Welcome to the Merced County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Information site of Young & Wallin.
Reports reflect that there are more than 1.5 million seniors and disabled adults living in nursing homes today. As our population continues to age, this number increases, as do the number of incidents of nursing home abuse and neglect. Nursing home abuse and neglect is becoming quite a common occurrence in long-term care facilities. Residents are abused and neglected daily throughout Merced County and the nation, and many suffer tremendously. In some cases even death results. Some of the most common forms of nursing home abuse and neglect include hitting or striking residents, providing negligent care which results in bedsores, falls, and fractures, misdiagnosis or failing to diagnose certain conditions which result in injury or possibly even death of the resident, severe restraining of the residents where injury results, and even sexual abuse of residents.
At the Merced County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin, our attorneys are committed to fighting nursing home abuse and neglect and improving the quality of life for Merced County seniors. In each elder abuse case handled by Young & Wallin, the firm thoroughly examines all of the evidence and carefully studies the facility's history of violations to determine if there is a pattern of neglect. If you or your loved is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, please contact the skilled Merced County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys at Young & Wallin today. We offer free case evaluations.
Report Abuse and Get the Help You Need
If you suspect your loved one or friend is being abused or neglected, prompt reporting is important in preventing further abuse and getting him or her the care and attention needed. For your convenience, we have provided you with links to Merced County's Ombudsman office, Adult Protective Services, and Sheriff's office where reports of abuse should be filed. In addition, you will also find resource links to other entities that provide services to victims of abuse and information in regards to elder abuse and elder care.
Reporting Elder Abuse
Merced County Ombudsman Office
The San Luis Obispo County's Ombudsman regularly monitors long-term care facilities and investigates complaints made by or on behalf of long-term care facility residents.
Adult Protective Services (APS)
APS in Merced County provides services to seniors and vulnerable adults, including offering emergency shelter to victims of elder abuse.
Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification Office
The Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification office conducts investigations into complaints regarding long-term care facilities in Merced County. Investigations generally are conducted within ten days.
Merced County Sheriff
The Merced County Sheriff's office conducts investigations into incidents of severe nursing home abuse (i.e., sexual assault, lacerations, burns, etc.).
California Department of Aging (CDA)
The CDA provides information and counseling services to Merced County seniors.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
This site provides information to Merced County seniors and other interested parties on elder abuse and how to file a nursing home abuse complaint.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
The NCEA site provides statistical and background information on elder abuse and serves as a national resource center for Merced County seniors who are abused and/or neglected.
Senior Advocacy Groups
Coalition to Protect America's Elders (CPAE)
The CPAE works closely with our nation's most prominent senior organizations to provide better awareness regarding elder abuse.
The Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging site provides information regarding State Ombudsman programs, the Older Americans Act, and the federal legislation. In addition, this site has a variety of senior resource links for Merced County seniors and their families.
California HealthCare Foundation
The California HealthCare Foundation is an advocacy group that provides comparative information pertaining to nursing homes in Merced County, including facility characteristics, quality indicators, and nurse staffing levels.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
This site offers data on Merced County long-term care facilities. Here, you can find citation, complaint, and financial information.
Elder Angels, Inc.
A California advocacy group, the Elder Angels site provides information on financial abuse, fraud, and scams of the elderly. Elder Angels offers support services to victims and their families, including counseling.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMC)
The CMMC is a federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid. The CMMC regulates Merced County long-term care facilities with regard to Medicare and Medicaid services and benefits.
This site offers comparative information regarding long-term care facilities in Merced County, including quality measures, inspections, and staffing.
National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)
Made up of a group of nursing home residents, ombudsmen and other citizens' groups, the NCCNHR coalition provides data pertaining to nursing home care.
The Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)
The CCAL provides data to seniors and their families regarding assisted living facilities.
Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect
This site offers information pertaining to elder abuse and provides an overview of the signs, symptoms and causes of elder abuse.
Senior Citizen Bureau (SCB)
This site provides Merced County seniors and other interested parties with an informational database pertaining to long-term care facilities. The database provides information on facility complaint histories, fraud alerts and more.
The Wikipedia site offers information on elder abuse and provides statistical information on elder abuse.
The Merced County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys at Young & Wallin represent nursing home abuse and neglect and elder abuse victims throughout the state of California including Merced County nursing home abuse and neglect and elder abuse victims in Atwater, Dos Palos, Gustine, Livingston, Los Banos, and Merced.