Household Model of Care


Fostering Belonging, Autonomy, and Community at Masonic Care Community Using the Household Model of Care

At Masonic Care Community, we implement the Household Model of Care as part of our person-centered approach to long-term care. Our aim is to create a sense of belonging in a caring and thriving community for every individual here. This community mirrors all the best aspects of a real home, enhancing everyone’s sense of well-being. The Household Model of Care incorporates several essential features:

Resident-Centered Care

We want our residents to feel empowered with meaningful choices in their day-to-day living at Masonic Care Community. Whether it’s their meals, activities, or daily routines, we strive to foster independence. Each resident’s preferences and needs are carefully considered as part of their individual care plans.

It Feels Like Home

three elderly men having coffee

To recreate a home-like atmosphere, we design smaller, more intimate living spaces that resemble homes rather than institutions. Our residential areas aim to uplift, be active, and encourage communal interactions. Creating a sense of home involves paying attention to details, with kindness in service being our staff’s focal point.

Multifunctional Training for the Staff

Enabling our staff to handle various tasks allows for a more personal and holistic approach to meeting residents’ needs. Unlike traditional roles that may create gaps in care, our approach ensures a familial connection rather than an assembly line feeling.

Dedicated Team Care

Masonic Care residents typically interact with a small, consistent team of compassionate caregivers. This continuity fosters familiarity and trust between residents and staff, creating a more personalized and comfortable environment.

Resident Activities

The MCC Community Life team does an outstanding job of creating numerous activities throughout the year. MCC residents participate in senior Olympics, Christmas in July, fishing in the pond on campus, weekly arts and crafts sessions and weekly competitive games and contests. The residents also help yearly with the harvesting and bottling of the honey that is made by the bees that reside on campus.

Community Involvement and Connection

Studies emphasize the benefits of socialization and community engagement for overall physical and mental health. At Masonic Care Community, we offer residents numerous opportunities to connect with each other and staff members in shared spaces on our campus. This focus on interaction through communal activities and events instills a deep sense of belonging and engagement.

Going with the Flow of Life

The success of the Household Model of Care depends on the ability to adapt to inevitable changes in any living situation. The flexibility to change care to meet evolving needs is a key factor that makes this model effective at Masonic Care Community.

Improved Quality of Life

Our mission at Masonic Care Community is to enhance the overall quality of our residents’ lives. Implementing the Household Model of Care provides us with the opportunity to create an environment where everyone feels part of something significant. Autonomy, dignity, and social connection can make all the difference in how our residents define their lives.

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