize in nursing home neglect law so that we can help those suffering from elder abuse. If you feel that your loved one has been mistreated and harmed by a nursing home, please contact us today. See how we can help you in a free consultation, here at our offices or even by your hospital bed if necessary.