I am a certified Nursing assistant who's been working in this field for 2 1/2 years. I work/have worked with all kinds of patients from Alzheimer's, Dementia, Bi-polar, Schizophrenic, hospice, amputee, and those who can take care of themselves, but need some assistance at times. I enjoy working with the elderly bc you can really make a difference in their lives whether it's just lending an ear. Its so rewarding to know that you have turned what could have been a bad day into a great one by interacting with them, making them laugh, and just showing them that you care and you're there for them when their family can't be. It's our job to take care of them, and to make sure they are living the rest of their life happy and comfortable.