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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
F rances P erkins , Secretary
B U R EAU OF LABOR STA TISTICS
Isa o Lu in Commissioner
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B u lle tin N o . 6 7 7

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1941

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UNITED STATES D EPARTM EN T OF LABOR
F

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P e r k i n s , S ecreta ry

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B U R E A U OF L A B O R S T A T IS T IC S

I s a d o r L u b i n , Com m issioner
A. F. H i n r i c h s . A ssistant Com m issioner
Donald Davenport, Chief, Employ­
ment and Occupational Outlook
Branch
Henry J. Fitzgerald, Chief, Business
Management Branch
Hugh S. Hanna, Chief, Editorial and
Research

Ary ness Joy, Chief, Prices and Cost
of Living Branch
N. Arnold Tolies, Chief, Working Con­
ditions and Industrial Relations
Branch
Sidney W . Wilcox, Chief Statistician

C H IE F S O F D IV IS IO N S
Herman B. Byer, Construction and
Public Employment
J. M . Cutts, Wholesale Prices
Swen Kjaer, Industrial Accidents
John J. Mahaney, Machine Tabula­
tion
Robert J. Myers, Wage and Hour
Statistics
Florence Peterson, Industrial Rela­
tions

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Charles F. Sharkey, Labor Law In­
formation
Boris Stern, Labor Information Bul­
letin
Stella Stewart, Retail Prices
Lewis E. Talbert, Employment Sta­
tistics
Em m ett H . Welch, Occupational Out­
look
Faith M . Williams, Cost of Living

CONTENTS
Page

Summary_______________________________________________________________________
1-4
Age of homes__________________________________________________________________
4, 5
Size of homes__________________________________________________________________
5
Number of persons provided for______________________________________________
5 -8
9 -1 2
Homes for special groups_____________________________________________________
Occupational groups_____________________________________________________
9, 10
Homes for Negroes_______________________________________________________
10
Homes for nationality groups___________________________________________ 10, 11
Homes for handicapped__________________________________________________
11
Homes for old-age pensioners____________________________________________
12
Sponsoring organizations______________________________________________________ 12, 13
Entrance requirements________________________________________________________
13
Age__________________________________________________________________________13, 14
Fees------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 14, 15
15
Sex requirements_________________________________________________________
Health requirements_________________________________________________
16
Other requirements_______________________________________________________ 16, 17
W hat the residents receive____________________________________________________ 17, 18
Sources of income of homes___________________________________________________ 18, 20
Directory of homes (with entrance requirements)___________________________ 20-122
Alabama__________________________________________________________________
22
Arizona____________________________________________________________________
22
Arkansas__________________________________________________________________
22
California___________________________________________________________________2 2 -2 6
Colorado__________________________________________________________________
26
Connecticut_______________________________________________________________ 26 -3 0
Delaware__________________________________________________________________
30
District of Columbia_______________________________________________________ 3 0 -3 2
Florida______________________________________________________________________ 3 2 -3 4
Georgia____________________________________________________________________
34
Idaho______________________________________________________________________
34
Illinois______________________________________________________________________ 3 4 -4 0
Indiana___________________________________________
4 0 -4 4
Iowa________________________________________________________________________ 44^46
Kansas____________________________________________________________________
46
Kentucky___________________________________________________________________ 4 6 -4 8
Louisiana__________________________________________________________________
48
Maine_____________________________________________________________________
50
Maryland___________________________________________________________________ 50 -5 2
Massachusetts____________________________________________________________ 52-61
Michigan___________________________________________________________________ 6 2 -6 4
Minnesota__________________________________________________________________ 64^66
Mississippi________________________________________________________________ 66 -6 8
Missouri____________________________________________________________________ 6 8 -7 0
Montana__________________________________________________________________
70




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CONTENTS

Directory of homes (with entrance requirements)— Continued.
Page
Nebraska__________________________________________________________________
70
New Hampshire__________________________________________________________ 7 0 -7 2
New Jersey_________________________________________________________________ 7 2 -7 6
New York_______________________________________ :________________________ 7 6 -9 0
North Carolina___________________________________________________________
90
North Dakota_____________________________________________________________ 9 0 -9 2
Ohio_______________________________________________________________________ 9 2 -9 6
Oklahoma_________________________________________________________________
96
Oregon_____________________________________________________________________ 9 6 -9 8
Pennsylvania______________________________________________________________ 9 8 -1 1 0
Rhode Island_____________________________________________________________
110
South Carolina____________________________________________________________
112
South Dakota_____________________________________________________________
112
Tennessee_______________________________________________________________ 112-114
Texas___________________________________________________________________ 114-115
Utah_______________________________________________________________________
116
Vermont___________________________________________________________________
116
Virginia--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 116-118
Washington_____________________________________________________________ 118-120
W est Virginia_____________________________________________________________
120
Wisconsin_______________________________________________________________ 120-122
Wyoming__________________________________________________________________
122
Appendix A .— Cooperative homes for aged_____________________________ ^___
124
Appendix B.— Structural requirements of an old people’s home___________ 124^126




