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Agape Paints Loris Purple!

Posted by Shane Hubbard on October 30, 2013 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (22)

Agape painted the town of Loris, SC purple during the recent Loris Bog-Off Festival!

Case Manager Shares Agape!

Posted by Shane Hubbard on October 30, 2013 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (21)

I was recently with group of Case Managers at a nearby hospital. We were discussing ways to reduce Hospital readmissions. I explained how our integrated services work to keep Agape referrals from readmitting. Monte, one of the Case Managers, offered this story:

Monte recently referred a patient to GIP at Agape. When she was being moved to her new bed, her son became agitated and believed she was in distress. He kept demanding she be sent back to the hospital. The care givers at Agape took her vitals and tried to reassure her son that she was fine and would soon be resting comfortably. However, because Agape did not send her back to the hospital, the son became angry and had her moved to a different facility.

Once at the new facility the same thing occurred. This time, however, the care givers called 911, put her on an ambulance, and sent her back to GSRMC. Once there, the son related the story to Monte and a CNA. When hearing what happened, the CNA agreed with the son saying, “That’s terrible! I would never recommend Agape!”

Later, Monte pulled the CNA to the side and asked if she believed the patient needed to be in the hospital. The CNA answered, “I guess not.” Monte then asked what she would do if the son began insisting that the patient was in distress. The CNA replied, “There’s nothing we could do.” Monte replied, “Exactly. And that is why the patient was better off at Agape. They did everything right.”

At Agape we always act in the patients’ best interest. Sometimes family members don’t understand that hospitals are not the best place for comfort measures and end of life care. Our staff specializes in this care, and we are the experts in this field.

 

Agape Hospice of the Lowcountry Hosts Celebration of Life!

Posted by Mfloyd on October 24, 2013 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (18)

Charleston Hosts

Life Blooms Eternally

Memorial Service and Celebration of Life at 11am

November 2, 2013

Customs House Steps

 

Lt. Governor McConnell Speaks to SCAIP

Posted by Mfloyd on October 21, 2013 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (21)

Lt. Governor Glenn McConnell, an advocate for senior care in the state, spoke at the annual South Carolina Aging in Place meeting on October 16th. Agape Senior was a sponsor of the event, which also recognized Outstanding Seniors and Senior Care Professionals in the state. Agape Senior CEO was nominated for one of the prestigious awards.

Berkeley County EMS Completes First Responders Dementia Training!

Posted by Mfloyd on October 7, 2013 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (18)

Marianne Warren, one of our Dementia training specialists, played a major role in educating over 100 Berkeley County EMS workers throughout the week. Presenting Dementia Training for First Responders, Marianne highlighted ways to recognize a person affected by dementia and ways to handle them on a call. Over a course of three days, responders also shared their many interactions with dementia residents in the Moncks Corner area and beyond.

 

Agape Senior is a leader in educating people throughout the state on senior care issues. Specializing in Dementia Training, Agape Hospice of the Lowcountry, as well as Agape Senior-which covers the entire state, are available to make presentations to emergency workers, facility staff members, church groups and the general public. For more information or to schedule a Dementia Training Seminar, please call 843-553-7122 in the Charleston are (Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties) or 1-800-411-2427. For further information about Agape Senior and all of our entities throughout the state of South Carolina, please visit www.agapesenior.com.

Agape Hospice Presents Savannah Grace Training Course

Posted by Mfloyd on October 7, 2013 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (228)

One of Agape Hospice of the Lowcountry's wonderful nurses shared her expertise with the staff of Savannah Grace Hall, a Five Star Living community.

Morgan Lewis, RN, presented Death and Dying to the staff of the Mt. Pleasnt skilled nursing facility, highlighting levels of care, signs and symptoms, as well as patient care.

Agape Hospice and Primary Senior Care takes pride in the educational opportunities we present throughout the tri-county area. If you are in Charleston, Berkeley or Dorchester counties and are interested in having a free presentation of any Senior Health Care Topic, please contact Melanie Floyd at (843)553-7122.  Those in South Carolina outside the tri-county area, should call 1-800-411-2427 as we are located throughout the state and happy to reach out to any county.

www.agapesenior.com 

 

Veteran's Day Celebration

Posted by Shane Hubbard on September 30, 2013 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (20)

                                                                 

 

Join Agape Senior

as we honor our Veteran's

Saturday, Nov. 9th

Courthouse Lawn

Conway, SC

8:00 AM- Until

for more information,

Contact Shane Hubbard

(843) 855-0979

The Science of Happiness

Posted by Shane Hubbard on September 30, 2013 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (22)

The Science of Happiness: An Experiment in Gratitude

 

 

After watching this, I was reminded of how grateful I am to work with such a supportive and caring Agape team!

Don't forget to be grateful. . .it might just make you happy! :)

 

 

Agape Hospice of the Lowcountry is Alzheimer's Walk Sponsor!

Posted by Mfloyd on September 24, 2013 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (20)

Saturday was a wonderful morning at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant! As a sponsor of the 2013 Alzheimers Walk, Agape Hospice and Senior Care handed out 1200 bottles of water to thirsty participants! The walk, sponsored by and benefitting the Alzheimers Association, took place by the Yorktown Aircraft Carrier and Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park this past Saturday. Starting at the gorgeous Harbor Hilton Pavilion, the walk was over 2 miles and many walked in honor of a loved one suffering from dementia.

Agape Hospice and Agape Senior Primary Care of the Lowcountry are leaders in Alzheimers and Dementia education. To schedule dementia education, training or event, please call our Charleston office at 843-553-7122. Covering Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties, our Lowcountry office is located at 9301 Medical Plaza Drive in North Charleston, across from Trident Hospital.

The Palms & Savannah Grace Celebrate Employees!

Posted by Mfloyd on September 19, 2013 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (19)

The Employees of The Palms Independent Living and Savannah & Grace Halls (Assisted and Skilled) are being celebrated all week!

Today, Agape Hospice and Agape Senior Primary Care participated in an employee celebration fair at Cooper Hall that entertained over 170 employees! Kitty Weaver of Agape Senior Primary Care and Melanie Floyd of Agape Hospice of the Lowcountry, took part in the afternoon festivities! We celebrate you and appreciate all the staff of The Palms and Savannah Grace!

For more information about Agape Hospice of the Lowcountry, serving Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties, call 843-553-7122. For more information about Agape Senior Primary Care, including clinic hours and facility house calls, please call 843-553-3509.


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