Our Roots

Our Roots

At the Community at Brookmeade,  we pride ourselves in providing Compassionate Care for our Residents and Their Families.

Our roots date back to the opening of the original Baptist Home in 1869 in Brooklyn, New York.

Two inspired members of a Baptist church in Brooklyn, Alexander MacDonald and Francis Mason, donated the funds and the energy to establish the Home.  Eventually, the community around the Home in Brooklyn became less of a desirable place for senior citizens, and a search began for a quieter and more secure location.  The Board of Directors worked with Baptist churches in the Hudson Valley and acquired a seventy-five acre parcel of land from the former Brookmeade Estate in Rhinebeck.

Our present 120 bed facility located on the edge of the historic and beautiful village of Rhinebeck, NY opened in 1977.   The founding ideals of caring for our Residents, providing quality services and connecting with the community remain strong with The Baptist Home today.  Although our heritage has a Baptist affiliated background, our residents come from a wide variety of different faiths as well as non-faith backgrounds.

Our Philosophy

We are committed to providing all residents with a lifestyle that is focused on quality, centered in wellness, and facilitated by competent and caring staff.

The Community at Brookmeade is a community designed for seniors aged 62 and above, which offers independent living.

Quality services provided in a quality environment: that’s our commitment.

Our Community

Situated one mile from the scenic Village of Rhinebeck, The Community at Brookmeade is a new independent living community that shares its lush 75-acre campus – and its heritage – with The Baptist Home.

Designed with the needs of active older adults in mind, The Community at Brookmeade offers apartment residences and a combination of lifestyle, services, and amenities unmatched in the area. What’s more, the affiliation of The Baptist Home assures high standards of quality and integrity in all aspects of life at The Community at Brookmeade.

Best of all, we’re the ones responsible for all the day-to-day burdens like winterizing, shoveling and maintenance – while you get more free time to enjoy the Hudson Valley lifestyle you’ve always loved.