Welcome to the Kern County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Information site of Young & Wallin.
More than one million nursing home residents are abused or neglected in some manner each and every year. At the Kern County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin, we fight to insure that elders are protected from physical harm, malnutrition / dehydration, sexual abuse, medical neglect, verbal abuse, financial abuse, and more. Our skilled Kern County elder abuse lawyers are widely recognized as California nursing home abuse advocates. As former insurance defense attorneys, Young & Wallin possess the expertise to insure that negligent long-term care facilities are held accountable for their actions.
Kern County seniors deserve quality care and our Kern County nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect attorneys are committed to helping seniors get quality care. When they don’t, they strive to ensure that victims receive the highest compensation permissible under the law. If you suspect that your loved is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, please contact the Kern County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin today for a free case evaluation.
Help For Kern County Nursing Home Abuse Victims
If you or your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse, you have viable options available. Below we have provided links to a variety of resources that can help you in filing a nursing home abuse complaint and provide you with information on elder abuse.
Reporting Elder Abuse
Kern County Ombudsman Office
The Kern County Ombudsman office provides a variety of services to Kern County seniors that pertain to such issues as quality of care, residents’ rights, and finances. In addition, the Kern County Ombudsman conducts investigations into Kern County nursing home abuse complaints.
Adult Protective Services
The Kern County Adult Protective Services offers a variety of services to Kern County victims of abuse and those seniors who are at risk of being abused, exploited, or neglected.
Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification Office
The Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification office reviews Kern County nursing home inspection reports. When complaints of nursing home abuse and neglect are filed, the Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification office generally will conduct investigations within ten days. In emergency situations, investigations may be conducted within 24 hours.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
The CANHR site provides instruction to Kern County elder abuse victims on how to file nursing home abuse and neglect complaints. In addition, this site offers information on nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect.
California Department of Aging (CDA)
The CDA site offers information on nursing home abuse and neglect. CDA provides services to seniors and their families such as counseling victims of abuse and neglect.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
The NCEA site provides nursing home abuse statistics and other helpful information for Kern County seniors.
Kern County Sheriff
If you or your loved is a victim of nursing home abuse, you should contact the Kern County Sheriff’s office as soon as possible.
Senior Advocacy Groups
The Administration on Aging
The Kern County Administration on Aging provides services to Kern County seniors and offers information on the Older Americans Act, the federal legislation, and more.
National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)
The NCCNHR site offers information on nursing home abuse and provides a variety of resource links regarding elder abuse and elder care.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
This site offers information such as citation, complaint, and financial data on Kern County nursing homes and other California long-term care facilities.
Elder Angels, Inc.
Elder Angels is an advocacy group dedicated to stopping financial elder abuse throughout California. Elder Angels offers support services to victims and their families and provides information on elder financial abuse, fraud, and scams.
Coalition to Protect America’s Elders (CPAE)
The CPAE is a national coalition group that works closely with some of the country’s most prominent senior advocacy groups who are against elder abuse.
The Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)
The CCAL provides data on assisted living and assisted living facilities.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMC)
CMMC is a federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid. CMMC regulates nursing homes and other long-term care facilities with regard to Medicare and Medicaid services and benefits.
Information on Elder Abuse and Neglect
Senior Citizen Bureau (SCB)
The SCB is a national coalition for elder care reform. Their site provides an informational database for Kern County seniors and other interested parties regarding fraud alerts, nursing home complaint histories and background information on long-term care facilities.
This help guide offers data on nursing home abuse and neglect and presents an overview of the signs, symptoms and causes of elder abuse.
Wikipedia provides facts, statistical data and other information regarding elder abuse.
Should you find that you need legal assistance, please contact the Kern County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys of Young & Wallin! Kern County Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Young & Wallin seek to prevent the victimization of seniors throughout Kern County including, Arvin, Bakersfield, California City, Delano, Maricopa, Mcfarland, Ridgecrest, Shafter, Taft, Tehachapi, and Wasco.