Welcome to the San Luis Obispo County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Informationsite of Young & Wallin.
Lack of proper training, inadequate staffing, and a failure to complete employee background checks often creates situations that put long-term care residents at risk. In fact, it is said that each and every day, a senior is abused and neglected in a long-term care facility. Additionally, it is estimated that more than 50% of elder abuse victims fail to file complaints. At the San Luis Obispo County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin, our attorneys strongly advocate for quality care in long-term care facilities.
We are a leading San Luis Obispo County nursing home abuse law firm with a reputation for aggressive, thorough, compassionate and unparalleled legal representation. We have a depth of resources available to us and are fully prepared to do everything we can to insure that San Luis Obispo County seniors are safe and receive the justice they deserve. Let us help you get the protection and compensation you deserve; contact us today! We offer free case evaluations.
Stop Nursing Home Abuse in San Luis Obispo County!
Nursing home abuse is a terrible problem and one that must be stopped. This type of abuse and neglect of seniors includes bedsores, bruises, cuts, burns, malnutrition, falls, medication errors, over-sedation, physical restraints, verbal berating, sexual assault, and more. If you or someone you love is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, it is important that you file a complaint so that the negligent parties will be forced to stop. Below, we have provided you with some links to various resources on where to file complaints and that provide helpful information pertaining to nursing home abuse and elder care.
Reporting Elder Abuse
San Luis Obispo County Ombudsman Office
The San Luis Obispo County’s Ombudsman regularly monitors long-term care facilities and investigates complaints made by or on behalf of long-term care facility residents.
Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification Office
The Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification office conducts investigations into complaints pertaining to long-term care facilities in San Luis Obispo County. Investigations generally are conducted within ten days.
Adult Protective Services
The APS in San Luis Obispo County provides services to seniors and vulnerable adults, including providing emergency shelter.
California Department of Aging (CDA)
The CDA provides information and counseling services to San Luis Obispo County seniors.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
The CANHR site offers information San Luis Obispo County seniors and other interested parties on how to file a nursing home abuse complaint. In addition, this site provides insights into elder abuse.
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff
When San Luis Obispo County seniors and other county residents are in danger or have suffered severe nursing home abuse (i.e., sexual assault, lacerations, burns, etc.), the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s office will conduct an investigation.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
This site provides statistics and background information on elder abuse and serves as a national resource center for seniors who are abused and/or neglected.
Senior Advocacy Groups
The Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging site provides information regarding State Ombudsman programs, the Older Americans Act, and the federal legislation. In addition, this site provides a variety of senior resource links.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
This site offers data on San Luis Obispo County nursing homes. Here, you can find citation, complaint, and financial information.
California HealthCare Foundation
The California HealthCare Foundation is an advocacy group that provides comparative information pertaining to nursing homes in San Luis Obispo County, including facility characteristics, nurse staffing levels, and quality indicators.
Elder Angels, Inc.
A California advocacy group, Elder Angeles offers information on financial abuse, fraud, and scams of the elderly. This group also provides support services to victims and their families.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMC)
The CMMC is a federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid. The CMMC regulates San Luis Obispo County long-term care facilities with regard to Medicare and Medicaid services and benefits.
Coalition to Protect America’s Elders (CPAE)
The CPAE works closely with our nation’s most prominent senior organizations in providing more awareness in regard to elder abuse.
The Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)
The CCAL provides data to seniors and their families regarding assisted living facilities.
National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)
Made up of a group of nursing home residents, ombudsmen and other citizens’ groups, this coalition offers data pertaining to nursing home care.
Information on Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect
This site offers information on elder abuse and provides an overview of the signs, symptoms and causes of elder abuse.
Senior Citizen Bureau (SCB)
This site provides San Luis Obispo County seniors and other interested parties with an informational database that lists long-term care facility information that includes complaint histories and fraud alerts.
The Wikipedia site offers information on elder abuse and provides statistical information on elder abuse.
By offering free initial consultations, the San Luis Obispo County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin seeks to prevent the victimization of seniors throughout San Luis Obispo County, including Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, El Paso De Robles, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, and San Luis Obispo.