Ila was inspired to become a Senior Companion Volunteer after she was severely injured in an automobile accident three years ago. She was forced to do her rehabilitation in a nursing home due to the fact that she didn't have any immediate family members available to assist her at home. She said her recovery was sped up due to the physical and emotional assistance she received from the staff during her stay there. After she was able to return home, she began assisting with rehab patients in three area nursing homes. She continues to keep in contact with these clients after their return home to be sure they are taking care of themselves.