The time I spend with him is not strenuous but it is exhausting. I cannot imagine the energy and stamina that the RCAs (Resident Care Associate) have to care for their ten charges while I only have one.
But exhaustion aside, I have enjoyed my extended stays with Gregory. Besides helping him with his meals, I have brushed his teeth, given him shaves, combed his hair, massaged his back, watered his plants, refilled his refrigerator, and reorganized some of his dresser drawers, told him multiple times "I love you," fed him cookies and pretzel rods, helped him with copious glasses of water, watched his South Pacific DVD and several cooking shows (he loves both of these the most,) and more.
At his level of ability, at his level of functioning, at his level of intellect ... I love him and enjoy being with him.