About BHI Senior Living
At its core, BHI is an organization deeply committed to doing what’s right for the people we serve. From our beginnings in 1905 as an organization founded to care for orphaned children, to our 50-year history of providing an exceptional quality of life for seniors, our non-profit, faith-based foundation guides us in every decision we make.
Our five life plan communities in Indiana are each recognized for superlative care and an enviable lifestyle — supported by one of the most well-respected and well-funded non-profit organizations in Indiana: BHI Senior Living Inc.
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Contribute to the BHI Foundation
Donate now to help support the health of our communities. The BHI Foundation contributes to projects both within our Life Plan Communities and throughout their respective cities. These projects improve and enhance our residents’ quality of life, as well as make us good stewards in our neighborhoods.
From Humble Beginnings to an Industry Leader in Senior Living
The seed of BHI Senior Living was planted in 1904, when Edward and Sarah Crawford donated 185 acres of land in Boone County, Indiana, to the American Baptist churches. With additional funding from American Baptist churches, their gift became The Crawford Baptist Industrial School — a non-profit orphanage and industrial school that opened in 1905. In 1952, a new era began for the organization with the opening of our first Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), Hoosier Village in Indianapolis. With Hoosier Village, Indiana seniors were introduced to a new approach in retirement living — one that places the needs of residents as our highest priority.
One of the Most Financially Stable Senior Living Organizations in Indiana
Throughout our long history in Indiana, BHI Senior Living has maintained a robust financial position — despite the ups and downs of the national economy — and has earned a BBB+ rating from Fitch, the international financial rating agency. BHI’s healthy financial profile has enabled us to continually provide residents of our Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) with a fulfilling, active retirement lifestyle, a full continuum of healthcare, and the promise and peace of mind that accompany long-term stability — including the availability of benevolent care if needed.
About The Barrington of Carmel
The Goodness of the Heartland Comes to Life.
Since 2014, The Barrington has established itself as the best-in-class senior living retirement community in Carmel, IN – proud to be the area’s one and only not-for-profit Life Plan provider, and Indiana’s only Certified Center for Successful Aging, and an honest reflection of the hardworking Midwestern values that surround us.
The Barrington’s own goals are echoed by our mission and vision. It’s a standard of senior living excellence that not only enriches the daily lives of all we serve but also assures them they’ll be supported with a lifetime of compassionate care and financial security.
Additionally, The Barrington of Carmel’s status as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization means all revenues are reinvested into the community. This not only fuels the development of better services, amenities, and opportunities for our residents but also ensures that in the event of financial hardship that’s no fault of your own, you won’t be asked to leave the community.
In 2019, The Barrington was purchased by the local, non-profit organization BHI Senior Living.
About the BHI Foundation
The BHI Foundation: Supporting the health of our communities
BHI Senior Living strives to ensure that every resident who lives at one of our life plan communities is empowered to live life to the fullest. It’s a lifestyle filled with opportunities to enhance wellness; enjoy exceptional services, amenities, and activities; and live in a community filled with good neighbors and caring staff. For more than 25 years, the BHI Foundation has been instrumental in helping us attain that goal.
BHI Foundation Programs
Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the strength of the BHI Foundation, we are proud to offer the security of lifelong care for BHI residents who deplete their financial resources through no fault of their own and are no longer able to meet their monthly living expenses.
BHI residents who enter one of our CCRCs under a continuing care agreement are eligible to apply for benevolent care so that they may continue their residency in that community for as long as they choose. We are proud to say that no resident with a continuing care agreement has ever been asked to leave one of BHI’s senior living communities because of an inability to pay when their financial resources have been exhausted through no fault of their own.