Letter o f Transmittal

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n it e d

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e p a r t m e n t of

B ureau

of

L abor,

L a b o r S t a t is t ic s ,

W a sh in g to n , D . C ., M a y 1 5 , 1 9 4 0 .
have the honor to transmit herewith a report
on homes for care of old people in the United States, together with a
list of the homes and the entrance requirements of each. The report
and revision of our previous directory (published as Bulletin No. 505
of the Bureau of Labor Statistics) were undertaken for the use of the
Social Security Board, of social workers dealing with the placement
of elderly people, and also of aged persons interested in finding a home.
Several States and cities publish directories of social-work agencies
(usually including homes for aged) in their jurisdiction, but the present
report constitutes the only source of information for the whole United
States.

M

adam

Secretary: I

I sa d o r L u b i n , C om m ission er.

Hon.

F r a n c e s P e r k in s ,




S ecretary o f L a bor.




Bulletin 7S£o. 677 o f the
U nited States Bureau o f Labor Statistics

Homes for Aged in the United States
Summary
Various means have been resorted to, in the United States as else­
where, for caring for old people who are without homes or relatives to
support them and those who, possessing means, lack the strength or
desire to run an establishment of their own. The almshouse has been
a traditional way of caring for destitute (or “ paupers” as the phrase
formerly was) of all ages. Supported as a public charit}7, the alms­
house or poor farm has always been regarded by self-respecting in­
dividuals as a last desperate resort, not to be considered except in
extremity, for residence in such an institution generally carried with
it a painful social stigma.
The almshouse is gradually disappearing in the United States.
Several factors have contributed to this. One has been the gradual
public realization that, throwing together as it has, healthy indigents
with those afflicted with disease of all degrees of severity, sane persons
with insane, senile, feeble-minded, and epileptic, and innocent young
children with adults of all degrees of moral rectitude or iniquity, the
almshouse is socially undesirable. Its inmates often have had only
one characteristic in common— that they were destitute.
Most States began some years ago to remove the feeble-minded and
epileptic to other institutions. Likewise, children have been or are
being taken from the poorhouses either to institutions specializing
in child care or to foster homes. The system of mother’s pensions
that had been growing as a voluntary State measure for a decade or
more before the passage of the Federal Social Security Act, received
great impetus under that act and hastened the process of removal of
children from almshouses.
The same act, providing for federally aided State allowances for
aged, also had an effect on the elderly population of almshouses.
Able-bodied old people whose receipt of the old-age allowance enabled
relatives to care for them, or who were able to live independently
either alone or in a private boarding home, left the almshouse, and a
number of States had at the end of the first 2 years of the operation
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HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES'

of the social-security system already felt the results. In a number of
cases almshouses were closed. In others the dwindling of the ablebodied population, leaving a larger proportion requiring personal or
hospital care, has resulted in a tendency either toward conversion of
the almshouse into an infirmary or toward the establishment of new
centralized institutions to care for ailing aged.1
A third means of care is what are generally termed old people’s
homes. Some of these are frankly charitable institutions, toward the
support of which the resident contributes nothing. Others are phil­
anthropic in the sense that, although the guest has contributed either
in the form of a fee at time of admission or previously through his
dues to the supporting organization, an additional subsidy is neces­
sary to cover the cost of full support. Such homes are distinguished
from the almshouses by the fact that they represent private philan­
thropy (in which the resident himself may be or have been a con­
tributor) as contrasted with public charity. Even the few homes
which receive some of their support from city or county authorities
require fees from the resident and also benefit by funds from private
philanthropy. In the case of State soldiers’ homes, no fees are
expected from the soldiers therein but shelter is accorded as a recog­
nition of past services for their country and this is not regarded
as charity. Not only does no social stigma attach to residence in an
old people’s home, but such is the extent of public acceptance that
a large proportion of such homes actually contain one or more guests
who are financially able to maintain themselves elsewhere but prefer
the care and companionship available in the home.
Using the above definition of an “ old people’s home,” the Bureau
of Labor Statistics in 1939 made a survey of all such homes in the
United States which it was able to discover by careful canvass of all
possible sources of information. The returns received indicate that
there are at present facilities for over 100,000 old people in 1,428
homes throughout the United States.
Comparison of the 1939 returns with the situation in 1929 when a
similar study was made 2 indicates that the depression beginning in
1929 had a serious effect on many of the old-established homes, de­
pendent as many of them were on the incomes from investments. As
such investments in many cases yielded little or no return during the
depression or became entirely worthless, a considerable number of
homes had to be closed; altogether, the returns indicated that 115
homes (or about 8 percent of the total) were forced out of operation.
1 For summaries of findings of studies on composition of almshouse population and effect of the socialsecurity program on almshouses, see Monthly Labor Review, September 1938 (p. 518) and January 1939
(p. 67). See also description of Delaware State Welfare Home for Aged, M onthly Labor Review, January
1934 (p. 11).
2 The results of that survey were published as the Bureau’s Bulletin N o. 489.




