Health Care Hero: Helping patients regain independence is rewarding

Amy Tindal
Amy Tindal

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Name: Amy Tindal

Hometown: Middletown


Job Title: COTA (Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant)

Where do you Work: The Laurels of Middletown

Describe what your day is like/what you do: I help my guests prepare for their day and improve their quality of life and independence.

What inspired you to get into health care: Seeing the therapist who worked with my dad when he was sick.

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What's a memorable experience you've had in health care? Seeing patients who I helped to gain back their independence — it's truly rewarding.

What do you want readers to know about your job right now? That the goal of therapy has not changed. We are here ready to support you on your journey to independence.

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