NCEA Newsfeed – 8/13/14

NCEA Newsfeed – Wednesday, August 13, 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 Francisco), The Examiner, August 8, 2014

Man arrested twice in less than two months for mail, ID theft and elder abuse

A man was arrested in San Francisco last week for allegedly stealing mail and elder abuse less than two months after a prior arrest on similar charges. The man has been linked to defrauding more than 40 victims.


IOWA (Cedar Rapids), The Gazette, August 8, 2014

Marion elder group home closed after reports residents locked in bedrooms overnight

The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals revoked the certificate of the Park Setting Elder Group Home based on allegations that operators locked residents in their bedrooms, in one case using a board to block the tenant's door after state officials told them not to lock the rooms.


MAINE (Bangor),, August 8, 2014
Tips for elderly to avoid financial scams (Video and Article)

The National Center on Elder Abuse said investments frauds targeting seniors are on the rise and can be emotional and financially devastating.


MINNESOTA (Rochester),, August 11, 2014

Family members accused of financial exploitation

Three members of a family have been charged with a total of 32 felonies after authorities say they bilked another family member with Alzheimer’s disease out of nearly $400,000.


NORTH DAKOTA (Bismarck), The Bismarck Tribune, August 8, 2014

N.D. takes on abuse of vulnerable adults

People who need to report suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of vulnerable adults in North Dakota can now do so online. North Dakota is one of five states now using the Harmony for Adult Protective Services External Web Intake reporting form.


OHIO (Central Ohio), Central Ohio NPR News, August 8, 2014

Ohio Attorney General Providing Kits To Prevent Scams On Elderly Ohioans

In an effort to spread the message of how to steer clear from elder abuse, elder fraud, and senior scams, the Ohio Attorney General’s office will be sending out informational mailings as part of the Senior Advocate Fraud Education program.





AUSTRALIA (Perth),, August 8, 2014

Australia to get elder abuse hub

A new National Elder Abuse Hub will provide a much-needed single source of information on elder abuse services, resources and research for consumers, service providers, professionals and academics.


NEW ZEALAND (Christchurch),, August 12, 2014

Quake strain catalyst for elder abuse

Old people in Christchurch are being bashed and taken advantage of as earthquake-hit Canterbury families crack under the strain of years being lumped together in overcrowded homes.





ARIZONA (Phoenix),, August 8, 2014

Phoenix couple sentenced in adult abuse case (Update to previous story)

A Phoenix couple has been sentenced in the abuse and torture of a mentally disabled man who later died.


NEW YORK (Bronx), WABC-TV New York, August 8, 2014


Family members of mentally challenged adults make disturbing claims of abuse against a group home.


NORTH CAROLINA (Morganton), News & Record, August 11, 2014

Boyfriend charged in killing of 3 in Morganton

Police say a man beat his girlfriend, her adult son with special needs and a 75-year-old family friend to death at a home in Morganton.


SOUTH CAROLINA (Columbia),, August 11, 2014

Editorial: Legislature needs to protect vulnerable adults from abuse

A report released this summer by South Carolina’s Legislative Audit Council found that a quarter of the caregivers who care for persons with severe intellectual disabilities, autism, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury that are hired by the state agency do not undergo criminal background checks and some facilities haven’t conducted any checks.


VERMONT (Bristol), Burlington Free Press, August 8, 2014

Bristol man faces sexual exploitation charge

A Bristol man was jailed Friday on a charge of sexual exploitation of a vulnerable woman with diminished capacity, Vermont State Police said.





NEBRASKA (Omaha),, August 12, 2014

Authorities need help identifying woman possibly suffering from dementia

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office needs help identifying a woman who appears to be suffering from dementia and does not know who she is. She was found standing near the intersection of 83rd and Lake Cunningham Road.


NEW YORK (Halesite), News 12 Long Island, August 10, 2014

Family, police search for Laszlo Tar, who suffers from mild dementia, after disappearing from Heckscher Park

Family and police are searching for a 92-year-old man with dementia and hearing loss missing from Suffolk County who has not been seen in days.


TENNESSEE (Nashville), The Tennessean, August 9, 2014

Nashville police look for missing man with dementia

Nashville police are seeking help to locate an 81-year-old man with dementia who was last seen Thursday evening at 200 Cloverdale Court in the Donelson.


UTAH (Salt Lake City), The Salt Lake Tribune, August 8, 2014

Man with dementia goes missing in Salt Lake

The Salt Lake City police want the public’s help finding an endangered man 74-year-old man who went missing Friday.



 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 on the conference and to register, please visit:  We hope to see you at the Adult Protection and Advocacy Conference.      


•             The 4th Annual Sexuality, Intimacy & Aging Conference is being held September 19-20, 2014 at Widener University in Chester, PA.  Take your knowledge and skills to the leading edge. Enjoy amazing plenary sessions, 23 expert-led workshops, research, advocacy, networking, free resources, fun, and food. This is an affordable and important learning opportunity for advocates, professionals, para-professionals, students, caregivers and consumers. 17 CEs for AASECT, Social Work, and Psychology can be earned.  

Sponsorship and publicity opportunities are available, please contact for details by September 3rd, 2014. For more information on the conference and to register today, go here: Discounts available for Consortium members, students, seniors (65+ with ID), and agencies sending 5+ employees.


•             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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