Kasem Cares Foundation

Kerri Kasem - FOUNDER / PRESIDENT

Kerri Kasem, a multimedia personality, producer and writer, has anchored music, talk and entertainment programs for radio and television. . 2017 marks her twentieth year in the business. In February 2010, she joined Premiere Radio Networks for the launch of Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown.  In April of 2014, she left Sixx Sense to form the Kasem Cares Foundation, a non-profit organization which and has successfully passed bills in multiple states to stop elder abuse. Soon after her exit from Sixx Sense, Kasem joined Gurvey’s Law on 790KABC. Continue reading

Casey Kasem’s Daughter Kerri Kasem Continues her Legal Fight

FOX's Jane Metzler talks with Kerri Kasem about her father's final days, where his body is now, the upcoming civil trial, her efforts to help others avoid a similar heartbreaking situation. Continue reading

Mountaineagle.com: Local crime victims remembered at candlelight vigil

Kerri Kasem, daughter of the late entertainment personality Casey Kasem, was the keynote speaker at Tuesday’s candlelight vigil to honor crime victims in Walker County. The event, now in its sixth year, is one of the largest victims' rights events in the state, according to Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair. It coincides with National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which is observed April 2-8 across the nation. Continue reading

AL.COM: Daughter of radio legend Casey Kasem talks elder abuse, prevention at Alabama crime vigil

If anybody had told Kerri Kasem that one day her life would be devoted to protecting the elderly, she likely wouldn't have believed them. The daughter of radio legend Casey Kasem - best known for hosting American Top 40 for decades - had her own successful career in radio and was living out her dream. Continue reading

Capital Gazette: Visitation bill championed by daughter of Casey Kasem advances in General Assembly

Legislation advocating for rights of family members of sick, disabled or dying people is moving forward in the Maryland General Assembly, though amendments to the bill have largely watered down its original intent.  Continue reading

Living With Someone Through Grief

It’s that smiling face the country has seen countless times, legendary broadcaster Casey Kasem whose legacy was tarnished by a deteriorating public death, one before his time. What I didn’t expect to learn was how his daughter Kerri Kasem would teach me how to stand tall while carrying the weight of grief. The one emotion and nightmare we all fear; losing a loved one. Continue reading

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Kasem Cares Visits Vintage Assisted Living in Westwood CA for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Recap of Kerri Kasem and Facebook live event Every year, 10% of Americans over the age of 60 experience abuse, which can occur at home, in a nursing home or anywhere else. Fortunately, there are many people actively researching and working to prevent elder abuse of all kinds. Many people typically think of elder abuse as being physical, but there are other ways that abuse can occur; sexually, emotionally and psychologically, as well as neglect, self-neglect, abandonment and financial or material exploitation.  

The Purposeless Life

One of the most unfortunate side effects of moving to a senior living community can often be the loss of purpose for the resident. People who have led active, demanding, hard-working lives suddenly find themselves with no actual purpose anymore. No one needs them to go to work and earn a living, no one is depending on them to cook dinner for a hungry family, no one cares about whether or not they have anything relevant to say about current events or asks for their advice on life problems. Continue reading

What is the Visitation Bill?

The Kasem Coalition is waging a state-by-state lobbying campaign to support the “Visitation Bill” or bills with similar components.  Continue reading

Kasem Cares Conference in Orange County Spurs Tears, Laughter and Awareness

The Kasem Cares Conference on Aging wove together panels of distinguished professionals, heart-wrenching stories, educational presentations and humor this weekend in Costa Mesa, California. Kasem Cares founder Kerri Kasem took the stage at the national event along with a host of prominent speakers, survivors and celebrities to elevate awareness of elder abuse issues.  Continue reading

Coalition for Elder and Dependent Adult Rights

 The Kasem Conference on Aging took place Friday and Saturday.  I spoke on Policies that Encourage Elder Abuse.  Those issues apply equally to abuse of dependent adults.  Send an email for a pdf of my slides. Several speakers spoke on isolation as an indicator of abuse.  San Diego DA Paul Greenwood called isolation the biggest red flag for elder abuse.  Greenwood trains police officers that isolation nearly always accompanies financial and/or physical abuse.    Continue reading

RED FLAGS AND ELDER ABUSER TACTICS

Here's  a list of things abusers do when taking control, isolating and abusing  an elder. The same actions are also taken by guardians, strangers,  caretakers, a family member, banks, lawyers, business employees etc. You are not alone. I've come to the realization that there are common threads in how the abuse is accomplished. Continue reading