The Baptist Home's Philosophy of Care: The Baptist Home is committed to the promotion of the autonomy of the individual older adult. This recognition of autonomy is expressed by TBH as a resident centered or resident focused ministry of meeting needs of individuals as opposed to a program centered approach. This proactive approach, rather than reactive approach, is best understood when communication is adult to adult.
TBH’s mission is to care for aging humanity. This does not just mean the physical but the needs of the whole person, emotional, social, spiritual, mental and physical. To meet the needs of the whole person TBH applies a unique philosophy of care - love. Love is at the foundation of how TBH cares for residents. Through love TBH strives to treat each resident with respect, dignity and understanding by meeting the resident in the stage of life they are in. TBH is home for residents and they can truly be at home at The Baptist Home.
As part of this commitment to caring for the whole person, several years ago TBH began applying validation therapy techniques. With assistance from the developer of Validation Therapy, Naomi Feil, TBH became a ground breaking facility in providing therapy that meets the resident in the reality they live in as opposed to traditional methods that force our reality on the aging. Validation Therapy seeks to respect the resident's time frame and autonomy. It uses what, where, when and how questions to explore the meaning of all behavior. It avoids using "why" to not offend or raise the defenses of the confused resident. With reminiscence, the resident becomes more oriented. This combined with the commitment to create an environment for the residents that is like home has made TBH truly unique. A uniqueness that is experienced when you walk through the doors.