Welcome to the Calaveras County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect site of Young & Wallin that addresses the major concerns of seniors throughout Calaveras County.
While there is much that is unknown about the abuse, neglect, and criminal victimization of seniors and vulnerable adults living in long-term care facilities, what we do know should give us all reason for serious concern. The National Center of Elder Abuse has estimated that between one and two million seniors over the age of 65 years have been injured, abused, exploited or mistreated by their caretaker(s). A report that was published in the Journal of Health Care Law and Policy stated that elder abuse and neglect are "widespread, unreported, infrequently prosecuted and the cause of untold suffering, injury, illness and death."
At the Calaveras County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin, our attorneys are dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of California seniors and strongly advocate against elder abuse. The founding partner of Young & Wallin, Michael Young, is a former nursing home defense attorney who successfully defended a number of nursing home negligence cases and who possesses a vast amount of legal expertise. Mr. Wallin, the firm's other partner, is a former medical malpractice defense and criminal defense attorney who has gained a wealth of experience in elder abuse laws and the complexities of trail law. Together, Young & Wallin combine their different strengths and areas of expertise to help clients achieve their goals. If you or your loved is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, please contact the highly skilled Calaveras County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Laywers at Young & Wallin today. We offer free case evaluations.
Elder Abuse Resource Links for Calaveras County Seniors
If you believe that you or your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, it is important that you take immediate action. Below, we have provided you with resource links that can help you in filing a nursing home abuse complaint, as well as provide you with information on elder abuse and elder care.
Reporting Elder Abuse
Calaveras Ombudsman Office
The Ombudsman advocates for residents in long-term care facilities. His or her primary responsibility is to investigate complaints of abuse and neglect.
Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification Office
When an elder abuse complaint is filed, this Department conducts an investigation generally within ten days. In emergency situations, investigations may be conducted within 24 hours.
Adult Protective Services (APS)
The Calaveras County APS conducts investigations into reports of abuse of seniors and other vulnerable adults residing in Calaveras County.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
This site provides a wealth of information on elder abuse and offers instruction to Calaveras County elder abuse victims on how to file abuse and neglect complaints.
The California Association of Area Agencies on Aging
The association offers a variety of services to California seniors and oversees Med-Cal which investigates and resolves complaints made by, or on behalf of, residents of long term care facilities throughout California, including Calaveras County.
Calaveras Sheriff's Office
The Calaveras County Sheriff's office provides protective services to Calaveras County residents 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 Calaveras County seniors with various services that include counseling, in-home services, case management, and more.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
This site is a helpful informational resource for elder abuse victims and their families.
California HealthCare Foundation
This site provides a wealth of information to Calaveras County seniors with regard to California long-term care facilities. Here you can view comparative information on Calaveras County nursing homes, including facility characteristics, nurse staffing levels, and quality indicators.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)
The CANHR site provides information nursing homes in Calaveras County, including citation, complaint, deficiency, and financial data.
Elder Angels, Inc.
The Elder Angels site offers information on elder financial abuse, fraud, and scams. Elder Angels provides support services to victims and their families.
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.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMC)
The CMMC is a federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid. The CMMC regulates Calaveras 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 Calaveras County, including quality measures, inspections, and staffing.
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 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.
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.
This site provides information for Calaveras County residents and other interested parties with regard to elder abuse and elder neglect and offers an overview of the signs, symptoms and causes of elder abuse.
Senior Citizen Bureau (SCB)
This site provides Calaveras County seniors and other interested parties with an informational database pertaining to California nursing homes, including fraud alerts and nursing home facility complaint histories.
Wikipedia Elder Abuse
The Wikipedia site provides facts, statistical data and other information pertaining to elder abuse.
The Calaveras County Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Law Firm of Young & Wallin handles elder abuse and nursing home negligence cases throughout California including Calaveras County and the cities of Angels City, Angels Camp, and San Andreas.
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.