I worked at a facility (as a PCA type worker) that had several group homes in the county I lived in. The homes mostly composed of individuals over 18 years of age, but we had one home with children. Working at a LTC facility has it's advantages, as well as it's disadvantages. While you get to know your clients on a deeper level, it can become a problem when things arise that complicate situations.
I remember feeling burnt out rather quickly as a PCA at my facility, but as long as you have passion, a goal in mind, and a willingness to understand and be patient, I think you will succeed in this type of field.
Your biggest issue will always be the parents or guardians of the children you work with. They can interfere with care plans
more than anyone else in the business!