Episode 184: Serving Ethnic Minorities

Transcript for EP #184: Shaista Kazmi: Serving Elderly Ethnic Minorities.  Michigan resident Shaista Kazmi has firsthand knowledge of the isolation and guilt felt by millions of family caregivers. But as a Pakistani Muslim, she's had the added challenge of finding culturally competent home health aides for her elderly family members. To help caregivers like her avoid the same fate, Shaista founded Detroit-based Apna Ghar, the first senior care agency in America dedicated to serving the needs of elderly ethnic minorities. With humor and compassion, Shaista shares the circumstances that led her to create Apna Ghar, and her first generation perspective on the dilemmas faced by her mostly Indian and Pakistani clients.