Omayra Caro Roman, R.N., has been a nurse for 28 years. She began her career in home care and later transitioned to hospice care, where she feels she was born to serve as a hospice caregiver. “I love to build trusting relationships with patients and families,” she says.

Caro Roman speaks Spanish and works with the Spanish-speaking population within hospice. “Through some of life’s hardest times, I am with the patient in his or her final journey,” she says. “I find this job extremely rewarding.”

Her bond with patient families does not end when the patient dies, though. “I maintain a friendship with a couple of the families I served,” she says. “We keep in touch, and they invite me to their homes for dinner or special occasions.” This continuing connection extends Roman’s passion for hospice nursing.