Imagine for a moment what it means to care. Is it not to feel and show concern for others? Is caring not about providing needed assistance for those you care for? And taking care to ensure that nothing is overlooked but that every detail, no matter how small, receives attention? Imagine caring for someone for a lifetime. Does it not require, above all, uncompromising commitment? And watchful, purposeful guidance to ensure that you are meeting the changing needs of the people you are for as they enter different stages in their life? Now, imagine Val Ives, a real estate consultant for whom caring is simply her way of life.