Monterey County Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

While everyone who places their family member or loved one into a nursing home hopes for the best care on this person’s behalf, all too often these locations are found responsible for instances of nursing home abuse.

These occurrences include:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Psychological Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Abandonment
  • Financial
  • Resident-to-resident Abuse

Before you place an individual you care about into a nursing home, make sure you know how to recognize and report signs of neglect and abuse such as malnourishment, injury, social isolation, fear, and more.

How to Report Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect in Monterey County

If any of these signs come up in a nursing home setting, it is imperative that you know who to contact and when. The answer will not always be the same and generally depends on the situation at hand.

Subject to fines, citations, and other legal disciplines, a nursing home found to cause pain or suffering to any of their tenants will be held accountable.

Medical or Criminal Emergency

In any case where there is an immediate danger or harm is currently being caused, call 911 before taking any additional action. First responders such as the police and medically trained professionals will be able to assist right away.

Imminent Danger or Suspected Criminal Activity

When there is a potential threat or the possibility of past or future harm to your loved one, it is suggested that you contact the non-emergency line with the Monterey County Sheriff's Office by calling (831) 647-7911.

As local authorities begin an investigation, your nearby Adult Protective Services (APS) office will also want to be notified so they may run their own reports as well. APS may also be able to help with treatment and protection from those who would do your loved one harm. The closest office you can reach out to is:

Monterey County Department of Social Services
1000 S. Main Street., Ste. 211A, Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (800) 510-2020

Issues with Standard of Care

Are you worried that your loved one or family member isn’t getting the care and treatment they deserve at their nursing home? These issues should be reported to your nearest California Department of Public Health office. Situations taking place in Monterey County must be reported to:

San Jose District Office
100 Paseo de San Antonio, Suite 235, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 277-1784

Additional Resources

A California ombudsman is one of the most useful resources at your disposal. Their deep knowledge of these types of cases can play a major role in helping you gather information, research your rights, and aid you in preparation for your own case.

And after contacting the relevant sources above, it may also be time to get a Monterey County nursing home abuse lawyer involved. Many of these problems can even be prevented from the beginning by looking closely at the nursing homes beforehand.

The Berman & Riedel law firm offers a great team of Monterey County nursing home abuse attorneys to represent your loved one who has been the victim of verbal abuse, physical harm, or sexual abuse while living in one of these locations.

Once you see any of these issues, it may be time to get a Monterey County nursing home abuse lawyer involved. Many of these problems can even be prevented from the beginning by looking closely at the nursing homes beforehand.

The Berman & Riedel law firm offers a great team of Monterey County nursing home abuse attorneys to represent your loved one who has been the victim of verbal abuse, physical harm, or sexual abuse while living in one of these locations.

Best Monterey County Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers

As you search for a nursing home in Monterey County, it will be important that you understand the difference between these locations and assisted living facilities. Nursing homes require specific licensing as well as certified healthcare professionals like nurses and other medical staff to work on the premises. While residential care facilities only offer assistance with basic activities of daily living (ADLs), along with 24-hour supervision and monitoring.

With over 56,100 seniors living in Monterey County, these individuals make up about 12% of the population. And though the majority of people currently in nursing homes are over the age of 80 years old, there are more than 840 senior residents across these facilities in the county.

Based on health inspections, staffing, and quality ratings from Medicare.gov, out of the 14 nursing homes in Monterey County, six of them achieved the full five stars with the other 8 ranging between two to four stars. It is crucial to do your research on these locations as some of them may have had issues where nursing home neglect attorneys may have come in, leading to penalties, fines, and other citations.

But even if one location looks better than the others, the potential for negligence is always something you should be on the lookout for. If you are concerned your loved one has been victimized make sure you reach out to a professional, reliable team of Monterey County nursing home abuse attorneys.

How Can a Monterey County Nursing Home Negligence Attorney Help?

Once you have recognized and reported the instance of abuse, it’s important that you get help and prevent these situations from happening again. Hiring a Monterey County nursing home abuse lawyer will allow you to protect the rights of your loved one, identify fair compensation for their pain and suffering, while also penalizing the involved parties.

Your attorney will know the law and assist with investigations to collect the necessary evidence and ultimately help you and your family collect legal recompense for their hardship. A knowledgeable Monterey County nursing home negligence attorney will understand the exact right of nursing home residents, giving you a just trial or settlement to finalize the case.

Berman & Riedel, LLP | Experienced Monterey County Nursing Home Abuse Law Firm

Here at Berman & Riedel, we show a great deal of compassion for each and every one of our clients, while taking an aggressive approach to fight against those who have wronged them. Our exceptional Monterey County nursing home abuse attorneys have successfully collected over $100 million on behalf of the individuals we’ve represented.

As each case reaches our desks, we dedicate ourselves to diligent research and take a forward approach to recognize every way we can help our clients.

To learn more about how we can assist you in this difficult time, contact our team today by calling (858) 350-8855 or complete the Case Evaluation form on this page.

Monterey County Nursing Homes LIST

Name & Info (See Legend)Address & PhoneRating
George L Mee Memorial Hospital D/P SNF
NP, MC & MA
127
300 Canal Street
King City, CA 93930
(831) 385-6000
3
Westland House
NP, MC & MA
42
100 Barnet Segal Lane
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 658-3737
3
Cypress Ridge Care Center
FP, MC
59
1501 Skyline Drive
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 373-3716
2
Carmel Hills Care Center
FP, MC & MA
99
23795 W. R. Holman Highway
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 624-1875
3
Windsor Monterey Care Center
FP, MC & MA
208
1575 Skyline Drive
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 373-2731
3
Canterbury Woods
NP, MC & MA
87
651 Sinex Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 373-3111
2
Forest Hill Manor Health Center
NP, MC & MA
120
551 Gibson Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 657-5200
5
Pacific Grove Healthcare Center
FP, MC & MA
133
200 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 375-2695
3
Windsor Skyline Care Center
FP, MC & MA
64
348 Iris Drive
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 449-5496
3
Katherine Healthcare
FP, MC & MA
98
315 Alameda Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 424-1878
3
Windsor The Ridge Rehabilitation Center
FP, MC & MA
99
350 Iris Drive
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 449-1515
5
Windsor Gardens Rehabilitation Center Of Salinas
FP, MC & MA
176
637 East Romie Lane
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 424-0687
2
Pacific Coast Post Acute
FP, MC & MA
176
720 East Romie Lane
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 424-8072
1
Eden Valley Care Center
GOV, MC & MA
50
612 Main Street
Soledad, CA 93960
(831) 678-2462
2

Table Legend

Ownership: FP - For Profit, NP - Non Profit, GOV - Government
(Beds): # of beds allowed under license
Certification: (MC - Medicare, MA - Medicaid, MC & MA - Medicare & Medicaid)
Rating: Overall rating by Medicare (1 to 5 stars, as of 9/2019)

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