NCEA Newsfeed 6/24/14

NCEA Newsfeed – Tuesday, June 24, 2014


The newsfeed includes articles and stories related to abuse of elders and adults with disabilities.  Articles related to elders appear in the top half of the newsfeed.  Articles related to abuse of adults with disabilities appear towards the bottom.  To subscribe to the NCEA listserv, please send an email with your name, occupation, your organization/agency name, city and state, and a statement about your professional interest or expertise in elder abuse to  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!  An archived collection of previous newsfeeds is available here:


A calendar of upcoming elder abuse and neglect events and funding opportunities can be found at the bottom of the newsfeed.




CALIFORNIA (Eureka), The North Coast Journal, June 19, 2014

Care Home Operator Appeals Suspension

The owner of a residential care facility is appealing a temporary suspension of her license due to charges of stealing money, property, and narcotics from her clients.


CALIFORNIA (Salinas), KION news, June 23, 2014

Salinas Caretaker Accused of Elder Abuse, Theft and Tax Fraud

A 42-year-old woman is accused of multiple charges of elder abuse, theft from and elder, and other charges.


FLORIDA (Gainesville), OnlineAthens, June 21, 2014

Former Athens ‘Most Wanted’ Suspect Indicted For Elder Expolitation

A 26-year-old man has been charged with a variety of crimes including allegedly stealing from a 79-year-old man’s credit card, which he used to make purchases of almost $9,000 in one month in 2011.


FLORIDA (Lakeland), WTSP news, June 21, 2014

Employee Arrested in Assisted Living Center Death

A 22-year-old woman has been charged with neglect of an elderly person or disabled adult after she allegedly declined contacting emergency services after a patient in the care facility she worked at complained about a “sharp stabbing pain in his eye”.


NEW YORK (Long Island), NBC news, June 5, 2014

Nine Arraigned in Death of 72-year-old Nursing Home Resident

Nine employees of a nursing home are alleged to have ignored an alarm that sounded every 15 minutes for more than two hours before a 72-year-old patient in their care died.


SOUTH DAKOTA (Sioux Falls), Argus Leader, June 23, 2014

Son Charged With Elder Abuse For Attacking Parents

A 47-year-old man has been charged with elder abuse after pushing his 73-year-old father onto the couch and punching him, and for pushing his 69-year-old mother when she tried to intervene.


UTAH, KUTV news, June 20, 2014

Life-Savings-Stealing Banker Sentenced

An elderly woman lost nearly $200,000 to a “personal banker” she met in her bank in a case of misplaced trust.




UNITED KINGDOM, The Mirror, June 23, 2014

Carer Jailed After Caught On Video Abusing Elderly Screaming Dementia Patient

A 24-year-old man was jailed for four months after a hidden camera revealed his physical and verbal abuse of a 79-year-old woman in a care facility.


UNITED KINGDOM (Aberdeen), Evening Express, June 23, 2014

Former Aberdeen Caretaker Who Raped and Abused Vulnerable Adults Jailed

A 56-year-old man who has manipulated and abused vulnerable persons, including some vulnerable adults, for almost 40 years was put in jail for more than 15 years.


UNITED KINGDOM (Altrincham), The Mirror, June 21, 2014

Dad With Dementia Left Waiting Five Hours For Ambulance On His 93rd Birthday

Family is outraged when they contract for an non-emergency ambulance to take their 93-year-old father to his birthday party and the service arrives 5 hours late.


UNITED KINGDOM (South Glos), Express, June 20, 2014

87-Year-Old Dementia Sufferer Murdered in Care Home

An 87-year-old woman was found murdered in her upstairs bedroom in her care facility.  A 33-year-old man – who did not work in the home – has been taken into custody.




ALABAMA (Florence), The News Courier, June 22, 2014

Killen Woman Charged With Elder Abuse and Neglect

A woman has been arrested on charges of elder abuse and neglect for letting her 57-year-old sister-in-law lay on the floor for a month before calling 911 for assistance.  The sister-in-law later died.


CALIFORNIA (Davis),, June 19, 2014

Davis Caregiver Sentenced In Death of Developmentally Disabled Man

UPDATE – A 53-year-old man, who was being paid to care for a disabled man and instead neglected his care to the point of the 66-year-old man dying, was sentenced to 30 years to life with an additional 11 years for the murder of a developmentally disabled person.  He was found guilty of murder, elder abuse, and theft from an elder or dependent adult.


FLORIDA (Tallahassee), WCTV news, May 23, 2014

Gadsden County Man Arrested For Abuse Of A Disabled Adult

Following an investigation by Adult Protective Services, a man was arrested and accused of abuse of a disabled adult.


GEORGIA (Morven), WTXL TV news, June 20, 2014

Personal Care Home Shut Down, Six People Arrested

The owner of a care facility for disabled adults and five others have been arrested and charged with abuse and neglect of a disabled adult.  The abuse consisted of financial abuse as well as neglect of basic needs.


NEBRASKA (Lincoln),, June 19, 2014

Abuse Nets Lincoln Man 4-5 Years in Prison

A 53-year-old man has plead guilty to three cases on non-consensual sex with a 25-year-old mentally disabled woman.


