Hi there! My name is Sonia Martinez. I have been passionately doing this for 22yrs. In those 22 yrs, i have had the opportunity to work with a fantastic rehab team for two yrs. I had the privilege to show new employees the proper way of doing transfers in and out of bed, to and from a wheelchair. I also showed them how to use machinery for transfers such as the hoyer lift and the sit to stand machines known as the pal lift, sally lift, and sabino lift. I have lots of experience with hospice patients, patients with dementia and Alzheimer's. I have also done wound care. I am very familiar with catheters, g-tubes, ng-tubes. I have worked hospitals, nursing homes, private duty, home health and hospice. I am very proud of all my accomplishments that I have achieved throughout my career. I am also cpr/first-aide certified. I renew my certified nursing assistants certification every 2 yrs. Please feel free to contact me with further questions you might have at 520-256-7407. Please leave me a detailed message if I do not answer. Thank you!
Kindness, sweetness, honesty, charming, responsible, punctual, compassionate, well educated, encouraging, smart, efficient. I want to help people who is suffering and are going through loneliness. I want to make the elder live a happily and comfortable for what's left for their lives and enjoy their home instead of being in a nursing home facility. I enjoy my work; I do it with the best attitude. What I like the most about my job is that my clients are satisfied with my services. Is that they smile and they are comfortable and happy. I like to be a supplier for their essential necessities. I love helping people. I am very compassionate to those I serve. I have been a caregiver for over 30 years. I completed my Nurse Assistant Training in 1989. It takes a special person to be a Caregiver. It is essential to be patient and kind, dependable, knowledgeable and SKILLED. It is also necessary to be creative when issues arrive. CPR and First Aid must be required; I have both the skills and certification. I handle emergencies calmly, efficiently, and professionally.
Having a sense of humor is also a plus!
I also enjoy learning about my clients ie, where they were born, where they spent their childhood or went to school, their first job, etc.
It gives me great joy to be a Caregiver, my true calling!
In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, fly fishing, camping, and exploring. I love to read and visit my local county libraries often. I own a cat and have owned dogs.
Growing up in Oregon, I was involved in 4H and FFA and Girl Scouts. I love animals, growing flowers, rock hounding, buying art, attending plays and concerts, and visiting museums.