SUMMARY

3

No data are at hand to show what became of the residents in all
these homes. It is known, however, that in some cases in which
the same organization was supporting several homes at various places,
one or more were closed and the residents transferred to the remaining
institutions. In 1939 many homes were still operating at less than
capacity, and one of these reported it would accept no more guests
until its financial condition could be improved. Another had had its
funds so depleted that two of its three buildings had to be closed. On
the other hand, at least 81 new homes were opened between 1929 and
1939, and the additional facilities made available by these and by ex­
tensions to structures previously existing, together resulted in in­
creasing the total capacity of the homes reporting by more than
10,000 during the decade.
In order to enter an old people’s home the applicant must meet
certain definite requirements, varying from home to home. Among
these the most general are age, sex, financial, membership, and char­
acter requirements. Once accepted, in the majority of homes he
becomes a “ life member,” entitled not only to food and shelter for
the rest of his life, but also to clothing, laundry, medical and nursing
care (even hospital attention in some cases), and burial.
Some homes accept guests only on payment of regular weekly or
monthly rates, providing therefor only room and board; and a few
provide shelter only (at very low rates), the resident being expected
to provide for himself the rest of his subsistence. The greater part
of the homes, however, provide complete care.
The 1939 survey did not entail visits to individual homes. Visits
made in the 1929 study revealed a wide variety of conditions, ranging
from scant provision of the barest necessaries of life to comforts,
even luxuries, comparable with those received in a prosperous wellappointed club or hotel.
Nearly 65 percent of the homes reporting required some contribu­
tion from the resident, in the form of a flat sum paid at entrance or
specified weekly or monthly rates; some homes take residents on either
basis. A few institutions taking life-care residents set the entrance
fee in accordance with the life expectancy of the incoming resident.
In such cases the fee presumably meets the greater part of the cost
of care. Examination of the general level of fees and other financial
requirements, however, indicates that in the majority of homes sub­
sidy from some source is necessary.
The great majority of homes have a sponsoring organization, rang­
ing from a labor organization or a fraternal or religious order to an
informal group of local charitably minded citizens. In case of homes
founded and endowed by legacy, a trusteeship usually operates the
home. In the majority of cases the sponsoring organization is the




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HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES

only or chief source of income for the home, though many homes
receive additional funds from a few or many other sources.
Several new types of dwellings have lately appeared which are
designed especially to care for persons in receipt of public old-age
allowances. In some of these, as in a few of the older homes, only
housing is provided— at low rates— and the resident is self-supporting
otherwise, from his old-age allowance. In others, recipients of public
old-age assistance have clubbed together to run houses where they
provide themselves with rooms and meals on a cooperative basis.
In general, however, the homes are provided for specific groups—
members of a specified organization (fraternal, religious, labor, etc.),
nationality or race, relatives of a given group (as relatives of marines,
soldiers, or sailors), or residents of a given locality. Indeed, so re­
strictive are the requirements in some cases that the field of usefulness
of the home is drastically reduced. This is especially true of homes
established under the terms of wills drawn up to meet conditions that
no longer exist. At the other extreme are some of the private and
religious homes whose main or only requirements are the applicant’s
need and lack of other suitable shelter.
Some of the institutions reporting are full to overflowing, and some
also have a long waiting list. Others are only partially filled. In
the whole group of homes for which information was available—
93 percent of the total reporting— vacancies formed 11.7 percent
of the total capacity. This figure, however, included the old soldiers’
homes (which have in many cases a steadily dwindling population)
and the fraternal homes; in both of these, vacancies formed over
one-fifth of the total capacity.
The above average also included 700 institutions which not only
had no vacancies but had waiting lists. The actual vacancy rate
would be even higher than indicated above, were the average based
only upon homes which had vacancies. In general it appeared that
waiting lists were most common among the smaller homes dependent
on limited resources.
Although many of the homes expect the residents to assist about
the home in such light tasks as they are able to do, most of the homes
employ one or more paid employees. An exception to this is the group
of large Catholic homes operated by the Little Sisters of the Poor.
In these, all of the work is done by the Sisters. The homes reporting
paid employees had a total of 14,614 such workers.

