Where is Masonic Home of Florida?
Our community is located in the heart of Old Northeast St. Petersburg. We have more than 18 acres right on the scenic Coffee Pot Bayou.
Our address is:
3201 1st St NE
St. Petersburg, FL
What type of care do you provide?
Masonic Home of Florida provides assisted living to help with the activities of daily living, dietary planning, and medications, and skilled nursing, which includes 24/7 personalized nursing care and observation.
What is assisted living?
Assisted living is different for each of our residents. Collectively, we help with the activities of daily living. A dietitian will meet with you upon move-in to understand your dietary needs and will help you with ongoing nutritional support. We also help provide medication management as needed. Individualized care and service differ from person to person and even day to day, helping you maintain independence and safety.
Learn more about assisted living at Masonic Home of Florida.
What is skilled nursing?
Skilled nursing is designed to help you maintain your strength and, when possible, restore your independence. We provide 24-hour care and management of basic necessities, including specialized diets, restorative ambulation programs, and transferring. We also support residents with nutritional or cognitive decline.
Short-term skilled nursing care is also available for assisted living residents who need extra support following an illness, injury, or surgery.
Learn more about skilled nursing at Masonic Home of Florida.
How do I apply to live at Masonic Home of Florida?
We offer two types of admission plans, Fraternal Care for Masons and their wives or widows, and Private Pay for non-members. Visit our admissions page to see if you qualify for Fraternal Care and contact our Admissions Office to learn more about or begin the application process.
How long does it take to complete the application process?
We offer two types of admissions plans. Masons and their wives or widows can apply for Fraternal Care, a process that usually takes 30-60 days. Non-members can choose our Private Pay plan, a process that just takes a few days.
What is Fraternal Care?
Fraternal Care is an admissions plan that guarantees lifelong care at Masonic Home of Florida, regardless of your financial resources. Florida Master Masons and their wives or widows are eligible to apply.
Qualifications for Fraternal Care:
· 10 years as a Florida Master Mason
· Last 3 of 10 years as a continuous member in good standing
· Joined a Florida Lodge prior to age 70
· Completed application to the Masonic Home, initiated by the applicant’s sponsoring Blue Lodge and the District Deputy Grand Master of that district
Contact our Admissions Office for more information about Fraternal Care.
Do you have to be a Mason to live at Masonic Home of Florida?
No. Our community is open to everyone, Masons or non-members.
Can I have my car?
Residents do not keep their cars at Masonic Home of Florida, however we provide scheduled transportation for medical appointments, shopping trips, and community outings in the area.
What transportation do you offer?
We provide scheduled, wheelchair-accessible transportation for medical appointments, shopping trips, and community outings. Masonic Home of Florida owns our own vehicles, which are air conditioned and rigorously maintained. Our drivers are certified and trained in resident transportation.
What if I run out of soap or other personal care items?
We offer scheduled shopping trips to nearby shops. Also, twice a week our residents can visit Corky’s Cupboard, a little shop adjacent to our main lobby, for sundry items and health and beauty aids, all available at no charge.
Can I bring my pet?
No pets are permitted in our community.
Should I bring my furniture?
In assisted living, most residents prefer to bring their own beds, chairs, TVs, and other small furnishings. However, we do provide essential furniture if needed. In skilled nursing, all furnishings are provided.
Do you provide extra storage?
No additional storage is available.
Is housekeeping included?
Yes. We provide weekly housekeeping with linen and laundry service.
Where are meals served?
Meals are enjoyed in our dining room, which looks out over our beautiful grounds and Coffee Pot Bayou. Some residents in skilled nursing may receive room service at times.
Do you provide cable TV?
Yes. We offer a full selection of cable stations at no charge. We also offer daily movies on the in-house Masonic Home channel.
Do you provide phone and internet access?
Wireless internet is provided and telephones are available in several areas of the Home and open to all residents. You may arrange for your own private telephone service.
Health & Safety
What happens if I have a medical emergency?
Licensed nurses are on duty 24/7. They will assess and treat you as needed. Each resident, regardless of level of care, has emergency pull cords to notify our caregiving team.
What if I need to recover from surgery and need a little extra help?
Assisted living residents who are recovering from surgery, illness, or injury are welcome to take advantage of temporary skilled care for as long as necessary. We will secure your apartment so it’s ready for you when you’re ready to move back.
Can someone help me manage my medication?
Yes, we provide whatever level of support or administration of medication that you need.
Can you accommodate my special diet?
Yes. Our dietitian assesses the individual dietary needs of each new resident and helps with meal planning to support good health and a variety of medical conditions, including:
· Food allergies including gluten and nuts
· Crohn’s disease
· Heart disease
· High cholesterol
· Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
· Lactose intolerance
How do you keep the community secure?
A security officer is on duty 24/7, patrolling the campus internally and externally.
Are you equipped for adverse weather conditions, like hurricanes?
Our building was constructed to withstand inclement weather conditions. We have storm shutters and food and medical supplies on hand at all times. Our staff is trained to help our residents and make sure they are safe and secure. In the event of a hurricane, we have a protocol for local evacuation.
Do you have any recreational or educational programs?
Yes. We regularly hold a variety of activities on campus, including entertainment, exercise, arts and crats, card games, and volunteering to help others. We also schedule community outings to local events and attractions such as shopping, beaches, art galleries, baseball games, and musical events.