The relationship between the person I care for & their family is of utmost importance to me. I have done both in-home and facility care for three senior women and one gentleman. I am happy to share references for all but one who has since died and I didn't have interaction with her family members. I know what a difference it makes to have someone helping you whose greatest desire is to tenderly meet any need you have & many times without even a word. Having someone to do things with, to suggest possibilities of ways to add enjoyment to your day, someone sensitive to the need for quietness but who is also openhearted and relating at others, someone who understands that things you once were able to do without a thought you now need some help with, these things make a big difference! Sometimes the one you love the most and the one who loves you the most, can't be present, or at least not always. I enjoy being the one to help at those times!