Thanks for reading, replies are greatly appreciated!I have just finished my first year of nursing school. I work on the weekends at a nursing home (in personal care) as a nurse's aide. I have had this job for almost a year and prior to this I was a waitress at this place. At this job, I am very comfortable with the residents I work with. I know who likes to talk and could talk for hours and who would rather just be left alone after I am through assisting them with whatever they need. Since it is the summer I decided I needed to pick up more hours so I just got a job as a Home Health Aide. I started a few days ago, and my only client right now is a woman in a nursing home who really only needs us there for companionship...the problem? She doesn't seem to want the companionship. The first night I was with her I called my boss afterwards in tears because I didn't think I could handle it. For some of the time I was there she slept, so I sat in her room and read a book, but during the time she was awake I could not get her to talk to me. If I asked her a question she would respond, but then that was it. A simple answer, then silent again. She did not seem happy to have me there and I felt very uncomfortable and out of place.The next morning I was scheduled to go to her again, so reluctantly I did. Once again, she slept a majority of the time I was there. While she was awake I was able to convince her to play a game of scrabble with me, but she did not speak to me the entire time we played. After that, we sat and I decided to tell her stories and talk to see if it would help. I talked about my nephews and niece, stories about my previous waitressing job, jobs in general...I tried to ask about her family, grandkids etc but she wouldn't say much. I figured maybe she just doesn't want to talk about her own family...but she doesn't want to talk to me about ANYTHING.I have had patients like this during my clinical experience, but it has not made me uncomfortable because I was able to give them space and would go help another student or nurse. But with this lady, I am assigned to spend time with her for 7 hours a day. Any suggestions of how to break this barrier? I really do not want to quit this job because of the flexible hours, and I do not want to come off as a complainer or quitter to my boss if I ask for a different assignmentSo please...any suggestions? I'm desperate. I want to be a good companion & not have any more days coming home crying because I cant get through to her...Thank you so much for reading..