Welcome to the Santa Barbara County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Informationsite of Young & Wallin.
Sadly, as we age we become quite vulnerable to abuse, neglect, and exploitation by others. It is an unfortunate fact that seniors are victims of intentional abuse and neglect. At the Santa Barbara Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin, we provide competent, compassionate, and aggressive representation to victims of elder abuse and their families. We have successfully represented many nursing home abuse and neglect victims in Santa Barbara County and throughout the state of California. Long-term care residents who are injured (physically or emotionally) or die because of abusive or neglectful caregivers are entitled to justice. While we cannot eliminate the damage that may have been caused, we can help hold the guilty accountable.
At the Santa Barbara County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin, our attorneys possess exceptional credentials and a vast amount of knowledge on elder abuse law, and they are committed to insuring that Santa Barbara County seniors are protected. If you or a loved one has been harmed by abusive or negligent conduct by the staff at a long-term care facility, please contact us today. We offer free initial consultations.
Helping to Keep Santa Barbara Seniors Safe
A nursing home and/or its owner can be held liable for negligence in failing to ensure that its residents are properly cared for. The Santa Barbara Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin is helping to keep Santa Barbara seniors safe by providing unparalleled legal services and by offering victims and their families the following links. These links are intended to provide victims with the information they need to report nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect as well as information on elder abuse and elder care.
Reporting Elder Abuse
Santa Barbara County Ombudsman Office
The Santa Barbara County long-term care Ombudsman investigates elder abuse complaints. In addition, the Ombudsman provides a variety of services to long-term care residents of Santa Barbara County, including helping with such issues as quality of care, residents’ rights, and finances.
Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification Office
The Department of Health Services Licensing and Certificate Office conducts investigations into nursing home abuse complaints of Sonoma County seniors generally within ten days. In emergency situations, investigations may be conducted within 24 hours.
Adult Protective Services (APS)
APS investigates reports of abuse and neglect that occur in Santa Barbara long-term care facilities. In addition, APS offers a variety of services to abused seniors, including providing emergency shelter or in-home protection and counseling services.
California Department of Aging (CDA)
The CDA provides Santa Barbara seniors with such services as counseling, in-home services, case management, and more.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
CANHR is dedicated to improving the quality of life for seniors. The CANHR site provides information regarding nursing home abuse and offers instruction to Santa Barbara County nursing home abuse victims on how to file nursing home abuse and neglect complaints.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
The NCEA site is a helpful resource regarding elder abuse.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s office provides protective services to the residents of Santa Barbara County. In addition, sheriffs will conduct investigations into severe cases of nursing home abuse (i.e., sexual assault, severe lacerations, burns, etc.).
Senior Advocacy Groups
Elder Angels, Inc.
Elder Angels is an advocacy group located in California that strives to prevent the financial abuse of California seniors. Elder Angels offers services to financially abused Santa Barbara County seniors and their families, including counseling.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
The CANHR site provides information that includes profiles of services, citations, complaints, deficiencies, and financial data on Santa Barbara County nursing homes.
Coalition to Protect America’s Elders (CPAE)
The CPAE works closely with our nation’s most prominent senior organizations to create public awareness of nursing home abuse. In addition, the CPAE fights to ensure that Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara County long-term care facilities with regard to Medicare and Medicaid services and benefits.
The Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging provides a variety of services to Santa Barbara County seniors. This site provides information on the Older Americans Act, the federal legislation, State Ombudsman programs, and other resource information.
National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)
The NCCNHR works closely with long-term care ombudsman offices and operates the National Ombudsman Resource Center. This site provides information on nursing home abuse and offers a variety of helpful 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 data on elder abuse and elder neglect and offers an overview of the signs, symptoms and causes of elder abuse.
Senior Citizen Bureau (SCB)
The SCB is a national coalition for elder care reform. The SCB site provides Santa Barbara County seniors and other interested parties with an informational database regarding elder abuse fraud alerts and nursing home facility complaint histories.
The Wikipedia site provides facts, statistical data and other information on elder abuse.
By offering free initial consultations, the Santa Barbara County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin seeks to prevent the victimization of seniors throughout Santa Barbara County, including Buellton, Carpinteria, Goleta, Guadalupe, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Solvang.