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There was a famous Clint Eastwood movie called the “Good the Bad and the Ugly.” There were heroes and anti-heroes. The same goes for LA Motorcycle clubs. There are a variety of motorcycle clubs throughout the state of California.
Many are clubs based on various points of interest that can be broadly organized into the following categories:
Outlaw motorcycle clubs or (1%)
Non-outlaw motorcycle clubs.
Most often than not, the term motorcycle club brings up images of drug-trafficking and violence, but many clubs are not considered to be under this outlaw category. Many of these non-outlaw clubs are simply just a riding family often centered around a specific interest like being a veteran, police officer, or the type of bike you ride.
Folsom Freedom Riders
Located in the Sacramento region, this club is known for being open to all. The Folsom Freedom Riders have no affiliation with any of the larger outlaw motorcycle clubs and are based on the interest of cruising with others. This club has no particular interest (like specific career interests or gender), but they are affiliated with California’s Correction and Rehabilitation meaning that Peace Officers are recommended to join.
Devils Brew M.C.
Devils Brew M.C. is reasonably large and has a chapter located in San Diego. This motorcycle club has more membership requirements than the Folsom Freedom Riders. This club is exclusive to male-veterans and cruiser bikes only. They try to organize rides periodically.
However, the image of the “one-percent” motorcycle clubs are still an active force in the crime community. Many of these biker gangs started in the ‘60s and ‘70s and are still present today. Many of the larger motorcycle gangs have established themselves in their area as a dominating force of violence and are slowly spreading to new areas. In California, three motorcycle gangs hold influence in California: Vagos, Mongols, and Hells Angels.
This outlaw motorcycle club is one of the largest with as many as 4,000 members. In California, they are more active in Southern California near the borders of Arizona and Mexico. They have been known for drug-trafficking and producing, specifically methamphetamines, and have connections with other “outlaw” motorcycle clubs in Mexico. Since being founded in the 1960s, they have continued with their extreme hate towards the Hells Angels.
They are present in Southern California, but their membership is less than half of Vagos’s. This club has a heavy Latino and Native American presence, and due to this, they have built connections with other Latino street gangs in the area. In addition to street gangs, they have allied with other prominent motorcycle gangs to compete against the Hells Angels.
This motorcycle club probably has one of the most notorious reputations out of any other. Back in the 60s and 70s this club was very prominent and was the face for depicting violent motorcycle culture. Hells Angels used to run the country. But now their numbers have dwindled due to other motorcycle clubs surpassing them. Even with their numbers dwindling, they still hold a heavy influence over California and other states throughout the nation.
Nursing homes are long-term care and living facilities for the elderly and disabled. Often these people are your parents. And they can be provided care by a trained and experienced staff member of the care facility. This care is an option for the older individual.
When faced with placing a loved one in a nursing home, there are some guidelines that while simple may prevent putting them in a long-term care facility where there is the possibility of nursing home abuse in Long Beach, California.
The first step is to visit several nursing homes
Pay close attention to the residents; do they have a clean appearance?
Are their clothes clean and neat? Are they active, talking and moving about, or are they in their rooms in bed? Are there enough nursing home employees to see to the needs of the residents and provide adequate care, or do they lack in nursing home staff?
Is the nursing home within your budget?
The other steps to take and things to look for should include:
Whether the residents seem drowsy from possible sedation?
Look into how many residents are physically restrained and why are they physically restrained. Does it seem like a valid reason?
Check into the type of care the nursing home will provide for your loved one.
Ensure your loved one will receive the type of care that they require.
Investigate if there have been any complaints reported to the police or the health department about the care of residents or nursing home abuse, at any of the nursing homes you are considering.
Taking these steps, along with other precautions when selecting a place for your loved one, can help ensure they will be a resident of a nursing home where they receive the proper care. The idea is that they not become subjected to nursing home abuse of any form.
Nursing Home Neglect
In Long Beach, California nursing home neglect involves caregivers not providing the proper care of the elderly residents in the facility or fails to protect them from harm. Caregivers are charged with providing care that the resident does not harm themselves.
Because due to diminished mental capacity or physical limitations they can get injured by another resident of the nursing home for example. Nursing home residents may suffer bodily harm, mental abuse or sexual assault by a staff member too. Also, they can become financially exploited.
Hygiene and Nursing Home Attendants
Personal hygiene is essential for the nursing home resident, and it plays a role in the prevention of nursing home abuse. In Long Beach, California there are guidelines and procedures set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid outlining good hygiene practices for nursing home attendants and staff.
In cases where these guidelines for good hygiene are ignored, it is usually due to carelessness or laziness. Lack of cleanliness for nursing home residents puts them at risk for both health issues and elderly abuse since they are dependent on the attendants.
In a California nursing home, hand hygiene and other hygienic practices are essential for the residents and the staff. Many of these nursing homes have been cited, due to complaints about their hygienic practices to the Health Department.
When health inspectors investigated these complaints, they found there is not adequate staffing, which causes part of the problem leading to the charges. The other part of the problem is that the sanitary standards are not being followed.
Nursing Home Abuse Resolution
If you are still unable to mitigate the potential of an inadequate care provider for those on their last leg in life, it is time for step two. Step number two, when nursing home abuse or neglect have affected a loved one, it is time to call Ehline Law Firm. These California advocates should be consulted to protect the rights of your family member.