In my experience in working in the field I have of course encountered people who were frustrated about their disposition in life and anxious. I have always been able to be a calming spirit for those I care for. They will constantly tell me how wonderful I am and they can sense my passion for caring for them. I listen, have conversations, share words of wisdom, and even love going through old pictures.
If I had to pick a favorite part of caring for elder's; it's that I get to know their story. And almost always, there is a lesson I take from each and every conversation I have with my patients.