OHIO (Sandusky), Fox News, June 20, 2014

Bond Set For Northern Ohio Couple Charged After Disabled Adult Son Dies Amid Signs of Neglect

A husband and wife were arraigned on charges of involuntary manslaughter and failing to provide for a functionally impaired person when their 33-year-old son was found dead in their home.


WASHINGTON (Olympia), The Olympian, June 20, 2014

Olympia Woman Accused of Stealing From Disabled Client’s Disneyland Fund

A 26-year-old woman has admitted to stealing $980 from a developmentally disabled woman’s savings account.





FLORIDA (Charlotte County),, June 21, 2014

Charlotte Deputies Seek Help Finding Man With Dementia

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in searching for 78-year-old Ellwin L. Indorf who was last seen in Bonita Springs at 11 a.m. Saturday morning.  Prior to that, Indorf was last spotted in his home in Port Charlotte on Thursday.  Indorf has onset of dementia and is driving a light green Toyota with tag number 235JWY.  Anyone with information can call 911 or contact CCSA at 941-639-2101.


INDIANA, Fort Wayne,, June 22, 2014

McMahon Battles Dementia, League: Ex-Chicago QB Opens Up About Daily Struggles

A former professional football player (54 years old) suffers from early onset dementia potentially due to brain trauma received during his playing years.


MASSACHUTTES (Boston), Daily News, June 20, 2014

Murder Charge Still Pending for Centenarian Woman With Dementia: Prosecutors Don’t Expect 102-Year-Old Laura Lundquist To Go To Trial For The Strangling Of Elizabeth Barrow in 2009 Because ‘It Would Be Like Prosecuting a 2-Year-Old.’  She Was Indicted at 98 On Second-Degree Murder.


Minnesota, Star Tribune, June 22, 2014

Sick, Frail and Abandoned By Home Care Firms

The story chronicles the demise of one of the largest home health care companies in the state, and reveals potential problems for the rest of the nation as the number of elderly needing care continues to increase.


NEW JERSEY, June 23, 2014,

Parents Fight Plan to Move Disabled Adults Back to N.J.

A statewide initiative to revise how services to are delivered to adults with disabilities has possible positive and negative impacts.


UNITED KINGDOM, Mail Online, June 22, 2014

Hospital Gave My Dementia Sufferer Father No Food or Water, Says Bowen: BBC Journalist Speaks of His Anger at Blunder

Lack of proper care can occur very easily.  For example, a BBC journalists father, who suffers from dementia, was denied food and water at a local hospital due to a clerical error.



 Upcoming Elder Abuse Conferences/Training Events (in chronological order):


•            The 4th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector will be held in Miami, Florida from October 22-24.  Some of the aims of this conference are to understand the evolving manifestations and the human, professional and economic implications of violence in the health and social services sector, as well as to present, promote and exchange effective sustainable initiatives and strategies addressing personal safety, organizational and environmental security, and wellbeing for all workers and clients in the health and social services sector. To register or find more information go here:


•             The National Adult Protective Services conference will take place in Portland, OR from October 29-31.  The NAPSA conference is the only national conference focused on elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.  For more information go to:


•             The 2014 Consumer Voice Annual Conference will be held in Arlington, Virginia from November 15-18, 2014.  There will be speakers in the field, long-term care policy updates from key experts, and tools and resources for advocacy.  Registration and the conference agenda details will be coming soon.  For questions, contact:  


•             Aging in America Conference, March 23-27 in Chicago, Illinois, is now accepting applications from previous exhibitors to exhibit at the conference.  Other exhibitors will be notified in June.  For more information on exhibiting, please contact Linda Jones at 415-974-9638.  For more information on the conference, visit the Aging in America website at



Funding Opportunities:



•             The Administration for Community Living has issued two requests for proposals for two elder abuse-related grants.  Please click on the links below to learn more:


HHS-2014-ACL-AOA-AB-0069  National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) Due 7/1/14 – more information at


•             The Hartford Silberman Center of Excellence in Aging and Diversity at Hunter College (the “Center”) announces the opportunity to apply for funding for one-year pilot research projects to begin in the fall 2014. The Center will provide funding of up to $15,000 to support community-based research that advances psychosocial knowledge in aging and enhances direct and indirect practice with older adults and their families. Center faculty will provide grantees with research mentorship and technical assistance. The program is designed to support emerging gerontological scholars in conducting community-engaged, interdisciplinary research that benefits diverse, under-represented older adults and their families.


All proposals are due by midnight Monday, June 23, 2014 via email to Rebekah Glushefski at


Please contact Rebekah Glushefski,, Program Manager or Daniel Gardner,, Director of the Center Research Core if you have any additional questions.


•             Applications for the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation, administered by the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University, with support from the Coca-Cola Foundation.  The $100,000 prize will honor a nonprofit organization that best demonstrates Mr. Drucker’s definition of innovation: “Change that creates a new dimension of performance.”

o             Applications due July 1, 2014.

o             Additional information is available at or 909-607-9212.


•             Ribbons of Hope-Invest in Women will award a $100,000 grant to a nonprofit organization that promotes education, health, economic independence, social well-being, or human rights for woman or girls.

o             Applications due July 1, 2014.

o             Contact or find out more information at  .




An archived collection of previous newsfeeds is available here:


National Center on Elder Abuse

Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse & Neglect

University of California, Irvine

Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

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Orange, CA 92868


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