Tennessee Valley Baptist Association
Saturday, July 20, 2019
 
Tennessee Baptist Adult Homes
"Renovate A Room, Everyone" Campaign
Baptist Health Care Center, Lenoir City, TN
 
If the furniture in the patient rooms of Baptist Health Care Center's skilled nursing center could talk, it would tell you of some great stories - stories of family, of prayers, of meals, of joy and pain, and of sorrow and elation. It would tell you stories of loving care when it was needed most.
 
After all, these furnishings are more than 30 years old. In fact, they came with the building and grounds when Tennessee Baptist Adult Homes purchased the facilities in December 1978. Since then, Baptist Health Care Center has built a new kitchen, enlarged the dining room, added the Assisted Living wing, a child care center, and launched the construction of independent living homes at Williams Ferry Pointe.
 
The administration and staff of Baptist Health Care Center have maintained the highest standards of excellent health care throughout these years. For many residents, this place has been their last earthly home.
 
The furnishings might say they are tired, weary of being repaired, and they don't look as good as they once did. They may ask to be retired and replaced, recognizing that new furnishings are needed. That is what we are planning to do next and what R.A.R.E. is all about! Plans are being developed to renovate each patient area of the skilled nursing center - all 104 of them. After all, more than 1,500 persons will call this place home in the next 30 years. 
 
Each patient area will be renovated with new flooring and wall coverings, new beds, night stands, dressers, wardrobes, tray tables, dressers, and chairs. This is estimated to cost approximately $5,000 per unit, or a total of $520,000. To do this, your help is needed. Individuals and churches are asked to identify the furniture pieces, or even entire resident areas, they would like to provide and covenant with Baptist Health Care Center to give the needed funds within the next two years.
 
For more information on this opportunity to invest in the care and happiness of current and future residents, please visit the campaign website, http://rarebhcc.shutterfly.com. The website includes additional facts about the Baptist Health Care Center, a promotional video, pictures, testimonies, and information on how to give. If you would prefer, printed brochures and response cards are available for pick-up at the TVBA office. You may also contact Jim Highland, Director of Development for Tennessee Baptist Adult Homes, at 615-202-7578 or jhighland@tnbaptist.org, for more information.