NCEA Newsfeed for 6/2/14

NCEA Newsfeed – Monday, June 2, 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, (Truckee), The Sacramento Bee, May 28, 2014

Truckee Man Charged with Elder Abuse and Murder of His Mother

A 61-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of elder abuse and murder in the death of his 88-year-old mother.  Neglect is suspected as a contributing factor in her death.


FLORIDA (Melbourne Beach), Florida Today, May 30, 2014

BCSO:  Man Neglected 91-year-old Mother to Death

Police have arrested a 66-year-old man and charged him with aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person and neglect after his 91-year-old mother was found dead in a deplorable situation.


MASSACHUSETTS (Lowell), Lowell Sun, May 31, 2014

Lowell Man Charged With Defrauding Grandmother.

A 22-year-old Lowell man who was discharged from the U.S. Army due to mental health issues, is accused of fraudulently spending $7,500 on his grandmother’s credit cards. 


MINNISOTA (St. Francis), ABC Newspapers, June 2, 2014

Man Pleads Guilty to Swindling St. Francis Couple

A 28-year-old man has plead guilty to one of six charges of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult and also financial transaction card fraud.


OHIO (Elyria), The Morning Journal, May 28, 2014

Investigation Leads to Meth Lab, Elderly Woman Living in Deplorable Conditions in Elyria

While investigating a potential meth lab, authorities found a 70-year-old bed-ridden woman living in deplorable conditions.


UTAH (St. George), St. George News, May 28, 2014

Caregiver Arrested for Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Adult

A 41-year-old woman was arrested and charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult (an 88-year-old woman) for using the older woman’s credit cards and making charges totaling almost $3,000.





ENGLAND (Carrickfergus), BBC World News, June 2, 2014

Cherry Tree House Nursing Home Owner Failed to Report Abuse Claims

A nursing home owner, who has a history of concerns about his facility, is accused of failing to properly report allegations of potential abuse against two elderly residents.


ENGLAND (Staffordshire), The Sentinel, May 30, 2014

Vulnerable Man ‘Manipulated’ Into Becoming Poster Boy for Staffordshire County Council Adult Care Changes

The family of a 60-year-old man with developmental disabilities is concerned that the local County Council is manipulating him to make it appear that he likes the recent changes to the way adults are cared for in the community when, in fact, he does not like the changes.


ISRAEL (Haifa), The Jerusalem Post, June 2, 2014

Police Searching for Ukranian National Accused of Abusing Elderly Man

Haifa police are searching for a 52-year-old Ukrainian national who disappeared after being accused of abusing an 88-year-old man.




FLORIDA (Brooksville), Bay News 9, June 2, 2014

Police:  Brooksville Man Beat Double Amputee Roommate

A 53-year-old man has been arrested and charged with aggravated abuse on a disabled adult for violently attacking his double amputee roommate.


NEBRASKA (Lincoln), WOWT news, May 31, 2014

Care Facility Worker Charged With Assaulting Resident

A 19-year-old, who was working at a care facility, was his by one of the residents.  In response, he grabbed the resident and threw him to the floor and punched him twice.


NEW JERSEY (Toms River),, May 29, 2014

Ocean County Mother Admits to Role in Disabled Daughter’s Death

A 54-year-old woman has plead guilty to contributing to her 32-year-old disabled daughter’s death due to neglect.


TENNESSEE (Memphis), WFSB news, May 29, 2014

Mother Charged With Neglect After Daughter in Wheelchair Tested Positive for Meth

A woman was charged with abuse, neglect, aggravated assault for not caring for her disabled adult daughter.  She was previously charged with neglecting her daughter when she left her in a car with a soiled diaper last summer.




MICHIGAN (Redford Township), WXYZ news, May 31, 2014

Missing 39 y.o. in Redford Suffers from Dementia, Seizures and Is Also Bipolar

A 39-year-old man who suffers from dementia, seizures, schizophrenia and bipolar disease has gone missing.  He was last seen near Orange Lawn and Fenton.  He has brown hair, hazel eyes, and was last seen wearing a black “ICP” shirt.  He may be trying to get to Canada.  If you have any information, please contact police at 313-387-2555.




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


•             On June 3, 2014, the 9th Annual NYC Elder Abuse Conference.  Community leaders will address the impact and effects of elder abuse in New York City.  For more information on the event, please contact Martha Pollack at 718-286-1540 or email


•             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:


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



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



·         The Hartford Silberman Center of Excellence in Aging and Diversity at Hunter College (the “Center”) announces the opportunity to apply for funding for one-year pilot research projects to begin in the fall 2014. The Center will provide funding of up to $15,000 to support community-based research that advances psychosocial knowledge in aging and enhances direct and indirect practice with older adults and their families. Center faculty will provide grantees with research mentorship and technical assistance. The program is designed to support emerging gerontological scholars in conducting community-engaged, interdisciplinary research that benefits diverse, under-represented older adults and their families.


All proposals are due by midnight Monday, June 23, 2014 via email to Rebekah Glushefski at


Please contact Rebekah Glushefski,, Program Manager or Daniel Gardner,, Director of the Center Research Core if you have any additional questions.



·         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. 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:


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