For over 10 years, Agape Care has offered flexible in-home care services in Lancaster County centered around personal care for seniors, those with disabilities, and those recovering from injury or illness. We are committed to serving with love and doing what it takes to help our clients maintain their dignity and independence.
We are a Pennsylvania state licensed, non-medical agency providing in-home care services for Seniors, Veterans, and the disabled, as well as individuals with Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Intellectual Disabilities, and long term illnesses. We also assist those recovering from operations with the services they need to remain or recover in their own homes. These services often help ease family tensions and fears while providing much needed “respite care” for those who daily serve as caregivers for a family member or loved one. Agape Care believes offering varying levels of service provides our clients the continuum of care they need to remain in their homes as their needs increase and change.
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.
We offer in home care services throughout all of Lancaster County, utilizing the skills and experience of compassionate caregivers under the direction of our skilled management team.
As the daughter of our founder, Karen Shenk, and she continues the family tradition of caring for and serving seniors. She has over a decade of experience in the in-home care industry. Nicki ensures that our clients receive the highest quality of care, and she fosters our attitude of unconditional love and acceptance. She volunteers her time with Penn Manor Boy’s Lacrosse, The Joy of Living Ministries Advisory Board, The Penn Manor Education Foundation, and the Sertoma Club of Lancaster.
Charlotte Dussinger has been working with the Agape Care leadership team since August of 2008. Her wide skill set and range of experience are a true asset to the Agape Care Leadership and Administrative teams.
Charlotte serves as Director of Administration, and oversees the smooth operation of office procedures. She worked for 10 years in nursing facilities and private duty care for seniors.
Charlotte served as an EMT with the Leola and New Holland Ambulance Associations as well as Ephrata Medic. She is the mother of 2 adult children and the oldest of three siblings.
Catherine has been a part of the Agape Care team for over ten years. She currently serves as our Client Care Coordinator where she does training, evaluations of new clients, and files monthly reports to Lancaster Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Catherine is a Penn Manor Graduate, and she spent two years at Willow Street Vo-Tech for Distributive Education thereafter. She served in the US Navy from 1980-1985 and was stationed in New Orleans. Catherine decided to pursue nursing in 2004, and by 2005 she acquired her LPN license.
Anthony has been with Agape Care since March of 2015. Originally, he worked remotely as the social media manager before taking on a greater role in the office in August of 2016.
Today he oversees marketing and outreach, and he represents Agape Care to the Millersville Business Association, Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources, Lancaster Young Professionals, and the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce. He has an associate’s degree from HACC in business administration, and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Millersville University.
Karen Shenk, our former president, passed away in 2015. In addition to her 10 years overseeing the daily operations of Agape Care, she 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 their dignity and independence.
That legacy lives on to this day through Agape Care. Karen’s heart for people, and her extravagant love, still permeate every facet of who we are. Focus on the Family defines agape love as:
“Unconditional love that is always giving and impossible to take or be a taker. It devotes total commitment to seek your highest best no matter how anyone may respond. This form of love is totally selfless and does not change whether the love given is returned or not.”
Karen lived her life this way, and it’s how we still choose to live ours.