Florida Baptist Retirement Center in Vero Beach, FL, offers a complete continuum of care with independent and congregate living units as well as assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. Our purpose is: to provide a secure, enriching and Christian living environment for senior adults  where freedom and independence are encouraged with quality care assured at the time and to the degree needed.
 

Florida Baptist Retirement Center Core Values

 
Community…

We share responsibility for each other through compassionate relationships; love thy neighbor as thyself.
Dedication…
We make personal sacrifices to benefit others, affirming the hope and joy of our ministry.
Courage…
We are led by faith to subdue the challenges imposed upon us. Stewardship…
We use our time, treasures and talents that have been entrusted to us to further our ministry.
Respect …
We reflect the compassion of Christ by demonstrating a genuine concern for others.

 
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     On November 11, 1959 the Florida Baptist Retirement Center was chartered as an agency of the Florida Baptist State Convention.  The retirement center was started in response to a growing need for a senior ministry.

      In April, 1960 Walter and Elvira Buckingham donated their homestead with 23 acres of land to the state convention to build the senior ministry.  Construction began later that year.  In March 1961 phase one of the building was completed and the first residents were received.  By 1963 the congregate living facility was completed and construction of the independent cottages had begun.

     By 1966 plans were in place to construct a skilled nursing unit.  The skilled nursing unit would allow the ministry to enter into a new phase of Kingdom work.  In August 1968 the nursing home opened its doors.

     Finally, in 1992 the final expansion project was completed.   At that time 30 independent living villas and a 17 bed assisted living facility were added.

     Today, Florida Baptist Retirement Center offers a complete continuum of care with 42 independent living units,  a 24 room congregate living unit, a 17 bed assisted living facility and a 24 bed skilled nursing unit.  Although the campus has changed over the years the original purpose has remained the same; to provide a secure, enriching and Christian living environment for senior adults  where freedom and independence are encouraged with quality care assured at the time and to the degree needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rise in the presence of the Aged, show respect for the Elderly and revere your God.   Leviticus 19:15