Welcome to the Tulare County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Information site of Young & Wallin.
Nursing home abuse and neglect has reached epidemic levels throughout the nation and some Tulare County nursing homes have been found to be negligent. Abuse and neglect in nursing homes is seen in a variety of ways, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, withholding of food, failing to treat medical conditions properly, medication errors, use of unnecessary restraints, belittling or berating, and more. The Tulare County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys at Young & Wallin are dedicated to insuring that negligent facilities are held accountable for their actions.
As skilled Tulare County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers, Young & Wallin will explore every aspect of your complaint. Attorneys Young & Wallin have built a solid reputation for taking on complex elder abuse cases and they have the resources and commitment it takes to insure that victims of elder abuse receive the justice they deserve, including being compensated for their pain and suffering. If you or your loved one is a victim of elder abuse, contact the Tulare County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin today. We offer free initial consultations.
Helpful Resources for Tulare County Seniors
Friends and family members of nursing home residents should always keep a watchful eye out for any signs of abuse or neglect. If abuse or neglect is suspected, you should immediately contact your local Ombudsman’s office and Adult Protective Services. Below, we have provided you with links to resources that can help you in filing a nursing home abuse or neglect complaint and provide you with information on elder abuse and elder care.
Reporting Elder Abuse
Tulare County Ombudsman Office
The Tulare County long-term care Ombudsman’s office provides a variety of services to Tulare County long-term care residents. The Ombudsman’s primary responsibility is to conduct investigations into complaints of nursing home and elder abuse.
Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification Office
The Department of Health Services Licensing and Certificate Office investigates nursing home abuse complaints. Typically, investigations are completed within ten days. In emergency cases, investigations may be conducted within 24 hours.
Adult Protective Services (APS)
APS conducts investigations into reports of abuse and neglect that occur in Tulare County long-term care facilities.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
This site provides information and links regarding elder abuse.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
The CANHR site provides information regarding nursing home abuse and offers instruction to victims of nursing home abuse in Tulare County and elsewhere on how to file nursing home abuse and neglect complaints.
California Department of Aging (CDA)
The CDA provides Tulare County seniors with services that include counseling, in-home services, and case management.
Tulare County Sheriff’s Office
If you are someone you love is a victim of elder abuse in Tulare County, contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s office today!
Senior Advocacy Groups
The Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging site provides 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 Tulare County nursing homes, including profiles of services, complaints, citations, deficiencies, and financial information.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMC)
The CMMC is a federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid. The CMMC regulates Tulare County long-term care facilities with regard to Medicare and Medicaid services and benefits.
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 in order to create public awareness of nursing home abuse.
Elder Angels, Inc.
Elder Angels strives to prevent elder financial abuse throughout the state of California. It provides various services to financially abused Tulare 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 insure that Tulare County seniors and others receive quality care. Their site provides information on nursing home abuse and 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 Tulare 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.
By offering free initial consultations, the Tulare County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin seeks to prevent the victimization of seniors throughout Tulare County, including Dinuba, Exeter, Farmersville, Lindsay, Porterville, Tulare, Visalia, and Woodlake.