Welcome to the San Benito County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Information site of Young & Wallin. Nursing home abuse and neglecthas cost the lives and well-being of many of our nation’s senior citizens. Nursing home abuse does not only occur as physical or sexual abuse, but also as emotional, psychological, and financial abuse.
At the San Benito County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin, we have helped nursing home abuse and neglect victims and their families recover compensation for injuries, pain and suffering because of bed sores and other skin problems, falls which result in broken bones, malnutrition and dehydration, misuse of restraints, wrongful death, and more. As leaders in elder abuse law, Mr. Young and Mr. Wallin are highly skilled advocates who regularly fight against nursing home abuse and neglect. If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact the San Benito County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin today for a free case evaluation.
Elder Abuse and Neglect Helpful Links
Following are a variety of helpful links for San Benito County seniors and their families. These links are intended to help provide you with information with regard to reporting nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect and elder care. You will find direct links to the resources where complaints of nursing home abuse and neglect can be filed.
Reporting Elder Abuse
San Benito Ombudsman Office
The San Benito Ombudsman conducts investigations and gathers appropriate documentation regarding complaints of nursing home abuse and neglect.
Adult Protective Services (APS)
The San Benito County APS office investigates reports of abuse of seniors and vulnerable adults in San Benito County. In addition, the agency offers such services as emergency shelter and counseling for victims of abuse.
Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification Office
The Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification office conducts investigations regarding nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect complaints generally within ten days. In severe cases, investigations may be conducted in as little as 24 hours.
San Benito Sheriff’s Office
If you or your loved one is in immediate danger or has suffered severe nursing home abuse (i.e., sexual assault, lacerations, burns, etc.), then you want to contact the police as soon as possible.
California Department of Aging (CDA)
The CDA can provide information, advice, and counseling for seniors and their families.
The California Association of Area Agencies on Aging
This association is an advocate for the elderly and adults with disabilities. 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 throughout California, including San Benito County.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
CANHR can help you in filing a nursing home abuse or neglect complaint in San Benito. CANHR provides information regarding elder abuse, fact sheets, and more. CANHR also helps San Benito seniors and their families locate quality nursing home facilities.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
NCEA provides statistics and background about elder abuse and serves as a national resource center for seniors who are abused and/or neglected.
Senior Advocacy Groups
Elder Angels, Inc.
Elder Angels is a California advocacy group dedicated to stopping financial elder abuse. They provide information on financial abuse, fraud, and scams and support services to victims and their families.
National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)
The NCCNHR is a coalition of nursing home residents, ombudsmen and other citizens’ groups who advocate for quality long-term care nationwide.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
CANHR helps seniors and their families locate quality nursing homes in California, including San Benito County. They provide information on various California nursing homes, including citation, complaint, and financial information.
California HealthCare Foundation
This site provides information to San Benito County seniors with regard to California nursing facilities. On this site, you can view comparative information on San Benito County nursing homes, including facility characteristics, nurse staffing levels, and quality indicators.
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 seniors.
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 San Benito County nursing homes and other health care providers with regard to Medicare and Medicaid services and benefits.
This site provides comparative information on long-term care facilities located in San Benito County, including quality measures, inspections, and staffing.
The Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)
The CCAL provides an array of information regarding assisted living and facilities.
Aging Services of California
This site provides a wealth of information pertaining to long-term care and offers links and information pertaining to California long-term care facilities.
Information on Elder Abuse and Neglect
This site provides information for San Benito County residents and other interested parties regarding elder abuse and provides an overview of the signs, symptoms and causes of elder abuse.
Senior Citizen Bureau (SCB)
This site provides an informational database on San Benito County nursing homes, including fraud alerts and nursing home facility complaint histories.
The Wikipedia site offers San Benito County seniors and other interested parties facts, statistical data and other information regarding elder abuse.
Should you find that you need legal assistance, please contact the San Benito Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys of Young & Wallin! San Benito County Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Young & Wallin seek to prevent the victimization of seniors throughout San Benito County including, Hollister and San Juan Bautista. As a leading California Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Law Firm, Young & Wallin also handles cases out of state on a case-by-case basis.