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Home Care Hero Marie Deolall

Marie Deolall is a #HomeCareHero. Read her story. 


Marie Deolall was recently honored by RiverSpring Health as an aide of the year for her care of Suzette Marcelin, a 101-year old Haitian woman living at home in Brooklyn — accolades that were recently reported in The Haitian Times.

Marie has proved to be a great advocate, actively participating in discussions about her patients' needs.

One of her priorities is to make sure that a patient's plan of care is visible at all times and to all staff working on the case.

During the public health emergency, Marie takes every safety precaution, wearing a mask and gloves at all times, following all preventive recommendations, cleaning thoroughly all food items brought in from outside. Most importantly, she creates a positive, loving environment which is essential for coping with the current situation.

Marie's care is perhaps best summed up in a quote from The Haitian Times, attributed to her patient's son: “In my entire life, I’ve never seen a woman care so much for her patient,” Marcelin’s son, Ricot Antenor, is quoted as saying. “She’s an outstanding worker. She opened her eyes wide to take care of my mom. She fills everything my mother needs. They’re like mother and daughter. I feel great, I can just leave her with my mother with my eyes closed.”

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