NCEA Newsfeed – 8/06/14

Newsfeed – Wednesday, August 06, 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),, August 3, 2014

Elder abuse a growing problem

According to a 2013 study, elder abuse and neglect are estimated to affect 700,000 to 1.2 million elderly people a year.


CALIFORNIA (Salinas), San Jose Mercury News, August 2, 2014

Monterey County church members victims of fraud, deputies say

A former Monterey County couple are facing fraud and forgery charges for allegedly defrauding four elderly members of a Salinas church out of $100,000.


FLORIDA (Sarasota), Herald Tribune, August 1, 2014

Enlisting lawyers in the epic struggle against elder financial abuse

Attorneys who specialize in elder law — and there are a number of good in Southwest Florida — are trained to see financial exploitation. Most lawyers aren't trained to spot it or respond to it, and may even be unwillingly complicit in enabling exploitation.


GEORGIA (Athens),, August 3, 2014

Athens-area Alzheimer's patient abuse case headed to grand jury

More than a year after authorities raided Alzheimer’s Care of Commerce and charged the owner and 20 employees with elder abuse and other crimes, the case is finally headed to a grand jury.


ILLINOIS (DuPage County), Naperville Sun, August 1, 2014

Elder abuse reports increasing in DuPage County

With Baby Boomers retiring in record numbers, DuPage County officials are calling attention to the risk of increased incidents of elder abuse. Fiscal year 2013 had 467 abuse cases and halfway through 2014, the number of reported cases is already at 297.


ILLINOIS (Morris), Morris Daily Herald, August 5, 2014

Our View: Public’s help needed to stop elder abuse

Statewide, elder abuse has risen steadily since 2007. Recent national studies of the elderly population have shown that about 7 percent to 10 percent reported experiencing some kind of abuse.


KANSAS (Emporia), KSN TV, August 1, 2014

Emporia woman found guilty of mistreatment of dependent adult

An Emporia woman was found guilty yesterday of mistreating her 93-year-old mother in law by misusing her funds while she was living at a care facility.


KENTUCKY (Frankfort), KyForward, August 5, 2014

New registry of caregivers with history of abuse of adults in their care signed into law

A new Kentucky law which took effect July 15 will help families and employers in the adult care profession learn if an applicant has a record of substantiated adult maltreatment thus giving better protection to Kentucky’s elderly and disabled adults.


NEW YORK (Hauppauge), CBS New York, August 1, 2014

Long Island Nursing Home Under Fire Following Another Resident Death (Video and Article)

A Long Island nursing home is under investigation following the recent death of a 71-year-old resident.


NEW YORK (Mount Vernon), The Journal News, August 5, 2014

Crime Scene: How seniors can avoid scams, abuse

In nature, predators prey on the vulnerable. It's the same with criminals — from phone scams to muggings, criminals target those they perceive as weak and less likely to fight back. Often it's the elderly.


OHIO (Piqua),, August 2, 2014

Elder abuse: Working together to end the abuse

An elder abuse awareness program was held at the Piqua YWCA on Friday. The program’s goal is to educate those who may work with elders in their community to learn to identify abuse and bring “real solutions to real problems” as with the increasing number of those 60 years and older so too has the number of abuse cases.


OKLAHOMA (Oklahoma City), FOX25 KOKH-TV, August 6, 2014

Woman accused of abuse at OKC nursing home faces sentencing today

A woman accused of abuse of a patient at a metro nursing home will go before a judge and learn her fate. She was reportedly caught on camera trying to silence the patient by putting her hand over the woman's mouth.


VIRGINIA (Fairfax County), The Washington Post, August 3, 2014

Elderly woman in Va. cheated out of savings by lawyer she trusted, family alleges

A 90-year-old woman with dementia was financially exploited and isolated from her family by her long time lawyer who obtained power of attorney, was the executor on her will, and stole over $850,000 from her life savings.


VIRGINIA (Bedford County), WSET-TV, July 31, 2014

Possible Elder Abuse Case in Bedford Co.

Investigators are looking into a potential case of elder abuse of a 74-year-old woman in Bedford County who was admitted to the hospital with burns, bed sores, signs of neglect.


WEST VIRGINIA (Charleston), The Charleston Gazette, August 4, 2014

Man alleges neglect, abuse at Teays Valley nursing home contributed to wife’s death

A Putnam County man is alleging that his wife died because of “serious injuries from a pattern of poor care, neglect and abuse” at a Teays Valley nursing home.




ENGLAND (London), CTV News London, August 5, 2014

Abuse and neglect in long-term care homes widespread

Homes for the aged are supposed to be a safe place for the vulnerable, and ill, but abuse, neglect and assaults are common for senior citizens in long-term care homes, and often the government's solutions don’t work.




GEORGIA (Conyers), Newton Citizen, August 3, 2014

Police make arrest in illegal personal care home

The Conyers Police Department has arrested a woman who was allegedly running an illegal personal care home out of her residence in the Forest Villas neighborhood.


GEORGIA (LaGrange),, August 5, 2014

Brother beats disabled adopted brother

LaGrange police say a man physically abused his 20-year-old adopted brother.


OHIO (Springfield), WHIO, August 4, 2014

Parent faces charge of prostituting disabled daughter

Police in Springfield are on the lookout for a man who is facing charges stemming from an investigation into his adult, developmentally disabled daughter being compelled into prostitution.




PENNSYLVANIA (Philadelphia), nbc10, August 4, 2014

Missing Elderly Man Suffers From Dementia

Police are asking for the public's help locating a 73-year-old Philadelphia resident who suffers from dementia who last seen at his residence at the 5500 block of Jane Street in Germantown.


TEXAS (Dallas),, August 4, 2014

Dallas police searching for missing 78-year-old who has dementia

Dallas police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 78-year-old man with dementia who was last seen Monday afternoon in East Oak Cliff.



 Upcoming Elder Abuse Conferences/Training Events (in chronological order):


•          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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