NCEA Newsfeed – 7/3/14

NCEA Newsfeed – Thursday July 3, 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.




ARIZONA (Phoenix),, July 3, 2014

Attorney: Woman said dead mother was 'fine' in 2011 (Video and article)

A woman failed to report her 95-year-old mother’s death in 2010 and kept the body in the house. The woman stated to police that her mother died and that she did not report her death for fear she would be investigated for elder abuse due to the condition of the home.


CALIFORNIA (San Mateo County), The Daily Journal, July 2, 2014

Grand jury: More resources needed to stop elder abuse: Changes recommended to keep crime trend from growing

The growing problem of elder financial abuse in San Mateo County is hard to track and challenging to pursue due to an inadequate level of education, training, record keeping and collaboration, according to the civil grand jury. The biggest hurdles, the jury concluded, are identifying abuse cases and improving how established agencies and professionals work together to address them.


CALIFORNIA (Van Nuys), Post-Periodical, July 2, 2014

Two Men Charged with Scamming Elderly Homeowners

A second suspect was arrested Tuesday for a home repairs scam targeting elderly people in the San Fernando Valley.


FLORIDA (South Florida), South Florida Times, July 3, 2014

Understanding and Addressing Elderly Abuse and Neglect

According to a 2012 report, 53,622 incidents of abuse have been reported in Florida, compared to the more than 16,500 incidents on average recorded in other states. While physical abuse is often more visible, other kinds of abuse – such as neglect and exploitation – can be more difficult to identify and address.


MONTANA (Missoula), Missoulian, July 3, 2014

Elder abuse a growing concern

Last year in Montana, Adult Protective Services investigated 6,291 cases of abuse, neglect and exploitation of our vulnerable adults, which included the elderly, disabled and intellectually disabled. This was an increase of 5 percent over the previous year, and these are just the reported cases.


NEW YORK (New York), The Huffington Post, July 2, 2014

Action Needed Now to End Elder Abuse Among the Poor (Opinion)

The impact of elder abuse on low-income older adults is even more significant than in other communities. In a recent study of poor older adults using legal assistance services in Atlanta, Georgia, researchers found that the rates of elder mistreatment among respondents (28.6 percent) were even higher than past nationally reported numbers.


NORTH CAROLINA (Wilmington),, July 2, 2014

NC cites nursing home, alleges lack of abuse protection

A nursing home in suburban Wilmington has been cited by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for failing to ensure its residents are free from abuse.





UNITED KINGDOM (Essex County), Daily Mirror, July 3, 2014

Watch shocking moment rogue traders con dementia sufferer out of £10,000 after marching her to bank (Video and article)

A gang of 6 conmen who robbed 140 vulnerable elderly victims in the Clacton and Colchester area of Essex out of at least £1million have been caught. The group admitted a total of 17 charges including fraud, money-laundering and one of blackmail.




MAINE (Farmington), Bangor Daily News, July 3, 2014

Franklin County man accused of sexually assaulting disabled person

A Franklin County man is facing a gross sexual assault charge after allegedly assaulting a disabled adult who recently notified police.




ARIZONA (Phoenix),, July 3, 2014

Phoenix woman with dementia missing since Wednesday

Phoenix police are searching for a 65-year-old woman with dementia that went missing Wednesday afternoon, she was last seen in her apartment in the area of North 42nd Street and East Sweetwater Avenue.


NEW YORK (Brooklyn), Bensonhurst Bean, July 2, 2014

Silver Alert: Damei Lian, 72, Suffers From Dementia, Last Seen On 54th Street

The NYPD is turning to the public in their search for a 72-year-old woman with dementia who went missing from 54th Street and 8th Avenue in Sunset Park yesterday morning.



 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



Funding Opportunities:


•            The Administration for Community Living has issued a request for proposal for two (2) SEGs to support state leadership efforts in implementing innovations in legal service delivery systems that maximize the impact of limited legal resources targeted to older adults in greatest need.  Please click on the link below to learn more:

HHS-2014-ACL-AOA-LE-0087 Model Approaches Phase II Systems Expansion Grants Due 7/7/14 – more information at:



An archived collection of previous newsfeeds is available here:


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