SCOTTSDALE, AZ – November 20, 2023 In a display of quick action and teamwork, two Senior Living Advisors from Assisted Living Locators turned heroes at a Scottsdale restaurant. Dustin Baker, Owner/Senior Living Advisor of Assisted Living Locators East Valley, and Rachel Wasserstrom, Owner/Senior Living Advisor of Assisted Living Locators Scottsdale, saved the life of a choking diner at Montauk Restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale on the afternoon of November 15, 2023.
The incident occurred during a business lunch with corporate colleagues when Rachel Wasserstrom noticed Suzy Kuperschmidt, a fellow diner, in distress across the patio. Alerting Dustin Baker, who had his back to the incident, they quickly approached Suzy, where a good Samaritan was unsuccessfully attempting the Heimlich maneuver. Dustin, leveraging his experience as a former United States Army combat medic during Operation Iraqi Freedom, took over and performed a successful Heimlich maneuver, dislodging the food blocking Suzy’s airway.
Rachel Wasserstrom’s immediate response to assist by removing the obstruction from Suzy’s mouth was also instrumental in the rescue. The pair’s quick thinking and decisive actions calmed Suzy, who experienced an anxiety attack following the near-fatal incident. Their comforting presence helped her recover from the traumatic experience.
This act of bravery and teamwork by Dustin Baker and Rachel Wasserstrom not only saved Suzy Kuperschmidt’s life but also highlighted the importance of emergency preparedness and the inherent caring nature of the Assisted Living Locators team.
Dustin Baker’s and Rachel Wasserstrom’s heroism is a shining example of the commitment to community care and safety that Assisted Living Locators embodies. We are proud to have such compassionate and capable individuals as part of our team.
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About Assisted Living Locators:
Assisted Living Locators, a member of the Evive Brands family, offers a full spectrum of care options for seniors, ranging from in-home care to assisted living and memory care facilities. With a focus on compassionate, personalized solutions, Assisted Living Locators is committed to helping seniors and their families through the aging journey.