Tallahassee businesswoman Rita Stevens runs a bustling childcare center. In addition to caring for other people’s children, Stevens is the primary caregiver for her adult daughter who has a mental disability. Her daughter is able to live in her own apartment with assistance but Stevens says there’s still a lot to do.
“I feel like I have to babysit the caregivers and stay on top of them to make sure her room is getting cleaned. They have these supportive living plans and making sure they’re following those," she said.