NCEA Newsfeed for 5/30/14

NCEA Newsfeed – Friday, May 30, 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 (Auburn), Fox news

Auburn Care Home Worker Accused of Sexual Abuse

A 57-year-old certified nursing assistant is accused of sexual abuse of two different seniors in his care at a skilled nursing facility.


CALIFORNIA (Santa Barbara), Santa Barbara News Press, May 23, 2014

Judge Says LeBouef Engaged in Fraud: Attorney Ordered Out As Trustee of John Patton Estate

Attorney ordered out as trustee of Patton estate.


MICHIGAN (Cadillac),, May 23, 2014

Cadillac Man Charged with Neglecting, Embezzling from Grandfather

A 37-year-old man faces felony charges of embezzlement from a vulnerable adult (his 96-year-old grandfather) as well as vulnerable adult abuse for neglecting his physical and medical care.


MONTANA (Superior), Valley Press-Mineral Independent, May 22, 2014

Elderly Superior Man Abused by Thompson Falls Caretaker

A man hired to take care of an 84-year-old man with dementia and his assets is accused of financially abusing him as well as neglecting him and his property.


CANADA (Halifax), CTV News Atlantic, May 27, 2014

Calls for Review Mount From Parents of Adult Children at N.S. Care Home

Four mothers with adult children at a special care home in Halifax say an independent probe into its operations is needed after one of its residents died following an alleged assault by another man living there.


GUAM (Hagatna), The Associated Press, May 27, 2014

Coalition:  172 Guam Elders and Disabled Adults Referred to Protective Services

A Guam coalition says 172 of the island’s elderly and disabled adults have been referred to protective services as victims of abuse in the first 4 months of this year.


ENGLAND (Kent), Kent Online, May 27, 2014

Anger of Colleen Jordan After Ruth Bray Released on Tag from Jail After Fleecing Autistic Sister Out of Nearly £14,000

A 49-year-old woman served only 2 months of her 9 month sentence for stealing from two vulnerable adults.




FLORIDA (Tallahassee), WCTV news, May 23, 2014

Gadsden County man Arrested For Abuse Of A Disabled Adult

A man faces a third-degree felony charge of Abuse of a Disabled Adult in a case involving physical abuse.


LOUISIANA (Shreveport),, May 28, 2014

Shreveport Firefighters Accused of Abuse Make Court Appearance Tuesday

Five Shreveport firefighters are accused of abusing two adults with disabilities for several years.


MISSISSIPPI (Canton), The Root, May 27, 2014

Report:  Miss. Judge Smacks Mentally Disabled Black Man, Tells Him ‘Run, N—ger, Run’

The NAACP plans to file a complaint against a local Judge for allegedly slapping a mentally disabled man twice and then yelling racist slurs at him as the man fled from the Judge.


ENGLAND (Plymouth City Council), Community Care, May 28, 2014

Investigation Finds That Man With Schizophrenia Was Failed By Lack Of Monitoring By Council and NHS.

An man with schizophrenia and Asperger’s was wrongly charged rent, left without a working shower and bath for months and put at risk of financial exploitation after the NHS and his council failed to properly monitor his aftercare.





CALIFORNIA (Los Angeles), KTLA news

Public’s Help Sought in Locating Elderly Woman Who Suffers from Dementia

79-year-old Hester Jones is missing.  She was last seen in the Green Meadows neighborhood of Los Angeles.  She is African-American, 5-feet-1-inch tall, about 100 pounds, with short gray hair and brown eyes.  Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD at 877-527-3247.


CALIFORNIA (Reseda), ABC news, May 27, 2014

85-Year-Old Woman with Dementia Goes Missing

85-year-old Mariya Gershenson is missing.  She only speaks and understands Russian and suffers from dementia.  She is 5-feet-10-inches tall and weighs 140 pounds.  She was last seen wearing a gray hooded shirt or sweatshirt and carrying a black purse.  If you see her, please call the LAPD West Valley Division right away at 818-374-7611.


FLORIDA (Sweetwater), CBS Miami news, May 27, 2014

Sweetwater Police Searching For Missing Man With Dementia

Police need your help to locate 59-year-old Aflonso Hidalgo.  He was last seen walking his dog near the area of 10210 Southwest 7th Terrace wearing a red ball cap, plaid shirt, and khaki colored pants.  If you have any information, please call the Sweetwater Police Department at 305-552-9900.


FLORIDA (West Melbourne), WFTV news, May 27, 2014

Elderly Man with Dementia Missing in West Melbourne

An 80-year-old Robert Harrison who suffers from dementia has disappeared. 


