Welcome to the San Joaquin County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Information site of Young & Wallin.
Nursing home abuse and neglect are growing problems in the United States. All too often, the elderly become victims of nursing home abuse and neglect and suffer physical, emotional, and financial abuse and even sexual assault at the hands of their caretakers. At the San Joaquin County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin, our attorneys are devoted to aggressively pursing justice for victims of elder abuse. All nursing home abuse and neglect cases are serious matters. Our goal is to ensure that San Joaquin County seniors can enjoy only the highest quality of living possible by ensuring that negligent facilities are held accountable for their actions. If you or your loved is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, please contact the skilled San Joaquin County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys at Young & Wallin. We offer free case evaluations.
Elder Abuse Resource Links for San Joaquin Seniors
If you believe that you or your loved one has suffered abuse or neglect, it is important that you take immediate action. Below we have provided links to a variety of resources that can help you in filing a nursing home abuse complaint, as well as provide you with information on elder abuse.
Reporting Elder Abuse
San Joaquin County Ombudsman Office
San Joaquin’s Ombudsman regularly monitors long-term care facilities, mediates conflict between facilities and family /resident, and investigates complaints of abuse and neglect.
Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification Office
Within ten days from receiving a nursing home abuse and or nursing home neglect complaint in San Joaquin County, the Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification office will conduct an investigation. In severe cases, investigations may be conducted in as little as 24 hours.
Adult Protective Services
The APS provides various services for seniors and vulnerable adults, including investigating complaints of abuse and neglect and providing emergency shelter.
San Joaquin County Sheriff
When you or your loved is in danger or has suffered severe nursing home abuse (i.e., sexual assault, lacerations, burns, etc.), you should contact the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s department right away.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
CANHR provides information on how to file a nursing home abuse or neglect complaint and more. In addition, CANHR offers insights into elder abuse and provides fact sheets.
California Department of Aging (CDA)
The CDA provides information and counseling services for seniors and their families.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
The NCEA site provides statistics and background information with regard to elder abuse and serves as a national resource center for seniors who are abused and/or neglected.
Senior Advocacy Groups
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
CANHR provides information on nursing homes in San Joaquin County and throughout the state of California. You can find citation, complaint, and financial information here.
Elder Angels, Inc.
A California advocacy group, Elder Angeles provides information on financial abuse, fraud, and scams. In addition, they offer support services to victims and their families.
The Administration on Aging
This site offers information pertaining to the Older Americans Act, the federal legislation, State Ombudsman programs, and has a variety of senior resource links.
California HealthCare Foundation
The California HealthCare Foundation is an advocacy group that provides comparative information regarding San Joaquin 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 San Joaquin County long-term care facilities with regard to Medicare and Medicaid services and benefits.
Coalition to Protect America’s Elders (CPAE)
The CPAE works closely with our nation’s most prominent senior organizations in providing more awareness in regard to elder abuse. In addition, the CPAE fights to ensure that San Joaquin County seniors are protected.
The Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living (CCAL)
The CCAL provides data to seniors and their families regarding assisted living facilities.
National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)
Made up of a group of nursing home residents, ombudsmen and other citizens’ groups, NCCNHR provides information for nursing home residents and their families.
Information on Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect
Senior Citizen Bureau (SCB)
The SCB site offers San Joaquin County seniors and other interested parties an informational database. This database has information regarding nursing homes, including facility complaint histories, fraud alerts, and more.
This guide provides an overview of elder abuse, signs, symptoms and causes of elder abuse.
The Wikipedia site provides information on elder abuse and elder care. In addition, the site offers elder abuse statistics.
San Joaquin County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect AttorneysYoung & Wallin handle cases throughout the state of California and San Joaquin County including, Escalon, Lathrop, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Stockton, and Tracy.