Age of Homes
Information on year of establishment, supplied by 1,209 homes,
revealed that over two-fifths dated from before 1900, another third




NUMBER OF PERSONS PROVIDED FOR

5

were established in the period from 1900 to 1919, and nearly one-fifth
between 1920 and 1929.
P ercen t

Before 1800_____________________________________________________
18 00 -1 849_______________________________________________________
18 5 0 -7 4 _________________________________________________________
18 7 5 -9 9 _________________________________________________________
1900 -1 909_______________________________________________________
19 1 0 -1 9 _________________________________________________________
19 20 -2 9_________________________________________________________
19 3 0 -3 9 _________________________________________________________

0.
1.
9.
30.
17.
16.
18.
6.

2
0
8
0
8
5
0
7

Total_____________________________________________________ 100. 0

Size of Homes
A third of the homes reporting had a capacity of fewer than 25
persons, and about three-fifths had accommodations for fewer than
50. Only 6.9 percent could care for 200 or more; this group included
the large public homes for aged war veterans. Excluding the veterans'
homes, the homes having a capacity of 200 or more formed only 4.5
percent of the total. The percentage distribution of homes according
to their capacity is shown below:
P ercen t

Under 25 persons________________________________
25 and under 50 persons________________________
50 and under 75 persons________________________
75 and under 100 persons______________________
100 and under 200 persons_____________________
200 persons and over______________________________
Total_____________________________________

33.
27.
12.
7.
12.

7
0
7
5
2
6.9

100. 0

Individual homes ranged in size from a home with capacity of 3
persons to two veterans' homes with 1,500 capacity each.

Number of Persons Provided for
Of 1,543 homes to which questionnaires were sent, 115 had ceased
operation since 1929, and 1,428 were in operation in 1939. Usable
returns were received from 1,339 of the 1,428 active homes. These
had a combined capacity of 92,592 in 1939, or an average of 70 per­
sons per home. Applying this average to the nonreporting homes,
it would appear that the whole group of homes for aged in the United
States offers facilities for the care of over 100,000 old people. Table
1 shows, by States, the total number of homes and the number report­
ing, together with their capacity.




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HOMES FOB AGED IN THE UNITED STATES

T a b l e 1 .— Total N u m ber o f Old P eop le's H o m es, and Cap acity (as o f J an. I , 1 9 3 9 ) o f
T hose Reporting, b y States
Total
number of
homes

State

All States. ______________________________________________
Alabama__________________________________________________
Arizona___________________________________________________
Arkansas__________________________________________________
California_________________________________________________
Colorado__________________________________________________
Connecticut________________ ____________________________
Delaware_________________________________________________
District of Columbia__________________________________ . .

1,339

92,592

72

8

718

3
3
57

3
3
56

25
49
9

8

8

52
9
24

Louisiana______________________________________ __________
M aine. __________________________________________________
Maryland___ ____________ ______________________ ________
Massachusetts____________________________________________
Michigan ___________ __________________ _________________
Minnesota _________ ____________________________________
Mississippi_____________ ____ ______________________________
Missouri___________________________________ _____________

17
19
27
125
40
44
4
32

Oklahoma________________________________________________
Oregon____________________________________________________
Pennsylvania____________________________________________
Rhode Island_____________________________________________
South Carolina___________________________________________
South Dakota____________________________________________
Tennessee_________________________________________________
Texas_____________________________________________________
Utah.................... ......... ..................... ................... ..........................
Vermont________________________ •________________________
_
Virginia__________________________ _____ ___________________

W a sh in g to n .

_ .. .

___

W est Virginia.. . __________________________ _____________
Wisconsin__________________________ _______ _______________
W yom ing___________________________ ___________________

Capacity

8

In d ia n a __________________________________________________
Iowa______________________________________________________
K a n sa s______________ ____ ________________________________
Kentucky___
___ _____ ________________________________

Montana__________________________________________________
Nebraska
___________________________ _____________
New Hampshire_________________________________________
New Jersey_____________________ ________________________
New York . _ ___________________________________________
North Carolina _________________________________________
North Dakota____________________________________________
Ohio______________________________________________________

Number

Home ca­
pacity, per
100,000 of
population!

