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About Luke

Luke is part owner in Agape Assisted Living and Administrator. My focus is the care and well being of residents living in our assisted living home.

Dementia and Sleep Disorders

Dementia is a blanket term that refers to a cohort of pathophysiological conditions. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. Other examples of dementia include vascular dementiaLewy body dementiaParkinson’s diseaseShy-Drager syndrome, Huntington’s diseasealcohol-related dementiaAIDS-related dementia and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Common symptoms of dementia include progressive loss of cognitive functions such as memory, social skills and emotional reactions.

 

Read more at the link below.

https://www.tuck.com/dementia/ 

2018-06-13T21:08:22+00:00 By |Tags: , |

Caring for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer’s and dementia are devastating diseases that progress slowly and take your loved one away with it. When caring for a loved one with these diseases, each day can be a challenge, and new issues appear. What your loved one could once do easily, they can no longer do easily or sometimes not even do at all.

Communication

As these diseases progress, conversation with your loved one may become more and more difficult. It may be difficult to understand them and for them to follow you. You will need to use a calm and gentle tone, short words and simple sentences. Don’t […]

2018-05-26T13:17:34+00:00 By |Tags: , , |

When It’s Time for Assisted Living?

When trying to figure out if your parent can remain safely at home or it’s time for assisted living, there are several signs that you need to look for. You need to check your parent’s housing situation, what their medical needs are and the status of their health. Plus, sometimes the burden of caregiving becomes too much for the caregiver to bear. It can lead to exhaustion and illness of the caregiver; the caregiver can become worn down from supplying the needs of the elderly parent.

Signs to look for

Some of the signs that your parent may need to be moved […]

2018-04-30T17:36:25+00:00 By |Tags: , , |

Senior residents coloring eggs for Easter

We celebrated Easter this year with the residents coloring eggs listening to music and having a good time together.  We had a great time celebrating Easter with the residents and our kids! Coloring eggs, listening to musing and telling stories and making new memories.

 

2018-04-30T16:57:58+00:00 By |Tags: , |

Social Security Disability Benefits Guide

Understand how Social Security disability benefits works and how to calculate your benefits.

Social Security disability benefits can provide for your family when an injury, illness, or disability prevents you from working and earning an income. Applying for these benefits is often seen as a cumbersome process, however, requiring several steps, a slew of complicated paperwork, and even in-person hearings.

This guide will explain how Social Security disability benefits work while helping you determine whether your disability, illness, or chronic condition is enough to qualify. We’ll walk you through each step of the process, and tell you what to expect during each […]

2018-04-27T08:06:05+00:00 By |Tags: , |

Bus-Stops at Old People’s Homes Take Patients for a Ride

You may not believe but elopement and wandering are more and more common with residents with suffer from dementia. Old people’s homes across Germany are erecting fake bus-stops to make it easier to round up senile pensioners trying to make a run for it, and also to help soothe patients who feel they have things to do, places to be.

Read more about it follow the link below

http://www.dw.com/en/bus-stops-at-old-peoples-homes-take-patients-for-a-ride/a-3394237

 

One of the main responsibilities for caring with people with dementia is to try our best to keep them safe even in the event that they want to leave the home.  The use […]

2018-04-27T08:25:52+00:00 By |Tags: , , , |

Opening presents at Christmas

Opening Christmas Presents

Christmas day is always a special time for our elderly residents.  Every year on Christmas day in the morning,  we gather the residents, kids and sing Christmas Carols and exchange presents. Here are some pictures for the previous years.

Decorating cookies and have a great time

Decorating cookies with the residents. Everyone had a blast. We strive to provide a active and social environment for our senior residents and this is one of the many activities we do as a group.  None of the cookies made it past dinner time 🙂

Book club ladies enjoying the weather

Striving to improve the  quality of everyday life for our residents beyond the all the activities available we’ve partnered with Bonnie Pannell who comes in and visits and spends quality one on one time with the each of the residents  as well was group activities with the residents.  They have since formed a small book club and enjoy reading and listening to short stories.

2018-04-27T08:52:27+00:00 By |Tags: , , |