These hospital 'baby rockers' take care of infants who have no one

Bess Jensen volunteers as a "baby rocker" at a Nebraska hospital.

Story highlights

  • Five volunteers take shifts to make sure there's always someone around
  • Some of the infants are "shaken babies" or wards of the state

(CNN)Bess Jensen started volunteering at a Nebraska hospital after retiring from the local gas company. At first, it was a way to give back and stay active. But now she's playing a crucial role in many young lives.

Jensen and four other women go to Lincoln's Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals to do one simple thing -- cuddle infants.