Our Assisted Living Team
Our mature and compassionate team of caregivers and healthcare providers truly makes Unlimited Care Cottages a special place. Each person chosen to help us care for your loved one becomes a part of our close-knit family.
I have always been a pet lover. About 15 years ago I saw how interaction with a Therapy Pet could be a tool used to enhance physical therapy for PT patients, nursing home residents, and children. I told myself I would do that one day. My Goldendoodle (half Poodle half Golden Retriever), Daisy has been with us for three years. She struck me as the perfect candidate for therapy work. She loves people and is very affectionate. Daisy is recognized as a Canine Good Citizen and we love to make frequent visits to local assisted living homes. Our desire is to enrich the lives of the residents. I personally have witnessed Daisy making a difference by providing comfort, love, strength building and companionship to the residents. One example of therapy thru a dog is playing toss with a ball, in return, the patient would use arm and core body strength to toss the ball and may gain confidence when the dog reacts to the commands.
Daisy and I are working toward her “reading” with students, which allow the child to practice the skill of reading in a relaxed, dog-friendly atmosphere. Daisy and I hope we can brighten someone’s day with our visits.
Resident Care Coordinator
Hello, my name is Sonia Botello and I am originally from Mexico. I came to the US in 1976 at age 14 and graduated from John H Reagan HS. I became a US citizen in 1996. I got married in 1983 and have 4 beautiful kids and proud to be a grandma of 2 lovely grandchildren. Working with kids and seniors is my passion and I am so fortunate to be able to combine the two. I became employed with Unlimited Care through a former resident, Mr. Dale. I was his private caregiver for 5 years and when he moved into one of the cottages at Unlimited Care, that’s how I met Buck & Terri. I feel like that is when I became part of what I call my second family. I have been with Unlimited Care Cottages for 4 years and my title has progressed to Resident Care Coordinator which involves so many different details that I love overseeing and being involved with. This is truly my life’s calling.
Dr. Jason DeMattia, MD
DR. JASON K. DEMATTIA, MD
Jason K. DeMattia, MD earned his medical degree from N.Y. Medical College in 2001. He completed a Family Medicine residency at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown TX, and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He received the coveted honor, “Resident Teacher Award.”
Together with his wife Candice M. DeMattia, MD they have been practicing Family Medicine in the greater Houston area since 2005.In answer to the escalating population of geriatric patients and their need for health care accessibility, Dr. DeMattia founded Physicians Home Care of Texas in Spring of 2013 to ensure that the elderly have the opportunity to receive the health care they need, when and where they need it.
VA Accredited Agent
I will assist any Veteran, spouse or widow of a Veteran who is eligible for Veterans Benefits. There are two types of Pensions for Aid and Attendance. The first is for Veterans with low income and no assets. the second type is for Veterans with high income and disposable assets. These claims require a rating and special documentation. You will need my assistance as there are specific provisions for this.
Ashley Durkin is the primary house call practitioner in Spring, The Woodlands, Conroe, Kingwood and Humble for the Geriatric and Hospice Medical Services (GHMS). This job includes medical supervision of two GHMS employees. She has worked in a medical supervisory capacity since 2000 with multiple GHMS employees such as medical assistants, nurse’s aids and nurses. Her duties include direct patient care, diagnosing, treating, reviewing labs, ordering tests, writing prescriptions, taking call, coordinating care plan oversight with home health nursing staff as well as preparing coding and billing for Medicare patients.
Assisted Living Director
Candace brings three years of long-term care knowledge to Unlimited Care Cottages, and has similar experience from her previous job with Creekside Retirement Facility in Huntsville, where she also served as the Assisted Living Director.
She received her certification as an Assisted Living Administrator for Texas in 2014 and received her Associate of Business degree from LoneStar College.
Although originally from Louisiana (she’s a big LSU fan!), Candace has lived in Texas most of her life and has been in the Conroe area for many years now.
Pamela Haynie is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and has earned a Bachelor Degree in Music Therapy in August of 1992. Mrs. Haynie also attended The University of Texas at Arlington and Southeastern Oklahoma State University where she completed her core music curriculum.
Mrs. Haynie began working with seniors in a healthcare environment in 1992 as an Activity Director after her graduation and began to target the need for musical reminiscence within the senior healthcare environment. It was during this time she composed a song (“The Nursing Homes Blues”) for her residents to help them express themselves and their grievances after a Resident Council meeting prior to a State audit in 1992. She began to market and present her ideas to other facilities and, as a result of her efforts, soon opened her own Music Therapy practice (Medicine Music Productions) in 1993.
Mrs. Haynie has participated in Memory Walks for the Alzheimer’s Association and has been on the steering committee for the Senior Games of The Woodlands for the past several years. Pamela now has an extensive list of clientele in nursing homes, adult day care facilities, personal care homes, rehabilitation hospitals, independent and assisted living residences as well as Alzheimer communities all over the greater Houston area and beyond.
I started my nursing career later in life. I was blessed to be able to be a stay at home Mom while my children were young. After graduating from nursing school in Missouri I worked in a hospital on the med-surg floor for 5 years. We then were transferred to Texas with my husband’s job. Thankfully I was able to take a little time off to get settled in our new surroundings. Most recently, prior to working for Unlimited Care, I worked for a local hospice company
I feel very blessed to be working with such wonderful residents, gifted caregivers, and also Terri, Buck, Denise, and Mayra.