About Us: [Agape Care] In-Home Care
What's An "Agape'?
What does "Agape" mean? What is that strange looking word? If you're thinking it looks Greek to me; you are definitely right. Agape (pronounced ag-ah-pay) is one of the words Greeks used to describe Love. The ancient Greek language, used at least four words to describe love. "Agape" (love) is the ultimate love. A love that is relational, selfless and unconditional. The word "Agape" is used 116 times in 105 verses of the New Testament.(Return to top)
Agape Care, In-Home Care, was founded in August 2005 to provide support services and in-home care services to families and individuals requiring in-home care. Agape Care is licensed by the Department of Health as an In-Home Care Agency.(Return to top)
Our Mission Statement
Agape Care's mission is to provide our clients dependable high quality care. We are committed to serving with an attitude of unconditional love and acceptance. We assist our clients to sustain the best quality of life by maintaining their dignity and independence to the best of their abilities, circumstances and environment.
Each kind and compassionate Agape Care caregiver is thoroughly and carefully pre-screened, interviewed, bonded and insured assuring top quality care and compatibility. For your security, the following clearances are required: Pennsylvania Criminal History, ChildLine and F.B.I finger printing. Every caregiver must obtain the minimum of a Pennsylvania Personal Care Assistant certification and participate in continuing education and yearly skills testing.
Agape Care offers in home care services in Lancaster, PA. and throughout Lancaster County, utilizing the skills and experience of compassionate caregivers under the direction of our skilled management team.(Return to top)
Each kind and compassionate Agape Care caregiver is thoroughly and carefully pre-screened, interviewed, bonded and insured assuring top quality care and compatibility. For your security, the following clearances are required: Pennsylvania Criminal History, ChildLine, and F.B.I. finger printing. Every caregiver must obtain the minimum of a Pennsylvania Personal Care Assistant certification and participate in continuing education and yearly skills testing.(Return to top)
Our Leadership Team
Karen Shenk, served seniors for 20 years at the Next Gen Senior Center. Working with her mother, Nancy Morrow, Director for 25 years, the senior center became the hub from which programs and services help seniors maintain dignity and independence. Currently she serves as President of their Board of Directors. Karen serves as President of the Millersville Business Association. Has served on the Women In-Business Committee and Mentoring Committee with Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and as President of the Penn Manor Education Foundation and is a member of the Lancaster Sertoma. Karen is the Agape Center Executive Director. Her 20 plus years experience in geriatrics have proven invaluable to her Leadership and Administrative Team as well as Agape Care’s Clients and Caregivers. Karen presently serves as Missions Director for Transformation Ministries, traveling with missions teams to Nicaragua.
Nicki Nafziger, Karen’s daughter, continues the family tradition of caring for and serving seniors. Nicki has 10 years experience in the in-home care industry and a lifelong association and service to the Next Gen Senior Center. She is a member of the Lancaster Sertoma Club and was the 1999 recipient of the Serteen Service to Mankind Award and served on the Board of Directors for the Christian Library of Lancaster. Nicki has been a Junior Achievement volunteer teaching the JA Success Skills curriculum at Penn Manor High School. This course helps students develop their interpersonal effectiveness and problem solving strategies for success in the workplace. As Director of Client and Caregiver Services, Nicki carefully creates each clients care plan to suit their individual requirements. She will continually monitor each client’s circumstances so their care plan can be adjusted to suit changing needs, wants and desires. A very important aspect of Nicki’s job is to assure positive and open communications between clients, caregivers and the Agape Care administrative office.
Joyce Miller, is the Agape Care Director of Community Services. Her job is to explore opportunities for Agape Care to network and serve community organizations. Joyce brings many years of experience serving organizations like: The United way, The Mountville Youth Athletic Association fundraising committee and “Team Mom.” At the Mountville Elementary School, Joyce served as a Fundraising Committee Leader and “Room Parent”. Joyce has served seniors in Lancaster County for the past 10 years. She currently serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors of the Next Gen Senior Center. Joyce is on the Women In-Business Mentoring Committee and has served as an Ambassador for the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce. She volunteers at the Millersville Meals On Wheels and with Mum’s For Moms. This organization grew from a simple gesture of taking chrysanthemums to moms who had soldiers serving in Iraq and has grown to an organization of friends and family volunteers packaging hundreds of “Christmas Care Packages” to soldiers in Iraq and many other parts of the world where soldiers are separated from their families for the holiday.
For more information about our in-home care services, please visit our In-Home Care page or contact us with questions.(Return to top)