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Contact Information

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

Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA)
To contact the Coordinator of Elder Abuse Services call:
1-800-675-6900 or

Bucks County Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
Bucks County Consumer Protection
Bucks County Coroner
Bucks County District Attorney’s Office
Bucks County Register of Wills
A Woman's Place

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.