Caregiver Profile: Michael Hagos

Elizabeth Ohollaren


16 October, 2017

For 9 years caregiver Michael Hagos looked for the right place to fully unpack his suitcase and settle down. Leaving his country of birth, Eritrea, in 2006, he spent time in Brazil, Colombia, Washington, D.C. and other spots until 2015, when a friend invited him to visit Seattle. “When I arrived...

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Caregiver Profile: Charlene Erikson

Elizabeth Ohollaren


14 September, 2017

Charlene Erikson has been a caregiver and CNA for over 18 years. Originally based in California, Charlene was working in assisted living and nursing homes before she discovered home care. “I love working with seniors,” she said, “and when you’re not overloaded with multiple clients at the same time,...

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Caregiver Profile: Juditha Mickelsen

Elizabeth Ohollaren


16 August, 2017

It was when Juditha Mickelsen’s in-laws moved to a retirement home that she first spent extended time with older people. She discovered that she enjoyed speaking with them. “They are so full of stories. Each person I met had their own life history and I felt like I was...

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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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