Elder Abuse Resources
Here's a list of APS County contacts: (PDF)
Adult Protective Services agencies investigate reports of abuse that occur in private homes, acute care hospitals, clinics, adult day care facilities and social day care centers. California Adult Protective Services combats and prevents elder and dependent adult abuse via a 24-hour hotline to receive reports of abuse, response to all reports of abuse, case management services to all victims who require them, coordination of community resources to provide victims with treatment, emergency services and intervention early in the cycle of abuse.
Department of Justice's Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse both protects the state's $27 billion Medi-Cal program from fraud and abuse, and investigates and prosecutes elder abuse, neglect and poor quality of care occurring in long-term care facilities.
Toll-Free Crisis Line: (800) 231-4024
Ombudsmen are trained individuals who advocate for the protection and rights of all residents in long-term care facilities. These facilities include skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities for the elderly, community care facilities and intermediate care facilities. The primary responsibility of the Ombudsman program is to investigate and resolve complaints made by, or on behalf of, individual residents.
The Licensing and Certification Program provides a packet of material designed to assist you in understanding Nursing Home Residents' Rights.
Nationwide information and resource center for seniors and caregivers.
Site designed to help individuals choose a nursing home, includes comprehensive inspection results for all nursing homes.
Here's the citation report for 2007: http://www.canhr.org/reports/reports_pdf/Citation_Report_2007.pdf
CANHR's Nursing Home Guide is a database of ~1300 nursing homes in California*. You can search by name, address, city, or county and find details on services, staffing, and violations.