Employee Spotlight on Ms. Mary Derossett. Mrs. Mary has been with us for 12 years as of February 8 and will be 78 years young in August. Ms. Mary grew up in Broussard, LA and is mother to 1, grandmother to 2, and great grandmother to 1 sweet little boy. Her favorite part of Camelot is all the residents and being able to make new friends. “It’s like family.”
Ms. Mary was an accountant for 35 years before her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. When the decision was made for him to live in a nursing home, he was there for a year. “I saw how so many people were there and no one visited him. [While we were there] I would always bring clothes and snacks to some of the residents.” Ms Mary was took care of him for 6 years.
“This is more rewarding than my previous work,” Ms. Mary says. She was offered another job at another nursing home, but “didn’t want to leave her buddies.”
Alongside her role here at Camelot, Ms Mary is responsible for training and overseeing all of the night shift PCAs (personal care attendants). For the last year, she’s had the same girl working with her. “We make a good team!”
During your next visit to Assisted Living at Camelot Broussard, be sure to tell Ms. Mary hello!