1,428

9
18
3
82
36
32
19
15

Florida___________________________________________________
G eo rg ia __________________________________________________
Idaho_____________________________________________________

Homes reporting

45

8
22
9

11
3
79
35
28
19

11
13
17
27
119
39
42

4
29

5
16

4
14

22

22

62
190
7

58
186

8

6
8

75

73

3

3

12

10

170
17

161
17

10
3
20
25

8
3
16
23

1
11

1
10

23

18

22
5
33
2

20
5
33
2

202
176

6,212
1,187
2,004
341
2,349

102
111
115
131
377

1,172
453
209
7,496
3,327
2,015
1,976
752

71
15
43
95
96
79
105
26

766
528

36
62
99
90
57

1,668
3,978
2,727
3,199
377
2,963
250
1,332
699
3,285
14,434
188
473
5,254
280
513
9,812
900
263
362
892
1,391

121
19
75
47
98
137
76

111

5
67
78

H
50
97
132
14
52
31
23

22

4

215
920
1,363
381
2,500

56
34
83

68

29

21
86

1 On basis of census estimates of population as of Jan. 1,1937.

Industrial areas, with their many wage earners whose earnings
never yield sufficient margin to make provision for their old age, are
those areas where the need for such homes is undoubtedly the greatest.
As table 1 indicates, it is in most cases the industrial States where
the greatest number of homes are found. New York is far in the
lead not only as regards number of homes but also as regards capacity.
Pennsylvania, Illinois, California, Ohio, and Massachusetts follow,
in the order named, as regards number of aged that can be cared for.
Comparatively few homes are in the agricultural States, and the
Bureau could discover no homes at all in Nevada and New Mexico.
When population is taken into account, however, the situation is
considerably altered. Only 10 of the 47 jurisdictions shown had




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NUMBER OE PERSONS PROVIDED FOR

capacity, in their homes for aged, for caring for over 100 per 100,000
of their population. Relating capacity to population, only California
and New York of the industrial States above mentioned had a ca­
pacity exceeding 100 per 100,000 of population. On this basis the
District of Columbia took the lead by virtue of the presence of the
National Soldiers' Home, though even without it the District's rate
would have been 136. The rates of some of the other States were
also raised by the presence of national homes of various kinds, drawing
residents from all over the United States and not representing facili­
ties for the sole use of State residents. This was true of Colorado,
Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Tennessee, and Virginia, in which were
situated the national homes of the printers, carpenters, and Order of
Moose, railway conductors, railroad brotherhoods, printing pressmen,
and Order of Elks.
To ascertain to what extent use was being made of facilities pro­
vided, the questionnaire called for data (as of January 1, 1939) on
number of residents by sex, and number of vacancies, in relation to
capacity. It was recognized, of course, that the “ capacity" might be
a quite flexible number, especially in homes providing private rooms
but accepting married couples. In such cases the greater the pro­
portion of couples the larger the number of guests that could be
accommodated.
There were 1,248 homes furnishing data on all four points— ca­
pacity, number of male and female residents, and vacancies. Tabu­
lation of these returns indicates that there were 9,829 vacancies on
that date, out of a total capacity of 84,024— or a vacancy rate of 11.7
percent (see table 2). The highest proportions of vacancies were
found in the State soldiers' homes and in the fraternal institutions;
in both of these, vacancies constituted over one-fifth of the total
capacity.
T a b l e 2 .—

C a p a c ity

and Residents o f Old People"9 H o m es , as o f J an.
s

I , 1939, by

Sponsoring Organizations

Sponsoring organization

Number
Normal
of homes
reporting capacity

Residents, Jan. 1,
1939
Vacancies
M en

A ll organizations...... ...........................................
Federal Government ( s o l d i e r s ' a n d
sailors’ h o m e s)...
______ ____________
State governments:
Soldiers’ homes............................................
Other homes...... ...........................................
County governments.........................................
City governments............................................. .
Labor organizations...................... ....................
Religious denominations____________ ______
Religious philanthropic organizations_____
Fraternal organizations_____________ ______
Nationality grou ps...____ _________________
Other organizations..........................................
Private organizations _____________________




1,248

84,024

30,899

2

1,725

1,597

30

9,953
814
28
472
609
10,501
25,310
12,125
1,707
3,469
17,311

6,252
126
16
340
543
2,035
9, 445
5,242
630
828
3,845

W omen

10
1
4
3

221
293

120
30
83
451

Vacancy
rate
(percent of
capacity)

43, 296

9,829
128

7.4

1,546
607

2,155
81
4
13
40
927
1,939
2,575
138
405
1,424

21.6
10.0

8
119
26
7,539
13,926
4,308
939
2,236
12,042

11.7

14.3

2.8
6.6
8.8
7.7

21.2
8.1
11.7

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HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES

