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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:
(Statewide Elder Abuse Hotline) or 1-800-243-3767 (Bucks County 24/7 Elder Abuse and Neglect Hotline)

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

Bucks County Consumer Protection

Bucks County District Attorney's Office

Bucks County Register of Wills

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

SeniorLAW Center

USDOJ (US Attorney's Office)

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.