DETROIT – The daughter of the legendary radio-super icon Casey Kasem wrapped up a tour in Michigan where she spoke to courts and lawmakers about elder-care and the need for reform when it comes to the powers of court-appointed guardians and conservators.
Kerri Kasem is on a mission. The daughter of the Michigan native and broadcast icon visited lawmakers Thursday to ask them to do more for vulnerable elders.
Her very public battle pit family against step-family when Casey Kasem’s care was taken over by his second wife, Jean Kasem. When Casey Kasem passed away, the family discourse erupted publicly and painfully.
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Karri Kasem’s nonprofit, Kasem Cares, put together a digital toolkit families can use to navigate issues of elder conservatorship and elder-abuse.
You can watch Paula Tutman’s full story in the video above.
More information on Kasem Cares can be found on its official website here.