Long-Term Financial Assistance
The Long-Term Financial Assistance Program assists eligible senior adults who do not have income or assets available to cover the costs of their care needs and living expenses. Individuals may receive assistance whether they reside in their homes, apartments, independent living facilities, or assisted living facilities.
In Fiscal Year 2019, the Masonic Home provided $861,719.67 of long-term financial assistance.
Examples of monthly assistance include:
Help with the cost of assisted and independent living
Quality of life items in a skilled facility
Essential household bills and expenses
Individuals who qualify for long-term financial assistance are senior Missouri Masons, their wives or widows, and Eastern Star ladies in good standing.
Applicants must complete an application to demonstrate a financial need.
“You have been a great help to my dad. Our family has many miles between each other, literally and sometimes figuratively too. Our relationship with my father was not the greatest, especially when we were young. Your involvement has opened a door with him that I am not sure he would have opened, if not for necessity. Thank you for everything that you do.”
“Knowing my mom is well taken care of has given the family a peace of mind. I feel that we are part of a team with the Masonic Home and that my mom is being well taken care of. She is comfortable, content and cared for. I have no idea where mom would be right now if the assistance that the Home provides for had not been available.”
“You were there when emergencies arose, such as when dental work was needed, and so much more. The visits from case managers and staff were welcomed interactions that helped to make my parents feel valued and connected to something larger, which was so important to them as their world grew smaller.
“The assistance is greatly appreciated and my only disappointment is, because of Norma’s Alzheimer’s, I am not able to tell her in greater detail the help she receives from the Masons. I can assure you that she is grateful and appreciates your help.”
“Just celebrated my 90th birthday. Thank you for everything you do for me. I appreciate it more than I can say.”