My experiences with Sharon Mertel, as my mom’s care giver, were exemplary. Sharon was patient and concerned, and she and my mother, who had Alzheimer, became good friends. My mom trusted Sharon implicitly and welcomed her into the family with open arms. My mother enjoyed their outdoor excursions, especially shopping. That was always one of her favourite things to do. And Sharon went above and beyond our expectations by giving her foot massages, taking her to get her hair done, and accompanying us for her health evaluations. Sharon’s support also extended to the family, although she made it very clear that her primary concern was ensuring her client’s welfare. Because of her, I was able to work as a substitute teacher and take personal time out of my busy schedule to reenergize. Sharon will be greatly missed.