The Masonic Homes are licensed residential communities for Masonic family members ages 60+ (RCFE/CCRC).
Both campuses offer a variety of amenities and services including planned fitness and recreational activities, dining services, housekeeping, transportation, wellness centers, swimming pools, medical support, volunteer opportunities, educational programs, and an on-site Masonic lodge.
The Covina campus allows birds and fish only. This campus also has numerous community pets, including a dog, a cat and birds, for the enjoyment of all residents. Only documented service animals are allowed on the UC campus, but there are several aviaries on campus, and deer and wild turkey are often seen roaming the grounds.
Residents in independent living may keep their car and must present proof of current vehicle registration, auto insurance and driver’s license each year. The resident is responsible for all maintenance and insurance expenses associated with the vehicle. Residents will be asked to give up their car and have it removed from the premises if they are no longer able to drive or move to the Skilled Nursing level of care. Your vehicle will be valued along with other assets during the application process. If you apply under the assignment of assets option, you will need to be able to “purchase” your vehicle back with your 25%.
Of course! Many of our residents leave campus on their own or as part of group outings to shops, cultural events, and other excursions. We do require that residents inform staff of their plans and whereabouts. Upon request, the administrator may grant a leave of absence of up to three months.
Yes, we encourage you to invite your loved ones to visit. Residents may also host overnight guests in their apartment or in a guest room, for a fee.
We do not have established visiting hours, but you must notify the front gate if you expect a visitor.
A very small storage area outside of the apartment is provided for items such as luggage or small boxes.
Registered dietitians work with residents to ensure their special dietary needs are met.
Both campuses have cars, buses and vans to transport residents to and from appointments, scheduled local activities, and special events. County transportation services, senior “dial a ride” services and other public transit services are readily available.
General housekeeping is provided weekly and heavy cleaning is provided annually. Additional or more frequent housekeeping services are also available upon request and for an additional fee.
You can access more information about becoming a resident at masonichome.org. To apply for admission, call Masonic Assistance at (888) 466-3642 or complete our online request for information form. With your authorization, Masonic Assistance will complete a credit and eligibility check. If eligibility is confirmed, an application will be mailed to you.
Applicants must be 60 years or older and one of the following:
You may not be eligible for admission if:
If you are not eligible for admission to the Masonic Homes, you may wish to apply for assistance through Masonic Senior Outreach Services. Contact us for more information.
All Transitions short-stay, post-surgical rehabilitation services are fee-based and available to Masons and the general public. Applications and discharges require written orders from a medical provider. Learn more at masonichome.org/transitions.
The individual requires some assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, medication management and dressing.
Applications from mothers of Masons are considered on a case-by-case basis to determine the presence of extraordinary circumstances. We may request financial information from the applicant’s Mason son(s) and may consider the presence of fraternal need on the part of the applicant or son in establishing extraordinary circumstances. Preference for admission is always given to Master Masons and their wives and widows. Because we have a waiting list at both Homes, it is unlikely that a mother of a Mason would be admitted. However, assistance may be provided by Masonic Outreach Services.
The Masonic Homes has an extensive two-phase application process, which ensures that applicants are eligible for admission to the Masonic Homes, and that moving to the Masonic Homes will best meet their desires and needs. Thorough documentation and full disclosure of financial, medical, and other personal information is required.
Once an application is complete and formally approved, the applicant will be placed on a waiting list (or admitted if applying to skilled nursing). It is not possible to expedite the wait time for any applicant.
Admission coordinators work with applicants to determine which payment option suits their needs. No eligible applicant is turned away due to limited financial resources. There are three payment options for the Masonic Homes:
Please note that if only one spouse is applying to the Masonic Homes for long-term residential or skilled nursing, they must apply under the Fee for Service option and meet required criteria.
If your debt exceeds assets by $2,500 or more, you will be referred back to your lodge, which will be responsible for developing a plan to liquidate your debt in the best manner possible.
Applications are not processed if the applicant plans to file for bankruptcy or is in the process of bankruptcy. Once the bankruptcy proceedings have ended, an applicant may complete the application process.
Yes, your monthly income can be deposited directly to the bank account, at your request and with your authorization.
We do not require individuals to sell or dispose of any assets until they have lived at a Home for 90 days. Applicants do have the right, however, to sell their assets prior to moving into the Home. Masonic Homes will not be financially responsible if the resident decides to withdraw from the Home for any reason.
If you are admitted under the assignment of assets payment option, the Masonic Homes will work with a realtor to sell your property and will arrange for all upkeep, including landscape maintenance, house cleaning, etc., until the home is sold. The related expenses are tracked by the accounting department and then deducted from the total assigned assets prior to the 75/25 disposition of assets. You would be responsible for 25% of these expenses. For example:
If you are moving to the Covina campus, you, your lodge secretary, and Masonic Homes staff will work together to coordinate the move at no charge to you. If you are moving to the Union City campus, the Masonic Homes will coordinate the move with the moving company and you will be responsible for 25% of the moving cost. Applicants who enter either campus under a fee for service agreement will be responsible for paying the cost of the move.
Residents are entitled to a refund of the fees or assets paid at the time of admission minus the reasonable value of the services, care, and residence provided by the Masonic Homes during the stay.
A current schedule of optional services and prices is provided in the care agreement. You may request a copy of the schedule prior to your application or move in. Optional services include such things as guest meals, dry cleaning, and visits to the beauty salon or barbershop.
Residents receive regular on-site health and well-being assessments by a licensed nurse or physician as well as preventive health services, such as minor first aid. In case of an emergency, trained staff will respond 24 hours a day and contact “911” emergency services as appropriate. Those entering under a partial assignment of assets agreement receive lifetime medical care. Those who enter under fee for service arrangements are responsible for paying their medical expenses not covered by their insurance.
You may keep your current health plan. All residents are required to be enrolled in Medicare Parts A, B, and D or a substitute policy that is acceptable to the Masonic Homes. Residents with Medicare only coverage must enroll in a senior HMO plan. If you have strong secondary insurance, you may maintain that coverage with the administrator’s approval.
The Masonic Homes pays all health insurance premiums and copays for those who enter under a Partial Asset Assignment agreement. Fee for service residents pay for their own health coverage.
Married couples applying to the Masonic Homes can choose different levels of care in the same community. Depending upon the selected campus and required care, the couple may need to live in separate buildings. If only one spouse is applying to the Masonic Homes for long-term residential or skilled nursing, they must apply under the Fee for Service option and meet required criteria.
Yes, if you choose to pay for this yourself or if you have long-term-care insurance that provides this benefit. This is not a benefit provided by the Homes. You must provide the administrator with background clearance information for the private duty nurse, who must work closely with Homes staff.
You will have the option of transferring to the Union City campus or moving to a skilled nursing facility approved by the Masonic Home at Covina.
* Note: Applications for mothers of Masons are reviewed for extraordinary circumstances. Because preference for admission is always given to Master Masons, their wives and widows, and both Homes have a waiting list, it is unlikely that a member’s mother will be admitted at this time. Mothers who qualify for assistance will be provided services through Masonic Senior Outreach.