NCEA Newsfeed – 7/17/14

NCEA Newsfeed – Thursday, July 17, 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.




ALABAMA (Dothan),, July 16, 2014

Dothan man charged with elder exploitation

A Dothan man faces a felony financial exploitation of the elderly charge after he allegedly overcharged an 80-year-old woman in Geneva for yard work.


ALABAMA (Montgomery),, July 16, 2014

Task force created to combat elderly abuse

District Attorney Darryl Bailey announced on Wednesday the creation of the Montgomery County Elder Justice Task Force. Bailey says the task force will begin immediately to investigate and prosecute elder abuse cases.


FLORIDA (Tallahassee),, July 17, 2014

Two Escambia County Assisted Living Facility Employees for Arrested for Abuse and Neglect

Two administrators of an Escambia County Assisted Living Facility face charges of abuse and neglect after refusing psychological nursing caregivers entrance into the Kipling Manor facility to assist mental health residents. The residents went without mental health care for two to three weeks.


NORTH CAROLINA (Kernersville),, July 16, 2014

NCBAM helps spread word about elder abuse

North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry (NCBAM) organized the third annual “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Walk” in an effort to raise awareness in the community. As a faith-based organization, they help spread awareness in places where Area Agencies don’t have easy access.


MINNESOTA (Rochester),, July 15, 2014

Vulnerable adults being used (Video and Article)

More and more vulnerable adults are taken advantage of. These adults are people who live in care facilities, or have physical or mental impairment that makes it difficult to protect themselves.


OKLAHOMA (Oklahoma City), Tulsa World, July 16, 2014

Tonkawa nursing home administrator charged with financial exploitation

A nursing home administrator of the Willow Haven Nursing Home was charged with four counts of financial exploitation, the state attorney general’s office reported Tuesday.


TENNESSEE (Memphis),, July 17, 2014

Elderly woman found abused, neglected with rotting legs has died

An elderly woman’s daughter faces charges, after her 77-year-old mother was found abused and neglected, to the point her legs were rotting away. The mother was later taken to Methodist North hospital where she passed away.


WASHINGTON, D.C. (Congress),, July 16, 2014

FTC Testifies on Efforts to Stop Phone Scams Before Senate Special Committee on Aging

The Federal Trade Commission, in testimony before Congress today, described its work to fight telephone scams that harm millions of Americans, especially “grandparent” and other imposter scams. The testimony outlined FTC education and outreach programs that reach tens of millions of people every year.




NEW ZEALAND (Hamilton), Waikato Times, July 16, 2014

Probe into abuse of elderly

The Health Ministry and Waikato District Health Board have launched an investigation into a complaint of elder abuse at dementia care specialist Kintala Lodge Rest Home.




PENNSYLVANIA (Stroud Township), Pocono Record, July 16, 2014

Death at Stroud Township group home leads to investigation

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is investigating a Stroud Township group home that provides outpatient service and housing for developmentally disabled people following the death last week of one of its residents.


TENNESSEE (Goodletsville), The Tennessean, July 17, 2014

Tennessee board: Nurse beat quadriplegic patient

The Tennessee Board of Nursing has suspended the license of a home health nurse who continued working after being indicted on charges of beating a semi-comatose quadriplegic patient. The abuse was captured on a surveillance video and turned over to the police.


TEXAS (Cameron County),, July 16, 2014

Adult day care driver jailed for gang rape of mentally disabled woman

An adult day care driver is behind bars on an aggravated sexual assault charge of a 37-year-old mentally handicapped woman.




MISSOURI (St. Louis), St. Louis Public Radio, July 15, 2014

With Elder Care Planning, Start Early To Avoid Conflicts And Crises (Audio and Interview transcript)

A radio conversation about caring for an elderly parent or a loved one took place with an attorney who specializes in elder law and two others who help care for their elderly family members.  Discussion covered topics on legal guardianship, power of attorney, and other legal issues concerning caregiving of an elderly family member.



 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 .



An archived collection of previous newsfeeds is available here:


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