Welcome to the Lake County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Information site of Young & Wallin.
Although many nursing homes do a good job of caring for their residents, many nursing home residents become victims of abuse and neglect. The results can be severe and sometimes even lead to premature death. Residents of long-term care facilities have rights and certain protections under the law. The California legislature has formally recognized that “elderly and dependent adults may be subject to abuse, neglect or abandonment and that this state has a responsibility to protect these persons.” In order to achieve this goal, California enacted a number of laws to address this concern.
At the Lake County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin, we offer a powerful blend of legal expertise and an unparalleled level of commitment, compassion, and aggressive legal representation. As former insurance defense attorneys, Mr. Young and Mr. Wallin possess the knowledge and skills needed to ensure that negligent facilities are held accountable for their actions. If you suspect that your loved one has been abused or neglected, or have any questions regarding abuse or neglect, please feel free to contact the Lake County Nursing Home abuse and Neglect attorneys of Young & Wallin today! We offer free initial consultations.
Helpful Resources for Lake County Seniors
Below, we have provided you with the resource links to various agencies where nursing home abuse and neglect can be filed as well as informational resources on elder abuse and elder care.
Reporting Elder Abuse
Lake County Ombudsman Office
The Lake County long-term care Ombudsman monitors the quality of care received by residents in long-term care facilities. The Ombudsman’s primary responsibility is to investigate and endeavor to resolve complaints made by, or on behalf of, individual residents in long-term care facilities.
Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification Office
When a nursing home abuse complaint is filed in Lake County, the Department of Health Services Licensing and Certificate Office typically will conduct an investigation within ten days. In emergency situations, investigations may be conducted within 24 hours.
Adult Protective Services (APS)
The Lake County APS office conducts investigations into reports of abuse of seniors and vulnerable adults in Lake County. In addition, APS provides such services as emergency shelter and counseling for victims of abuse.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
This site provides information pertaining to nursing home abuse and neglect and offers instruction to Lake 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.
The California Association of Area Agencies on Aging
This association is an advocate for the elderly and adults with disabilities in California, including Lake County. The association provides such services as adult day health care and legal assistance and oversees Med-Cal which investigates and resolves complaints made by, or on behalf of, residents of long term care facilities.
California Department of Aging (CDA)
The CDA site offers information to Lake County seniors. CDA provides counseling, in-home services, case management, and more, to Lake County seniors.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office
The Lake County Sheriff’s office offers protective services to the residents of Lake 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 provides information pertaining to the Older Americans Act, the federal legislation, and State Ombudsman programs. In addition, it provides a variety of other resource links for Lake County seniors.
California HealthCare Foundation
This site provides information for Lake County seniors regarding California nursing facilities. On this site, you can view comparative information regarding Lake 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. This site provides information regarding senior financial abuse.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
The CANHR site provides information on Lake County nursing homes, including complaint, citation, 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 regarding nursing home abuse.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMC)
The CMMC is a federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid. The CMMC regulates Lake County long-term care facilities with regard to Medicare and Medicaid services and benefits.
This site provides comparative information on long-term care facilities located in Lake County, including quality measures, inspections, and staffing.
National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)
The NCCNHR runs the National Ombudsman Resource Center and works closely with California long-term care ombudsman offices to insure the safety of seniors. This site provides information regarding nursing home abuse and offers helpful resource links.
Aging Services of California
This site offers a wealth of information on long-term care and provides links to California long-term care facilities.
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
The helpguide site offers 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 Lake County seniors and other interested parties with an informational database regarding Lake 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 Lake County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys of Young & Wallin! Lake County Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Young & Wallin seek to prevent the victimization of seniors throughout Lake County including, Clearlake and Lakeport. 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.