If you or your family are researching options in assisted living, chances are you have cost and quality of care at the top of your list. At Martin Boyd Christian Home, they have more than 30 years of expertise in both areas, and they are working to help educate families on the right options for them.
"Because we're a non-profit, we can help keep costs lower than others in the field without any compromises in care," explained Steve Everett, Executive Director with Martin Boyd. "Not only do you get the Christ-centered approach to care, but you also get the value from choosing a non-profit."
It's that Christ-centered approach that really can make a difference when you're coming down to deciding on the right facility for you or your loved one.
"Although we feel that all of our partners in the surrounding area provide great care, we also feel most everyone knows the story of Jesus Christ and how he treated those he encountered during his life," Everett shared. "We emphasize providing a Christ-centered approach as we care for those who live in our community."
He went on to share how that kind of care includes being patient, kind, and loving to all of Martin Boyd's residents and their families.
For those who may wonder how a non-profit facility like Martin Boyd can help keep costs attainable for families, Everett said it's thanks to their many partners that provide donations on a regular basis.
"We are able to provide exceptional service and care at reduced costs due to the kind nature of our donors," Everett said. "We have significant challenges in shoring up our ongoing development and fundraising, but the support of local businesses and philanthropists makes it possible, and we're always thankful and open to adding more partners like that to our family."
Director of Admissions Brooke Steele also shared that the group is always ready to meet families where they are at and help clients make the best possible decision when it comes to looking into assisted care.
"We encourage people to have a plan in place before it's needed," Steele explained. "Being prepared always makes the process much easier, and we tend to have a waiting list, so it is always good to reach out early in order for us to help accommodate your needs when you're ready."
She went on to share that everyone that comes into Martin Boyd has a personalized care plan specific to their needs and abilities. So, when it comes to peace of mind and comfort, families don't have to worry about their loved one.
Floor plans for resident rooms are spacious and offer a living area, bedroom with closet space, and bathroom with a linen closet. Residents can have the comfort of a private room setting while also getting the care they need. There are also a wide variety of activities to help residents remain engaged and have a good time. Daily social activities include bingo, exercise classes, Bible classes, manicures, wellness checks, trips to local craft stores and much more.
Interested residents and families can view the monthly calendar online anytime and see all the options for fun and extracurricular activities planned to engage them.
At Martin Boyd residents' accommodations and care is all inclusive with one monthly price made more affordable by donations and gifts, as Everett emphasized. Martin Boyd residents have all their needs met and their family can rest assured knowing that nothing is getting overlooked or added as an extra cost for assistance.
When you or your family are ready to begin the process of exploring assisted living with a Christ-centered approach, a consultation is a simple way to kick things off and help ensure everyone is on the same page. As with anything in life, early planning is key for a successful outcome, so everyone can be prepared.
"When people contact me I usually like for them to give me a brief description of their situation and then I tell them how we can help with their specific needs," Steele said. "I can always just give general information, rates, and services, but seeing as how this is a very personal decision, I like to be very case specific in my conversations."
Families are also welcome to schedule a tour at any time to see the facility and meet some of the staff, who is available to answer any questions families may have as well as go over rates and the next steps in the process at that time without any obligation.
"If anyone in and around our area would like to make a donation to a non-profit right in their backyard, they can do it with us and actually come by our community to see how it helps the seniors we serve," Everett added, noting the importance those partnerships make to their residents and their families that are being cared for.
"We also feel most everyone knows the story of Jesus Christ and how he treated those he encountered during his life. We emphasize providing a Christ-centered approach as we care for those who live in our community." Steve Everett, Executive Director.
For more information:
To learn more about Martin Boyd Christian Home and explore their services or to schedule a consultation, visit martinboydhome.org or call 423-454-3868.