NCEA Newsfeed – 7/25/14

NCEA Newsfeed – Friday, July 25, 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 (San Diego), ABC 10 News, July 22, 2014

County: Number of elder abuse cases on the rise (Video and Article)

County leaders say elder abuse is on the rise and it is only going to get worse as that population continues to grow, the majority being physical and financial abuse cases that never get reported.


IDAHO (Moscow),, July 24, 2014

N. Idaho couple face vulnerable adult charges

A northern Idaho man and woman police say took advantage of a vulnerable adult (aged 67) who died in their care of prolonged malnutrition are facing charges.


MARYLAND (Hanover),, July 23, 2014

North Carolina man charged with leaving 98-year-old mother in car at Maryland Live! Casino

A man was charged Monday with vulnerable adult neglect after he allegedly left his 98-year-old mother inside a parked pickup truck at the Maryland Live! Casino for 5 hours.


NEW YORK (Brooklyn), New York Post, July 23, 2014

Crook scammed elderly woman out of over $100K: prosecutors

A heartless Brooklyn crook scammed an 87-year-old woman out of over $100,000, gaining her trust​ ​through a seeming act of kindness –​ ​driving her​ ​around ​on errands. The man was hit with charges including grand larceny and faces up to seven years if convicted.


NEW YORK (Oneida),, July 24, 2014

Man accused of leaving 83-year-old mom in woods: I didn't do it, I love my mom

A man charged with abandoning his 83-year-old mother in woods in Madison County said Thursday that he loves his mother and that it was "completely inconceivable" that he would do such an awful thing to her.


OHIO (Gallipolis),, July 22, 2014

Raymond James Alleges Advisor Stole $1.5M From Dementia Sufferer

Raymond James Financial Services is pursuing more than $800,000 from a former financial advisor the firm claims swindled a 96-year-old client suffering from dementia.


OREGON (Portland),, July 24, 2014

Court docs: Woman raped in nursing home for months

A Portland man has been arrested for the alleged rape of a 73-year-old woman who detectives say he met at church before sexually abusing her at her nursing home.


TENNESSEE (Humboldt), The Jackson Sun, July 23, 2014

Humboldt police search for woman accused of elder abuse

Humboldt police investigated a complaint of elder abuse on a 86-year-old patient of a local nursing home at the hands on an employee.


TEXAS (Dallas), The Dallas Weekly, July 24, 2014

Addressing Abuse of Older Americans

Leaders in the fight against elder abuse announced the creation of The Elder Justice Roadmap, which reflects the knowledge and perspectives of experts in the field. It will be considered in the development of strategic plans to prevent and combat elder abuse by the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services.


WISCONSIN (La Crosse),, July 23, 2014

WI Atty. Gen. candidate addresses senior fraud and abuse

A Wisconsin Attorney General candidate promises he will address senior citizen fraud and abuse by appointing a "Senior Citizen Advocate."


WISCONSIN (Marathon County),, July 23, 2014

Elder Abuse - Tarnishing the Golden Years (Video and Article)

Adult Protective services covering Marathon, Langlade, and Lincoln counties estimates they receive 45 to 50 Elder abuse reports a month. For the past 7 years, the Marathon County Assistant District Attorney has made prosecuting these types of cases a priority.




INDIANA (Fort Wayne),, July 23, 2014

Former caregiver gets two-year suspended sentence in group home client neglect

A former caregiver was sentenced for neglect of a group home resident Monday in Allen Superior Court. The caregiver was recorded on a hidden camera not performing his required duties of changing a patient’s diaper every two hours or checking on him every 15 minutes.


MARYLAND (Bethesda), Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch, July 22, 2014

Parents Locked Autistic Twins in Room Without Furniture, Toilet: Police

A Rockville couple have been charged with two counts of second-degree vulnerable adult abuse and two counts of unlawful detention for allegedly locking their non-verbal autistic sons in a basement.


MARYLAND (Bladensburg), NBC Washington, July 23, 2014

"Caretaker" Accused of Abusing and Neglecting Mentally Challenged Victims

A Maryland woman ran an illegitimate care-taking facility has been indicted for allegedly forcing clients with mental and physical disabilities to live in a roach-infested condo and stealing their money for services she never provided, in addition to neglecting and abusing them.


MONTANA (Billings), Billings Gazette, July 23, 2014

Woman charged with stealing from disabled adult clients

Prosecutors have accused a woman of slowly stealing thousands of dollars in small amounts at a time from more than 50 physically or mentally disabled adults who are clients at a Billings nonprofit where she used to do bookkeeping.




ILLINOIS (Chicago), Chicago Sun Times, July 23, 2014

Man with dementia missing from Avalon Park

A 65-year-old man who suffers from dementia went missing from the Avalon Park neighborhood on the South Side Tuesday.


KANSAS (Topeka),, July 24, 2014

Police Looking For Woman Suffering From Dementia

Topeka police need your help in locating a 61-year-old woman who is suffering from dementia and was last seen around noon Thursday in the 2700 block of SW Villa West Drive.


NEW YORK (Suffolk County), Times Beacon Record, July 23, 2014

Greenlawn man with dementia is missing

A local 59-year-old man with dementia and who is diabetic has not been seen since Tuesday morning, and police are looking for help to locate him.          



 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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