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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  • Beth Taurasi
    signed 2017-11-28 19:07:52 -0800
  • Melanie Perkins
    signed 2017-11-27 09:56:22 -0800
  • Marie Douglas
    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.
  • Karen Bachman
    signed 2017-11-18 19:22:04 -0800
  • Naginbhai H. Parmar 18/Suryoday C HS. B/h Hiranagar CHS.
    signed 2017-11-03 21:42:24 -0700
  • yam bahadur rana{anik}
    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.
  • Ana Pechenik
    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
  • Ana Pechenik
    signed 2017-10-30 11:32:27 -0700
  • Brenda Cavalieri
    signed 2017-10-23 09:41:00 -0700
  • Rachel Babich
    signed via 2017-10-14 14:23:55 -0700
  • Kelly Stieber Walters
    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
  • Kelly Walters
    signed 2017-10-14 11:50:18 -0700
  • Joe Butler
    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.


    Joe Butler
  • Lesley Upesleja
    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
  • Lesley Upesleja
    signed 2017-10-12 23:03:34 -0700
  • Kennedy Mwandu
    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.
  • Lisa Malik
    signed via 2017-09-21 13:12:02 -0700
  • Pari' Crowe
    signed 2017-09-05 18:54:03 -0700
  • Julie Holt
    signed 2017-09-03 17:20:35 -0700
  • Karen Cordova
    signed 2017-09-03 14:31:15 -0700
  • Heather Anderson
    signed via 2017-09-03 14:30:07 -0700
  • Beverly Williams
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-03 14:20:40 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares
  • Beverly Williams
    @bdonias tweeted link to this page. 2017-09-03 14:20:37 -0700
    I just took the #KasemCares pledge. Don't stay silent, join me #‎TakeThePledge #‎StopElderAbuse @KasemCares http://www.kasemcares.org/take_the_pledge?recruiter_id=37138
  • Beverly donias
    signed 2017-09-03 14:19:53 -0700
    Beverly Donias donias My mother was neglected and abused at several different nursing homes. When I spoke up they forced her under Guardianship through the court. The court had no protection and the Guardian did not protect. There is no accountability for those who dont do the job they are sworn to do. The bond at the court is a joke. Mom was placed in hospice to cover all the wrongs they had done. She was not terminal she was overmedicated, most were unnecessary drugs to control her that caused her many side effects . They kept her asleep most of the time so she was not awake to eat or drink slowly making it appear she was terminal. Then given a terminal inj. putting her in a coma while they contiune to give her morphine to shut her down. Because this was through the courts the law would not even investigate. No accountability they can do whatever they want to whomever they want. While isolating, medicating and stealing the estate. This must be stopped.
  • Desiree Leal
    signed 2017-09-03 12:36:33 -0700
  • Darlene Vlietstra
    signed 2017-09-03 12:16:43 -0700
    My father is a victim. As his children, we have no rights to help him. APS is not supportive. The girlfriend who then made herself his wife with a secret marriage has redone all his estate planning and has even sold one of his houses and other property. Our expensive lawyer did not help.
  • Amy Margentino
    signed 2017-09-03 09:57:44 -0700
  • Cindy Kahn
    signed 2017-09-03 09:30:28 -0700
  • Patti Coyl
    signed 2017-08-26 13:29:58 -0700
    I really wish I had researched private elder abuse help while my father was still alive. He passed last month and my twin sister and I weren’t even told of his 2 funeral services. The reason for this I believe was that I found out my older brother had stolen @$200k of their money since 2003. He was an annuity salesman who moved money from one place to another taking commissions with each transfer. He also had his name on all of their financial accounts (only son) so it was legal. My father got diagnosed with dementia @6 years before he passed and my brother knew all about the issues of dementia and took advantage of it. I am going to start an investigative service to help people who hit “walls” when trying to get help to even get information about their dying parent. My twin and I were not on a “list” which was given by our brother. If my parents had died before January, 2016 I would have never found out about the stolen money. That was around the time my brother “divorced” my parents because my dad had questions about his money and I found the illegal activity. APS is a JOKE! They don’t do anything because the elderly won’t speak up or they get confused and can’t remember anything.
  • Debra Pirock
    signed via 2017-08-19 09:11:12 -0700
    My family has been fighting a corrupt probate court that actually did nothing at all to protect my elderly parents from a corrupt attorney in conspiracy to aid two former evil family members to isolate my elderly father on oxygen at age 90 while my Mother is dying in intensive care. This has been going on for decades in Ohio. Abusive , cruel isolation all for the only purpose of greed. There are many cases here of corruption in probate court that no one in Ohio will do anything to stop, because as I was told by an attorney, “None of us would have any work.” So I am unstoppable in my cause to get justice for my parents. These attorneys in Ohio that steal family estates and commits fraud, theft of the elderly, are being protected by the good ol’ boy corruption in my area. The corrupt attorneys run the courts and committed fraud by aiding two evil brothers to steal my parent’s estate. There are many families here that did not have any way to fight back because of the corruption here. I will continue to fight for my good parents legacy and we have been fighting this an corrupt probate court since 2013 that will do nothing to protect families in Ohio. I continue my fight for my parents. I am unstoppable. This is a battle of GOOD vs. EVIL. GOD IS WATCHING.

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.)