Experts on Aging

Honoring Wisdom by Dr. Rodney Harrison, President

Dr. Rodney Harrison, Transitional President Since moving to Missouri in 2003, I have enjoyed the privilege of visiting over dozens of new churches. A surprising—and encouraging—observation has been the number of senior adults attending these church plants. I believe God is calling many believers 62 and over to be actively involved in church

Take the Keys?

We asked The Baptist Home's Administrators whether it is ok to take away the car keys from an aging parent. Each offered their own unique perspective, which speaks to the diversity of each situation. Every family scenario is as unique and complicated as the personalities and relationships involved. (A beautiful, but challenging reality.) Common among

Nine Things for Adult Children to Remember This Thanksgiving

Recently, we asked The Baptist Home’s Campus Administrators for their advice and insights for families coming into the Holiday Season. We expected a few practical takeaways for making home safer and maybe a few fun stories of family life at The Baptist Home. We definitely got that! What we also came away with was a

Music Therapy and Dementia

Research continues to show that music can play an important role in connecting with those suffering from dementia. The Baptist Home continues to use music as a form of therapy and connection with residents. To learn more check out the resources below: Music: Bridging the Memory Gap An article in The Baptist Home newsletter about

Expert Advice

Below is advice from Baptist Home residents and staff to potential residents on: “What to look for in a facility?” Staff: Observe the attitude of the staff and how they interact with residents and their families. This is especially noticeable during mealtimes. Look for a list of planned activities: Are there enough options? Are the

Music: Bridging the Memory Gap

Chillicothe Campus by Becky Barton Close your eyes for just a moment and think back to the first time you heard music. How old were you? What was your favorite song? How did that song make you feel? Music has an amazing ability to transport us to a specific time and place, to evoke emotions

Challenges Facing Your Family

In her book, How to Care for Aging Parents, Virginia Morris identifies Ten Common Reactions to Having a Parent in a Nursing Home: 1. Guilt that you are not doing enough for your parent 2. Anxiety that the nursing staff will not do enough for your parent 3. Guilt because you promised you would never

Understanding an Aging Plan

Around The Baptist Home we say there are two approaches to aging, “incident aging” and “planned aging”. Most people follow the “incident aging” approach. They just allow the days and years to go by without much thought about their life journey. Then an “incident’ forces them to face the fact they are getting older. The

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