Baby boomers who are not yet considered “elders” will be within the coming years. This generation will soon mean that the population of elders in America is at an all-time high. Unfortunately, as San Diegans age, they often become targets of predators seeking to take advantage of them, particularly when they are at their weakest, and reside in a California nursing home. Nursing home abuse and neglect in San Diego County is often both a civil and criminal offense, and may appear in many different forms. According to the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS):

  • More than 50% of all complaints in nursing homes were related to poor quality of care
  • 18% of all complaints were related to mistreatment or abuse
  • 2/3 of all reported deficiencies caused, or could have caused, significant harm to one or more residents in nursing homes

If you believe a loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse and/or neglect, contact Chula Vista Legal Center. We are San Diego Personal Injury Attorneys and Elder Abuse and Neglect attorneys with a record of success in helping those who suffer from serious injuries, to receive the necessary medical attention, care and treatment you need, in addition to compensation for future care you may require. We can be reached at 619-564-4455.

FAQ’s About Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect


Q: What is APS?

A: APS is Adult Protective Services, a county social services agency in San Diego County that, among many other things, looks into reported suspicions of elder abuse


Q: What is domestic elder abuse?

A: Harm or mistreatment of an elderly person in Chula Vista and committed by a close relative (spouse, sibling, child), friend or caregiver.


Q: What is institutional elder abuse in Chula Vista?

A: Harm or mistreatment of an elderly person occurring in a residential facility like an assisted living facility, group home or nursing home in greater San Diego County. The violator is typically the legal or contractual caregiver.