Masonic Village at Burlington
In 1898, each New Jersey Mason made a per capita contribution to establish the Masonic Home of New Jersey. Every successive generation improved and expanded the Home to meet their needs. Today, the Masonic Village at Burlington provides a full continuum of care and services for senior residents with a broad spectrum of needs. These services range from independent (retirement) living, to comprehensive personal care, to long-term skilled care, and include short-term rehabilitation, respite, memory and hospice care.
Scholarship and Youth Programs
The Masonic Home also cared for children from its founding until 1944. Although young people no longer reside on campus, the Masonic Charity Foundation remains committed to helping them, and sponsors scholarships and teacher training programs.
Since 2006, Acacia Hospice has provided care throughout Burlington, Camden and Mercer counties in New Jersey to patients residing in their own homes, in assisted living and long-term care facilities, and in hospitals. Acacia Hospice participates in the We Honor Veterans program and has achieved the highest ranking of Four Stars. Created through a joint initiative between the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the program's goal is to ensure that veterans have access to the highest quality end-of-life care.
Masonic Village at Burlington
More individuals need long-term care and related services, and fewer are able to pay for their care. In addition, the costs of care have been increasing faster than inflation.
Long-term care providers constantly struggle to find ways to offset increasing operating costs and decreasing reimbursement for the services they provide, while continuing to offer the highest quality care to seniors who need it. Nationally, nursing occupancy is declining as more consumers choose to receive in-home care.
On an on-going basis, Masonic Village evaluates options and repositions its services for purposeful strategic growth. Renewing the community ensures long-term financial success by offering the services that accommodate market demand and help us support our core mission. Recent expansions and renovations have been completed to accommodate additional memory support services and retirement living options.
Scholarships and Youth Programs
To help worthy students fulfill their educational goals, the Masonic Charity Foundation sponsors a variety of scholarship programs. Students may pursue degrees across all academic disciplines.
The Foundation also sponsors the Masonic Model Student Assistance program - a free, intensive three-day program held twice each year for New Jersey educators. Attendees learn how to identify and help students at risk.
When a loved one is facing life-limiting illness, there are many challenges to overcome. Perhaps the most difficult challenges arise when medical treatments can no longer provide a cure, but may instead deprive a loved on of dignity, comfort and overall quality of life.
If these circumstances arise, patients and their caregivers may consider re-directing their focus toward how to enhance their lives and best share their remaining time together. Acacia Hospice provides the physical, emotional and spiritual support needed for patients to live with comfort and dignity. Compassionate staff helps patients and their caregivers determine a plan of care that ensures quality of life at journey's end.