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Help For Ventura County Elder Abuse And Elder Care

This is information that can help you with elder abuse and elder care.

LOCAL: Reporting Ventura County Elder Abuse

LOCAL: Alzheimer’s, Eldercare, Caregiving and Independent Living

STATE/U.S.: Senior Advocacy Groups

NATIONAL: Alzheimer’s, Caregiving and Independent Living

Christian Residential Centers

Mental Health and Bioethics Resources

LOCAL: Reporting Ventura County Elder Abuse

Ventura County Ombudsman Office

(805) 656-1986

The Ventura County Ombudsman provides Ventura County seniors a variety of services that pertain to such issues as residents' rights, "quality of care," and finances. In addition, the Ventura County Ombudsman conducts investigations into nursing home abuse complaints filed.

The Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification

(916) 558-1784


For relay services for the hearing impaired or speech impaired, please call:

MCI from TDD
1-800-735-2929

or MCI from voice telephone
1-800-735-2922

Sprint from TDD
1-888-877-5378

or Sprint from voice telephone
1-888-877-5379

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/

The Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification office reviews Ventura County nursing home inspection reports. In addition, the Department of Health Services Licensing and Certification office conducts investigations into nursing home abuse complaints.

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform

650 Harrison Street, 2nd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94107

(415) 974-5171

(800) 474-1116
(toll-free; consumers only)

Fax: (415) 777-2904


California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)

The CANHR site offers instruction for Ventura County nursing home abuse victims on how to file abuse and neglect complaints. In addition, the CANHR site provides information on nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect.

California Department of Aging

1300 National Drive, Suite 200

Sacramento, CA 95834-1992

Phone: (916) 419-7500

Fax: (916) 928-2267

TDD: (800) 735-2929


http://www.aging.ca.gov/
California Department of Aging (CDA)

The CDA provides services to Ventura County seniors and their families, including counseling victims of abuse and neglect. This site provides information on nursing home abuse and neglect.

National Center on Elder Abuse

c/o Center for Community Research and Services
University of Delaware

297 Graham Hall

Newark, DE 19716

Send an inquiry through our online form


Email us: ncea-info@aoa.hhs.gov

Call during normal business hours: 302-831-3525
Send a fax: 302-831-4225

National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)

This site offers information and nursing home abuse statistics for Ventura County seniors.

Office of the Sheriff

800 South Victoria Avenue

Ventura, CA 93009

(805) 654-2380 Sheriff Office

http://www.vcsd.org/

If you or your loved is a victim of nursing home abuse, you should contact the Ventura County Sheriff's office as soon as possible.

Inside Elder Care
SmartBug Media, Inc.


PO Box 13128
Newport Beach, CA 92658

(949) 209-9442
http://www.insideeldercare.com/

How to Spot Overmedication in Nursing Homes

Ventura County District Attorney's Office

 

Ventura County Area Agency on Aging

 


LOCAL: Alzheimer’s, Eldercare, Caregiving and Independent Living

Ombudsman Program administered by Long Term Care Services of Ventura County, Inc.

2021 Sperry Ave., Suite 35

Ventura, CA 93003

Phone: 805-656-1986

Fax: 805-658-8540


www.OmbudsmanVentura.org

Ombudsman is derived from a Swedish term, meaning advocate. The Ventura County Ombudsman Program’s mission is to assure the highest quality of life and care possible for elderly persons in long term care – most of whom are vulnerable and unable to represent themselves. They offer caregiver support & living options for people living in nursing homes or assisted living residences throughout California. All services are free and confidential 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform

650 Harrison Street -- 2nd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94107

Tel: (415) 974-5171

Fax: (415) 777-2904

Consumer Information Hotline:
(800) 474-1116


California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)

The CANHR site provides information on Ventura County nursing homes and other California long-term care facilities that include citation, complaint, and financial data.



STATE/U.S.: Senior Advocacy Groups

CANHR California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform – Long Term Care Justice and Advocacy

650 Harrison Street, 2nd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94107

Consumer Hotline:
800-474-1116


Website: www.canhr.org

CANHR is a statewide, nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to improving the choices, care and quality of life for California’s long term care consumers, their families and loved ones. It is a nationally recognized model of consumer advocacy and a resource for the local, state and national long term care advocacy communities.

