Welcome to the Alameda Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Information site of Young & Wallin.
Nursing home abuse and neglect is a major concern in Alameda County and throughout the nation. An experienced Alameda nursing home abuse lawyer or an elder abuse attorney can help you understand your rights and provide you with the guidance you need to insure that you are protected from abuse and neglect. At the Alameda Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin, we are dedicated to protecting elderly nursing home residents who are unable to protect themselves. We work closely with our clients and their families to insure that they get the protection and help needed during such a traumatic and emotionally upsetting time. It is our goal that this growing epidemic of nursing home abuse and neglect will someday begin to decline. For more information on how the Alameda Nursing Home Abuse and Elder Abuse Lawyers of Young & Wallin can help, please contact us today.
Helpful Links For Alameda County Nursing Home Residents
Despite one’s best efforts, many family members and friends sometimes do not even realize that their loved ones are being abused or neglected. In addition to bruises, bone fractures, malnutrition, and other physical signs of abuse, family and friends of nursing home residents should also look for signs of depression, severe mood changes, and/or other indications that their loved one is being abused or neglected. If abuse or neglect is suspected, then it is important to get help as soon as possible. The following are a variety of links that provide information and resources to aid victims and their families with filing complaints of abuse.
Reporting Elder Abuse
Alameda Ombudsman Office
The Alameda Ombudsman office conducts investigations into Alameda nursing home abuse complaints. In addition, the Alameda Ombudsman offers services to Alameda nursing home residents that pertain to such issues as residents’ rights, “quality of care,” finances, quality of meals, and meaningful activities.
Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification Office
The Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification office reviews Alameda nursing home inspection reports and conducts investigations into Alameda nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect complaints.
Adult Protective Services
The Alameda Adult Protective Services provides an array of services to Alameda seniors who have been victimized or who are at risk of being abused, exploited, or neglected.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
CANHR provides helpful information to Alameda elder abuse victims in regard to the filing of nursing home abuse/neglect complaints. In addition, CANHR offers data on nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect.
Alameda County Sheriff
If you or your loved is a victim of nursing home abuse, you should contact the Alameda County Sheriff’s office as soon as possible. .
California Department of Aging (CDA)
The CDA provides a variety of services to seniors and their families, including counseling victims of abuse and neglect.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
This site offers nursing home abuse statistics and other helpful information for Alameda County seniors.
Senior Advocacy Groups
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
This site provides data on Alameda County nursing homes including, citation, complaint, and financial information.
The Administration on Aging
The Administration on Aging offers an array of services to Alameda County seniors and provides information on the Older Americans Act, the federal legislation, and more.
National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)
This site provides information on nursing home abuse and offers a variety of resource links.
Coalition to Protect America’s Elders (CPAE)
CPAE is a national coalition group that works closely with many of the country’s most prominent senior advocacy groups and organizations to ensure that seniors are protected.
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 financial abused senior victims and their families.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMC)
CMMC is a federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid. CMMC regulates nursing homes and other health care providers with regard to Medicare and Medicaid services and benefits.
The Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)
The CCAL offers information on assisted living and assisted living facilities.
Information on Elder Abuse and Neglect
This help guide provides information on elder abuse and neglect and presents an overview of the signs, symptoms and causes of elder abuse.
National Coalition for Elder Care Reform (SCB)
This site provides an informational database for Alameda County seniors and other interested parties where fraud alerts, nursing home complaint histories and background information, can be gathered.
Wikipedia provides facts, statistical data and other information regarding elder abuse.
Should you find that you need legal assistance, please contact the Alameda Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys of Young & Wallin! Alameda County Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Young & Wallin seek to prevent the victimization of seniors throughout Alameda County including, Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, and Union City.