Looking out for ­caregivers in Austin

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By Matthew McCully – “Culturally, this is what you do. You keep your parents at home.” According to Michelle Jacques, member of Austin’s newly formed caregiver support group, Comité d’Action Sentinelles d’Austin (CASA), some people fall into the role of a caregiver because they have no other choice; others volunteer with open arms. “The path is pretty much the same,” she said. CASA will hold an outreach activity on Nov.7 (the middle of National Caregiver Week) with workshops, discussion groups and activities geared towards helping caregivers look after themselves so that they can help their loved ones. All five members of CASA are either active or former caregivers. According to Jacques, the committee was formed so that the members could share what they learned through their experiences with others in a similar position. See full story in the Monday, November 5 edition of The Reocord.

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