On the other hand, 700 homes reported waiting lists varying from
1 or 2 persons to as many as 1,100. In several cases the waiting list
was larger than the home population. The homes with waiting lists
were in the main the smaller ones operated by religious or other
organizations for their members only.
The period of waiting before being admitted also varied widely,
ranging from a week or two to 10 years. The questionnaire asked for
an estimate of the average period of waiting between submission of
application and entrance into the home. A large proportion of the
homes with waiting lists replied that the periods varied so widely
that an estimate was impossible. In many homes, the applicant’s
only chance for admission is when one of the residents dies. One
superintendent in this group pointed that “ practically all [residents |
remain for life, and some reach a great age.” In the largest group
reporting, however, the waiting time was less than 6 months.
The following statement shows the distribution of 320 homes with
waiting lists, that reported average time between application and
Number
Percent
admission:
Less than 1 month______________________________________
13
1 month and under 6 months_________________________ 116
6 months and under 1 year____________________________
20
1 year and under 2 years_______________________________
63
2 and under 3 years__________________________________
57
3 and under 4 years__________________________________
19
4 and under 5 years__________________________________
16
5 and under 6 years__________________________________
11
6 and under 7 years__________________________________
1
7 and under 8 years___________________________________
1
10 years______________________________________ ^________
3
Total____________________________________________ 320

4.1
36.2
6.2
19.7
17.8
6.0
5.0
3.4
.3
.3
1 .0
100. 0

In order to cope with such a situation, some of the homes have
enlarged their facilities since 1929. Thus, comparison of the returns
for 1929 and 1939 indicates extension of facilities in 83 homes, pro­
viding quarters for 7,312 additional residents.
The 81 new homes established since the 1929 survey had a combined
capacity of 3,118. The following statement shows the number of
persons for whom accommodations were provided in each year
beginning with 1930:
$E2S capacity




1930
____
21
1931
______________________
9
1932
______________________
8
1933
______________________
6
1934
______________________ 11
.1935___________________________ 7
1936
______________________
9
1937
______________________
4
1938
______________________
4
1939
______________________
2

642
692
214
325
275
208
500
115
69
78

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HOMES FOR SCPECIAL GROUPS

Homes for Special Groups
O C C U P A T IO N A L GR O U PS

Among the institutions for which reports were received were 72,
admission to which is limited to specific occupational groups. Only
5 of this group of homes were supported entirely by a labor organiza­
tion or by contributions from the specific occupation. The others
received their support from various sources. The homes for soldiers
and sailors were publicly supported, the religious workers* institutions
depended largely on donations from churches or individuals of the
particular denomination sponsoring the home, as well as (in most
cases) from moderate life-care fees. The remaining institutions had
been largely established under the terms of wills and depended for
the most part on the income from such legacies, though these homes
also received some income from fees and, occasionally, from the local
community chest.
As table 3 indicates, 69 of the 72 homes had facilities for caring for
more than 15,000 persons. Two of the homes established for the
benefit of ministers, missionaries, and others in church service pro­
vided only living quarters at extremely low rates; the resident was
expected to be otherwise self-supporting.
T a b l e 3 . — C apacity o f H om es f o r Specified Occupational Groups
Number
of homes

Occupational group
A ll groups.________________________________ ___________ ___________________________
Agriculture: Farmers__________________ ____________ _ ______________________ ______
Building and construction:
Carpenters______________________ _______ _______________ ________________________
Shipbuilders________ _________ ______ _______ ____________ ______________________
Needle trades: Dressmakers and allied trades__________________ __________ ________
Printing trades:
Printing pressmen__________________________ . . . _ ____________________ _______
_
Typographers________ ________ ______ _______ _______________________ ____________
Professions:
A c t o r s .________________________________ _ ______________ _. ___________ __
Artists, teachers, authors____________________________ _____ _________ ___________
Literary or other professional work______________ ___________ __________________
Music teachers___________________ _____ ___________________________________ _____
School teachers. ______
_
_____
...
_______ __
Ministers, missionaries, and others, in service of religious denominations:
B a p tis t___________ . ____________
__________ _________ ______ ________
Congregational-Christian___________ ___________
__________ ________
Methodist______
_____________________________________________________
Presbyterian________ ______________ ________________ ________ ______ ________
United Brethren______ ._
................................ ............. ..
..........................
A n y Protestant denomination_____________________________________________
Sect not rep orted_ ______________________________________ _______________
_
Transportation, railroad:
Conductors
_
___
______ __
_ _ _______
Locomotive engineers, firemen, enginemen, and trainmen ...... ........... ...............
Transportation, marine: Sailors, merchant marine______________ __________ _______
W ar service:
Soldiers, sailors, or marines—
Civil W a r____ _________________________________ _____________________________
A n y war
_____________________
________________ _________ ________
Regular A r m y __________________ __________ ______ __________ ________ ______
U . S. N a v y _________________________________________ ______ _______ ____ _____
W ar nurses
______ _____ _______ _______ _________ _____ ____________________
Other:
Firefighters
_________ ________ _____ ____________ _____ _________________________
Mechanics ___ _____ _______ ________________________________________ _____ ______
Workingmen . _ _______________________________________________________________

