A Caregiver’s Toolbox – September Spiritual Care Blog

Caregiving is a series of attitudes and behaviors that are learned over time. The toolbox for a caregiver is filled with a variety of skills. Below are some of the items found in a caregiver’s toolbox.

Compassion: Jesus was filled with compassion when He ministered. Compassion is kindness in action. It is a way of relating to one another on a caring level.

Kindness: Kindness is a characteristic of the Spirit. D.W. Williams and Willie Williams each lived to be 105 years old. They were married for 82 years. They said the secret to a long marriage was being nice to each other. That’s pretty good advice.

Prayer: Praying for someone is to place them in God’s hands. We provide the care and God provides the cure. Not only do we tell people we will pray for them. We can actually follow through and pray for someone.

Saying a Blessing: When we bless someone, we say good words about them and to them. We all desire to hear good words. Compliments can really make a person’s day. Saying good words will have a ripple effect on those around you.

A Cup of Cold Water: Jesus talks about the importance of doing little things to let people know you care. In Matthew 10:42 He mentions giving a cup of cold water to someone who is thirsty as an act of caregiving. Little acts of kindness help make to fill our days with a sense of being loved and belonging.

Using these tools regularly is something we all can do to brighten our corner of the world.

Baruch Senior Ministries Acquires Six Assisted Living Communities

Grand Rapids, MI, August 15, 2023 – Baruch Senior Ministries, a 501(c)(3) faith-based nonprofit, and the 13th largest multi-site nonprofit assisted living provider in the country, has recently acquired six (6) new assisted living communities in Michigan.

Hale Creek Manor, a 32-bed assisted living community in Hale, MI, had been managed by Baruch Senior Ministries since 2014 until assuming ownership effective May 1, 2023.

The Horizon Senior Living Group, with communities located in Gladwin, West Branch, Standish, Clare, and St. Helen, officially joined Baruch Senior Ministries on August 1, 2023.  The Horizon Senior Living Group offers a total of 120 resident rooms serving the north-central region of the state. Like many of Baruch’s previous acquisitions, The Horizon Senior Living Group was family-owned and operated for many years.

“We are proud to announce that Baruch Senior Ministries is the new owner of our five Horizon Homes.” Carl and Erin Schuler said, “We will be forever grateful to the families and friends we’ve met along this journey. We’re blessed to have been surrounded by such genuine and kind people.  With its faith-based mission and community-focused identity, we are very confident that Baruch Senior Ministries will sustain the reputation and standing that we have managed to build. “Let all that you do be done in love” (1 Corinthians 16:14)”.

As Baruch Senior Ministries celebrates 26 years of serving seniors, they also celebrate the ongoing expansion of their mission to honor God by serving people as they age. The acquisition of Hale Creek Manor and the five (5) Horizon Senior Living communities ensures that their mission of serving seniors will continue across the state of Michigan, now and in the future.

Baruch Senior Ministries is a faith-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring God by serving people as they age. Baruch currently has 34 assisted living communities across the state of Michigan that seek to care for seniors while upholding Biblical principles. Their focus in each community is to create a compassionate and loving environment where seniors can make a lasting home.

616.719.5100 – www.baruchsls.org