MICHIGAN (Lansing),, May 27, 2014

Schuette: Northern Michigan Funeral Home Owner Pleads Guilty to Felony Embezzlement Charges,4534,7-164-46849-329273--,00.html

Attorney General Bill Schuette announced that R.O. Savage Funeral Chapel, and its owner Richard Weishuhn, 68, pleaded guilty to multiple felony embezzlement charges for allegedly embezzling money from his customers’ prepaid funeral contracts.


MICHIGAN (Detroit), CBS Detroit news, May 27, 2014

Missing: Farmington Hills Man Sufers From Dementia and Kidney Disease

62-year-old Hurtis Scott is missing.  He suffers from dementia and kidney disease.  He is 5-foot-7 black man and was last seen wearing tan pants and shirt and black shoes.   Anyone with information is asked to call Farmington Hills Police at 248-871-2600.


NEW YORK (The Bronx), PIX,

Family Pleads for Help to Find Missing 67-Year-Old with Dementia

67-year-old Herberto “Eddy” Rodriguez is missing.  His car was found along 45th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues.  He is described as about 5-feet-8-inches tall, 150 pounds with shoulder length salt-and-pepper hair.  He was last seen wearing a blue veteran’s hat with yellow letters, light blue jeans, a football jersey and a blue windbreaker.  Anyone with information are asked to call the police.


NEW YORK (North Syracuse),, May 24, 2014

‘Missing Vulnerable Adult’ Alert Now Out for North Syracuse Man

71-year-old Edward Weslowski is missing.  He was last seen at his home on Allen Road.  He suffers from anxiety and insomnia.  Local residents are asked to please check your garages and sheds, and call local authorities is you see anyone that might be the missing man.


VIRGINIA (Alexandria), Huffington Post, May 23, 2014

James Orange Missing:  Virginia Police Search for Man with Early Onset Dementia

50-year-old James Mack Orange is missing.  He suffers from early onset dementia and epilepsy.  He was last seen on South Reynolds Street.  He is African-American, 5-feet-7-inches tall, 140 pounds, with black thinning hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a dark-colored winter coat, brown or tan pants, grey Adidas basketball shoes, and a dark-colored baseball cap.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Alexandria Police Department at 703-746-4444.


JAPAN, ABC Radio Austrailia, May 23, 2014

Japan’s Dementia Epidemic Prompts Calls to Improve Missing Person’s Network

Nearly 5 million people in Japan live with dementia and thousands are going missing from their homes and carers every month.



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


•             The annual Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference, “Don’t Let the Light Go Out,” will be held on June 16, 2014 from 8:00 AM-4:45 PM in Slidell, Louisiana.  The conference will include six hours of continuing education credits for nurses, and credit is pending for lawyers, social workers, professional counselors, bankers, facility administrators and physical therapists.  A partial list of topics includes: Recognition of Injuries, the Elder Justice Act, Competence & Capacity, Domestic Violence Grown Old, The Role of Banking in Preventing and Responding to Elder Financial Exploitation and Elder Abuse and the LGBT Community.  Presenters include: Donald D. Akers Jr., JD; Harold S. Bartholomew Jr., JD; Jenefer Duane; Dean Hawley, MD; Candace J. Heisler, JD; Suzy Ritholz, PhD; Daniel Sheridan, PhD and Jane Thomas, JD.  For details, e-mail WEAAD@STSALT.ORG.  A complete list of topics, further details and registration information are available here:


•            The 4th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector will be held in Miami, Florida from October 22-24.  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.  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 15-19, 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:  



Funding Opportunities:



•             The Administration for Community Living has issued two requests for proposals for two elder abuse-related grants.  Please click on the links below to learn more:


o   HHS-2014-ACL-AOA-AB-0069  National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) Due 7/1/14 – more information at



o   HHS-2014-ACL-AOA-IE-0081  Native American Elder Justice Initiative Due 6/2/14 – more information at



•             Applications for the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation, administered by the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University, with support from the Coca-Cola Foundation.  The $100,000 prize will honor a nonprofit organization that best demonstrates Mr. Drucker’s definition of innovation: “Change that creates a new dimension of performance.”

o   Applications due July 1, 2014.

o   Additional information is available at or 909-607-9212.


•             Ribbons of Hope-Invest in Women will award a $100,000 grant to a nonprofit organization that promotes education, health, economic independence, social well-being, or human rights for woman or girls.

o   Applications due July 1, 2014.

o   Contact or find out more information at  .




An archived collection of previous newsfeeds is available here:


National Center on Elder Abuse

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