Tiffany Simmons signed Take The Pledge 2017-04-27 12:15:02 -0700My step mother is abusing my father who has Alzheimer’s. She has moved him from facility to facility and wouldn’t tell me where he was for 2 months! When I finally found out where he was, she had the doctor’s sedate him to the point that he can’t even open his eyes! Now she says Hospice will only allow visitors for 5-10 minutes. I live 3 hours away. She has done everything she can to alienate him from everyone but her. It is frustrating and very heart breaking! I was told by Hospice that I have no legal rights unless I take her to court. He may pass before I can get anything done. I appreciate the work Kasem Cares is doing to STOP the abuse!2,401 pledges
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.
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