Lutheran Family Service and partner organization, Perry Lutheran Homes, invite you to join the StepUp movement and take notice of and action to provide for the needs of the ‘invisible elderly’ in our communities, churches and eldercare homes. STEP (Serving Together our Elderly with Passion) is all about making sure no elderly citizen is lonely, afraid, hungry or forgotten. To learn more about the StepUp Movement and for fun weekly StepUp Challenges that offer a fun way to engage in elderly outreach, follow the Perry Lutheran Homes Facebook page and visit their website to learn more!
You can also download a great resource about reaching and engaging with senior care community residents! Click HERE or the photo below to download: Engaging with Elderly in Care Communities – Pastors & Congregations
Caring for a loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is a noble undertaking. However, it is also incredibly difficult and can often be frustrating, overwhelming and isolating. Lutheran Family Service provides outreach designed to increase understanding of dementia and support caregivers, equipping them with information and resources to provide care that honors both their relative and themselves.
Remembering Hope starts with a comprehensive one-day seminar that covers issues related to caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. This seminar can be hosted by a congregation or community group. Created in partnership with experts at Perry Lutheran Home’s memory care services, the event helps participants know what it’s like both to have and also to care for someone with dementia. Education about the disease process leads to increased understanding of the often frustrating and challenging behaviors that Alzheimer’s-affected loved ones display. Increased understanding helps caregivers find better ways to respond, decreasing stress and increasing well-being for all.
If you are interested in helping those in your community with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia as well as those who care for them, please contact Lutheran Family Service for more information on bringing our Remembering Hope programs to your area.
You helped me learn about the dementia my mom is experiencing and now I am able to understand and not always be so frustrated with her.
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by Rev. Dr. Jim Lamb
More and bigger for-profit hospice organizations dot the map often eclipsing non-profit, faith-based hospices.