I've been a caregiver for 27 years. I've been doing caregiving as a trained CNA for seven years. The people who inspired me to become a caregiver were my mother and my father, due to them having strokes at an early age.
There are a lot of things that motivate you when you're working with elderly people. They have funny stories that they have captured in their minds. From their grandkids visiting them, or from their kids, or whatever they have done in their life.