Welcome to the Colusa County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Information site of Young & Wallin.
It has been reported that there are more than 1.5 million seniors and disabled adults living in long-term care facilities today. As the U.S. population continues to age, this number will only go up and, unfortunately, with this increase, the number of elder abuseincidents also increases. Elder abuse and neglect has become a very common occurrence in many long-term care facilities throughout California, including Colusa County. Residents are abused and neglected daily and many of these residents suffer greatly. In some instances, even death results. While the type of nursing home abuse and neglect does vary greatly, the most common forms include hitting or striking residents, sexual assault, providing negligent care which results in falls, fractures, bedsores, misdiagnosis of certain medical conditions, medication mishaps, and severe restraining of the residents that results in injury.
At the Colusa County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin, our lawyers are committed to utilizing every resource to ensure that nursing home abuse and neglect victims get the justice they deserve. When Colusa County seniors are abused or neglected, our skilled elder abuse lawyers take swift and appropriate legal action to ensure that negligent facilities are held accountable for their actions. If you or your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse, nursing home neglect, or elder abuse, please contact the Colusa County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin today for a free case evaluation.
Help For Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Victims
When you or your loved one is neglected or abused in a long-term care facility, you have recourse. All of us at the Colusa County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin want to ensure that you get the protection, justice, and compensation deserved. Below, we have provided you with links to a variety of elder abuse and elder care resources. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!
Reporting Elder Abuse
Colusa County Ombudsman Office
The Colusa County Ombudsman conducts investigations into nursing home abuse complaints against Colusa County nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other senior housing facilities.
Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification Office
When Colusa County nursing home residents have been abused or neglected and complaints are made, the Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification office generally will conduct an investigation within ten days.
Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services in Colusa County offers an array of services to Colusa County seniors who have been victimized or who are at risk of being abused, exploited, or neglected.
California Department of Aging (CDA)
The CDA provides a variety of services to seniors and their families, including counseling victims of abuse and neglect.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
CANHR offers help to Colusa County elder abuse victims in the filing of nursing home abuse/neglect complaints. CANHR also provides data on nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
NCEA is a national resource center that provides nursing home abuse statistics and other helpful information for Colusa County seniors and other interested parties.
Colusa County Sheriff’s Office
The Colusa County Sheriff’s office offers protection services to Colusa residents and conducts investigations into severe cases of nursing home abuse (i.e., sexual assault, severe lacerations, burns, etc.).
Senior Advocacy Groups
The Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging provides services to Colusa County seniors and offers information pertaining to the Older Americans Act, the federal legislation, and more.
California HealthCare Foundation
This site provides information to Colusa County seniors pertaining to California long-term care facilities. On this site, you can view comparative information on California nursing homes, including quality indicators, facility characteristics, and nurse staffing levels.
Elder Angels, Inc.
Elder Angels is an advocacy group that strives to prevent the financial abuse of seniors in California. This group offers support services to Colusa County victims and their families.
Coalition to Protect America’s Elders (CPAE)
The CPAE is a national advocacy group that works closely with many of the nation’s most prominent senior advocacy groups and organizations to insure that seniors are protected.
National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)
NCCNHR is a nationwide advocacy group for nursing home reform. This group provides a portal of information regarding elder abuse and elder care.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
CANHR offers data on California nursing homes including, citation, complaint, and financial information.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMC)
CMMC is a federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid. CMMC regulates Colusa County nursing homes and other health care providers and helps to insure that seniors receive the services that they are entitled to under Medicare and Medicaid guidelines.
This site provides comparative information on long-term care facilities located in Colusa County, including quality measures, inspections, and staffing.
The Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)
The CCAL offers information on assisted living and assisted living facilities.
Information on Elder Abuse and Neglect
This help guide offers a vast amount of information on elder abuse and provides an overview of the signs, symptoms and causes of elder abuse.
Senior Citizen Bureau (SCB)
SCB is a non-profit, national organization that offers an informational database for Colusa County seniors to go and listen to fraud alerts, nursing home complaint histories and background information, and more.
Wikipedia provides facts, statistical data and other information regarding elder abuse.
The Colusa County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin handles elder abuse and nursing home negligence cases throughout California including Colusa County and the cities of Colusa and Williams. As a leading California Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Law Firm, Young & Wallin also handle cases out of state on a case-by-case basis.