1 N ot including 3 homes which did not report capacity.
* N ot including 1 home which did not report capacity.




2 No data.

72

1

Capacity
115,142
(2
)

1
1
1

400
15
27

1

240
420

3

95
16
9
64

1
1
1
1
2
2
1
3

1
1
1
1
1
3

10
25

1
2
2
1
1
1

6
* 55
127
50
87
30
93

22
70
119
832

3 768
9,339
1,500
260
232
180

66
20

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H O M ES FOR AGED IN T H E U N ITED STATES

In some cases considerable periods of service in the occupation
were required in order to qualify for admission. Thus, in order to
enter the home for mechanics the applicant must have served 10
years at some mechanical trade. The home for music teachers
required evidence of 25 years’ service. One of the actors’ homes was
open to persons of either sex who had had 5 years’ experience on the
dramatic stage; foreigners were required to have had 10 years’ experi­
ence, 3 of which (immediately preceding application) must have
been on the American stage. For one of the homes for retired workers
in the religious field, 20 years’ work in the service of the sponsoring
church was a prerequisite. Twenty years’ service in the Regular
Army is required for entrance to the National Soldiers’ Home, but
one of the seamen’s homes (run under private auspices) requires only
5 years’ sea service under the American flag.
HOMES FOR NEGROES

To 964 homes only white persons are admitted, 50 homes take only
colored people, and the bylaws of 325 contain no specific provision on
this point.
The 50 homes for Negroes had a capacity of 1,293. Most of these
homes were very small. Of the 49 reporting as to capacity, 36 had
accommodations for fewer than 25 persons each. Only two homes
could care for over 100 residents; these had a capacity of 140 and 125,
respectively. The average for the whole group was 26.
In the 1929 study 9 homes for colored persons were visited. These
visits revealed that physical conditions at the Negro homes did not
in general equal those at the homes for whites, although there were
homes in the latter group that were as bad as the worst found among
the colored.
HOMES FOR NATIONALITY GROUPS

There were 37 homes with a capacity of 1,909, admission to which
was restricted to specific nationalities.3 These homes represented
13 different nationalities.
» These figures do not necessarily correspond with those given for nationality groups which sponsor
homes, for some of the latter homes may not have a nationality entrance requirement and some of the homes
with nationality requirements are sponsored by religious or other organizations rather than by a nationality
group.




HOM ES

11

F O B S P E C IA L G R O U P S

The number and capacity of these homes are shown below:
umber

British______________
Czechoslovak_______
Dutch_______________
French______________
German_____________
Polish 2______________
Scandinavian_______
Danish_________
Swedish________
“ Scandinavian”
Scotch_______________
Spanish_____________
Swiss________________
Welsh_______________
Total_____________________________________

Capacity

14
1
2
2
6
1

210

15
4
4
7

867
188
394
285
89

2
1
1
2
37

35
180
43
294

102

10
38
41
1, 909

1One of these admits Irish also.
*And must also be a former resident of Warsaw.

A few homes are for “ Americans” only— those born in the United
States, or naturalized citizens. Thus, 9 homes place United States
citizenship as a prerequisite for admission. Twenty-two homes specify
that the applicant must be an “ American” or a “ native of the United
States” ; one of these, however, will admit naturalized citizens if they
have been such for 21 years or more. Two homes require not only
that the applicant be a native, but his parents must also have been
born in this country.
The above are the only ones having a specific requirement on this
point, but this requirement is of course implicit in some of the others—
such as birth or life-long residence in a specified city, county, or State.
HOMES FOR HANDICAPPED

Six of the homes included are designed especially for the care of
aged in specific handicapped groups. Thus, two homes accept only
deaf old people, one only deaf mutes, two only deaf or deaf-blind, and
one only blind. The capacity of these homes is shown in the following
statement:
Accepting only—
Num ber
Deaf mutes____________ __
_____________
1
_____________
2
Deaf_ _
_ _ _ _ _ _
Deaf or deaf-blind____ ________ _____________
2
Blind___________________________ _____________
1
Total________________________ _____________

230808°— 41------ 2




6

Capacity

33
70
83
31
217

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H O M ES FOR AGED IN T H E UN ITED STATES
HOMES FOR OLD-AGE PENSIONERS

During the past few years— since the inauguration of the socialsecurity system— several new types of homes have appeared. These
include individual dwelling units in apartments, colonies of individual
cottages, and clubs run collectively on the cooperative plan by
“ roomers” who are also the members and operators of the houses.
All of these new forms have evolved as an attempt to provide housing
accommodations for aged receiving the small allowances under the
public old-age assistance plan.4

