When looking for different types of care centers, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. Besides the type of facility and the cost, many seniors want to incorporate their faith into their care. There are a variety of care centers that take a patient’s faith into consideration. Baptist senior care facilities are among the options available.
What is Baptist Senior Care?
Baptist senior care is a term used to describe assisted living and retirement communities that cater to the Baptist faith. There are many types of senior care facilities with “Baptist” in their name. Many of these offer a spiritual factor to their care, providing prayer groups and visitation by local clergy. In areas where there is a predominately Baptist population, you will often see more Baptist faith-based senior care. Whether it is through adult day care or church sponsored program, there are many ways seniors can incorporate their religion into their care options.
Depending on the type of facility and care you are looking for, you can ask the center what faith-based amenities they may offer.
How are Baptist Senior Care Facilities Different than Other Facilities?
You certainly do not need to be of the Baptist faith to receive care from a Baptist senior care facility. While many of the centers may have the name “Baptist” in their title and may be affiliated with a Baptist organization, they accept people of all religions. You may also be able to receive different religious services that are not necessarily Baptist-based at some facilities. Many times there are interdenominational services offered and patients are encouraged to continue in their own faith. Some of the religious-based services found in Baptist retirement communities and senior living facilities include:
How Much Does Baptist Senior Care Cost?
The cost of Baptist senior care does not differ very much from traditional senior care options. Research does not show a difference in care costs based on faith, whether it be the Baptist faith or any other faith. Rather, the type of specific care will determine the cost. For example, many adult day care centers cost less than half of assisted living facilities since they don't include the same level of care. In some cases, Medicare and/or Medicaid will pay for Baptist senior care. In the scenario where Medicare does not cover your Baptist senior care facility of choice, then private insurance or the cashing in of long-term life insurance policies can be considered to cover the cost of expenses. If all else fails, you can pay out of pocket.
Who Operates Baptist Senior Care Facilities?
With many Baptist assisted living and nursing home facilities, you find that non-profit groups run these centers. When it comes to adult day care and home care, some of those services may be run by local churches and clergy. Many of these types of facilities are mission-drive. They operate on the principles of giving dedicated care to seniors as well as giving back to the community.
Where Can I Find Baptist Senior Care?
If you’re looking for a Baptist Senior Care Facility, take a look at the following list. It was originally created based on feedback we got from users. If you know of another organization that should be on the list, we want to hear from you! Simply find the facility in the directory and then use the notify admin button to let us know that it should be included as a Baptist senior care facility. This will help other seniors looking for these types of facilities. Once we build a more complete list, it will become searchable criteria for all senior living options. We want to provide the most extensive list of Baptist senior care centers that are available. Knowing all your care options will help you make a well-informed decision about what’s right for you.