Welcome to the Madera County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Information site of Young & Wallin.
Nursing home abuse and neglect can exact a heavy toll on its victims and their families. Unfortunately, the incidence of elder abuse and elder neglect in long-term care facilities has been steadily increasing year after year. Nursing home abuse comes in many forms. It can be physical, emotional, financial and even sexual. Nursing home neglect arises when a resident does not receive needed care and attention, resulting in malnutrition, dehydration, bed sores, and other preventable injuries.
At the Madera County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin, we are devoted to providing the highest quality legal representation to victims of elder abuse. Our Madera County nursing home abuse attorneys are dedicated to effectively and compassionately providing you with everything needed to ensure that you or your loved one is protected and receives the justice deserved. Our attorneys are experienced trail lawyers with proven track records of achieving excellent results and making negligent facilities accountable for their actions. If you believe that you or your loved one is a victim of elder abuse, please contact our skilled Madera County nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys today for a free case evaluation!
Report Madera County Elder Abuse!
In some elder abuse cases, either due to an inability to communicate or because of fear, a nursing home resident will not always disclose that he or she is being abused or neglected. It is important for victims, their families and anyone else who suspects abuse or neglect of a nursing home resident to file a complaint as soon as possible. Failing to file such a complaint can have deadly results for you or someone else you may care about. Below, we have provided you with links to local agencies where complaints can be filed. In addition, you will find a variety of senior resource links pertaining to elder abuse and elder care.
Reporting Elder Abuse
Madera County Ombudsman Office
The Madera County long-term care Ombudsman conducts investigations into complaints pertaining to a wide array of issues regarding long-term care facilities and residents, including reports of abuse and neglect.
Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification Office
When a complaint is filed against a Madera County long-term care facility, the Department of Health Services Licensing and Certificate Office typically will conduct an investigation within ten days. In emergency situations, investigations may be conducted within 24 hours.
Adult Protective Services (APS)
The Madera County APS office investigates reports of abuse of seniors and vulnerable adults in Madera County. In addition, the agency offers such services as emergency shelter and counseling for victims of 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 Madera County.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
The CANHR site offers information regarding nursing home abuse and neglect and provides instruction to Madera County nursing home abuse victims on how to file nursing home abuse and neglect complaints.
California Department of Aging (CDA)
The CDA site offers information to Madera County seniors. CDA provides counseling, in-home services, case management, and more, to Madera County seniors.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
This site is a helpful resource for elder abuse victims and their families.
Madera County Sheriff's Office
The Madera County Sheriff's office provides protective services to the residents of Madera County and investigates severe cases of nursing home abuse (i.e., sexual assault, severe lacerations, burns, etc.).
Senior Advocacy Groups
California HealthCare Foundation
This site provides information to Madera County seniors with regard to California nursing facilities. On this site, you can view comparative information on Madera County nursing homes, including facility characteristics, nurse staffing levels, and quality indicators.
The Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging site provides information pertaining to the Older Americans Act, the federal legislation, and State Ombudsman programs. In addition, it provides a variety of other helpful resource links for seniors.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
The CANHR site provides information on Madera County nursing homes, including complaint, citation, deficiency, and financial data.
Elder Angels, Inc.
Elder Angels is an advocacy group that strives to prevent the financial abuse of California seniors. Elder Angels offers support services to financially-abused senior victims and their families.
Coalition to Protect America's Elders (CPAE)
The CPAE works closely with our nation's most prominent senior organizations to provide public awareness regarding nursing home abuse.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMC)
The CMMC is a federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid. The CMMC regulates Madera County nursing homes and other health care providers with regard to Medicare and Medicaid services and benefits.
This site provides comparative information on long-term care facilities located in Madera County, including quality measures, inspections, and staffing.
National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)
The NCCNHR runs the National Ombudsman Resource Center and works closely with California long-term care ombudsman offices to insure the safety of seniors. This site provides information regarding nursing home abuse and offers helpful resource links.
Aging Services of California
This site provides a wealth of information pertaining to long-term care and offers links and information pertaining to California long-term care facilities.
The Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)
This site provides information regarding assisted living and assisted living facilities in California, including Madera County.
Elder Abuse and Neglect
The helpguide site offers information to Madera County residents and other interested parties with regard to elder abuse and elder neglect and provides an overview of the signs, symptoms and causes of elder abuse.
Senior Citizen Bureau (SCB)
This site provides Madera County seniors and other interested parties with an informational database on Madera County nursing homes, including fraud alerts and nursing home facility complaint histories.
The Wikipedia site offers Madera County seniors and other interested parties facts, statistical data and other information regarding elder abuse.
The Madera County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin handles elder abuse and nursing home negligence cases throughout California including Madera County and the cities of Chowchilla and Madera. 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.