Where we are now
The most important people at St Luke’s Home are the residents and we have built a strong and well respected reputation as a leading provider of residential care and support services to older people in the Cork region. In more recent years we have developed a particular expertise in the care of those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia.
Crucially, over the last decade we have made a huge investment in developing our facilities in Mahon with a view to reaching out and making a real difference to Cork’s elderly community.
We are now at a stage in our development where more funding is required to continue to enhance our standard of care. Currently, the annual cost of running the Home is approx. €9 million and funding from the HSE and other income streams falls considerably short of this… we need to fill the gap!
With this in mind the St Luke’s Home Foundation, the official fundraising body for St Luke’s Home was established in January 2011. The Foundation is responsible for developing giving opportunities and encouraging charitable contributions from within the community towards the work being carried out by the Home.
In brief our aim is:
• To build support for St Luke’s Home through communication of our mission, caring for the elderly in Cork through Residential, Respite, Day Care and Out-Reach programmes
• To inform and build awareness of our expertise in Alzheimer’s/dementia care. Our substantial investment in facilities both within the Home and Northridge House, our Education Centre allow us to reach out to a much wider community
• To agree and implement fundraising initiatives, both medium and long term
• To build and maintain on-going corporate partnerships
The Foundation has agreed a number of short, medium and long term goals as follows:
• Continued enhancement of the standard of care given to residents, respite and day-care clients
• Carrying out further research on Dementia and care of older people by working closely with partner organisations such as Alzheimer’s society, Age Action etc.
• Expanding training both internally and externally through the Education Centre
• Expanding the Day Care centre to weekends and holidays which the HSE does not currently cover
• Developing an Outreach programme for home-based clients in the community
• Funding the Activities Programme at the Home
• Investing in the continuous upgrade and improvement of the St Luke’s Home facility.