A brief history of Baptistcare

The Baptist Homes Board was established in 1972 in response to a need for suitable accommodation and nursing care for the elderly.

The first aged care facility to open was Baptistcare Gracewood in Salter Point in 1982, the largest of all the Baptistcare sites. Two years later the first retirement living units opened at Baptistcare Bethel in Albany.

In 1996 Baptistcare moved into the area of home care to enable the aged to remain in their own home for as long as possible.

In 1998 Baptistcare took over the operation of a hostel from the Disability Services Commission. This hostel caters for long-term residents with an intellectual disability.

Further expansion was made to Baptistcare’s disability programs with the establishment of a program that provides support to people with disabilities in their own homes and the community. This later expanded with services in the metropolitan, Peel and Great Southern and South West regions.

Baptistcare is now one of WA’s largest not-for-profit providers of residential care, at home services, retirement living and disability services, supporting individuals and communities in metro and regional areas for over 45 years.

Our quality care and support is provided by more than 1,200 skilled and professional employees, and more than 300 dedicated volunteers through 11 residential care facilities, 8 retirement villages and services delivered in homes and the community.