NCEA Newsfeed – 7/30/14

NCEA Newsfeed – Wednesday, July 30, 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 (Redlands), Redlands Daily Facts, July 24, 2014

Three held in Redlands elder-abuse, child-endangerment case

Three people were arrested after a welfare check uncovered an 85-year-old woman lying in her own feces and a 7-year-old child sleeping in a bed infested with cockroaches, police said.


CALIFORNIA (Sacramento), The Sacramento Bee, July 28, 2014

Sacramento County to revive team to examine financial elder abuse

Sacramento County will reopen a financial fraud unit in January after reports of scams against the elderly have gone up dramatically since Adult Protective Services eliminated the unit several years ago.


CALIFORNIA (San Francisco), The San Francisco Appeal, July 25, 2014

Man Convicted Of Defrauding Elderly Victims Of Property

A man accused of tricking elderly victims into signing over their properties to him has been convicted of elder abuse and other charges in San Francisco Superior Court.


COLORADO (Fort Morgan), Fort Morgan Times

Reporting elder abuse becoming mandatory

Effective July 1, medical professionals and others who work closely with older adults are required to report abuse or exploitation of persons age 70 or older in Colorado.


GEORGIA (Southwest), wfxl Fox31, July 24, 2014

Who's looking out for the elderly

Abuse of the elderly and unlicensed homes are two rapidly increasing crimes. The two areas are now more than a national problem, it's also a major concern for the peach state.


IDAHO (Moscow),, July 24, 2014

N. Idaho Couple Face Vulnerable Adult Charges

A northern Idaho man and woman have been charged with neglect and exploitation counts after a 67-year-old man in their care was found on a kitchen floor covered with dirt and bedsores and wearing a dirty adult diaper.


ILLINOIS (DeKalb),, July 29, 2014

Reports of elder abuse increase

Elder Care Services is seeing more cases of abused, neglected and exploited seniors than in years past, but the Executive Director hopes it means people are coming out of the shadows to talk about elder abuse.


MAINE (Brunswick), WLBZ2, July 28, 2014

Grandfather abused by a nursing home worker (Video and Article)

More than 33,000 thousand elderly Mainers are abused each year, according to Maine Council for Elder Abuse Prevention. One disturbing example is a story of a woman whose 89-year-old grandfather was sexually abused in 2006 at a Brunswick nursing home.


MICHIGAN (Detroit), Detroit Free Press, July 29, 2014

2 Flint women charged with abusing emaciated man

Genesee County authorities have arrested two women after an elderly man in their care was found emaciated and in septic shock due to bed sores.


NORTH CAROLINA (Kernersville),, July 29, 2014

Kernersville woman cleared of abuse charges in death of 92-year-old mother

A Forsyth County jury acquitted a Kernersville woman Friday of charges that she neglected her 92-year-old mother to the point that her mother developed bed sores that prosecutors allege contributed to her death.


TEXAS (Dallas), Dallas News, July 29, 2014

Three groups join forces to teach lawyers how to spot financial exploitation in elderly clients

The Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation Prevention Program is being launched to develop, test and implement national continuing legal education for lawyers by the Investor Protection Institute and American Bar Association.


TEXAS (Indian Lake),, July 29, 2014

Indian Lake couple jailed amid allegations of elderly abuse

A Cameron County couple remains behind bars following allegations that an elderly relative was locked in his room and beaten.




PENNSYLVANIA (Philadelphia),, July 27, 2014

Death of disabled man raises key issues

The case from last December of a caregiver for his disabled son who took his son's life and then his own was extreme, but it had elements that were disturbingly familiar: older caregiver of an adult with disabilities, unconnected to resources, facing challenges in isolation, hopelessness, and crisis.




IRELAND (Swinford),, July 29, 2014

Care home residents had to wait 15 hours for food, report reveals

Residents of a care home in Swinford, which cares for 97 adults with intellectual disabilities, were forced to go without food for 15 hours and some had meals hurriedly spoon-fed to them by staff, an inspectors' report has revealed.




ARIZONA (Phoenix),, July 28, 2014

Phoenix police search for missing woman with dementia

Phoenix police are searching for a 74-year-old woman with dementia who has been missing since Saturday afternoon from her home near 40th Street and Thunderbird Road.


CALIFORNIA (Los Angeles),, July 24, 2014

Police Need Help Finding Missing Woman, 65, Suffering From Diabetes, Dementia

Police are asking for the public’s help finding a 65-year-old woman suffering from diabetes, depression and dementia who was last seen by a family member about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, as she was getting off a Metro bus at the intersection of Western Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.


ILLONOIS (Chicago), Chicago Sun Times, July 28, 2014

Woman with dementia missing from South Chicago

Police are searching for an 87-year-old woman who has been missing since Sunday from the South Chicago neighborhood and was believed to be last seen at a McDonalds at 2425 E. 79th St.


NEW JERSEY (Cherry Hill),, July 25, 2014

UPDATED: Silver Alert in South Jersey issued for 85-year-old with dementia

Authorities have issued a silver alert for a missing 85-year-old man with dementia who was last seen around 10 a.m. Thursday at the Cadbury Retirement Home at 1250 Route 38 West in Cherry Hill.


SOUTH CAROLINA (Union),, July 29, 2014

Police: Union man with dementia missing after going to store

Police are looking for a 62-year-old Union man who has dementia after he did not return to his Cornwell Street assisted living home on Monday.



 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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