About The Owner
Stephanie Smith Waldrop is a Mississippi native with over 20 years of healthcare experience. Even as a young child, Stephanie desired to care for not only the elderly but anyone in need. After assisting with the care of her elderly grandfather, Stephanie felt compelled to establish a safe, compassionate and loving environment in which others like her grandfather could receive the care they so desperately needed and deserved. Stephanie named the facility MyKales, in remembrance of her stepson,Tainarien MyKale Elliott.
Tainarien passed away in a drowning accident on July 2, 2012 while attempting to save a fellow swimmer in distress . It is written that persons named MyKale are characterized as having a practical, logical, analytical approach to life and a great deal of patience. Also, they believe anything worth doing is worth doing right. Stephanie felt the name was perfect for her residential living facility because in order to care for others with varying, ever-changing needs, one requires great patience and a practical and logical approach must be taken.
When committing to the care for others, one must make sure that residents needs are not only met but exceeded. Echoing the idea that anything worth doing is worth doing right. Stephanie believes that one must have a genuine desire and a great love in their hearts to truly care for others.