Former client and family call OT their guardian angel

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Good Samaritan Society - International Falls Occupational Therapist nominated for Guardian Angel award by client
Kelly Todd

Whenever Sandy Sundin and her family need therapy and rehabilitation services, they search out Cassie Thompson and her team in International Falls, Minnesota.

“She’s just got a knack for caring for people and helping people,” Sandy, a nurse at a local hospital, says. “She always, always, puts the clients first.

‘Cassie is an angel’

A lead occupational therapist, Cassie looks after inpatient and outpatient clients and residents at Good Samaritan Society – International Falls. She also helps people in their homes through Sanford Bemidji Home Care and Hospice.

“Very personalized (care). First and foremost, looking at what is the patient’s goal? What is the family’s goal? What do we need to do to support their quality of life?” Cassie says about her team’s approach to occupational, physical and speech therapy.

That attention to detail is gaining recognition in the community. Sandy’s family is nominating Cassie for a Guardian Angel award through the Good Samaritan Foundation.

“Cassie is an angel,” Sandy says. “She puts her heart and soul into her job. Quality is first. Her staff is very accountable.”