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Patty Noble Funck

Patty has worked in the medical field in Lubbock since 1984. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare from Texas Tech University in 1983 and her Master of Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio in 1994. Patty’s experience includes nine years of hospital social work and familiarity with medical diagnoses, mental health issues, and medical professionals. Patty has worked providing medical social work services to local home health agencies since 1994, owning her business since 1996. She has provided contract social work services to home health agencies, hospices, hospitals, and Meals on Wheels. In 1999, Patty joined the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers and began providing geriatric care management services additionally. She has been active in the local organization of Medical Social Workers and the Lubbock chapter of National Association of Social Workers (NASW), holding offices several times. In particular, Patty is skilled in working with dementia/Alzheimer’s situations and caregiver issues. Patty is a life-long resident of Lubbock and has assisted in meeting care needs for her own parents and her in-laws. Patty’s husband is an agricultural engineer who is self-employed in the drip irrigation business, and they have two sons.

Joyce Atkinson, LBSW
Geriatic Care Manager:

Joyce graduated from Texas Tech University in 1978 with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Welfare. She is a licensed social worker.  Joyce joined Noble Care Solutions in 2004.   She primarily practices Geriatric Care Management.  She has also provided social work services for patients in home health and hospital settings, as well as performing assessments for Meals on Wheels.  Joyce has a passion for working with older people.  She finds satisfaction in helping families and those responsible for older people meet the needs of their loved ones.  Joyce strives to meet the individualized needs of all clients. 

 Joyce has past experience working with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.  She has utilized her Texas Teaching Certification teaching homebound students and adult education classes. 

Joyce has extensive volunteer experience in the community and her church.  She has used her social work skills volunteering in many different settings and with different populations of our society.  She enjoys continuing to volunteer in several areas where she knows she makes a difference for others. 



Petie Lowrey
Care Manager Assistant:

Petie has been in geriatric care for over twenty-three years.  She opened the fifth Assisted Living facility in Lubbock, Texas.  Her hands-on ownership has ingrained an insight and love for end of life and Alzheimer’s clients.  Tailored care cannot be addressed with cookie-cutter approaches.  Petie approaches each client as a unique person.  It is Petie’s experience and day to day care that lends a different perspective to Noble Care Solutions’ geriatric care management team.  Petie has six children and four grandchildren.  She is married to the coolest dude in town.  Her love for the geriatric community started as early as age five and has continued to grow to the present.





Patty N. Funck, LCSW, C-ASWCM
Professional Geriatric Care Manager
Noble Care Solutions • 7212 Joliet Ste. 10 • Lubbock, TX 79423
Office: (806) 791-2829 • Fax: (806) 791-3744
E-Mail:  patty@noblecaresolutions.com