Samaritan Home Care, founded on the model of Caring….
Marcia Paasewe is the founder and Clinical Director of Samaritan Home Care. Her story begins many years ago in the healthcare industry. Gaining experience in the inpatient hospital, skilled nursing facility, home health, home care, and Insurance fields. Marcia started her nursing career over 13 years ago, something she didn’t think was going to happen. She grew up in West Africa and immigrated to the United States as a refugee due to a brutal civil war in Africa at the time. She first gained an interest in Healthcare when she graduated from elementary school and moved into the next level of schooling. After falling ill with malaria, she was inspired even more by her nurse to pursue this field as her career.
After graduating from high school, Marcia worked as a caregiver both in-home care and at an Assisted Living while attending a community college in Ohio. In 2006 her dream became a reality when she obtained an Associates of Science Degree in Nursing and a few years later, she also got her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University. Marcia had the opportunity to work as a Registered Nurse at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio on a Medical-Surgical Telemetry unit for a little over 9 years. Because of her passion for what she does -helping people, Marcia also received a Nursing Excellence Award in 2014.
She relocated to Massachusetts with her family in 2015 with another opportunity to work as a Nurse Supervisor in a 169 -bed skilled nursing facility where she oversaw patient-care operations, assigned and monitored staff nurses and Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA), implemented quality improvements, and ensured adherence to established policies and procedures as well as Home Care Visiting Nurse (VNA).
“They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”