At the Baptist Homes, we know that you want to be a God-honoring and loving caregiver. In order to do that, you need a Christian retirement community where all your loved one’s needs will be met. The problem is your loved one can no longer remain in their home alone which makes you feel afraid of breaking your promise to care for them. We believe everyone deserves to age well and to live their best life in a caring community. We understand that making a lifecare decision will be one of the most difficult decisions you ever have to make which is why we want to share our aging expertise, gained from 108 years of experience, to help you make the best decision possible regarding care for your loved one. Here’s how we do it:

1. Complete an application for residency.
2. Meet with a campus administrator.
3. Help your loved one begin their lifecare journey.

So, apply now. And in the meantime, click here for a list of ways to find a Christ-centered home for the one you love. So you can stop worrying about leaving your loved one in a bad retirement home and instead, have peace of mind knowing your loved one is living their best life in a Christian community.


Each level of care (dependent upon the campus) has an established rate which provides stability for the resident, family and budget. The Baptist Homes understand that being able to forecast and budget the costs of care is vital to financial stability for the resident and/or family.

Levels of Care

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Active (Independent) Living

Active Living, Retirement living or Independent living blends the benefits of maintenance-free housing and access to nearby medical support with the privacy of living in your own home. With no yard work or repairs and little housekeeping, you are free to invest your energies where you find the most joy and satisfaction.

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Assisted Living

Assisted living provides help for daily tasks that have become difficult. These may include dressing, bathing, dining and using the restroom. You will enjoy maximum personal freedom and the security of knowing 24-hour assistance is available should the need arise.

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Nursing Care

Nursing care offers the security of 24-hour assistance and access to medical services available through area physicians. This level of service applies to anyone who requires more than light assistance with daily tasks.

Application Process

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STEP 1: Complete an Application.

The first step in applying for residency at the Baptist Homes is to complete and submit a short application. Upon receipt, your Administrator will review the application, request additional information if necessary and contact you confirming that your application is being processed.

Administrator Interview

STEP 2: Meet with a campus administrator.

Your application will be reviewed by the campus administrator. A short interview will be required to assess if the Baptist Homes are able to provide for the applicant’s welfare and medical needs. A review of finances will also be required if the applicant needs financial assistance. Very few applicants are ever denied admission to the Homes for inability to provide care or because of limited financial resources. Applications that fall outside of normal admission guidelines must be reviewed by the Executive Committee of the Baptist Homes.


STEP 3: Begin your lifecare journey 

Once your application has been reviewed and approved, we will assist you with the move-in process. We understand this move may be difficult. It is our greatest desire to provide assistance every step of the way and make the process as stress-free as possible.

Financial Assistance

The Baptist Homes have been providing financial assistance to its residents since its inception in 1913. Your financial situation will be addressed along with any current or future needs during the application process. Turning over all of your assets is no longer a requirement for admission. Residents or their responsible parties can manage their own funds and receive a bill for services. Residents must use their income to pay for the cost of their care. If their income does not cover the full cost of their care, they may qualify for financial assistance. About 50% of our long-term care residents receive some portion of financial assistance. At this time, financial assistance is not available for those in independent living.

For those desiring current or future financial assistance, the Baptist Homes require all applicants and residents to handle their finances honorably. Income and assets may not be given away or spent intentionally to hasten one’s qualification for assistance. A financial statement for all assets and income is a part of the application process if it is anticipated that financial assistance will be needed within five years of admission.

Our ability to provide financial assistance to our residents is made possible through the generosity of our donors to the benevolent fund.