Welcome to the Trinity County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Information site of Young & Wallin. Seniors today are more visible, more active, and more independent than ever before. However, each year it is estimated that more than two million seniors become victims of physical, psychological, sexual, financial and/ or other forms of abuse and neglect. Elder abuse ranges from slapping and hitting seniors to shoving, severe beating and restrainingseniors with ropes. Psychological abuse ranges from name-calling to intimidation and threatening seniors in one manner or another.
For years, the Trinity County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys at Young & Wallin have been providing outstanding legal services to victims of elder abuse. As advocates against elder abuse, we at the Law Firm of Young & Wallin will do everything we can to ensure that negligent facilities are held accountable for their actions. Our Trinity County elder abuse lawyers have extensive experience in elder abuse law and are committed to seeking justice for you or your loved one’s injuries. We offer free initial consultations. Please contact us today for yours!
Help for Trinity County Elder Abuse and Neglect Victims
The signs of elder abuse, nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect are often subtle, and, in many instances, a senior who is being abused, neglected or exploited in a long-term care facility fails to even report the abuse. Unfortunately, this leads to continued abuse and neglect toward the victim and sometimes even premature death. It is important that victims and anyone who suspects elder abuse file a complaint as soon as possible so that the problem can be stopped. Below, we have provided you with various resource links where complaints can be filed and information on elder abuse and elder care can be located.
Reporting Elder Abuse
Trinity County Ombudsman Office
The long-term care Ombudsman advocates for long-term care residents in Trinity County. His or her primary responsibility is to conduct investigations into complaints of abuse and neglect.
Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification Office
When a nursing home abuse complaint is filed in Trinity County, the Department of Health Services Licensing and Certificate Office generally conducts an investigation within ten days.
Adult Protective Services
The Trinity County APS office conducts investigations into reports of abuse of seniors and vulnerable adults in Trinity County. Additionally, APS provides such services as emergency shelter and counseling for victims of abuse.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
This site offers information for Trinity County victims and other interested parties regarding nursing home abuse and neglect and provides instruction on how to file nursing home abuse and neglect 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 Trinity County.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
The NCEA site is a helpful resource for elder abuse victims and their families. The site provides a number of important links.
Trinity County Sheriff’s Office
The Trinity County Sheriff’s office offers protective services to the residents of Trinity County and conducts investigations into severe cases of nursing home abuse (i.e., sexual assault, severe lacerations, burns, etc.).
Senior Advocacy Groups
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.
California Department of Aging (CDA)
The CDA site offers an array of information for Trinity County seniors, including information on abuse and neglect. In addition, the CDA provides counseling, case management, in-home services, and more to Trinity County seniors.
California HealthCare Foundation
This site provides a wealth of information for Trinity County seniors regarding California long-term care facilities. On this site you can view comparative information with regard to Trinity County long-term care facilities, including facility characteristics, nurse staffing levels, and quality indicators.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
The CANHR site provides information on Trinity County nursing homes, including complaint, citation, deficiency, and financial data.
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 helpful resource links for Sierra County residents and other interested parties.
Elder Angels, Inc.
Elder Angels is a California advocacy group that strives toward preventing financial abuse of California seniors, including those in Trinity County. Here, you will find information regarding senior financial abuse.
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 data pertaining to nursing home abuse and offers helpful resource links.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMC)
The CMMC is a federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid. The CMMC regulates Trinity County long-term care facilities with regard to Medicare and Medicaid services and benefits.
This site provides comparative information pertaining to long-term care facilities in Trinity County, including quality measures, inspections, and staffing.
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
Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE)
CANE is the nation’s largest computerized collection of elder abuse resources and materials.
The helpguide site offers information for Trinity County seniors and other interested parties on 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 Trinity County seniors and other interested parties with an informational database on Trinity County nursing homes, including fraud alerts and nursing home facility complaint histories.
The Wikipedia site provides factual and statistical data, as well as other information pertaining to elder abuse.
Should you find that you need legal assistance, please contact the Trinity County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys of Young & Wallin! Trinity County Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Young & Wallin seek to prevent the victimization of seniors throughout Trinity 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.