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Silvia Saldivar

Silvia Saldivar

Position: CNA

Organization: Sun Mar Nursing Center


Why should this person be nominated? (What makes nominee unique; why should they be selected the winner of this category?
Silvia sets the bar for CNA teamwork, compassion, and integrity. Not content to simply clock in and out, she brings forward concerns on senior care to the DSD and DON regularly. Whether it is regarding personalization of care, dignity, or variety of stimulus, Silvia is an advocate for our elderly population.

What is this nominee’s involvement in senior care or senior issues
When I have to come to a nursing facility, I hope that I have a CNA like Silvia.

If we could clone Silvia, and have an three shifts full of Silvia's, we would have the greatest nursing home imaginable. She has an excellent work ethic, provides excellent care to all of her residents & very through. She is always willing to help out in all types of situations, it doesn’t matter to her if that is her resident or not, she will help and ALWAYS does an excellent job. Her heart is very big when it comes to her residents. When I pass out the “wipes” for the CNA’s, Silvia always tells me not to give any to her as she does her peri care with soap & water! The way it should actually be done. For the most part, all of our CNA’s are very good with big hearts but Silvia sets the example.