Welcome to the Humboldt County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Information site of Young & Wallin.
Nursing home abuse and neglect are two of the greatest challenges that seniors face. It is estimated that more than one million nursing home residents across the country are abused and/or neglected in one way or another each year. At the Humboldt Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin, we have successfully represented victims of nursing home abuse and neglect for years. Our skilled Humboldt County elder abuse attorneys fight to ensure that Humboldt County seniors are protected from physical harm, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, malnutrition, medical neglect, and more. As former insurance defense lawyers, Young & Wallin possess the expertise needed to help hold negligent facilities accountable.
Humboldt County seniors deserve quality long-term care and our Humboldt County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys are committed to insuring that they receive quality care. When seniors are violated, our skilled elder abuse lawyers will do everything they can to help hold the negligent facilities responsible and ensure that victims receive the highest compensation permissible under the law. If you or your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse, contact us today for a free case evaluation!
Help For Elder Abuse Victims of Humboldt County
If you or your loved one is a victim of elder abuse or neglect, it is important to realize that there is help available. All of us at the Humboldt County Elder Abuse Law Firm of Young & Wallin, want to ensure that you get the protection and compensation you deserve. Below we have provided you with links to a variety of elder abuse resources.
Reporting Elder Abuse
Humboldt County Ombudsman Office
The Humboldt County long-term care Ombudsman’s office receives and investigates complaints filed by long-term care residents, their friends, and/or their family. In addition, the Ombudsman’s office offers a variety of services to long-term care residents of Humboldt County, including helping with such issues as quality of care, residents’ rights, and finances.
Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification Office
The Department of Health Services Licensing and Certificate Office conducts investigations into complaints of abuse and neglect with regards to long-term care facilities in Humboldt County.
Adult Protective Services (APS)
APS conducts investigations into reports of abuse of seniors and vulnerable adults in Humboldt County. In addition, APS offers a variety of services to abused seniors including providing emergency shelter or in-home protection and counseling services.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
The CANHR site provides information pertaining to nursing home abuse and offers instruction to Humboldt County nursing home abuse victims on how to file nursing home abuse and neglect complaints.
California Department of Aging (CDA)
The CDA provides Humboldt County seniors with such services as counseling, in-home services, case management, and more.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
The NCEA site is a helpful resource pertaining to elder abuse.
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s office provides protective services to the residents of Humboldt County and investigates severe cases of nursing home abuse (i.e., sexual assault, severe lacerations, burns, etc.).
Senior Advocacy Groups
California HealthCare Foundation
California HealthCare Foundation is an advocacy group that is dedicated to providing information to California residents in regards to California nursing facilities. This site provides comparative information about Humboldt County nursing homes, including facility characteristics, nurse staffing levels, and quality indicators.
Elder Angels, Inc.
Elder Angels is an advocacy group located in California that works toward preventing financial abuse of California seniors. Elder Angels provides services to financially abused Humboldt County seniors and their families, including counseling.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
The CANHR site provides information regarding Humboldt County nursing homes, including a profile of services and citation, complaint, deficiency, and financial data.
Coalition to Protect America’s Elders (CPAE)
The CPAE works closely with our nation’s most prominent senior organizations to provide public awareness of nursing home abuse. In addition, the CPAE fights to ensure that Humboldt County seniors are protected.
The Administration on Aging
This site offers information on the Older Americans Act, the federal legislation, State Ombudsman programs, and provides other senior resources.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMC)
The CMMC is a federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid. The CMMC regulates Humboldt County long-term care facilities with regard to Medicare and Medicaid services and benefits.
National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)
The NCCNHR works closely with long-term care ombudsman offices and operates the National Ombudsman Resource Center. The NCCNHR site provides information on nursing home abuse and offers a variety of helpful senior resource links.
The Humboldt Senior Resource Center
The Humboldt Senior Resource Center provides various services, information, education and more to Humboldt County seniors and their families. The Humboldt County Ombudsman office is also located at this center.
The Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)
This site provides information regarding assisted living and assisted living facilities.
Information on Elder Abuse and Neglect
This site provides information on elder abuse and elder neglect and offers an overview of the signs, symptoms and causes of elder abuse.
Senior Citizen Bureau (SCB)
The SCB site provides Humboldt County seniors and other interested parties with an informational database regarding elder abuse fraud alerts and nursing home facility complaint histories.
The Wikipedia site provides facts, statistical data and other information on elder abuse.
Should you find that you need legal assistance, please contact the Humboldt County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys at Young & Wallin! Humboldt County Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Young & Wallin seek to prevent the victimization of seniors throughout Humboldt County including, Arcata, Blue Lake, Eureka, Ferndale, Fortuna, Rio Dell, and Trinidad.