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2017 Elder Abuse Symposium – Register Now

William J. Neff Sr. Symposium on the Prevention of Crimes Against Older Adults


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In September 2000, William J. Neff, Sr., an 83 year old man with Alzheimer’s, residing at a local personal care home, died as a result of five broken ribs and a punctured lung. Following a two-year criminal investigation, a health care provider was charged with Murder and Neglect of a Care-Dependent Person. In addition, the Administrator of the facility, the Director of Nursing, another resident assistant and a hospice nurse were criminally charged.

In 2003, all of the health care professionals were convicted of criminal offenses stemming from Mr. Neff’s death. As a result of the criminal case, the Bucks County Crimes Against Older Adults Task Force sponsors this annual symposium to bring together law enforcement officers, health care and social service professionals to provide education, heighten awareness and facilitate communication.

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