Getting to know us
“Commitment, action and reaction “
Fundación Lukas is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2009 with the aim of improving the quality of life of the families and people with severe multiple disabilities.
What is Severe Multiple Disability?
Severe Multiple Disability (hereinafter DMS) is considered to be the condition of children, youth and adults who present different types of disability: physical, intellectual and / or sensory, simultaneously, with a high degree of or total dependence of their basic activities on a daily basis. The DMS implies a series of “challenges” and needs in the daily life of the person who has it and that of his/her family and / or caregivers:Physical and emotional dependence: food, health, hygiene, emotional and social relationships, etc.
– Difficulty in communication due to limited or non-existent language.
– Difficulty in movement / displacement due to not being able to walk.
– Need for adaptations and technical aids in the home and in the vehicle.
– Special needs in food, hygiene, health, etc.
– Medical complications: risk of epilepsy, malnutrition, degenerative diseases and medical complications that reduce their quality of life.
– Daily physical and emotional effort.
– Family fracture due to the difficult handling of the situation and due to not receiving psychological attention.
– Feelings of loneliness, fear, uncertainty, exhaustion, etc.
– Complete dedication.
– Social rejection.
– Economic impact.
Short life expectancy.Faced with this daily struggle, the most important thing for a person with DMS is to achieve a good quality of life and a decent existence. For this, we have to go beyond the mere satisfaction of their basic needs.
In 2014 we opened the doors of the LKF Center for young people with disabilities in Alicante, and a couple of years later the overnight stays began at our House-Home. In October 2016, Ismael and Adrian began to live at the LKF Center’s assisted living facility, and gradually we welcomed Braulio, Arturo and Astrid .Together, they are part of a great family, and at weekends they enjoy the company of other youth people with disabilities thanks to the short-term stays.
Meanwhile, the Therapy Center is an innovative and fully adapted resource that fully meets the rehabilitation and therapy needs of people with functional diversity: it focuses on developing and enhancing their motor, cognitive and sensitive abilities of people. We involve our young people’s families s they play an essential role in achieving the greatest therapeutic benefit. Every since the
Therapy Center has been in operation, our therapists have helped hundreds of people improve their quality of life with therapies adapted to every need, including hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and logopedic therapy.
Be a reference organization and serve as an inspiration for a change in welfare and leisure models for people with severe multiple disability in Spain..
Respect for human dignity, Ethical commitment, Social inclusion, Transparency in management, Proximity, Positivism, Excellence…