Welcome to the Nevada County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Information site of Young & Wallin. Nursing home abuse, nursing home neglect, and elder abuse are serious problems that affect many seniors in Nevada County each and every year. Our Nevada County nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys are dedicated to protecting Nevada County seniors from abuse and neglect and strive to ensure that they receive the compassionate care they deserve.
As leading Nevada County elder abuse attorneys, Young & Wallin possess the knowledge, skills, and legal expertise needed to ensure that negligent facilities are held accountable for their actions. For years, Young & Wallin have helped victims of elder abuse receive the justice they deserve. At the Nevada County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin, our skilled attorneys are actively involved in advocating for elder rights. If you believe that you or your loved one is victim of abuse or neglect, please contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Nevada County Seniors Have Rights!
Nevada County seniors have the right to be free from abuse and neglect and should expect that their caregivers will provide them with compassionate care. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and many fall victims to horrendous acts of abuse and neglect, such as being hit, sexually assaulted, and deprived of proper medication. It is important that when such instances occur, victims and/or their families report the abuse and neglect as soon as possible. Below, we have provided you with links to various senior advocate groups where complaints of elder abuse and neglect can be filed and information on elder abuse and elder care can be found.
Reporting Elder Abuse
Nevada County Ombudsman Office
The Nevada County long-term care Ombudsman monitors the quality of care received by long-term care residents of Nevada County. The Ombudsman conducts investigations into complaints regarding a wide array of issues, including elder 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 in Nevada County, the Department of Health Services Licensing and Certificate Office typically generally conducts an investigation within ten days. In emergency situations, investigations may be conducted within 24 hours.
Adult Protective Services (APS)
The Nevada County APS office conducts investigations into reports of elder abuse in Nevada County. In addition, APS provides such services as emergency shelter and counseling for victims of abuse.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
This site is a helpful resource for victims of elder abuse and their families.
California Department of Aging (CDA)
The CDA site offers information to Nevada County seniors. CDA provides counseling, in-home services, case management, and more.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
This site provides information pertaining to nursing home abuse and neglect and offers instruction to Nevada County seniors and others on how to file nursing home abuse and neglect complaints.
Nevada County Sheriff’s Office
The Nevada County Sheriff’s office offers protective services to the residents of Nevada 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 helpful resource links for Nevada County seniors.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
The CANHR site provides information on Nevada County nursing homes, including complaint, citation, deficiency, and financial data.
California HealthCare Foundation
This site provides information for Nevada County seniors pertaining to California nursing facilities. On this site, you can view comparative information on Nevada County nursing homes, including facility characteristics, nurse staffing levels, and quality indicators.
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.
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 and more.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMC)
The CMMC is a federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid. The CMMC regulates Nevada 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 Nevada County and other areas, 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 Nevada County’s long-term care ombudsman’s office and others to insure the safety of seniors. This site provides information regarding nursing home abuse and provides a number of 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
The helpguide site offers information for Nevada County seniors 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 Nevada County seniors and other interested parties with an informational database regarding Nevada 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 Nevada County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys of Young & Wallin! Nevada County Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Young & Wallin seek to prevent the victimization of seniors throughout Nevada County including, Grass Valley, Nevada City, and Truckee.