There are other things you can do with that experience- work for the health department, do private duty, hospice, work for an insurance company or home care provider, or be a floater for a school system. You could even work for a veterinarian on the desk, and maybe even take classes to get your CVT so you could do veterinary work.
You could also do private infant care, care for a kid with medical issues, specialized respite care...or in home pet care or work at a zoo, if you really wanted to do something else.
Look around at the possibilities, and think a little outside the box. You have skills that can be built upon or transferred.