NCEA Newsfeed – 8/01/14

NCEA Newsfeed – Friday, August 01, 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 (La Jolla), La Jolla Light, July 29, 2014

Elder abuse case update: Restraining order filed against alleged perpetrator, hoarded trash hauled from home (Update to previous story)

As first reported in March, the wife of a 91-year-old neglect victim was removed from their home, which the family alleges was filled with trash, clutter and stray animals.


CALIFORNIA (San Diego),, July 30, 2014


Prosecutors began presenting evidence Wednesday against two male nurses accused of performing sex acts on each other, at times while touching a then-98-year-old bedridden patient.


FLORIDA (Cocoa Beach), Florida Today, July 29, 2014

Program aims to protect seniors from financial exploitation

Financial exploitation directed at older Americans is so pervasive and increasing so quickly, it’s estimated that 20 percent of older adults have been a victim. A prevention program will be designed to teach lawyers to recognize clients’ possible vulnerability.


FLORIDA (Port St. Lucie), PR Web, July 31, 2014

Florida Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Raises Awareness Via Bill Board Ad Campaign

A Port St. Lucie law firm recently launched a new billboard ad campaign in order to raise awareness on the grave issue of nursing home neglect and abuse.


ILLINOIS (Chicago), Chicago Tribune, July 29, 2014

Financial elder abuse is a thriving industry,0,3137153.story

Last year, Consumer Reports recapped a recent survey of 2,600 financial planners, and the findings were astonishing: "56 percent said they knew older clients who had been subject to unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices. Among reported cases, the average loss estimate was $140,500."


MASSACHUSETTS (Lynn),, July 31, 2014

Doctor: Marblehead man accused of beating wife has dementia

A man was arrested and charged with assault and battery on his wife, a disabled woman over 60 with severe dementia. A judge ordered the defendant be sent for a mental health evaluation due to his questionable psychological state.


NEW YORK (New York), Cornell Chronicle, July 30, 2014

Study Highlights Prevalence, Impact of Elder Financial Abuse

Financial abuse of older adults is a common and serious problem in New York State, according to new research led by Weill Cornell Medical College that found that close to 5% of older adults said they were victims of financial abuse since turning 60.


NEW YORK (Syracuse),, July 31, 2014

State fines nurse for financially exploiting patient at Fayetteville assisted living home

A registered nurse is accused of financially exploiting a patient by means of a personal check for $3,500 at a Fayetteville assisted living home. The nurse exerted undue influence on the patient and has been charged with professional misconduct.


OREGON (Portland), July 31, 2014

$4 million trial approaches: Did assisted-living facility hide ongoing sexual abuse of woman, 82?

The trial is set to begin against the assisted-living facility that allegedly allowed the sexual abuse of an 82-year-old woman with dementia repeatedly occur over the course of a year.


OREGON (Portland), KOIN6, July 30, 2014

Contractor accused of bilking $16K from woman, 86

An alert bank employee is credited with stopping a private contractor accused of taking money out of an elderly woman’s checking account, police said. According to bank records, 18 checks were written payable the contractor from the victim’s bank account totaling $16,950.


WASHINGTON D.C., The Washington Post, July 29, 2014

Targeting scams against the elderly

Researchers at Wayne State University, quantified what’s obvious to scammers — highly depressed elderly Americans are even more vulnerable to financial fraud. Could a lot of investment fraud be detected before seniors are scammed?




IOWA (Muscatine), Muscatine Journal, July 31, 2014

Dependent adult abuse charge filed against Muscatine man

A Muscatine man was charged with one count of dependent adult abuse for kicking a 51-year-old man under his care.


MICHIGAN (Muskegon Heights),, July 30, 2014

Muskegon Heights man, allegedly neglected by sister, found with festering infection, lying in own feces

A man in his late 50s under the care of his sister was found in terrible conditions by Adult Protective Services 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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