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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  • Mirna Ramos
    signed 2020-09-19 07:09:32 -0700
  • Deanna Schultz
    signed 2020-09-10 20:13:21 -0700
  • Robyn Vogt
    signed 2020-07-28 12:54:01 -0700
    Watched your story on 48 hours and felt like I was watching my life and my sister and my brother’s fight for our dad.
  • Tifanie Nauman
    signed via 2020-07-28 12:53:44 -0700
    I watched the 48 hours episode regarding the fight you had on your hands with the stepmother. It was like watching my life on tv. My sister and my brother are going thru almost the same exact thing! My dad has advanced Alzheimer’s and his wife (2nd marriage) hates us and is in it for the money. I could go on and on but I’m sure you get the idea. SO glad you started this foundation! We are in Colorado and hope that this state will also pass this bill. We were kept from our dad for 4 months and it was awful.

    Thank you!!
  • Lauren Johnson
    signed 2020-07-15 13:26:38 -0700
  • melissa suarez
    signed 2020-07-06 20:50:15 -0700
    Stop abuse of a vulnerable adult. Wow this is amazing, I am with pride taking this pledge!
  • Ryan Kingham
    signed 2020-07-04 22:25:43 -0700
  • Cheryl Pavlacky
    signed 2020-06-26 09:38:52 -0700
  • Grace Reyes
    @gracereyes tweeted link to this page. 2020-06-25 21:58:46 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares https://www.kasemcares.org/take_the_pledge?recruiter_id=38698
  • Grace Oberg
    signed 2020-06-25 21:58:29 -0700
  • Amit Daphal
    signed 2020-06-16 09:06:40 -0700
  • Valerie Preal
    signed 2020-06-01 12:21:35 -0700
  • Calle Johansson
    signed 2020-05-23 15:38:39 -0700
    Thank You Kerri for speaking up about elder abuse and taking actions. It is more needed than anything in our society of today. Elder abuse is very common, also across the borders. But most people keep quiet about it, if not justifying it – or even encouraging it. I have spent my past 8 years fighting elder abuse, starting with my mother’s case, then finding that it is more common than uncommon that elderly are being abused, discriminated, refused their rights, dishonored and discredited, and even physically or mentally mistreated. Often very intentionally. Although it is right in front of our eyes, it is accepted by most people in our society. Being quiet about elder abuse is pathetic and nothing to be proud of. I have documented all this in detail over the past 8 years, along with filing reports and taking other actions for the purpose of making a difference for others to not end up in the same situation. The solution is simple if we want to make a change for a more humane society, where elderly and others who can’t defend themselves are included. But it requires a change of heart. And it starts with speaking up about it. THANK YOU for doing this. I believe that your cause is the same as mine. I am grateful for your commitment to fighting elder abuse and I hope that more people will join the same cause. You are a role model and a hero. If it benefits your mission, you are welcome to contact me anytime.

    Over these years I have seen a common pattern in all cases. I am sure that you have seen the same. I am sharing the information about my mother’s case here: http://freeida.com/.

    Although my mother was not famous in any way, this case engaged thousands of people around the world to stand up against elder abuse, contributing in the way they could to protect her rights to care and humane treatment. One of these initiatives is the International Dance Festival created for this purpose – for my mother’s rights and for Elderly’s Rights:

    https://gaeddede.com/

    Thank You again for your extraordinary work. It makes a difference. I add my pledge to this. We can all contribute to a world without elder abuse.

    Because, abuse only happens if we allow it to happen.

    Much love to you and to all in your organization,

    Calle
  • Douglas Keegan
    signed 2020-05-23 10:19:01 -0700
    Already speaking up.
  • Sarah Ankenbauer
    signed 2020-04-28 15:41:44 -0700
  • Kristin Borsey
    signed 2020-04-21 19:00:52 -0700
  • Robin Schultz
    signed 2020-04-17 10:49:59 -0700
  • Christian Younts
    signed 2020-04-11 12:32:37 -0700
  • Danyalle Chun
    signed 2020-04-02 16:34:21 -0700
  • Brittany Nerpin
    signed 2020-04-01 14:25:50 -0700
    I love the work you are doing! I am proudly taking the pledge against elder abuse!
  • Jennifer Pitt
    signed 2020-03-18 19:06:20 -0700
    I have a passion to help the elderly. I have family members that have Alzheimer’s Disease. And as a former fraud investigator, I have investigated hundreds of elder financial exploitation cases. Each one has been heartbreaking. It needs to stop!!! I recently started my own business (Voice Against Fraud, LLC), in which I teach the elderly and their families how to not become victims of various types of fraud (to include scams, identity theft, and elder financial exploitation by caregivers and family). See my website at VoiceAgainstFraud.com. I would love to work with the Kasem Cares Foundation. And I will definitely take the pledge to fight elder physical abuse, neglect, and financial abuse. Thank you all for what you do!!! Together, I know we can really make a difference.
  • Omar Hijaz
    signed 2020-03-06 14:02:43 -0800
  • Katie McMullin
    signed 2020-03-03 17:22:37 -0800
  • Dulce Gomez
    signed 2020-02-26 10:01:58 -0800
  • Amanda Grentz
    signed 2020-02-21 10:10:23 -0800
  • Nanette Todd
    signed 2020-02-18 11:03:54 -0800
  • Tanja Rosic
    signed 2020-02-14 19:14:27 -0800
    Thank you for saving many lives of those who once took care of us! You are so honorable!
  • Terri Gillotte
    signed 2020-02-13 07:23:08 -0800
  • Janelle Bockman
    signed 2020-02-12 19:58:48 -0800
    I just learned of what you are advocating for, and it warms my heart that people like you are helping this work be a better place.

    Thank you!
  • Sherry Lanza
    signed 2020-02-11 18:13:14 -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.)