NCEA Newsfeed for 6/6/14

NCEA Newsfeed – Friday, June 6, 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 (Lodi),, June 3, 2014

Lodi Fire Marshal Avoids Prison, Keeps Pension in Admitting Abuse of Elderly Mother

A 58-year-old man admits to leaving his 89-year-old mother laying on the floor with injuries and in deplorable conditions for hours to “send her a message that I was not at her beck and call even if she was old and disabled.”


CALIFORNIA (Los Angeles), Courthouse News Service, June 5, 2014

Woman Gets Three Years for Preying on Elderly Couple

A 62-year-old woman has been convicted of stealing over $180,000 from an elderly couple and a 97-year-old woman.


GEORGIA (Atlanta),, June 4, 2014

Caregiver Gets Life For Mentally Challenged Woman’s Beating Death

A former caregiver was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 2013 beating death of a 47-year-old mentally challenged woman.


GEORGIA (Conyers), the NEWS, June 2, 2014

Conyers Man Arrested for Elder Abuse

A man was charged with elder neglect, cruelty to a person 65 years or older, and other charges after his 78- and 71-year-old parents were found living in deplorable conditions.


MINNESOTA (Albertville),, June 5, 2014

Albertville Woman, Husband Facing Felony Theft Charges

An Albertville couple are facing charges of theft and financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult/failure to provide care after authorities accused them of stealing more than $15,500 from his parents, residents of a nursing home.


NEW YORK (Manhasset),, June 4, 2014

Nurse’s Aide Slapped Dementia Patient, Says State AG

A 53-year-old certified nurse’s aide has been charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person and other charges after she was seen slapping a 78-year-old patient who suffers from dementia and other problems.


NEW YORK (Malta), Saratogian News, June 3, 2014

Killing Highlights Issue of Elder Abuse

The murder of a 69-year-old woman, who was choked to death by her husband, has been tied to elder abuse.


NORTH CAROLINA (Charlotte),, June 3, 2014

Police: Charlotte Woman Took $115,000 From 91-Year-Old She Was Caring For

A 56-year-old woman hired to care for a 91-year-old woman is accused of taking more than $115,000 by using the woman’s bank accounts and credit cards for personal use.


NORTH CAROLINA (Newton), WSOCtv news, June 3, 2014

Nursing Home Under Investigation After Taking Days to Report Abuse

A nursing home is under investigation after it took over a week to report alleged sexual abuse of three residents by another resident.  At least one of the abused individuals is mentally impaired.  The alleged perpetrator has been moved to another facility.


SOUTH CAROLINA (Florence),, June 5, 2014

Florence Caregiver Charged with Elderly Abuse

A 32-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with abusing a 92-year-old blind woman who also suffers from dementia.


SOUTH CAROLINA (Rock Hill),, June 3, 2014

$1.5M Settlement in Death of Rock Hill Assisted-Living Resident

A $1.5 million settlement has been reached in the case of an 82-year-old Rock Hill assisted-living resident who was smothered to death by an employee in 2011.


TENNESSSEE (Knoxville),, June 5, 2014

State: Patients Mistreated at Lenoir City Nursing Home

State investigation into complaints about a Lenoir City nursing home found some patients were mistreated and neglected.


TEXAS (Fort Worth), Star-Telegram, June 5, 2014

State Cites Fort Worth Assisted Living Facility for Being Neglectful

The Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) has begun investigating an assisted living facility following the death of a 90-year-old patient.





ARIZONA (Tucson), Courthouse News, June 6, 2014

Catholic Priest-Teacher Accused of Abuse

A Catholic priest is accused of abusing a vulnerable adult in 2012.


KENTUCKY (Lexington),

Couple Whose Son Starved To Death Sentenced To Prison

A Lexington man who cashed his children’s social security checks and spent thousands of dollars at casinos while his mentally handicapped son starved to death will spend the next two decades behind bars.


MICHIGAN (Detroit),, June 5, 2014

Caretaker Says Coworker Beat Mentally-Challenged Detroit Woman for 3 ½ Hours

A 49-year-old caregiver at an assisted-living center will stand trial on charges she viciously beat and tortured a 24-year-old patient at the facility.




ALASKA (Anchorage), KTUU news, June 4, 2014

Anchorage Police Seek Missing Man, 66

66-year-old Ronald Alexander is missing.  He is described as a white male, approximately 5-foot-9 and 210 pounds with graying hair and blue eyes.  He may be wearing glasses and was last seen wearing jeans and a blue shirt.  He may have left Anchorage and be north of Talkeetna.  Anyone with information is asked to call Anchorage Police at 907-786-8900.


NEW YORK (Brooklyn), NY1, June 4, 2014

Sources:  Missing Brooklyn Woman, 82, Suffers from Dementia

Jane Kerina is 82-years-old and suffers from dementia.  She is described as an African-American woman, 5-foot-6, and  160 pounds, with a dark complexion.  She was last seen in the Prospect Heights area wearing black pants, black sneakers, and a green sweater.  If you have any information, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477 (TIPS), or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit


NORTH CAROLINA (Charlotte), WCNC news, June 5, 2014

Man, 80, with Dementia Missing in Charlotte

80-year-old Armando Alvarez is missing.  He suffers from dementia.  He was last seen in the 3400 block of Dunn Commons Parkway.  He has gray hair and brown eyes, is about 5-foot-7 and weighs about 185 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a brown striped-shirt and gray shorts.  If you have any information, please call the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department or 911 immediately.


PENNSYLVANIA (North Braddock), WTAE news, June 4, 2014

North Braddock Police Seek Missing Man with Dementia!VviII

77-year-old Donald Champion is missing.  He is 5-feet-6, about 130 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair with grey in it.  He was last seen in the early morning on Lobinger Avenue.  He may have boarded a bus to Braddock, Wilkinsburg, or McKeesport.  Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the police at 412-351-4900.




 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



•             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.


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

o   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.

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

Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse & Neglect

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Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

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