NCEA Newsfeed – 8/22/14

NCEA Newsfeed – Friday, August 22, 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 Diego),, August 19, 2014

Trial underway for caretaker accused of killing elderly Rancho Bernardo man (Update to previous story)

The Defense attorney told the jury that there was plenty of evidence linking the caregiver to misappropriating the victims' money, but it was a "giant leap" to suggest his client was a hardened criminal guilty of murder.


CALIFORNIA (Salinas), The Californian, August 20, 2014

Salinas caregiver pleads to extreme elder abuse (Update to previous story)

A Salinas woman pleaded no contest to felony elder abuse, after it was determined she was responsible for extreme neglect of an elderly victim.


FLORIDA (Jacksonville), News 4 Jax, August 19, 2014

Family shares nightmare after elderly loved one scammed

The family of a 91-year-old man hired someone to help care for their father with dementia who ended up draining over $200,000 of his personal savings. The caregiver could face up to 15 years in prison.


ILLINOIS (Chicago), Lake County News-Sun, August 19, 2014

Be on the look out for elder abuse

It is almost impossible to imagine a loving spouse or child striking out and abusing their partner or parent. It is a sad fact, however, that in the majority of cases a family member is the abuser.


IOWA (Garner), The Des Moines Register, August 15, 2014

Lawmaker faces sexual abuse charge

An Iowa Representative admitted having sexual activity with his 78-year-old wife who reportedly had Alzheimer's disease and was unable to give consent.


KENTUCKY (Hopkinsville), Kentucky New Era, August 20, 2014

Woman charged with elder abuse

A Hopkinsville woman was charged with first-degree criminal abuse of her father on Tuesday for neglecting him which resulted in bedsores.


NEW YORK (Buffalo), The Buffalo News, August 20, 2014

Taking aim at scams on seniors

There’s something very despicable about scammers who go after senior citizens, who don’t have as much time as younger victims to make up for lost money.


OKLAHOMA (Stillwater),, August 21, 2014

Guardian Gets Prison Term & Order To Pay $454,813 Restitution

A Stillwater woman who admitted financially exploiting an 89-year-old man by writing checks out of his bank account totaling $454,813 for her own use while she was his court-appointed guardian has been given a two-year prison term with an order to make full restitution.


RHODE ISLAND (Warwick), Warwick Beacon, August 21, 2014

Identifying elder abuse, and countering it,95380?category_id=4&content_class=1&town_id=1&sub_type=stories

Participants at the Pilgrim Senior Center had an opportunity to learn about elder abuse and domestic violence, as the center hosted a presentation which detailed the different types of abuse and how older women can protect themselves.


TEXAS (Dallas), Dallas News, August 20, 2014

State securities cops delving more into financial exploitation of seniors

The North American Securities Administrators Association has formed a committee to tackle a wide range of challenges confronting senior investors, regulators and securities industry professionals.


VIRGINIA (Martinsville), Martinsville Bulletin, August 21, 2014

Seniors get tips and advice to avoid being scam victims

The Outreach coordinator in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Virginia Office of the Attorney General hosted a seminar titled “The Street-Smart Senior: How to Avoid Being Scammed” about how seniors can protect themselves against financial abuse.





IOWA (Lake City), cbc online, August 21, 2014

Lake City man arrested on financial exploitation charges

A man allegedly obtained power of attorney over a dependent adult living in a care facility and stole $4,700 of his social security money.


SOUTH CAROLINA (Greenville),, August 20, 2014

SC Mentor Network Employees Charged With Abuse In Greenville (Video and Article)

Three vulnerable adults were physically abused, one even sprayed with pepper spray by a caregiver, according to Greenville County deputies.




SOUTH WALES (Newport), South Wales Argus, August 21, 2014

Newport carer stole £900 from vulnerable adults

A Newport based carer stole £900 from vulnerable adults with mental health issues at a supported living home.




WASHINGTON (Kent),, August 19, 2014

Kent Police ask for help to find missing vulnerable adult

Kent Police need help finding a 38-year-old missing woman with developmental disabilities last seen August 9th near SE 240th St & 104th Ave SE.



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


•             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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