Welcome to the Imperial County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Information site of Young & Wallin.
With the aging of America, the statistics pertaining to nursing home abuse and elder abuse are alarming. It is estimated that one in every three nursing homes in the nation is found to be negligent in some manner or another when it comes to abuse and neglect of its residents, and Imperial County nursing homes are not immune. As the number of nursing home residents increases, so does the frequency of abuse and neglect incidents.
At the Imperial County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin, we have been helping elder abuse victims and their families by providing the knowledge, resources, and legal experience that they need to ensure that negligent facilities are held accountable for their actions. Our skilled Imperial County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys attend the latest seminars on elder abuse and actively litigate nursing home cases on a regular basis.
If you feel that you or your loved one has been abused or neglected in a long-term care facility, contact us today for a free case evaluation.
You Have Rights!
Imperial County seniors have the right to be free from abuse and neglect at all times. Unfortunately, many have become victims of abuse and neglect at the hands of their caretakers. It is important that victims and/or their families report the abuse as quickly as possible to their local Ombudsman. Such quick action will help to insure the safety and welfare of the long-term care resident and others. Below, we have provided you with links to various resources where complaints can be filed and information on elder abuse and elder care can be found.
Reporting Elder Abuse
Imperial County Ombudsman Office
The Imperial County long-term care Ombudsman advocates for residents in long-term care facilities in Imperial County. He/she investigates complaints regarding a wide array of issues, including abuse, neglect and issues pertaining to residents’ rights and the quality of care.
Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification Office
When a nursing home abuse complaint is filed, the Department of Health Services Licensing and Certificate Office generally will conduct an investigation within ten days. In emergency situations, investigations may be conducted within 24 hours.
Adult Protective Services (APS)
The Imperial County APS conducts investigations into reports of abuse of seniors and vulnerable adults in Imperial County.
California Department of Aging (CDA)
The CDA provides Imperial County seniors with various services that include counseling, in-home services, case management, and more.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
This site offers information regarding nursing home abuse and provides instruction to Imperial County nursing home abuse victims on how to file nursing home abuse and neglect complaints.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
This site is a helpful resource for elder abuse victims and their families.
Imperial County Sheriff’s Office
The Imperial County Sheriff’s office provides protective services to the residents of Imperial County 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 site has information on the Older Americans Act, the federal legislation, and State Ombudsman programs, and it offers a variety of other resource links for seniors.
California HealthCare Foundation
The California HealthCare Foundation is an advocacy group that offers a variety of information to Imperial County seniors regarding California nursing facilities. On this site you can view comparative information on Imperial County nursing homes, including facility characteristics, nurse staffing levels, and quality indicators.
Elder Angels, Inc.
Elder Angels is a California advocacy group that works toward preventing financial abuse of California seniors. Elder Angels offers various services to victims of financial abuse that include counseling.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform(CANHR)
The CANHR site provides information on Imperial County nursing homes, including 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 and keep seniors protected.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMC)
The CMMC is a federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid. The CMMC regulates Imperial County long-term care facilities with regard to Medicare and Medicaid services and benefits.
National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)
The NCCNHR runs the National Ombudsman Resource Center and works closely with long-term care ombudsman offices to insure the safety of seniors. This site offers information regarding nursing home abuse and provides helpful resource links.
The Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)
This site provides information pertaining to assisted living and assisted living facilities.
Information on Elder Abuse and Neglect
This site provides information pertaining to elder abuse and elder neglect and provides an overview of the signs, symptoms and causes of elder abuse.
Senior Citizen Bureau (SCB)
This site provides Imperial County seniors and other interested parties with an informational database pertaining to Imperial County nursing homes, including fraud alerts and nursing home facility complaint histories.
The Wikipedia site provides facts, statistical data and other information pertaining to elder abuse.
Should you find that you need legal assistance, please contact the Imperial County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys at Young & Wallin! Imperial County Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Young & Wallin seek to prevent the victimization of seniors throughout Imperial County including, Brawley, Calexico, Calipatria, El Centro, Holtville, Imperial, and Westmorland.