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Silence Isn't Golden - Help Stop Elder Abuse

You can help stop elder abuse.

Silence isn't golden.

If you suspect elder abuse call:
1-800-490-8505

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact any of the member agencies who form the Bucks County Crimes Against Older Adults Task Force (below) with any questions or concerns.

Bucks County Area Agency on Aging
267-880-5700

Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA)
215-343-6543 or 800-675-6900

Bucks County Consumer Protection
215-348-6060

Bucks County Register of Wills
215-348-6265

Bucks County District Attorney's Office
215-348-6344

A Woman's Place
800-220-8116

Bucks County Coroner
267-880-5040

A Case of Abuse

In September 2000, William J. Neff, Sr., an 83 year old man suffering Alzheimer's disease, residing at a Bucks County 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 at the facility where Mr. Neff resided 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 all criminally charged and convicted of criminal offenses stemming from Mr. Neff's death.