Some of my clients can’t chew without remembering their teeth or due to swallowing difficulties that require pacing and positioning throughout their feeding. A few can’t wait for their bi-weekly treat, a warm meal when we have extra time to spare. Some can’t change a single article of clothing or use the bathroom on their own. They can feel, remember and think, but can’t speak, and they rely on me to know when something with them isn’t the same. These are the reasons I come to work motivated each day, because I know that I am essential to the wellbeing of our community’s greater good.