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Our mission has always been to improve the quality of life for the seniors and adults with disabilities we serve. That means it's always about the people we serve and our dedicated team of caregivers and office members who work tirelessly to care for clients. We live and breathe our mission every day, with the goal of helping you navigate the journey.

These are the people who work to bring you and your loved ones the highest caliber of in‑home care.

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Scott Teresi at the Hudson Valley Summer Senior Picnic Scott Teresi at the Hudson Valley Summer Senior Picnic

Scott Teresi - Owner

Marine Veteran Transitioned into Healthcare Industry

My name is Scott Teresi. I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve as a senior in high school in 1989. As a grandson of two US Marines, one who served in WWII and one who never returned from Korea, serving my country and my community was something I always knew I would do.

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After graduating from boot camp at Paris Island, I completed the Assault Amphibian Crewman Course at Camp Pendleton, CA in 1990. Returning from California, I enrolled as a freshman at the University of Florida. Following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait that summer, I left school volunteering for active service and was attached to Combat Service Support Detachment 40, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade.

Upon returning to reserve status, I went back to the University of Florida where I received my Bachelors in Nutrition Science. I truly valued my military experience and opportunity to serve as a United States Marine. I learned a great deal about perseverance, commitment and leadership from some amazing mentors. I feel there is a special connection between those who serve in the military, no matter the branch of service. I finished my military service in 1995, but continued serving others as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) at Kindred Hospital Dallas through 1998.

Registered Dietitian with Two Patents for Healthcare Nutrition Products

After leaving the hospital, I then spent the next 16 years with Nestle Health Sciences working with many leaders in the world of healthcare nutrition. I had the opportunity to work on teams in the development of nutrition products designed to improve the quality of life of those with specific nutrition related needs. This work earned two US patents for innovative nutrition products and packaging.

  1. Semi-rigid partially collapsible bottles
    A tube feeding package designed to collapse on itself essentially limiting the amount of air going into the package. The idea is to create a more sterile environment helping to reduce the risk of contamination and potentially decrease the risk of infection (US20120150140 A1, Patent date Issued Jun 14, 2012).
  2. Medical Nutrition Tube Feeding Product
    A tube feeding product for individuals who can’t eat by mouth. The formula is designed with nutritional compositions that may include an increased number and variety of fruits and vegetables, an increased variety of macronutrient sources and an increased amount of other components that are found in whole foods. The idea is to “whole foods” to increase the overall quality of the nutrition provided in a tube feeding formula (US20130209373 A1, Patent date Issued Aug 15, 2013).

In 2016, I became part of the Right at Home team and am proud to be a part of the mission to improve the quality of life for those we serve. Serving and making a difference in the lives of others is something my grandparents and parents passed on to us and it’s something I hope to pass on to my family.

Nutrition Assessments for Seniors in Hudson Valley

My wife Amy Mack and I are both clinical nutrition professionals. We believe that nutrition plays a critical role in the maintenance of health and recovery from illness. As we age, nutrition becomes even more important. Assuring clients are properly screened for nutrition related issues is key to developing the right care plan.

Having a registered dietitian on staff can make a real difference for at risk clients. In addition, my wife Amy will be a resource to our caregivers when it comes to developing the right nutrition plan for our clients. We provide nutrition and dietary evaluation for all our clients during the initial assessment, helping them to develop meal preparation strategies and showing them how to identify potential nutrition risks that may need to be brought to their healthcare providers’ attention.

Both my wife and I will also provide guidance to our aides and caregivers in the preparation of specialized therapeutic diets, including thickened liquids. Our caregivers receive three levels of caregiving training under the supervision of a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist on:

  1. Nutrition Risk and Screening
    Identifying factors that may put vulnerable adults at for nutrition related issues
  2. Nutrition Education
    Helping vulnerable adults make better nutrition choices and encourage adequate intake of needed nutrients
  3. Meal Preparation
    Helping vulnerable adult improve their intake 

I volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association Hudson Valley and am a trained caregiver support facilitator for the organization. The Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group offers family caregivers a safe, supportive environment where they can freely share their feeling and challenges, exchange practical information, and connect with others. 

Meet the Office Staff of Right at Home of Hudson Valley

Deline Thomeas, Care Team Leader for Right at Home of Hudson Valley, NY

Deline Thomeas

Care Team Leader, Field Based

Deline has been with Right at Home since 2019 when she started as one of our caregivers. She was promoted to team leader in the fall of 2020. Deline is responsible for ensuring consistency of care across clients and acts as a resource to our caregivers. Deline's compassion for her clients, her desire to serve her team and her attention to detail makes her an outstanding leader.


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Denise Mauri

Operations Coordinator, Office Based

Denise has been with Right at Home Hudson Valley since day one. Her role has grown greatly since 2017. She has been a strong promoter and influencer of the culture we've created here. She is responsible for all things related to scheduling, billing, invoicing and payments. She can be reached directly to answer any questions or concerns regarding the above.


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Shanelle Jones

Caregiver Engagement Coordinator, Office Based

Shanelle joined Right at Home as one of our very first caregivers in 2017. Her work on the team has evolved and is now responsible for caregiver recruitment, training and employee on-boarding. She also assists with caregiver matching, scheduling and on-call management. She can be reached at the main office number.


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Christine Owen

Caregiver Team Lead

Christine Owen joined the Right at Home team as a caregiver in 2020, prior to that she spent many years in banking. Christine made the move over to caregiving during the pandemic because she was looking for a more fulfilling career. Christine is the latest outstanding caregiver to be promoted to a leadership role.


Kevin Rogers

Min. Kevin Rogers

Community Engagement Coordinator

Kevin started with Right at Home Hudson Valley in 2021 as a caregiver. As a Minister, he felt caregiving and working for Right at Home was a perfect fit for him. After 6 months as a caregiver, Kevin took on this new role to be a bridge between Right at Home and the community we serve. You'll find Kevin visiting healthcare facilities, community centers, churches and other parts of the Hudson Valley sharing our mission and the important work we do.

 

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Learn More About Right at Home

Scott Teresi and the team at Right at Home of Hudson Valley talk about what Right at Home can do for you or your loved one.  Our mission at Right at Home is to improve the quality of life for those we serve, and that extends to how we treat our highly trained caregivers as well.  

For more information, or to talk about how we can improve your life, or the life of a senior loved one, please call us at (845) 762-5557.

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