Since opening the doors in 1903, The Home has focused on creating a gracious, dignified lifestyle for its residents.
Masons have always had an obligation to aid and assist needy and distressed brother Master Masons, their wives, widows, mothers, sisters, daughters, grandmothers, and granddaughters.
The Masons of Nebraska defined that obligation to include shelter, food, clothing, health services and burial for qualified members of the fraternity and their eligible female relatives. The Nebraska Masonic Home was incorporated in 1888 and established on September 1, 1903 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
Since opening the doors in 1903, The Home has focused on creating a gracious, dignified lifestyle for its residents. Through the years The Home evolved from the original 3-story, 16-room private home to the current facility.
September 1, 1903:
The Nebraska Masonic Home opened.
June 22, 1903:
The White property was purchased for $5,000 for The Nebraska Masonic Home.
There are 29 apartments/units that offer comfort and security to our residents. The Second Floor of the Spencer Wing houses 19 private rooms in our Assisted Living Center where a higher level of assisted living is available to these residents. On the Third Floor of the Spencer Wing is our Nursing Facility Care Center where four levels of 24-hour care are provided. For those residents requiring more extended care and continuous monitoring, the Alzheimer’s/Dementia Special Care Unit is available to those residents that have special needs and are ambulatory.
The specialized care provided to the residents with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia-related illnesses in the self-contained, living environment will greatly improve the quality of life for these residents.
The Home is a private non-profit corporation under the laws of Nebraska. The Home was to be available for needy, elderly Nebraska Master Masons and those female relatives that might become dependent on them. During the intervening years, new buildings were erected and new admission criteria and services were added to better meet the needs of our membership and changing times.
Every Nebraska Mason, friends of The Home, and many Masonic-affiliated organizations help provide funds for daily operational expenses. True to its original purpose, The Masonic Home endures as a testament to the thoughtful concern and lasting loyalty that make the community of Freemasons unique.
September 9, 1905
A 100-bed 24-hour nursing care facility addition was added to the west of the 1962 Wing. This wing was named the Spencer Wing in honor of Judge Harry A. Spencer, long-time President of the Board of Trustees.
Since 2000, The Home reached record residency and expanded for specialty care.
The Home has made changes, as needed, to provide the finest care available for those choosing The Nebraska Masonic Home as their place of residence.
In June of 2000, the Alzheimer’s/Dementia Special Care Unit was opened. There are 14 private rooms that provide a very special environment for these residents.