Baptistcare, History


A brief history of Baptistcare

At the heart of everything we do is one simple principle: we care about people. This conviction prompted members of the Baptist family of churches to establish Baptistcare over 50 years ago.

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.

In 2018 following a comprehensive strategic review process, Baptistcare decided to focus on growing its services in the aged care sector in Western Australia and transitioned out of Disability Services.

Our quality care and support is provided by more than 1,500 skilled and professional employees, and more than 250 dedicated volunteers through 12 residential care facilities, 10 retirement villages and services delivered in homes and the community.

Because we care

We are one of WA’s largest providers of residential aged care, retirement living and home care services, providing the highest level of quality care and support across metro and regional areas for more than 50 years.

Our Christian values are at the heart of everything we do. We value every person we care for and every colleague we work alongside. And in realising these shared values, we validate our brand promise that everything we do, we do ‘Because we care’ – and that’s what brings our purpose to life.

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