I first began this area of work while working in a behavioral health facility. It's rewarding knowing you make a difference in not only the residents life but also there family. I am currently employed at a long care facility where my residents have become family to me. I recently took time off of my job to stay with my sister in law until she passed from cancer. She wanted to be home and not on hospice, so I cared for her as well as possible on a couch and recliner. She refused a hospital bed because she didn't want to feel as though she was giving up. As difficult as it is to watch someone fade away from us it is also very rewarding knowing I gave them and their family the best they deserved. I would want the same for myself and my family. This is not just a job for me but a way of life. I genuinely love what I do but need something to better suit my schedule.