Welcome to the Sacramento County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Information site of Young & Wallin.
Nursing home abuse applies to the physical, emotional and/or financial abuse of residents in nursing homes. On a daily basis, across the nation, nursing homes are negligent in their care of their residents. Even in Sacramento County, nursing homes have been found to be negligent in one way or another. As advocates against nursing home abuse and elder abuse, the Sacramento County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin, strive to protect seniors from abuse and neglect and help to ensure that negligent facilities are held accountable for their actions.
For years, the Sacramento County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys of Young & Wallin have been providing legal representation to victims and their families of elder abuse. As former insurance defense attorneys, Young & Wallin possess the knowledge and skills that are needed to insure that victims and their families receive the information, justice and compensation they deserve. If you or your loved one is a victim of elder abuse, please contact the Sacramento County Elder Abuse Law Firm of Young & Wallin today! We offer free initial consultations.
Sacramento County Elder Abuse Resource Links
When a senior is abused or neglected, it is important that a complaint is filed against the negligent facility. Below, we have provided you with a variety of helpful resource links to local offices where complaints can be filed. In addition, we have provided informational links pertaining to elder abuse and elder care.
Reporting Elder Abuse
Sacramento County Ombudsman Office
The Sacramento County long-term care Ombudsman’s office receives and conducts investigations into facility complaints filed by long-term care residents, their friends, and/or their family. In addition, the Ombudsman’s office provides services to long-term care residents of Sacramento County, including helping with such issues as residents’ rights and finances.
Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification Office
The Department of Health Services Licensing and Certificate Office conducts investigations regarding Sacramento County nursing home abuse complaints.
Adult Protective Services (APS)
APS in Sacramento County conducts investigations into complaints involving elderly and dependent adults who are reported to be in danger of abuse, neglect, exploitation, or hazardous and/or unsafe living conditions.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
This site offers information regarding nursing home abuse and provides instruction to Sacramento County seniors and their families on how to file nursing home abuse and neglect complaints.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
The NCEA site is a helpful resource on elder abuse.
California Department of Aging (CDA)
The CDA provides Sacramento County seniors with such services as counseling, in-home services, case management, and more.
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s office investigates severe cases of nursing home abuse (i.e., sexual assault, severe lacerations, burns, etc.).
Senior Advocacy Groups
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
The CANHR site offers information pertaining to Sacramento County nursing homes, including providing a listing of services, citation, complaint, deficiency, and financial data.
The Administration on Aging
This site offers information pertaining to the Older Americans Act, the federal legislation, State Ombudsman programs, and provides a variety of senior resource links.
California HealthCare Foundation
California HealthCare Foundation is an advocacy group that provides comparative information regarding Sacramento 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 offers various services to financially abused Sacramento County seniors and their families, including counseling.
Coalition to Protect America’s Elders (CPAE)
The CPAE works closely with our nation’s most prominent senior organizations to insure that there is a public awareness of nursing home abuse. In addition, the CPAE fights to ensure that Sacramento County seniors are protected.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMC)
The CMMC is a federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid. The CMMC regulates Sacramento County long-term care facilities with regard to Medicare and Medicaid services and benefits.
National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)
This site is filled with information on nursing home abuse and provides a variety of helpful senior resource links.
The Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)
This site provides information regarding assisted living and assisted living facilities.
Information on Elder Abuse and Neglect
The help guide site provides information regarding 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 offers Sacramento County seniors and other interested parties an informational database that provides data on nursing home facility complaint histories, fraud alerts, and more.
The Wikipedia site provides facts, statistical data and other information on elder abuse.
By offering free initial consultations, the Sacramento County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin seeks to prevent the victimization of seniors throughout Sacramento County, including Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova, and Sacramento.