Caregiver Profile: Jennifer Alcantar

Elizabeth Ohollaren


19 July, 2017

Jennifer Alcantar had worked with seniors before, both as a caregiver and in management at a retirement home. Her long-range plan was to earn her nursing degree but she was only able to attend school off and on while working multiple jobs to support herself and pay for school....

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Caregiver Profile: Dorenda Wheeler

Elizabeth Ohollaren


19 June, 2017

“Working as a caregiver is my way of giving tribute to my great-grandfather and my grandmother,” says Dorenda Wheeler. When my great-grandfather was sick I was younger and did not have the knowledge to help him. When my grandmother was sick, she was still in New Jersey while I had already moved to...

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Caregiver Profile: Riley Weidle

Elizabeth Ohollaren


16 May, 2017

Riley Weidle has been with Family Resource  Home Care for only 8 months, but in that time has made a positive and lasting impression on her supervisors and clients. Just 24 years-old, Riley’s first experience working with seniors came a few summers ago when she was hired to work...

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Caregiver Profile: Delores Moore

Elizabeth Ohollaren


18 April, 2017

Tacoma caregiver, Delores Moore, describes herself as a “happy camper. What can I say,” she says, “I just love caregiving and I love my clients. I’ve worked for Family Resource for 7 ½ years, and other than getting a little tired now and then, I’m just very happy. I’ve...

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Caregiver Profile: Mavis Boateng

Elizabeth Ohollaren


15 March, 2017

Mavis Boateng’s full-time client calls her “Angel” because, says Mavis, “my client always tells her family that I am her angel. She treats me like a daughter and sometimes says to me, ‘I wish I had your skin color.’ I think she just likes black people and she feels...

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Caregiver Profile: Rachael Figueroa

Elizabeth Ohollaren


20 February, 2017

Rachael Figueroa speaks slowly in a calm, soothing voice.  Her patient and kind style fits perfectly with her work as a caregiver. “Right now I have six clients,” said Rachael. “I’ve been with one of my clients since I started at Family Resource Home Care and I see him...

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Caregiver Profile: Caroline Bugo

Elizabeth Ohollaren


5 January, 2017

Caroline (Carol) Bugo grew up in Kenya where she had her first caregiving experience with her grandmother. In Kenya, she worked as a phlebotomist but in 2005 decided to move to the United States. She landed in Boston where she had a friend and because of her positive experience...

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