Join us for the Kasem Cares 3rd Annual Conference together with California District Attorneys Association!
This event will be held in Orange County, California April 15-16, 2019. Attendees from across the nation and abroad attend the conference to learn, network and participate in this conference covering issues of aging, elder abuse awareness, education and prevention and quality of life for older adults. The conference features informative educational programs, meaningful exhibits and stimulating speakers - a collaborative effort among community-based service providers, caring individuals, and area agencies on aging.
This conference is designed for individuals interested in learning more about the challenges that exist within today's elder community. Whether you are an advocate or victim, you can benefit from the issues faced in elder abuse and dependent abuse. You will get answers, resources and support if you or your loved one are facing issues in elder or dependent abuse.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN and who you will meet at our two day conference:
This year’s conference will take place in Orange County, California in partnership with CDAA. The educational goal is to offer professionals and practitioners the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, exchange information on best practices, and learn about the latest research and trends.
- Survivors Panel (Day one - Monday) 3:00 - 4:30 pm
- Kasem Cares Networking Reception 4:30 - 6:30 pm (Monday night)
- Guardianship Reform Panel
Six (6) MCLE credits will be offered to attorneys for legal sessions.
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The Kasem Cares “Visitation Bill” has been passed in 12 states so far with CA, TX, IA, UT, LA, VA, AL, WI, IL, AR, MD, NE and 9 other states adopting a version of the Kasem Cares bill to make it a total of 21 states.
A Personal Message from Kerri Kasem
The work of Kasem Cares addresses the experiences of an increasing number of families whose family members need protection from abuse, regardless of their financial status. Increasingly, adult family members around the country need to protect ailing relatives whose lives are being controlled by someone who restricts access to and creates inhumane conditions for a vulnerable adult.
I am speaking out and supporting legislation to stop Elder Abuse in the form of isolation of an ailing parent or loved one. Thousands of families are torn apart everyday due to an abusive caretaker alienating/isolating their spouse, sibling, or patient from their loved ones.
Join us to help protect vulnerable families facing such challenges now and protect your family from such possible abuses in the future.
With love and gratitude,
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STOP THE SILENCE. PROMOTE AWARENESS. RAISE YOUR VOICE.
We welcome the advocacy efforts of every individual, organization, or agency in this fight against elder abuse and isolation.
As we are able to unite in this mission, we will be able to bring about great change. We also work alongside Kasem Coalition and its passing "visitation bill" state by state.
Love and support of victims, unity, and healing can start to take place on an individual and national level as we move forward in this fight together.
Kasem Cares is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and donations are tax deductible. For your reference our tax identification number is 47-3610518. Please contact your tax professional for additional details.
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
By Carrie Jones
Sadly my great uncle, Ray Edwards, suffered Elder Abuse not only at the hands of his wife, but also at an assisted living facility (ALF). While Ray was at a skilled nursing facility, and I had power of attorney, my family and I started researching a permanent residence for him. I am just a young girl and had no previous knowledge of what to do or where to look for help. My mother and her sister flew to California to help me. We narrowed our search to a beautiful facility in Pasadena, CA. The facility rolled out the red carpet for us. They took us to a private room, offered us coffee, tea, sparkling water. They began to tell us everything that they could offer to my uncle. 3 meals a day in an immaculate dining room, snacks in between meals, bathing once a day, laundry once a week, special attention to his dietary needs. They told us they would get him involved in various activities. They even had me fill out a questionnaire regarding his interests. They said that he could garden, go out on group outings, play games, woodworking. We were sold!! Almost $5000 a month, however we still had to cover expenses.
You’re not alone. Please share your story here so that others can benefit from your experiences. We can help each other heal and can take action together.
* Please note that we do not share your information with other organizations. We are here to support you and we may reach out to you to learn more about your story. Please let us know immediately via email if you are contacted by groups other than Kasem Cares as a result of your communication with us.
* If you'd like to watch the 2017/2018 KasemCares Conference and get a discount code please mention it on the story, e.g. 'I would like to watch the Kasem Cares Conference'.
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