Baruch Senior Ministries is a faith-based nonproft organization providing excellent, affordable senior care, including assisted living, independent living, and memory care services across Michigan.
“Baruch Senior Ministries Seeks to Honor God by Serving People as They Age.”
Operating 29 state licensed assisted living communities, our focus in each community is to create a compassionate and loving environment where seniors can make a lasting home.
Who is baruch?
In the Bible, Baruch was the closest companion and loyal secretary to the prophet Jeremiah. As Jeremiah’s secretary, it is quite likely that Baruch was responsible for the compilation of the Book of Jeremiah.
Prior to being exiled to Egypt, Jeremiah purchased land to ensure his people long-term security. God promised Jeremiah that He “will bring them back to this place and let them live in safety” (Jeremiah 32:37). Jeremiah placed the deed in Baruch’s hands to represent God’s commitment and faithfulness to His people. Thereby, Baruch served as an instrument for assuring God’s people would never be abandoned.
why are we named after baruch?
Just as Baruch and his people were forced to leave their homeland and lost in despair, our residents have moved from their homes and lost spouses, friends, and family members. They live with various health challenges and face the reality of a life that is almost over. Overwhelmed by their current place in life and its difficulties, our residents may feel some despair.
Just as Baruch was committed to carry out his charge, Baruch Senior Ministries is committed to honor God by serving people as they age. We have our foundation on God’s promise that He will “heal his people and let them enjoy abundant peace and security” (Jeremiah 33:6).
Assisted Living Vs. Nursing Homes
Many people think that “assisted living facilities” and “nursing homes” are the same thing. They are not—and Baruch is proud to be an assisted living facility. Find out the difference in our article, “What’s the Difference Between Assisted Living and a Nursing Home?”
Expanding the Mission
We’ve come a long way since our first assisted living community. We’ve learned much along the way—but have always centered ourselves around a heart for God and compassion for people.
Baruch SLS, Inc. forms, receives IRS tax exempt status, and starts conducting business as Baruch Senior Ministries.
Baruch opens a new community in Grayling, Northern Pines Assisted Living. We acquire Fountain View Assisted Living in Lowell, Portage and Fremont as well as The Willows Assisted Living in St. Joseph.
Baruch reaches an agreement to manage Hale Creek Manor in Hale, and Cherry Hill Haven of Traverse City and Kalkaska are acquired.
Baruch Acquires Cedar Cove in Cedarville, MI.
Baruch acquires The Hume Home of Muskegon and agrees to manage care at Heron Senior Community in Grand Rapids.
Union Court Assisted Living in Chesaning and St. Charles join the Baruch family. Baruch celebrates 25 years of serving seniors in Michigan!