NCEA Newsfeed – 8/8/14

NCEA Newsfeed – Friday, August 08, 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.




ARKANSAS (El Dorado),, August 7, 2014

El Dorado Nursing Home Cited for Abuse, Neglect

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has taken the action against Courtyard Rehabilitation and Health Center after an inspection found it to be inadequate in providing enough supervision of patients.


FLORIDA (Sarasota), HT Health, August 7, 2014

Cautionary tales for elders from an attorney who's seen it all

A Sarasota attorney who has been in business for 54 years said the idea of training more lawyers to spot elder fraud compelled him to point out some of the complexities involved in this sort of judgment call.


MICHIGAN (Gaylord), Gaylord Herald Times, August 5, 2014

Our elderly need our watchful eye 6 ways to protect the elderly from exploitation

According to the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA), 90 percent of elder financial exploitation is committed by trusted people such as caretakers, family members, neighbors, friends, attorneys, bank employees, doctors, nurses and pastors.


MINNESOTA (Rochester),, August 7, 2014

Man charged with felony financial exploitation

A Rochester man faces multiple felonies after authorities say he spent nearly $80,000 of his mother's money without her permission.


OKLAHOMA (Oklahoma City),, August 7, 2014

Former caregiver sentenced in nursing home abuse case (Video and Article)

A nursing home worker was sentenced Wednesday after a judge found her guilty of abusing one of her elderly patients.


PENNSYLVANIA (Philadelphia),, August 7, 2014

'Elder abuse' often involves finances

As many as one in 20 older adults in the United States may be financially exploited, a new study suggests. In fact, most older adults have had their money or property stolen or used improperly at some point, the researchers found.


VIRGINIA (Roanoke), Credit Union Times, August 6, 2014

Brokers Charged in Elderly Fraud Cases

The SEC has charged a broker based in Roanoke, Va., with defrauding elderly customers by stealing their funds for her personal use and falsifying their account statements to cover up her fraud.




INDIANA (Elkhart), The Elkhart Truth, August 6, 2014

South Bend group home worker admits to abusing mentally disabled resident

A South Bend man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of criminal deviate conduct for sexually abusing a mentally disabled man.




 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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