Entries by MHKY1821


COVID-19 Employee Resources and Updates

Masonic is taking the next step to protect the health, well-being and safety of our employees and residents. We have worked hard to stay ahead of this unpreceded time by closely monitoring and implementing recommendations from governing bodies. Just as you continue to care for those we serve, we will support and help you care […]


Making Her Mark on the Aging Care Industry

For 43 years, Debra Finneran, senior vice president of Health Services, has helped to mold and influence the aging care industry. Upon her retirement after 18 years of dedicated service to Masonic Homes Kentucky, Debra leaves a legacy of success and influence in an industry she loves.   Debra sums up the aging care industry […]

Moving Made Easy

Plan ahead now for a quicker, simpler move later. Leaving a house that’s been lived in for 40 or 50 years can be difficult. But sometimes, a future move is in the best interest for you, your family and your health. Leaving your house to find a new home that better serves your needs can […]

Building a Brighter Future

Generous grant from Kosair Charities helps Sproutlings Pediatric Day Care & Preschool serve more children. Since opening its doors on the Louisville Campus of Masonic Homes Kentucky in 2010, Sproutlings Pediatric Day Care & Preschool has had the distinction of being the only Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC) center in the region. For nearly a […]

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The Doctor is In

The Care Clinic at Masonic Home Louisville offers residents access to a geriatrician Just like a pediatrician specializes in care for children under the age of 18, a geriatrician is a doctor specifically trained to evaluate and manage the unique health care needs and treatment preferences of aging adults. For Josephine Gomes, MD, physician at […]


Masonic’s Dementia Support Group

An estimated 16 million Americans serve as unpaid caregivers for a friend or loved one with dementia, and no one understands how isolating that role can be better than Courtney Whitaker, director of Memory Care and Life Enrichment Programs at Sam Swope Care Center and Crescent Grove Memory and Personal Care. In addition to spending […]

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Bridging the Gap

Dance and music outreach program connects Masonic Homes Kentucky’s oldest and youngest generations There’s no question that remaining active and engaged has a host of benefits for older adults, including improved cognitive function, higher self-esteem, and lower incidence of depression. But Rachel Bucio Grote, activities coordinator at Sam Swope Care Center at Masonic Home Louisville, […]

Community Care Comes in All Shapes and Sizes

Everywhere you look you can find signs, t-shirts, quotes and actions that carry the message to “Be Kind”. Masonic Homes Kentucky is blessed with individuals and groups who display acts of kindness throughout its communities. Here are just a few stories of kind-heartedness that touched the lives of our students and residents. Adopt-a-Resident Ramp Up […]


Modeled after the U.N. program, Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign, LG&E and KU Industry’s Plant for the Planet grant is bringing sustainability and beauty to the region. The goal of the U.N.’s campaign is to bring individuals, communities and businesses together to collectively plant more than a billion trees worldwide each year.  LG&E and […]