Joyce Dukureh
Position: Personal Care Assistant in the Memory Care Unit
Location: Alaris Health at The Atrium
"When she recently had congestive heart failure, it was difficult to see my grandmother in such a critical state. If it were not for Joyce's kindness and words of encouragement, I would not have been able to get through this last stage of my grandma's life. The dedication she has had towards her has been that of a daughter caring for her own mother. For this, I have no way of thanking her. She has the patience that no one else has had to get her to eat at least something. Her job of dealing with dementia patients is not easy but the love she has for them makes her a natural at it. She will forever be in our hearts as the person who was able to get my feisty grandmother to eat even when all hope was abandoned. With all honesty, I wish all staff members would copy her dedication because she is one of a kind. After many years of giving service with humility, I think she is deserving of recognition. Thank you."