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Caregiver Highlight: Franclean

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Franclean

Franclean is a young man who’s going places. And his career with Cambridge Caregivers is helping him get there.

“I love working for Cambridge, because they’re flexible and they schedule my work around my studies and other commitments,” he said.

Those commitments include studying to become a cybersecurity specialist, as a student in Grand Canyon University’s online program, and serving as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves. Two or three times a month, he reports to the Grand Prairie Armed Forces Reserve Complex, where he’s a supplies specialist, trained in supporting missions with the weapons, ammunition and food needed. He’s attending training there, too, working toward a promotion.

But Franclean says he turns his full attention to his clients on the days when he’s working for Cambridge Caregivers.

“To be a good caregiver, you have to look at the client like family,” he said. “I think to myself, ‘What if this was my grandfather, or my mom? How do I provide the best care I can for them?’”

Most of Franclean’s family members are still back home in Cameroon, but he’s starting his own family here in the U.S., too – he just got married two months ago.

“Growing up, I was taught to overcome challenges and difficulties,” he said. “I’m taking care of my family back home. I feel like I’m here for a purpose, and I keep pushing to accomplish that purpose.”

Franclean has been with Cambridge over a year; he became particularly close to the second client he served.

“He treated me like I was his son,” said Franclean. “I built a relationship with him. I was with him several months until he passed away. He’s the one that inspired me and still inspires me.”

Caregiving can be challenging at times, of course, but Franclean says the support of Cambridge Caregivers keeps him going.

“They are fair, they work around your schedule, and they put the employees and their safety first,” he said. “If you’re feeling stressed, they have resources to help you. Their employees are always their top priority.”

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