Welcome to the Tuolumne County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Information site of Young & Wallin. Today, a number of seniors are physically, mentally, or financially abused and/or neglected. Abused and neglected seniors are three times more likely to die in a short amount of time than those who are not.
At the Tuolumne County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin, for years our attorneys have been leaders in advocating for seniors’ rights and prosecuting elder abuse cases throughout California, including Tuolumne County. Both Mr. Young and Mr. Wallin have impressive legal backgrounds and a vast amount of experience in elder abuse law and they bring a unique perspective to elder abuse representation. If you believe that your loved one has suffered abuse or neglect, please contact our Tuolumne County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect attorneys for a free consultation and claim evaluation today.
Elder Abuse Must Be Stopped!
Elder abuse, nursing home abuse, and nursing home neglect are major problems throughout California, including Tuolumne County. The abuse and neglect that seniors and other vulnerable adults become victims of result in bedsores, ulcers, burns, malnutrition, falls, cuts, bruises, medication errors, verbal berating, and more. If you or someone you love is a victim of elder abuse, it is important that you file a complaint so that the negligent parties will be forced to stop. Below, we have provided with you some links to various resources where complaints can be filed and where helpful information on elder abuse and elder care can be found.
Reporting Elder Abuse
Tuolumne Ombudsman Office
The Tuolumne County long-term care Ombudsman advocates for Tuolumne County residents in long-term care facilities. The Ombudsman’s primary responsibility is to conduct investigations into abuse and neglect complaints.
Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification Office
When a complaint against a long-term care facility is filed in Tuolumne County, the Department of Health Services Licensing and Certificate Office generally conducts investigations within ten days. In emergency situations, investigations may be conducted within 24 hours.
Adult Protective Services
The APS provides direct intervention and other services to dependent and elderly adults residing in Tuolumne County who are at risk or victims or abuse, neglect, exploitation or fiduciary abuse.
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 Tuolumne County.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
This site offers information pertaining to nursing home and elder abuse and it provides instruction for Tuolumne County nursing home abuse victims on how to file abuse and neglect complaints.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
This site is a helpful resource for elder abuse victims and their families.
Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office
The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s office provides protective services to Tuolumne County residents and conducts investigations into severe cases of nursing home abuse (i.e., sexual assault, severe lacerations, burns, etc.).
Senior Advocacy Groups
The Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging site has information on the Older Americans Act, the federal legislation, and State Ombudsman programs, and it offers a variety of other resource links for seniors.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
This site offers Tuolumne County seniors and other interested parties a wealth of information about California nursing homes, including Tuolumne County, with regard to facility citation, complaint, deficiency, and financial data.
California Department of Aging (CDA)
The CDA provides Tuolumne County seniors with various services that include counseling, in-home services, case management, and more.
Coalition to Protect America’s Elders (CPAE)
The CPAE works closely with our nation’s most prominent senior organizations to create more of a public awareness of nursing home abuse in order to keep seniors protected.
California HealthCare Foundation
The California HealthCare Foundation is an advocacy group that provides quite a bit of information for Tuolumne County seniors and other interested parties regarding California long-term care facilities. On this site you can view comparative information pertaining to Tuolumne County nursing homes, including facility characteristics, nurse staffing levels, and quality indicators.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMC)
The CMMC is a federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid. The CMMC regulates Tuolumne County long-term care facilities with regard to Medicare and Medicaid services and benefits.
This site provides comparative information on long-term care facilities located in Tuolumne County , including quality measures, inspections, and staffing.
Elder Angels, Inc.
Elder Angels is a California advocacy group that works toward preventing financial abuse of California seniors. Elder Angels offers various services to victims of financial abuse that include counseling.
National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)
The NCCNHR runs the National Ombudsman Resource Center and works closely with nationwide long-term care ombudsman offices to ensure the safety of seniors. Its site provides information on nursing home abuse and provides a number of helpful resource links.
Aging Services of California
This site provides a wealth of information for Tuolumne County residents pertaining to long-term care and offers links and information on California long-term care facilities.
The Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)
This site provides information pertaining to assisted living and assisted living facilities.
Information on Elder Abuse and Neglect
Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE)
CANE is the nation’s largest computerized collection of elder abuse resources and materials.
This site provides information for Tuolumne County seniors and other interested parties regarding elder abuse and elder neglect and it provides 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. This site offers an informational database for Tuolumne County seniors and other interested parties. The database offers information on long-term care facilities located in California, including complaint histories and other background information.
The Wikipedia site provides factual and statistical data as well as other information pertaining to elder abuse.
Should you find that you need legal assistance, please contact the Tuolumne County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys of Young & Wallin! Tuolumne County Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Young & Wallin seek to prevent the victimization of seniors throughout Tuolumne County including, Sonora. 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.