Take The Pledge

Stop the Silence. Promote Awareness. Raise your Voice.

  • 1 to 2 million Americans age 65+ report having been abused by a loved one or someone they depend on for care.
  • Only 1 in 14 incidents of elder abuse are ever reported to authorities.
  • Only 1 in 25 cases of financial exploitation are ever reported, meaning there may be at least 5 million financial abuse victims each year.

You can do your part to end the silent epidemic of elder abuse by taking the pledge to stand up against elder abuse. There are 10,000 people who are turning 65 each and every day (Pew Research Center), and we are rapidly approaching a time where nearly 50% of the population will be 65 or older. Together, we can end the silence of elder abuse by standing united and raising our voices against this growing problem. 

Show your support in this movement, by pledging to end the silence, raising awareness in your community, and speaking up against elder abuse.


 

"Kerri Kasem is working to honor our elderly. . by God it is very important and obligation to dignify our eldery...Freedom from isolation. Go Kerri Kasem. Thank you." V. Amaral

"Without stimulation and love, people die." THANKS for pointing out that isolation is elder abuse." S. White

"I can't thank you enough for starting this conversation. Your dad would be so proud. He is smiling watching you change such an important part of wishes that I am sure were already planned. It breaks my heart for all the pain you endure to get something that should not even be a fight. You are inspirational and have helped me keep my head on straight knowing how hard you are working. Thank you from the bottom of my heart." R. Bove

"You are amazing! Keep up the fight for all those that can't." S. Benton

 

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  • signed via 2018-02-14 13:18:12 -0800
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  • signed 2018-02-06 00:03:02 -0800
    It is such an honor to take this pledge…for my own personal, and professional experience with such abuse, etc.

    I am also taking this pledge for my brother, who is here with me in Spirit!


    For a very close family member of mine…and for all who are effected by Elderly Abuse and Isolation, etc.


    Courtney Lee Shockley Ward

    Shawn Brandon Shockley (1981-2017)
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  • signed 2017-12-22 14:36:24 -0800
    My father was a victim of caregiver abuse AND a VP of a prominent bank, who both allegedly conspired to take all his money and belongings. He almost died. The family was not in his life at the time. Upon my “knock on the door” at the urge of family friend, I slowly uncovered the “disaster” at hand. APS failed him. Deputy District Atty failed him, Police failed him. FBI failed him. I have a story also, log books of 5 years of drama. I was not able to get anyone to listen to me. I am glad you were HEARD! Congrats and I am sure your Bill will help elders. PS: I am happy to share my experience in hopes it will help other “broken families” to assist their elder from being hurt, tortured and worse. ~ Janine
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  • signed 2017-11-25 14:39:06 -0800
    Ms. Kasem, I’m sorry you did not get to see your father in the last stages of his life, or to bury him in the U.S., his country. I’m very glad that you’re able to focus your experience into positive energy for helping solve these important issues of elders’ and families’ rights. I took care of my parents for five yrs. (2009-14), and stopped only because my 3 siblings were abusive to me throughout that time. In 2013, I agreed to let my siblings take over care, but they botched it within 3 mos. I had to go rescue my parents from an abusive/neglectful situation. Then, I cared for them 24/7 for 13 more months. During that time, I felt burnout coming. (I have diagnosed ptsd, from childhood.) I finally got my niece to help arrange new care for my parents. My parents are now receiving good care from someone else who also knows & loves them. I became poor during those 5 yrs., and could not afford housing, afterward. I became homeless for 2 yrs., and am still at risk for homelessness again. I just turned 60, and it is harder now to find suitable work. I am taking steps to create a small-scale, land-based co-housing community for low-income, older, younger & homeless people. I know how to grow food organically, and want my community to enable all who want to & can, to help grow food (gardening is therapeutic & healing!). If you know of anyone who’d be interested in helping find land for such a community (in California), I’d be grateful. I’m on Medi-Cal and food stamps, work part-time, and pay almost 50% of my income to rent a ROOM w/ shared bath. I moved to California in 2014, to receive services to exit home-lessness. I had spent 6 mos. in CA in 2007, completing an organic farming apprenticeship, through a university. I’ve worked on 3 other farms, have taught ESL full-time as a paraprofessional instructor, worked as an administrative assistant for 3 yrs., and have completed 3 yrs. of college, most recently while working full-time (2008-09) and maintaining a 4.0 GPA. I have the focus and determination to create a safe, healthy housing community for myself & others, but need to find folks with whom to do so. Many people are heading into their elder years, in the next few decades. We all need and deserve safe, healthy, permanent housing. I hope someone in your network of caring people, will reach out to help this much-needed initiative. We will need many diverse, small-scale models for housing, in order to safely & adequately house all the people who are about to become elders in need of help. Thank you again, for all you’re doing! May the Creator continue to help you and all of us who are striving to improve life.
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  • signed 2017-11-01 00:13:00 -0700
    i want to be part of KASEM CARES.but i don’t know any idea so will you help me to part of this.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-30 11:33:00 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • signed 2017-10-30 11:32:27 -0700
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-14 11:56:55 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • signed 2017-10-14 11:50:18 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-14 00:24:50 -0700
    Interested in learning more – have not thought about this issue very much -

    However your points and data are compelling.

    Thank you for opening my awareness.

    Regards

    Joe Butler
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-12 23:04:15 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • signed 2017-10-12 23:03:34 -0700
  • signed 2017-10-10 19:05:38 -0700
    Iam a coordinator for a registerd charitable organization dealing with serving , supporting , protecting and carinng vulnerable elderly persons in rural communities in Malawi.

    Upon reading through what you do , has prompted me to write you and ask you how our small organization can partner with you in capacity building , mentorship and advocacy.
  • signed via 2017-09-21 13:12:02 -0700

Data Retrieved from - (Wasik, John F. 2000. “The Fleecing of America’s Elderly,” Consumers Digest, March/April.) // (Pillemer, Karl, and David Finkelhor. 1988. "The Prevalence of Elder Abuse: A Random Sample Survey," The Gerontologist, 28: 51-57.) // (Elder Mistreatment: Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation in an Aging America. 2003. Washington, DC: National Research Council Panel to Review Risk and Prevalence of Elder Abuse and Neglect.)