Welcome to the Santa Cruz County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Information site of Young & Wallin.
Tragically, seniors are being abused in nursing homes and long-term care facilities every day. Santa Cruz nursing homes are often understaffed, resulting in abuse and neglect of elderly. At the Santa Cruz County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin, our skilled attorneys have been leaders in prosecuting elder abuse cases throughout California and insuring that seniors are protected from abuse and neglect.
As a former nursing home defense lawyer, Michael Young has the expertise you need to ensure that negligent facilities are held accountable for their actions. Thomas Wallin is a former insurance defense lawyer who possesses a vast amount of legal knowledge and skills. Together, Young & Wallin effectively handle Santa Cruz County nursing home abuse, nursing home neglect, and elder abuse cases. If you or your loved one has been harmed in an elder care facility, contact the Santa Cruz County elder abuse lawyers at Young & Wallin today!
Help For Santa Cruz County Seniors
Santa Cruz County seniors should be allowed to live their lives free from abuse and emotional distress. In order to help protect Santa Cruz seniors and help victims of abuse and neglect, we have provided a number of resource links below. Included in these links are the resources where victims and their families can file complaints and gather information on nursing home abuse and elder care.
Reporting Elder Abuse
Santa Cruz County Ombudsman Office
The Santa Cruz County long-term care Ombudsman’s office provides a variety of services to Santa Cruz County long-term care residents. The Ombudsman’s primary responsibility is to conduct investigations into complaints of nursing home and elder abuse.
Adult Protective Services (APS)
APS conducts investigations into reports of abuse and neglect that occur in Santa Cruz County long-term care facilities.
Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification Office
The Department of Health Services Licensing and Certificate Office investigates Santa Cruz County long-term care facility complaints. Typically, investigations are completed within ten days. In emergency cases, investigations may be conducted within 24 hours.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
This site provides information and links regarding elder abuse.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
This site offers information with regard to nursing home abuse and provides instruction to victims of nursing home abuse in Santa Cruz County and elsewhere on how to file nursing home abuse and neglect complaints.
California Department of Aging (CDA)
The CDA provides Santa Cruz County seniors with services that include counseling, in-home services, and case management.
Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office
If you or someone you love is a victim of elder abuse in Santa Cruz County, contact the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s office today!
Senior Advocacy Groups
The Administration on Aging
This site offers information on the Older Americans Act, the federal legislation, State Ombudsman programs, and more.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
The CANHR site provides data on Santa Cruz County nursing homes, including profiles of services, deficiencies, complaints, citations, and financial information.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMC)
The CMMC is a federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid. The CMMC regulates long-term care facilities in Santa Cruz County with regard to Medicare and Medicaid services and benefits.
This site provides comparative information on Santa Cruz County long-term care facilities, including quality measures, inspections, and staffing.
California HealthCare Foundation
This site provides a wealth of information for Santa Cruz County seniors with regard to California long-term care facilities. On this site, you can view comparative information on Santa Cruz County nursing homes, including facility characteristics, nurse staffing levels, and quality indicators.
Coalition to Protect America’s Elders (CPAE)
The CPAE is a national advocacy group that works closely with many of our nation’s prominent senior organizations. The group advocates for the rights of long-term care residents.
Elder Angels, Inc.
Elder Angels strives to prevent elder financial abuse throughout the state of California. It provides various services to financially abused Santa Cruz County seniors and their families, including counseling services.
National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)
The NCCNHR operates the National Ombudsman Resource Center and works closely with long-term care ombudsman offices in an effort to ensure that Santa Cruz County seniors and others receive quality care. Its 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
Senior Citizen Bureau (SCB)
The SCB site provides Santa Cruz County seniors and other interested parties with an informational database regarding nursing home abuse, fraud alerts, and nursing home facility complaint histories.
This site offers information regarding elder abuse and neglect and provides an overview of the signs, symptoms and causes of elder abuse.
The Wikipedia site provides facts, statistical data and other information on elder abuse.
Young and Wallin, Santa Cruz’s Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect attorneys, serve all of Santa Cruz County, including Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, and Watsonville. As a leading California Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Law Firm, Young & Wallin also handle cases in state and out of state on a case-by-case basis.