The United States Administration on Aging

Mailing Address:
Administration on Aging
Washington, DC 20201

Physical Address:
One Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001

Phone Numbers:
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Aging: (202) 401-4634

Public Inquiries: (202) 619-0724

Eldercare Locator (to find local resources): (800) 677-1116

AoA Fax: (202) 357-3555

The Administration on Aging

The United States Administration on Aging provides services to Ventura County seniors and offers information on the Older Americans Act, the federal legislation, and more.

Coalition to Protect America's Elders (CPAE)

The CPAE is a national coalition group that works closely with the country's most prominent senior advocacy groups who are against elder abuse.

The Consumer Voice

1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 425

Washington, DC 20036

202.332.2275 (phone)
202.332.2949 (fax)

Email
info@theconsumervoice.org

National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR)

This site provides data on nursing home abuse and offers a variety of resource links pertaining to elder abuse and elder care.

ElderAngels, Inc.

PO Box 981258
West Sacramento, CA 95798

Phone: (415) 284-1160
or (916) 372-8556

FAX (916) 372-8554


Elder Angels, Inc.

Elder Angels is an advocacy group in California that is dedicated to stopping financial elder abuse. Elder Angels provides support services to financial abused senior victims and their families and offers information on senior financial abuse, fraud, and scams.

Senior Citizen Bureau

Tel: 832-230-1238

Toll Free:1-800-281-1088


E-mail: info@seniorcitizensbureau.com

Senior Citizen Bureau (SCB)

The SCB is a national coalition for elder care reform. This site offers an informational database for Ventura County seniors and other interested parties with regard to elder abuse fraud alerts, nursing home facility complaint histories and provides other background information on long-term care facilities.


NATIONAL: Alzheimer’s, Caregiving and Independent Living

Ombudsman Long Term Care

The National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center (NORC):

www.ltcombudsman.org

1828 L Street, NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20036

202.332.2275 (phone)
202.332.2949 (fax)


Email

National Association of Long Term Care Ombudsmen (NALLTCO):

www.nalltco.org

National Association of State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs (NASOP)

2007 Trail Wood Circle
Midland, MI 48642

Phone: (989) 631-3817

www.nasop.org

Ombudsmen are dedicated to enhancing the lives of long term care residents. Use one of the listed National sites to find an organization in your state or use an Internet search for “Ombudsman Long Term Care” for your area.



Mental Health and Bioethics Resources

Toxic Medicine: What You Should Know to Fight the Misuse of Psychoactive Drugs in Nursing Homes

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR)

This booklet guide covers of the basics regarding psychoactive drugs in nursing homes, from uses and side effects to applicable laws. It includes tips to prevent misuse of psychoactive drugs that hasten death, dull memories, crush spirits, sap personalities and health. Often, residents with dementia receive powerful antipsychotic drugs not intended or approved for their medical conditions, but used to sedate and control them. The FDA Black Box Warning states that antipsychotic drugs cause elders with dementia to die. Despite legal requirements, there is an epidemic disregard for the rights of residents to give or withhold their informed consent.


Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

Robert Whitaker

An investigative probe into clinical studies of scientific journals dating back more than 50 years revealed a shocking anomaly. Whitaker found that drugs hailed as a cure for mental disorders were repeatedly shown to worsen mental illness over the long term. Cutting through flawed science, greed and lies, he shreds myths woven around psychiatric drugs to expose the grave risks to body and cognitive function. Scrupulous evidence and interviews testify to newfound “aliveness” of those freed from the prison of mind-numbing drugs.






Long Term Care Services of Ventura County, Inc.
Ombudsman Program

2021 Sperry Avenue - Suite 35,
Ventura CA 93003 

Tel: 805-656-1986  | Fax: 805-658-8540

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Long Term Care Services of Ventura County, Inc is a 501(c)3 public benefit charitable corporation.
Corporate and individual donations are needed, welcomed and appreciated.
Funded in part by - Area Agency on Aging

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