Celebration of Life

Working in the nursing field, you meet a lot of people. We build bonds with elders, fellow co-workers, and even other family members. We are taught how to handle situations when it comes to dealing with your work environment. The training we receive prepares us to be able to perform our jobs to the best of our abilities, and even how to deal with the loss of an elder. But what prepares us for the loss of a stakeholder? Just a few weeks ago we lost a very special stakeholder. She was so full of life, she loved and cared for the elders, and had a very contagious smile and laugh. This past Friday a celebration of life was held in her honor. Everyone, especially the elders, were encouraged to attend. Among those attending was her mom and another family member. So many kind words were spoken about the kind of person Joy was. To hear the elders speak so highly of her let you know just how serious she took her job and what the elders meant to her. During her days in the hospital our Chaplain Ronnie Case visited frequently, along with our CEO Benjamin Landy and other stakeholders. Joy Johnson was one of many that when you met her you would never forget her. Her named described just the person she was and was so fitting for her. She will be missed tremendously not only by her fellow stakeholders but mostly by the elders she cared.