NCEA Newsfeed – 8/28/14

NCEA Newsfeed – Thursday, August 28, 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 (Berkeley), Berkeleyside, August 27, 2014

Berkeley mother, daughter charged with physical and financial abuse of elderly relative

A Berkeley mother and daughter are facing two felony counts in Alameda County. Over the course of three years, they stole from a nearly 80-year-old relative to pay their bills, and almost killed the woman by failing to keep up with her health needs.


CALIFORNIA (Vallejo), Times-Herald, August 27, 2014

Vallejo man arrested for Petaluma home invasion robbery, elder abuse

Two men broke into the home of an 86-year-old woman on Stage Gulch Road in Petaluma in May. The suspects shattered a window to get into the home where they stole money, credit cards, keys, a purse and the female victim's cell phone.


COLORADO (Colorado Springs), Colorado Springs News, August 27, 2014

Law puts increased attention on elder abuse

Elders who may be the victims of neglect or abuse appear to be getting more help in the wake of a new law mandating that professionals speak up, officials with several agencies said Tuesday.


COLORADO (El Paso County),, August 26, 2014

More Elder Abuse Being Reported in El Paso County (Video and Article)

Reports of elder abuse are on the rise right now in El Paso County. That's because a new law requires medical professionals to report any suspected abuse to police within 24 hours. Police hope it will help put a stop to cases like this.


CONNECTICUT (Fairfield), Fairfield Daily Voice, August 27, 2014

Fairfield Reps Teach Lesson In Fighting Fraud Against Seniors

State Reps. Kupckick and Hwang recently hosted a Senior Fraud and Abuse Prevention forum with AARP discussing legislation passed in the last two years to deal with elder abuse and fraud.


ILLINOIS (Alton), The Metro Independent, August 28, 2014

Free elder abuse prevention conference Friday in Alton

Preventing financial exploitation and a presentation from a martial arts school are on the agenda for a free elder abuse prevention conference Friday in Alton.


MAINE (Wiscasset), Bangor Daily News, August 27, 2014

Former Bristol woman gets 6 months, ordered to repay $17,000 in elder abuse case

A former Bristol woman will serve six months in jail and must repay $17,000 after defrauding a 71-year-old Nobleboro woman of the money in 2011.


NEW YORK (Cohoes), Time Warner Cable News, August 26, 2014

Suspect Accused of Scamming Elderly Cohoes Woman with Dementia Pleads Guilty (Update to previous story - Video and Article)

One of the three suspects accused of scamming a Cohoes woman with dementia out of her home pleads guilty to one count of conspiracy for tricking the victim into signing over the deed to her.


NEW YORK (Islip), Newsday, August 27, 2014

Are you a victim of financial elder abuse?

About 5 percent of adults 60 and older living in New York State might have been victims of financial abuse, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medical College. Most of the exploitation is committed by family members or caregivers.


NEW YORK (Syracuse),, August 27, 2014

Nurse at Syracuse nursing home accused of physically abusing 92-year-old woman

A nurse manager at the Loretto Health and Rehabilitation Center in Syracuse has been accused of physically abusing a resident of the nursing home and falsifying records to cover it up. Harris grabbed the woman by the upper arms, lifted her from the bed and forced her into a wheelchair, causing substantial bruising on the resident's upper arms.





SOUTH CAROLINA (Sumter),, August 28, 2014

Woman charged in alleged Sumter nursing home abuse

A 24-year-old Summerton woman is charged with abuse and neglect of two vulnerable adults at a Sumter nursing home. A 70-year-old woman and 71-year-old man told police that the suspect allegedly physically abused and neglected them.





CALIFORNIA (San Ramon), abc News, August 28, 2014

San Ramon police look for missing woman with dementia

San Ramon police are searching Wednesday evening for a 77-year-old missing woman who suffers from dementia and speaks little English.


KENTUCKY (Louisville), WAVE3, August 27, 2014

Golden Alert issued after dementia patient disappears

A Golden Alert has been issued following the disappearance of an 89-year-old man who has dementia.


MINNESOTA (Grand Rapids), KARE 11, August 26, 2014

Vulnerable adult missing near Grand Rapids

Authorities in Grand Rapids are asking for help from the public in finding a 25-year-old vulnerable adult who is missing from his assisted living home.



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


•             Save the Date! The 2014 New York State Adult Abuse Training Institute (AATI) Conference on Recognizing and Responding to Financial Exploitation is being held September 16-18, 2014 at the Albany Marriott Hotel. The 2014 AATI, presented by the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging on behalf of the NYS Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS), brings together over 400 participants from a variety of public, non-profit and private service providers where networking and sharing expertise will be facilitated through an array of formal and informal activities. This year the focus of the AATI will be financial exploitation and multi-disciplinary teams. To Register please visit: and click on AATI, and download the registration form.  


•             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 to find more information go here:   


•            An Inter-professional Elder Abuse Awareness Event is taking place on October 24, 2014 from 9am-noon at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Paul Greenwood, an internationally recognized expert on prosecution of elder abuse, will speak to professionals at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro about the growing problem of Elder Abuse and Exploitation and the role that professionals in a nearly every discipline can play to prevent and resolve this problem.

For more information about the event, please visit the Triad Retirement Living Association (TRLA) website: .  Registration for the event is FREE, but space is limited. Advance registration is strongly recommended and will be available on the TRLA website beginning in September.


•             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 Conference on Forensic Nursing for Adult Protective Services (APS) Nurses will be occurring November 13-14, 2014 from 9am-4pm in San Diego, California. This two-day training, presented by Daniel J. Sheridan, PhD, RN, is intended for nurses who consult on cases of elder and dependent abuse for Adult Protective Services. Participants will learn techniques for improving their verbal and physical assessments of abuse and neglect, forensic documentation, both written and photographic, of vulnerable individuals with possible abuse‐related injuries and from medical neglect. 11 CE credits can be earned for attending.

For questions regarding training registration, please contact Cynthia Lopez at 619‐594‐2064 or e-mail .


•             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: .  


•             The 31st Annual Adult Protective Services (APS) Conference, titled “The Art of Hope: Protecting with Purpose, Passion and Persistence,” is taking place November 18-21, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. The Annual APS Conference is the premier and longest running Adult Protective Services Conference in the United States. This internationally respected conference has served thousands of attendees who work and protect elderly populations and people with disabilities in all facets of life. We have no doubt you and your agency will find many topics of interest and benefit. Social Work continuing education credits are offered for all conference workshops.

To register please visit:


•             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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