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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  • D'Etta Kelly
    @StarofheartsD tweeted link to this page. 2016-12-16 20:26:27 -0800
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares http://www.kasemcares.org/take_the_pledge?recruiter_id=36430
  • D'Etta Kelly
    signed 2016-12-16 20:25:19 -0800
    I have worked in hospitals and nursing homes. I have seen too many sad and bad things happen to the elderly.
  • Ron Holcombe
    signed 2016-12-16 18:38:29 -0800
    My mom was psychologically , verbally, and financially abused by her spouse and he succeeded in killing her by putting mom in a hospice bed at his home rather than getting her to the hospital. She had money in the bank he wanted and his family reunion was coming up and mom was a burden to him so he let her die. Since she was in hospice care there was no medical examiner, police involvement or autopsy. After the fact, hospice care provider and Dr. who signed the death certificate are refusing to tell her only child who authorized hospice or if the Dr. who signed the death certificate ever actually saw my mother and how he came up with the cause of death.
  • Janice Beltrante
    signed 2016-12-16 17:16:29 -0800
  • Alana Fromer
    signed 2016-12-16 16:40:12 -0800
    Learned about this website on Access Hollywood. I am not into Hollywood but loved Casey Kasem and loved my 91 year old Mother.

    And YES to we need to fight and protect our elderly. Thank You and God Bless your endeavors!
  • Judy Cole
    signed 2016-12-16 07:51:43 -0800
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  • Imran Mansuri
    signed 2016-12-16 02:23:03 -0800
  • Augusto De Gala
    signed 2016-12-15 15:04:24 -0800
    Yes!
  • James
    signed 2016-12-15 06:23:26 -0800
    Aging is brutal enough without the physical and psychological abuse by children, caregivers, legal, and medical opportunists looking for a big payday.
  • Paige Hale
    signed 2016-12-14 18:52:02 -0800
    Prayers for my mamaw who is being psychologically manipulated and isolated from loved ones by a malevolent son.
  • Bethany Mullins
    signed 2016-12-14 18:06:01 -0800
  • Elizabeth Saxon
    signed 2016-12-11 17:56:52 -0800
  • Amber Martin
    signed 2016-12-11 00:10:52 -0800
  • Amber Martin
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-11 00:07:38 -0800
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • Rhea Wellons
    signed 2016-12-10 20:03:00 -0800
  • Shannon West Greene
    signed 2016-12-10 19:31:43 -0800
    Shannon West greene
  • Marcus Hill
    signed 2016-12-10 18:34:31 -0800
    Thank you!
  • Lisa Byard
    signed 2016-12-10 18:05:10 -0800
  • Lisa Reese
    signed 2016-12-10 17:56:42 -0800
  • Patricia Galagan
    signed 2016-12-08 13:16:08 -0800
    Patricia K Galagan

    Vic Hoffman, RIP

    This and my donation is for you and your dedicated wife Barb.
  • ayushi ghosh
    signed 2016-12-08 05:52:16 -0800
  • Robin Lapid
    signed 2016-12-06 14:24:35 -0800
  • Jackie Potts
    signed 2016-12-06 13:06:31 -0800
    It’s frightening how vulnerable our seniors are, and how much power unethical spouses have over their care and finances. I spent 6 years fighting a court battle to see my Dad, who had Alzheimer’s, after his wife’s family elder-knapped him overnight and moved him 4 hours from his home. Luckily, I won the court battle but only with the advice of a retired judge. Kerri, I understand your pain. No adult children should have their parents medical care or whereabouts hidden from them. Keep fighting!
  • Jennifer Jessup-Weeks
    signed 2016-12-06 12:37:28 -0800
    When I had to protect my mother from multiple forms of elder abuse by a relative, it sparked a passion in me to be able to help other elderly people who don’t have someone to protect them. I have returned to school to get my degree, then I am going to law school to become an attorney, possibly to serve the elderly.
  • Jamie Thomas
    signed 2016-12-06 05:22:30 -0800
    I can afford to Donate, and, or pay a Qualified Attorney who will actually Defend the Children and I in this matter!
  • Cris Garcia
    signed 2016-12-05 23:28:15 -0800
  • Sharon Bartlett
    signed 2016-12-05 22:35:49 -0800
    Sadly, I had to report my own father to the state for elder abuse of his mother and aunt. Very devastating to our family. My grandmother and great aunt passed away as a result of his neglect, and the state just let him go! No justice!
  • Sandra Mott
    signed 2016-12-05 21:31:58 -0800
  • Colleen Radney
    signed 2016-12-05 16:54:25 -0800

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.)