Los Angeles Nursing Home Attorneys

Los Angeles Elder Abuse LawyerAs the second most populous city in the nation, Los Angeles is home to an economically and culturally diverse population that includes hundreds of thousands of elderly residents. The Los Angeles nursing abuse attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC work tirelessly to represent the needs of our seniors and to hold neglectful and abusive caregivers accountable when they have robbed our loved ones of the dignity and respect they so rightfully deserve. To help you make more informed decisions regarding the placement of your loved ones in nursing facilities, we have provided important information on those facilities which have checkered histories and low ratings on the Medicare website.

Los Angeles Senior Demographics

Often referred to as “The City of Angels,” Los Angeles is one of the largest cities in the world and home to a diverse economy driven by entertainment, media, fashion, science and technology. It is also home to a very large senior citizen population. Almost 10% of its 3.8 million residents are 65 years of age or older and another 7% of the population is over the age of 55 and rapidly nearing retirement age. In order to serve the needs of its aging residents, Los Angeles County offers senior services through 14 senior centers located throughout the city and its suburbs.

The services provided by Los Angeles County Community and Senior Services include nutritional programs, a family caregiver support program, health insurance counseling, supportive services and social functions aimed at keeping elderly participants happy, healthy and active. The county has even set up a hotline for those concerned with the way their loved ones are being treated to report elder abuse. For more information on the services offered through the county, you can visit http://css.lacounty.gov/service-locations/ to learn more about each program and to find a location close to where you or your loved ones reside.

To report elder abuse, consult one of our Los Angeles nursing home injury lawyers or
call (877) 477-3646 to access the elder abuse hotline.

Los Angeles Nursing Homes

Preventing abuse requires diligence, awareness and proactive responses to ongoing cases of neglect or mistreatment. We have compiled the following information on the lowest rated nursing homes throughout the city using data supplied by the Medicare Nursing Home Compare tool found at www.medicare.gov to help you know what types of concerns are commonly associated with your loved one’s nursing facility and to help you avoid facilities that provide subpar care when searching for a healthy environment for those who require care. Here are the nursing facilities that have received the worst scores and the reasons for their low grades.

Information on California Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence Lawsuits

Our attorneys have compiled data from settlements and jury verdicts across California to give you an idea as to how cases are valued. Learn more about the cases below:

WESTLAKE CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL
316 S Westlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 484-0510

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5 possible

1 star rating

Primary concerns: This facility only received average ratings for the quality of its staff and care measures, but most concerning is its horrible health inspection rating, which is its primary detractor.

COUNTRY VILLA REHABILITATION CENTER
340 South Alvarado Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 484-9730

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5 possible

1 star rating

Primary concerns: Major healthcare inspection deficiencies are the main concern here, but it could also stand to improve the quality and number of its staff members.

EMERALD TERRACE CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL
1154 South Alvarado Street
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 385-1715

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5

2 star rating

Primary concerns: This facility has received multiple infractions during its recent health inspections and may have minor understaffing concerns.

LAKEVIEW TERRACE
831 South Lake Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 380-9175

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5 possible

1 star rating

Primary concerns: This facility has mediocre scores for its quality measures and staff levels, but its 1 star rating for its health and sanitation record is most concerning.

CALIFORNIA CONVALESCENT CENTER 1
909 South Lake Street
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 385-7301

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 2 stars out of 5 possible

2 star rating

Primary concerns: Health and sanitation issues are the primary reason for this facility’s poor score.

How to tell if Your Loved One is the Victim of Neglect or Abuse

Our Los Angeles nursing home neglect lawyers are often asked when it is appropriate to launch an investigation into the conduct of caregivers or the quality of care being provided by a nursing facility. We advise that you do not hesitate to seek legal advice if you have any reason to suspect abuse as it is best to rule the possibility out than to allow the person you care about to remain in an environment that is unsafe. Some of the primary indicators of abuse or neglect include the following.

  • The presence of bedsores due to the failure of staff to help patients move or adjust positions at regular intervals
  • Hospitalization due to infections, which could be an indicator of unhygienic conditions
  • Trips or falls due to poor supervision of patients
  • Physical marks that indicate your loved one has been restrained, such as on the wrists or ankles
  • Sudden changes in your loved one’s behavior or mood
  • The unwillingness of your loved one to speak while in the presence of a caregiver
  • Sudden loss of weight, confusion or dizziness, which can indicate dehydration or malnutrition
  • Your loved one accuses a caregiver of wrongdoing. Oftentimes, the caregiver will claim your loved one is suffering from dementia or confused, but you should know your loved one well enough to know if the accusation is founded

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is an award winning personal injury law firm that has represented victims of nursing home neglect and abuse in Los Angeles, California.

We’ve helped thousands of families receive the compensation that they’ve deserved and the justice they’ve demanded from caregivers who failed to meet reasonable standards of care. If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of abuse or neglect, do not hesitate to contact us so that we can review your legal options and conduct an investigation.

Our Los Angeles nursing home abuse attorneys have specialized training and experience with cases similar to your own and will do whatever they can to seek the maximum compensation available for your loved one’s injuries. We will also assist you with the relocation of your loved one to a new facility and help you make a more informed decision prior to the move in order to ensure that your loved one receives the quality of care that he or she deserves. If for any reason at all we are unable to secure damages on your behalf, you are assured that our services will be completely free of charge.

For additional information on California laws and information on nursing homes look here.

If you are looking for information on a specific facility or an attorney, please see links below to respective locality pages.

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