Making Zero Harm Possible: Matt Johnson & Rob Hendrickson, Perham Living

Matt Johnson, Physical Therapist, and Rob Hendrickson, Occupational Therapist, were recently awarded the Make Zero Harm Possible Award. The award recognizes staff in older adult service settings who demonstrate their commitment to safe, quality care and to treating the people they serve with respect and dignity – always.  

“Matt Johnson and Rob Hendrickson are champions for safe, quality care. It is because of the actions taking every day by people like Matt and Rob that elders and others who receive care, services and support in older adult service settings across Minnesota experience a life well lived,” said Gayle Kvenvold, President and CEO, LeadingAge Minnesota. “It is a true honor to recognize Matt and Rob for their dedication and commitment to respect, safety and dignity for all they serve.”


Matt and Rob take the time to know their residents as individual, exploring their interests, understanding their concerns and listening to how they want to live their lives. They then develop individualized therapy to help people feel confident and safe in their treatment plans as well as how they choose to live their lives.

Matt and Rob have also served as role models for their residents.

“Matt and Rob worked with one individual in particular to help him understand that he is defined by his potential, not his physical limitations,” said Jill Doll, Director of Nursing, Perham Living. “This is how they approach their work each day. Matt and Rob support people with their care needs, inspiring them as they regain their confidence and ensuring their have the highest quality of life possible.”

To see all recipients of the Make Zero Harm Possible Award or to nominate someone for the award, visit Make Zero Harm Possible.

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