Life is often about being taken care of in childhood, or being a caretaker for others. The lessons are sometimes about nurturing, love and compassion. Be sure the senior you are helping gets the best care available and understands their changing needs.No one wants to live with, and take care of an old person who is ill and generally difficult deal with due to physical and emotional problems, that often require more care than they can provide. It is hard to see someone you love slip away. With the aid of a good home care provider, the burden is eased, yet some of these people leave a lot to be desired.Not everyone is a caretaker. Some can care take children, but not the people with special needs and illnesses, at any age. Others have no problem caring for an older person with whom they feel a soul connection.