If you're looking for help then this is probably a very stressful time for you and/or your loved one. There is major transition going on -- and some of it might not be welcome.
I want to add to your ease, decrease your burden, make this transition easier.
You're looking for someone to entrust yourself or your loved one with. You probably want someone you can depend on, who's on time, reliable, conscientious, experienced, dedicated, professional, competent. I am.
And I imagine you also want someone who has "soft-skills": intuitive, compassionate, deep listener, empathetic, honest, considerate, patient. That's me too.
Put them together and that means you or your loved one will receive care from someone who can hold compassionate space, listen deeply, respond to needs, anticipate what's needed, while also providing competently for health and daily tasks.
In addition, I respect the people I work with. Too often, people and professionals treat sick, disabled or elderly people as incompetent, invisible or childlike. I talk to them as adults (if they're mentally capable) and people. I ask health professionals to address the person directly, ask their questions to them, and give them eye contact.
I have counseling, facilitating and coaching skills, as well as caring for people with injuries/aging. I am not scared of people being ill on mental, physical, emotional, or spiritual level. I can "hold space" for what comes up. Resparking the will to live after a major life change or physical trauma is something I excel at.
It's a lovely dance to find the balance of inter/dependent, and try not to figuratively "step on toes" finding it.
I am a certified Holistic Healthcare Practitioner from AONH (Association of Natural Health), which means I can often share healthy advice, while also working within the parameters of your current medical team.
With me, you or your loved one is in excellent hands, combined with a compassionate heart, and a bright mind. 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.