Located 40 miles east of San Francisco, atop 267 acres of scenic property, the Masonic Home at Union City offers panoramic views and a moderate climate.
Its gated grounds are home to about 300 residents who live in comfortable studio or one bedroom apartments. The campus offers independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, and on-site post-surgical rehabilitation. Residents enjoy multiple health and wellness centers, walking trails, activity areas, comfortable indoor and outdoor areas for small or large groups, a lodge room, and a worship center.
The Union City community is bustling and vibrant, shaped by the energy and care of residents and staff.
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Services and Community Features
The community also features:
- Three meals daily in gracious dining rooms
- Year-round recreation activities, celebrations, and parties
- Apartment maintenance and utilities, including high-speed Internet
- Laundry and dry cleaning
- Secured and monitored entrances and grounds
- Transportation to off-site events and appointments
- Chaplain and individual pastoral care
- Lodge room and outdoor lodge site
- General store, resale shop, and ice cream parlor
- Computer center, library, and game rooms
- Beauty salon and barber services
- Fitness center and wellness programs
- On-site medical and dental clinic
- Pharmacy services
- Rehabilitation services, including speech, physical, and occupational therapy
- Guest accommodations and meals
Independent living and assisted living residents choose from a studio or one-bedroom apartment, featuring a private bath and in most cases, a kitchenette.
Other amenities include:
- Call button for 24-hour emergency response
- Weekly general housekeeping and linen service
- Annual heavy cleaning
- Free hook-up for telephone and basic cable or satellite TV
- Window and floor coverings
- Closet/storage space
- Refrigerator and microwave oven (stoves available in some independent living units)
Our independent living option is dedicated to residents who can provide all of their own care (including those who use a walker or cane).
Free from the demands of household chores, residents embrace retirement in the ways that matter most to them – surrounded by comfortable amenities, good neighbors, and a culture of successful aging.
For those residents who require assistance with daily activities, our caregivers provide discreet, in-home support with tasks such as bathing, medication management, dressing, personal care, and mobility.
With this level of care, residents can remain safe, empowered, and connected to the lifestyle they love.
For residents in need of 24-hour nursing care, around-the-clock skilled nursing is provided in a devoted facility. Under the care of registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, and certified nursing assistants, residents can continue to take part in campus events and activities, challenge themselves to grow and learn, and remain connected to their favorite pastimes.
Our skilled nursing and rehabilitation services have repeatedly earned a coveted five-star rating from Medicare. Read about successful aging at all levels of care.
For residents who need short-term skilled nursing following surgery, illness, or injury, the Transitions program provides short-stay rehabilitation.
Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are progressive journeys, requiring different approaches to care at different stages. We guide residents through every step with dignity and compassion.
- Brain health: All residents can take advantage of on-campus programming to prevent cognitive loss. This includes the Brain Fitness Gym, a technology-based program developed by researchers at Case Western University.
- Compass Club: For residents in independent living who are experiencing early memory loss, this interactive daytime program focuses on social engagement and structured activities such as Memories in the Making, Music and Memories, and Opening Minds Through Art. The program also provides a respite for spouses who may be primary caregivers. Learn about the creation of the program in the California Freemason magazine.
- Traditions: For residents who require assisted living and are at a more critical stage of memory loss, the Traditions floor, renovated in 2015, is designed to accommodate memory care best practices and round-the-clock support.
- Skilled nursing: For residents who require complex nursing care, our skilled nursing unit provides memory support along with highly specialized care.