Tammy Porter – Alaska Direct Support Professional of the Year

Thanks to Tammy’s care, one client with a spinal cord injury has been able to remain in his own home and continue his career.

Another client enjoys gathering with friends at the ice cream parlor where Tammy takes her on regular outings. This has helped smooth an emotional transition from a residence to an assisted living facility.

Yet another client has seen her health and well-being improve with Tammy’s care. The client is eating healthy food, staying hydrated and looking forward to Tammy’s visits.

Tammy’s primary focus is to build trust with her clients, get to know them personally and provide quality care and companionship. In example after example, Tammy has helped her clients maintain friendships, focus on well-being and enjoy favorite activities.

Tammy has been with ResCare in Fairbanks, Alaska, for three years, where she is among the caregivers who help people live their best life.