Step 1: Apply
The first step in applying for residency at The Baptist Home 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.
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Levels of Care
At each campus The Baptist Home offer three levels of care:
Independent (Active) Living, Assisted Living and Nursing Care
Your application will be reviewed by the campus administrator. A short interview will be required to assess if The Baptist Home is able to provide for the applicant’s welfare and medical needs. A review of finances will also be required if the applicant needs benevolent care assistance. Very few applicants are ever denied admission to The Home 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 Home.
If approved you will be placed on the waiting list for the next available space, or if space is available, given the opportunity to become a resident or pass until a later date.
Final Prep/Necessary Documents:
When entering The Home, you will need to sign a resident agreement and complete an Advance Healthcare Directive. We also encourage you to have a legal estate and aging plan in place. A legal estate and aging plan defines contact persons and responsible parties and may be comprised of a Durable Power of Attorney for financial and health decisions, a will and/or a trust. You can develop these documents with your own advisors, or The Baptist Home staff can assist you.
Note:After an applicant has been accepted for residency, The Baptist Home reserves the right to review his or her financial circumstances to determine his or her qualification for assistance. All income and assets owned or inherited by the resident must apply toward the cost of care. Disposition of income and assets for other than customary living expenses requires approval for compliance with this Admission for Residency Policy. The Baptist Home does not require residents to turn over all assets to The Baptist Home but does require residents to use their assets to pay for care. If residents were to diminish their assets they will be placed on benevolent care. If a residents has assets remaining in their trust the assets will go to the beneficiary established in the trust.
The best way to learn and understand life at The Baptist Home is to experience it for yourself. Visit one or all three cmapuses and see for yourself.
When entering the Home you will need to sign a housing agreement, and have a Legal Estate and Aging Plan in force. The housing agreement will vary based on your type of residency based on your level of care needed.
The Estate and Aging Plan can be one of a few things. You can develop this with your own advisors, or The Baptist Home can suggest professionals to help you make the necessary arrangements.
Applying for Benefits:
It will also be necessary for you to make timely application for all qualifying income and insurance benefits.
Benefits include, but are not limited to social security, social security supplemental income, the Missouri Nursing Home Cash Grant, retirement pensions and benefits, veterans benefits, and long-term care insurance, which you will receive directly and apply toward the cost of care.
The Baptist Home calculates the rate of care based on the needed level of care. Each level of care (dependent upon the campus) has an established flat rate which provides stability for the resident, family and budget. The Baptist Home understands that being able to forecast and budget the costs of care is vital to financial stability for the resident or family.
The ministry of The Baptist Home provides care for the whole person which includes: meeting physical needs tailored specifically to the person, a philosophy of care focused on love, providing daily activities to encourage socialization and personal growth and an in-house campus pastor and regular chapel services.
Additional costs will be your responsibility or the responsibility of your specified loved ones.
Examples: Cost of prescription and non-prescription medicines, medical supplies, devices and supplements ordered by physicians, doctors’ visits, oxygen, ambulance services, extra transportation, or services performed by providers other than The Baptist Home’s in-house personnel (such as dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, therapists, etc.) as well as all funeral and burial arrangements.
The Baptist Home has been providing benevolent 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.
If you do qualify for assistance, be aware that The Baptist Home’s policy limits access to information about your payment arrangements. The residents and care-staff have no reason to know you are receiving assistance, and there is no distinction between the care provided to full-pay and benevolence-assisted residents.
The Baptist Home requires benevolence 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 benevolent assistance. A financial statement for all assets and income is a part of the application process.
After an applicant has been accepted for residency, The Baptist Home reserves the right to review his or her financial circumstances to determine his or her qualification for assistance. All income and assets owned or inherited by the resident must apply toward the cost of care. Disposition of income and assets for other than customary living expenses requires approval for compliance with this Admission for Residency policy.