A lot of the things that bring us joy each day are the things that bring us together. From our residents and staff to our families and the broader community, when it’s safe to do so, we have the spaces and programs to make it happen. Gather with friends, meet new ones, or just enjoy a change of scenery.
Assisted Living includes:
- Furnished or unfurnished, private studio apartment
- Three meals per day, plus snacks
- Weekly housekeeping with linen and laundry service
- Cable TV, WiFi, all utilities except private phones
- Shopping trips and community outings
- Social events, Masonic functions, and holiday programs
- Beauty salon/barber service
- 24-hour trained, professional staffing
- Medication supervision/administration
- Limited assistance with bathing and dressing
- Cueing and reminders
- Bedside call system
- Transportation to most medical appointments within 10 miles
Nutrition & Dining
Dietary planning is a key aspect of healthy living at Masonic Home of Florida. It’s not just important for better health, mobility, and digestion. We believe enjoying good food — and having variety and options — is a part of enjoying life.
Our dietitian assesses the individual dietary needs of each new resident and helps with meal planning to support weight control, good digestion, dental health, bone health, appetite, and mobility, and for 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
Our thoughtfully designed programs provide intellectual stimulation, spiritually uplifting, social enrichment with opportunities to explore new interests like adaptive fitness classes, arts and crafts workshops. Enjoy various outings around the Saint Petersburg waterfront and local eateries. Live performances and in-house musical programs, and an array of games and group activities.
Wheelchair-accessible transportation is available to residents for nearly any medical appointment in the area, plus, scheduled shopping trips and transportation for scheduled community outings. We use our own vehicles, which are air-conditioned and rigorously maintained, and drivers who are certified and trained in resident transportation.
In 1990, Coreen “Corky” Brownell, who was a member of the Masonic Home Service Guild, came up with the idea to hand out sundry items and health and beauty aids to residents for no charge. She issued a request to Masonic Lodges and Chapters, then donations started coming in from across the state.
Today, twice a week, residents enjoy stopping by Corky’s Cupboard to pick up health and beauty aids they might be out of and spend a few minutes socializing. The shop is stocked with in-kind donations and run by volunteers, so there’s no charge for these items that residents might need between their own shopping trips.