Jump to Navigation

Nursing Home Abuse In Alameda County

Alameda County Nursing Home Abuse

Alameda County contains a population of senior citizens who may require extra care and medical assistance. Lately, there has been an increase in the number of physical and financial elder abuse cases related to nursing homes. Before deciding on a nursing home facility, educate yourself about the dangers and realities of nursing home abuse. Bedsores, decubitus ulcers, and pressure sores from neglect are injuries that can happen at nursing homes.  Alameda County nursing home abuse takes place at a facility in Alameda County.

What Leads to Nursing Home Abuse?

Lack of sufficient staff is a primary cause of neglect and nursing home abuses in Alameda County. Senior citizens who reside at nursing homes have the right to a certain number of hours of care by registered nurses, and some facilities cut back on these hours in order to save money. This results in resident seniors receiving inadequate and insubstantial care from tired and overworked nursing staff. In some facilities, nurses’ aides provide the care that should be given by registered nurses, in spite of regulations. These practices place the senior citizens who are not receiving the attention they need and deserve in danger of neglect and nursing home abuse.

Neglect, abandonment, and assault are types of nursing home abuse that can happen to a senior citizen in a nursing home. Hitting, shoving, restraint, confinement, over- or under-prescribed drugs and dosages are examples of physical elder abuses that can happen in any nursing home in Alameda County.  Threatening, humiliating, yelling, ridiculing, ignoring, or isolating the elder are examples of emotional abuse that can happen at a nursing home in Alameda County.

What are Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?

Unexplained illness or injuries

Distress, distance, or agitation

Dramatic weight change or malnutrition

Unsanitary living conditions

Sudden or unexplained death

Evans Law Firm, Inc. and Alameda County Nursing Home Abuse

Senior citizens in nursing homes have the right to be treated with the utmost of care: free of mistreatment, abuse and neglect. If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, contact Evans Law Firm, Inc. for a free and confidential consultation at 415-441-8669 or email info@evanslaw.com.

Free Evaluation Form
  • Bold labels are required.
  • The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Mailing Addresses

San Francisco/Bay Area
3053 Fillmore Street #236
San Francisco,CA 94123

Phone: 415-441-8669
Toll Free: 888-50EVANS
Fax: 888-891-4906
San Francisco Law Office Map
google plus

Southern California / Los Angeles / San Diego Office
6701 Center Drive West
14th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90045

Phone: 415-441-8669
Toll Free: 888-50EVANS
Fax: 888-891-4906
Map and Directions
google plus

Play Audio Interview SuperLawyers - Ingrid M. Evans
Avvo - Rate your Lawyer. Get Free Legal Advice.
facebook linkedin twitter