NCEA Newsfeed – 7/11/14

NCEA Newsfeed – Friday, July 11, 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 (Bakersfield), The Bakersfield Californian, July 8, 2014

East Bakersfield woman pleads not guilty to elder abuse

An east Bakersfield woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony elder abuse stemming from an arrest last week in which deputies found her living with an older relative in a rodent-infested, feces-covered apartment with 13 dogs.


CALIFORNIA (Eureka), Times-Standard, July 9, 2014

Eureka woman arrested on suspicion of elder abuse

A woman hired through Craigslist to take care of a 78-year-old Eureka man with health issues was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of elder abuse. The woman withdrew $3,000 from the victim's bank account and often left her father alone, taking his vehicle.


CALIFORNIA (San Fernando Valley), San Fernando Valley Business Journal, July 10, 2014

Pest Contractors Charged With Elder Fraud (Update to previous story)

Two pest and home ventilation contractors were charged Wednesday in a scheme to defraud elderly customers in the Valley and elsewhere in L.A. County. Together, they face more than 40 counts for charges of elder theft and burglary with a victim present.


CONNECTICUT (Westport), Minuteman News Center, July 10, 2014

Senior Fraud, Elder Abuse Prevention Forum held by Hwang and Kupchick

State Reps. Tony Hwang and Brenda Kupchick co-hosted a collaborative informational forum on Senior Fraud and Abuse Prevention with the AARP, the Jewish Senior Services Center of Elder Abuse Awareness Prevention and the Fairfield Police Department. The forum included a several presentations on ways to identify and stop elder abuse and fraud.


GEORGIA (Marietta),, July 4, 2014

Austell woman pleads guilty to 47 charges

An Austell woman has pleaded guilty to dozens of charges, including racketeering, theft, deprivation, false imprisonment and false statements, in relation to the operation of an unlicensed personal care home in Marietta.


ILLONOIS (Chicago), CBS Chicago, July 9, 2014

DuPage County Stepping Up Effort To Combat Elder Abuse

The problem of elder abuse appears to be growing in DuPage County and officials there are trying to do something about it. DuPage County will sponsor a program spelling out resources that are available to the elderly and their caregivers and signs people should look for that might raise red flags about possible abuse problems.


IOWA (Mason City),, July 10, 2014

Probation given for neglect

A Rudd woman has received probation in a case of dependent adult abandonment and neglect. She pled guilty to three of 16 counts filed against her after she allegedly left residents at Country Meadow Place Assisted Living alone at night.


MASSACHUSETTS (Brockton),, July 9, 2014

60 Marched Against Elder Abuse in Brockton

On June 13th, 60 members from the community and three Elder Abuse advocacy organizations marched down Main Street in Brockton in an effort to raise awareness of elder abuse.


MICHIGAN (Interlochen), Interlochen Public Radio, July 10, 2014

Another Audit Finds Michigan Has Failed Vulnerable Adults

A state audit released Wednesday shows the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) has mismanaged its Adult Protective Services (APS) program since 2010. Among other things, it says DHS did not adequately train caseworkers and supervisors and failed to investigate complaints of abuse.


OKLAHOMA (Jones), NewsChannel4, July 9, 2014

Oklahoma family claims loved one was abused inside nursing home (Video and article)

An Oklahoma family is alleging abuse of their loved one inside a Jones nursing home. The Vietnam veteran was left bruised and battered.




ENGLAND (Leicester), BBC News Leicester, July 9, 2014

Council to move Fosse Court care home residents after abuse allegations (Update to previous story)

Following the arrest of four female employees at the home for disabled adults over 65, all 21 residents are to be moved into new accommodations in order to provide a safe and caring environment.


ENGLAND (London), London Evening Standard, July 10, 2014

Shocking video footage shows abuse by former nurse of 92-year-old dementia sufferer at London nursing home (Video and article)

A nursing home staff member was filmed grabbing her 92-year-old patient's arms, hitting and poking her at the Mary Seacole Nursing Home last year using a hidden camera the family installed in the patient’s room.  This case has paved the way for Nursing homes throughout the UK to install closed circuit cameras in care homes.


GAMBIA (Banjul), The Daily Observer, July 10, 2014

Gambia: Tapea Holds Symposium On 'Elder Abuse'

The Association for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (TAPEA) recently held a daylong educational symposium on the theme, 'care and love for the elderly'. The association intends to give the abused and neglected elders a global relevance that will sustain and enhance preventive efforts.






ROMANIA (Bucharest),, July 9, 2014

Vulnerable groups require better protection in Romania

Many persons with disabilities, including children, are isolated from society in a growing number of institutions, where they often face inhumane and degrading treatment and, in some cases, deliberate abuse. Romania must show a much stronger commitment to effectively protecting the human rights of persons with disabilities.




CALIFORNIA (Pleasant Hill), Contra Costa Times, July 10, 2014

Pleasant Hill: Man with diabetes, dementia walks out of care home

Police are asking for the public's help in locating a 63-year-old man with dementia who wandered off from an elder care facility Thursday and was seen walking out of the Windsor Rosewood Care Center, located at 1911 Oak Park in Pleasant Hill.


OREGON (Portland), The Oregonian, July 9, 2014

69-year-old man suffering from dementia missing; Portland police seek public's help

A 69-year-old standing 6-foot-1 and weighing 170 pounds, is missing, and Portland police are seeking the public's help in finding him. His last know location was in the 600 block of Northeast 155th Avenue with a silver 1999 BMW 528 station wagon with an expired trip permit and no plates.





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


•          The National Center for Victims of Crime and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation invites you to attend Taking Action: Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud on August 6, 2014 in Birmingham, Alabama. Taking Action: Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud will explore accessible, vital step-by-step strategies for addressing the major types of financial crime, including identity theft, investment fraud, mortgage and lending fraud, and mass marketing scams. The seminar runs from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM at: First Presbyterian Church, 2100 4th Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203.

REGISTER at or here:



•          The Illinois Department on Aging’s Annual Adult Protection and Advocacy Conference will be held on August 21 – 22, 2014 at Oak Brook Hills Resort in Oak Brook, Illinois. The conference will begin with Illinois’ 3rd Annual Financial Summit on August 20th. For more information and to register, please visit: We hope to see you at the Adult Protection and Advocacy Conference.      


•           The 4th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector will be held in Miami, Florida from October 22-24, 2014.  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, 2014.  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, 2015 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:


None at this time.



An archived collection of previous newsfeeds is available here:


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