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 2020, the Masonic Home provided $917,816 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.
I remember my father once telling my mother that she didn’t need to worry about their future. What a blessing it was for them to know that all of you were there for them. We will be ever grateful for the work of the Masonic Home on behalf of our parents. Thank you all so very much for your role in making their lives better.”
“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.”
“I’ve always felt that a person ought to give back not only to his country and community, but also to the organizations that have done so much for them”
“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.
“Just celebrated my 90th birthday. Thank you for everything you do for me. I appreciate it more than I can say.”