NCEA Newsfeed – 7/9/14

NCEA Newsfeed – Wednesday, July 09, 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), ABC23 KERO Bakersfield, July 4, 2014

Bakersfield woman being charged with elder abuse (Video and article)

A Bakersfield woman is in jail and being charged with felony elder abuse after Kern County sheriff's deputies found the woman's 73-year-old mother living in deplorable conditions.


HAWAII (Honolulu),, July 6, 2014

Elder abuse tarnishes senior's golden years (video and article)!ba7U0J

In the past six years, the prosecutor’s office has seen a 300 percent increase in reported crimes, including rising numbers for financial, property and violent crimes. The scams are nothing new, but what has changed is the number of elder abuse cases.


KANSAS (Topeka),, July 6, 2014

New Law Protects Senior Citizens From Financial Abuse

A report from the Kansas Attorney General's office says 342 adults were reportedly abused in 2013, most often involving seniors. And now a new law is in place in efforts to decrease this number.


KENTUCKY (Leitchfield), The Telegraph, July, 3, 2014

Man charged with exploiting neighbor

A 48-year-old man was recently charged for making fraudulent use of an elderly neighbor’s debit card. After allegedly befriending his elderly neighbor, the suspect obtained cash and other items from multiple locations, stealing an estimated $4,000.


NEBRASKA (Lincoln),, July 6, 2014

Warning signs of elder abuse

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has listed the warning signs of elder abuse and asks the public to make a report to the Adult Abuse and Neglect hotline if any of these are observed.


NEW YORK (Long Island),, July 7, 2014

Medford case puts elder care into the spotlight

A 72-year-old woman died at the Medford Multicare Center for Living Nursing home in Medford. Nine current and former employees of the nursing home plead not guilty to charges of neglect and abuse, falsifying business records, and criminally negligent homicide. The State Attorney General’s prosecution against this nursing home is an important one.


MAINE (Bangor), Bangor Daily News, July 7, 2014

Look for signs of elders being abused — and act on them

Elder abuse is on the rise, with an estimated 4 million elders abused or neglected in the United States each year. We need to do all we can to prevent elders from falling prey to such exploitation.


VIRGINIA (Waynesboro),, July 8, 2014

Waynesboro Veteran Says He's Being Bullied Out of His Home (Video and article)

A Valley veteran says he's being bullied into leaving his house to go live in a nursing home. The Department of Veterans Affairs Staunton Community Based Outpatient Center is trying to move him from his house to a home closer to the healthcare he needs despite the fact that he wants to stay at home.





ENGLAND (Leicester), BBC News Leicester, July 7, 2014

Four arrested over Fosse Court care home abuse allegations

Four staff were arrested at the Fosse Court care home which cares for adults over the age of 65, some with physical or mental disabilities. Following inspections, a number of serious issues were found regarding standards of care.


UNITED KINGDOM (West Yorkshire),, July 8, 2014

Carer who systematically abused three vulnerable and defenceless residents at nursing home jailed for eight months   

The abuser, who was dismissed from her post in February last year, admitted to slapping a 65-year-old woman across the face, smacking a 58-year-old resident with learning difficulties and also hitting a Down's Syndrome sufferer.





NEW MEXICO (Taos), The Taos News, July 6, 2014

People with disabilities targeted three times more often

Results of a 2012 National Survey on Abuse of People with Disabilities are described. Responses are from more than 7,200 people with disabilities, their family members, and people serving them.


OKLAHOMA (Tulsa), Tulsa World, July 3, 2014

Prosecutors: Tulsan took $60K from accounts of two vulnerable adults

A 34-year-old Tulsa man was charged with unlawfully withdrawing nearly $60,000 from the bank accounts of two vulnerable adults.


TEXAS (College Station),, July 7, 2014

Man Arrested for Allegedly Beating Disabled Adult

Police arrested an 18-year-old and are charging him with Injury to a Disabled Person he allegedly beat another 18-year-old who had the functioning level of a first grader.




CALIFORNIA (San Leandro), Contra Costa Times, July 7, 2014

San Leandro: Police search for missing woman with dementia

An 84-year-old woman who has dementia was driving behind her daughter to a rental car company near the Oakland airport late Sunday night but she never arrived.


COLORADO (Fort Collins), CBS4 Denver, July 7, 2014

Fort Collins Police Looking For Man With Dementia

Police in Fort Collins are asking for help finding a 64-year-old man who suffers from dementia who was last seen by his family on Saturday around 6 p.m.


NEW HAMPSHIRE (Chesterfield), WMUR9abc, July 8, 2014

Chesterfield man with dementia missing since Friday (Video and article)!ba4Ilb

A 61-year-old man with dementia was last seen on Friday when he left his home to go for a walk. The official search had been suspended, but local volunteers were still out looking for the man on Monday night.


NEW YORK (Bay Shore),, July 6, 2014

Silver Alert Issued for Bay Shore Man with Parkinson’s Dementia

The Suffolk County Police Department has issued a Silver Alert  for a 71-year-old Bay Shore man who suffers from early onset Parkinson’s disease and dementia and was last seen leaving his home the morning of July 2nd.



 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:


•            The Administration for Community Living has issued a request for proposal for two (2) SEGs to support state leadership efforts in implementing innovations in legal service delivery systems that maximize the impact of limited legal resources targeted to older adults in greatest need.  Please click on the link below to learn more:

HHS-2014-ACL-AOA-LE-0087 Model Approaches Phase II Systems Expansion Grants Due 7/7/14 – more information at:



An archived collection of previous newsfeeds is available here:


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