Casey Kasem’s daughter pushes Michigan lawmakers to pass elder abuse bills

Casey Kasem's daughter pushes Michigan lawmakers to pass elder abuse bills

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.

Read: Children of Casey Kasem settle lawsuit with widow over death

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.

About the Author:

Paula Tutman is an Emmy award-winning journalist who came to Local 4 in 1992. She's a Peace Corps alum who spent her early childhood living in Sierra Leone, West Africa and Tanzania and East Africa.