Caregiver Profile: Astridah Nyambe

Elizabeth Ohollaren


17 April, 2018

Like so many of our caregivers, Astridah Nyambe’s first exposure to caregiving came through caring for her own family elders. When she was a teenager in Zambia her grandmother had a stroke and Astridah shared caregiving duties with other members of her family. She found that she liked helping...

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Caregiver Profile: Hilda Khonje

Elizabeth Ohollaren


20 March, 2018

Hilda Khonje grew up in Zambia where she took care of her father until he passed away. She found caregiving meaningful; “it is what I was called to do,” she says. Hilda worked as a caregiver in Zambia until 2006 when she and her family moved to the United...

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Caregiver Profile: Esther McMillon

Elizabeth Ohollaren


19 February, 2018

Esther McMillon came to Family Resource Home Care in 2012 already an experienced caregiver. Her first experience was with her grandmother in Kenya who she cared for each day after school. After graduating high school, Esther did clerical work for the Ministry of Finance but office work was not...

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Caregiver Profile: Stanley Wanjohi

Elizabeth Ohollaren


22 January, 2018

In 2012 Stanley Wanjohi emigrated to the U.S. from Kenya, where he had worked as an accountant, and settled in Washington State where he had friends. Like so many immigrants, Stanley did not have the luxury of going back to college and training to become an accountant here. He...

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Staff Profile: Lashawnda Ragsdale

Elizabeth Ohollaren


18 December, 2017

Lashawnda Ragsdale joined Family Resource Home Care one year ago as the new 24-Hour Care Supervisor. But she isn’t new to home care having worked in the field for 15 years starting as a caregiver. She was employed for a number of years by Addus Home Care and most...

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Caregiver Profile: Kim Brown

Elizabeth Ohollaren


15 November, 2017

For 14 years Kim Brown worked as a hotel breakfast cook. But 5 years ago, when her mother’s health declined, Kim quit her job to become her caregiver, first taking care of everyday needs like grocery shopping and then ultimately moving with her husband into her mother’s home. When...

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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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