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Open Arms Assisted Living staff


Meet Falina - Caregiver 

Falina was born in Samoa and grew up in Utah. She moved to Alaska a little over a year go and I’m enjoying every moment!
She loves the outdoors, hiking, swimming, off roading, dirt biking , you name it! Falina is the middle child of five brothers and sisters. She enjoys working with adults with developmental disabilities .

Meet Raquel - Caregiver 

Raquel was born and raised in the Philippines. While there, she had the opportunity to pursue  a Bachelor of Science in nursing for one year. Raquel relocated to Alaska over twenty years ago. She is the mother of two boys and is happily married.


Raquel loves working with people of all ages. She has many years of experience working with children ages pre-school through 5 years. When she was given the opportunity to work with Open Arm Assisted Living she was excited to try something new and it has been the perfect fit for her.  Raquel loves spending time doing activities with the residents, such as camping, baking, arts and crafts, playing board games and going for walks. She feels that Open Arms is like a family and works hard to make every resident feel comfortable and at home. 


Meet Stephanie - Caregiver 


Stephanie was born and raised in Sweden. She started working as a home caregiver when she was 18 years old and has had a love for it ever since. She studied to be a Swedish CNA a couple years later and started working at a retirement home for special needs. She worked there for 1 year before deciding to move to the US to try out commercial fishing. After 4 years of commercial fishing she decided that she wanted to get back into caregiving.


Stephanie is a happy, caring, people person that loves to work with people. “It’s a blessing to be able to be there for them and help them accomplish their goals.”


Stephanie enjoys playing music, cooking and going for walks. She is very excited to be back helping people again.

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