Social worker makes house calls to powerless patients

THE BRONX - Sandy's devastation was not enough to stop one social worker from checking in on her patients who desperately needed her.

Danielle Dixon, a social worker with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, provides critical care to people suffering from chronic illness.

"Because their phone lines were still down, I came to make face-to-face contact to make sure that they're OK, and that their families are aware of the status of what's going on in the building," said Dixon.

Dixon made sure each member of her patient circle had food and necessary medicine, even while Sandy made things difficult for her personally.

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