Respectfully I disagree and have to say I fail to see how you formed your opinion. I work LTC, I watch my staff give care to thier patients just as they would give care to thier family members. We provide a safe place for those who cannot care for themselves. We watch each and every one of those people and can tell the smallest change in behavior and health. When they are crying in thier sleep, my staff and myself will go and sit with them, hold thier hands, listen to thier fears, or wrap our arms around them and hold them for as long as they need. Yes we have other patients to watch over, but each person is special and loved by us. I have seen CNA's and Nurses take turns sitting with a dying patient while waitting for the family to arrive. I have watched as Nurses took patients out to dinner or church or a movie. I have seen people take the time on thier day off to accompany a patient to the Dr's when the family couldn't. We don't care what it costs for a person to stay in our faculity, in fact, if asked most of us have no clue how much it costs to stay. The reality is that each and every one of our charges become family to us. No, they are not family by blood, but just as important, they become family of the heart!