Welcome to the Mariposa County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Information site of Young & Wallin. In California, there have been hundreds of thousands of reports of nursing home abuse, nursing home neglect, and elder abuse. Nursing home abuse can take any form, including physical, emotional, financial, and even sexual. While most long-term care facilities treat their residents with the care and respect they deserve, many are understaffed or hire inexperienced employees. In some instances, facilities actually hire staff who may have already been reported for being abusive to residents. Regardless of the reason, there is no excuse for seniors to become victims of abuse and neglect, and negligent facilities should be held liable for their actions.
At the Mariposa Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin, our skilled attorneys handle claims involving nursing home abuse, nursing home neglect, and elder abuse. If the abuse or negligence resulted in a loved one’s death, our Mariposa elder abuse attorneys can help in filing a wrongful death claim against the liable facility and/or staff. The Mariposa Law Firm of Young & Wallin maintains a vast network of experts who aid us with investigations so that you can be assured that negligent parties will be held accountable for their actions. In order to achieve immediate results and ensure that your loved one receives the justice he or she deserves, please contact our Mariposa Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys today! We offer free initial consultations.
Elder Abuse Resource Links for Mariposa County Seniors
Because the problem remains largely hidden, it is quite difficult to put a number on how many seniors are abused, neglected, or exploited. However, if you believe that you or your loved one is a victim, it is important that you take immediate action. Below we have provided you with resource links to where you can file a complaint and gather information on elder abuse and elder care.
Reporting Elder Abuse
Mariposa Ombudsman Office
The primary responsibility of the Mariposa Ombudsman is to investigate and attempt to resolve complaints made by or on behalf of residents in long-term care facilities.
Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification Office
The Department of Health Services investigates complaints of abuse and neglect and conducts certification surveys on long-term care facilities. Annual survey results of these facilities as well as results of investigations are available for public viewing at the CDHS office within the county where the facility is located.
Adult Protective Services (APS)
The APS provides direct intervention and other services to dependent and elderly adults residing in Mariposa County who are at risk or victims or abuse, neglect, exploitation or fiduciary abuse.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
This site offers a wealth of information regarding nursing home abuse and provides instruction for Mariposa County victims of elder abuse on how to file complaints.
The California Association of Area Agencies on Aging
The association offers a variety of services to California seniors and it oversees Med-Cal which investigates and resolves complaints made by or on behalf of residents of long-term care facilities throughout California, including Mariposa County.
Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office
The Mariposa County Sheriff’s office provides protective services to the residents of Mariposa County 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
This site provides 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 Department of Aging (CDA)
The CDA provides Mariposa County seniors with various services that include counseling, in-home services, case management, and more.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
The CANHR site offers data on nursing homes in California, including Mariposa County. Such data includes complaint, citation, deficiency, and financial information.
California HealthCare Foundation
This site provides an array of information for Mariposa County seniors and other interested parties in regards to California long-term care facilities. Here you can view comparative information on Modoc County long-term care facilities, 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 Mariposa 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 Mariposa County, including quality measures, inspections, and staffing.
Coalition to Protect America’s Elders (CPAE)
The CPAE works closely with our nation’s most prominent senior organizations to provide public awareness of nursing home abuse and keep seniors protected.
Elder Angels, Inc.
The Elder Angels site provides quite a bit of information on elder financial abuse, fraud, and scams. Elder Angels provides support services to victims and their families.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
This site is a helpful informational resource for elder abuse victims and their families.
National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)
The NCCNHR runs the National Ombudsman Resource Center and works closely with long-term care ombudsman offices throughout the nation, including the Mariposa County Ombudsman office in order to insure the safety of seniors. This site provides information and helpful resource links.
Aging Services of California
This site offers a wealth of information regarding long-term care and provides 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
The helpguide site provides information for Mariposa County seniors and other interested parties pertaining to elder abuse and elder neglect and it offers an overview of the signs, symptoms and causes of elder abuse.
Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE)
CANE is the nation’s largest computerized collection of elder abuse resources and materials.
Senior Citizen Bureau (SCB)
This site provides Mariposa County seniors and other interested parties with an informational database on nursing homes located in California, including Mariposa County. This database provides information that includes fraud alerts and nursing home facility complaint histories.
The Wikipedia site provides Mariposa County seniors and other interested parties with factual and statistical data as well as other information pertaining to elder abuse.
The Mariposa County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin handles elder abuse and nursing home negligence cases throughout California including Mariposa County. 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.