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Alamo Caregiver Empowerment

Who We Are

The Alamo Caregiver Support Coalition is a sub-committee (Family Caregiver Support) of the Bexar Senior Advisory Committee which advises the Bexar Area Agency on Aging in matters related to seniors and persons with disabilities. The coalition was formed in 2009 and exists to provide support, resources, and training for family caregivers in Bexar County. Its membership consists of non-profits, for-profits, governmental agencies, and individuals with a shared passion to support family caregivers in their efforts to care for their loved ones. The coalition meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. For meeting location, please contact us at

The Alamo Area Agency on Aging serves the twelve surrounding rural counties included in the Alamo Region.


The mission of the Alamo Caregiver Support Coalition is to improve the quality of life for caregivers and care recipients through advocacy, information, support, and access to resources. 

We Help By

  • Providing no-cost on-site educational programs
  • Presenting in-service training 
  • Identifying community resources and information
  • Sharing useful caregiver resources

Our Members

Carol Bertsch - Elder Law:

Lisa Buske - San Antonio OASIS:

Heather Finerghty - Christian Senior Services:

Helen Flores - Caring Companions:

Debbie Gonzales - The Village at Incarnate Word:

Alisa Hartfield-Cordero - Veteran Affairs:

Kathleen Jordan - Jewish Family Services JCC:

Jim Lawson - Disabilities Advocate

Heather Long - The Arc of San Antonio:

Sandi Mancha - Isle at Watercrest Alamo Ranch:

Denise Miner-Williams - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio:

David Risner - Methodist Healthcare:

Donna Tiemeyer - Ripple Recovery Ranch:

Jill Trevino - Gray Matters:

Phillip Walker, Chair of the Alamo Caregiver Support Coalition - IKOR Bexar County:

Tracy Zerkle - San Antonio OASIS:

Featured Resource Kits

Giving Injections at Home
It’s not uncommon for caregivers of older people to have to manage injections at home, especially if the patient is diabetic. This video provides an introduction to subcutaneous and intramuscular injections and demonstrates how to administer a subcutaneous injection (the type used for insulin shots).
Medication Safety in the Home
As older people become afflicted with more conditions and diseases, and come under the care of multiple doctors as a result, effective management of medications takes on great importance. This video reviews how to ensure patient safety in the face of medication-management challenges.
How to Care for the Diabetic Foot
Diabetics are particularly vulnerable to foot problems, especially when it comes to non-healing ulcers and loss of feeling. So it’s essential to take proper care of feet through daily inspection, washing and nail care. This video reviews how to inspect and care for diabetic feet on a daily basis.
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