Sponsoring Organizations
A wide variety of sponsoring organizations 5 was found. Of 1,327
homes for which data on this point were received, the largest group,
537, was run by religious denominations or under their auspices.
These homes had a combined capacity of 39,980. Among the indi­
vidual sects, Catholic homes had accommodations for 17,975 persons,
Jewish homes for 6,082, and all the Protestant denominations com­
bined for 15,923.
Fraternal homes numbered 129, with a capacity of 13,371. Some
of the fraternal organizations, such as Loyal Order of Moose and
Order of Elks, have a single, national, home for their aged members.
In other cases where several homes are shown, the homes are generally
supported by the lodges in a single State or in several neighboring
States, with the grand lodge for the region acting as sponsor and oper­
ating the home. The two leading orders, in point of both number of
homes and persons cared for were the Masons (and Eastern Star)
and the Odd Fellows (and Rebekahs).
Institutions supported from public funds had accommodations for
14,260 of which 12,035 were in State-supported homes for war veterans
and their wives and widows. The homes established or supported by
county or city authorities 6 were generally maintained (on a partially
self-supporting basis) for aged local citizens.
Nine institutions (caring for 1,531 persons) were supported by
occupational groups, mainly the trade-unions. Other sponsors in this
group were a retail druggists’ auxiliary association and 2 organizations
of volunteer firefighters.
The number of institutions (and their capacity) sponsored by speci­
fied classes of organizations are shown in table 4.
1

A list of the cooperative homes for aged is given in appendix A of this bulletin, page 124. For a detailed
account of these new types, see M onthly Labor Review, August 1939, or Serial No. R. 977.
B y “ sponsoring organization” is meant the organization responsible mainly for the establishment of the
home or in large degree for its support and direction, or both.
N ot almshouses.

5

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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
T able

4 . — N u m ber and C ap acity o f H om es fo r A g ed , b y Sponsoring O rganization

Ca­
N um ­ pacity
ber of (per­
homes sons)

Sponsor

Total______________________________ 1, 327 91,942
Religious denominations i__________ 537 39,980
Catholic___________________ __
148 17, 975
Lutheran__________ ________
78 4,105
Jew ish ............ ..........j ___________
56 6, 082
47 3, 295
M ethodist_____________________
Episcopalian__________________
47 1,494
29 1, 408
Presbyterian.................................
Evangelical and Reform ed_____
28 1, 460
28 2 1,450
B aptist________________________
Congregational-Christian............
20
862
17
Brethren3____________________
784
12
F rien d s...____ _________________
348
5
135
M ennonite________ ___________
3
Moravian
____ __
59
2
U nitarian___ __________________
31
2
U niversalist_____ __________ . . .
38
1
Christian Science______________
108
1
U nited Zion___________________
70
Reorganized Latter D ay Saints.
1
40
Denom ination not known or
12
not specified.. . . . __________
236
Fraternal organizations_________ __ 129 13, 371
Odd Fellows and R ebekahs___
46 4, 216
M asons and Eastern Star______
45 6, 646
K nights of Pythias and P yth ­
14
ian Sisters____________________
860

N um ­
ber of
homes

Sponsor
Fraternal organizations—Con.
Mannabftfis
Patriotic Order of Americans___
P .E .O .S iste r h o o d .. __ . ___
Red M en
__
O ther4 (not more than 1 each)__.
__
Other organizations _ _ . .
King’s Daughters and Sons
War veterans and auxiliaries___
W om an’s Christian Association.
W om en’s Christian Tem per­
ance Union
Daughters of the British E m ­
pire. _____ __________
Volunteers of America
Young W om en’s Christian
Association_________ __ __
P hyllis W heatley Association. . .
Other (not more than 1 each)___
Public authorities_______ ___________
U nited States Government . .
State_______ ___________________
County
C ity ._ .........................................
Occupational groups_______________

Ca­
pacity
(per­
sons)

3
3
2
2
14
602
26
11
6
4
3
2
2
2
546
50
2
43
1
4
9

i7g
103
63
56
1,249
22, 800
624
403
316
161
149
48
41
27
21,031
14.260
1, 725
312, 035
28
472
1, 531
g

1 I n c lu d e s r e lig io u s p h ila n t h r o p ic o r g a n iz a tio n s.

2N o t in c lu d in g 1 h o m e w h ic h d id n o t r e p o r t c a p a c it y .
3C h u r c h o f t h e B r e t h r e n , U n i t e d B r e t h r e n , R i v e r B r e t h r e n , e tc .
i n c l u d e s O r d e r s o f E l k s , F o r e ste r s, M o o s e , S v i t h i o d ? a n d V i k i n g s , K n i g h t s o f D a m o n , K n i g h t s o f M a l t a ,
S o n s a n d D a u g h t e r s o f L i b e r t y , S o n s o f H e r m a n , N e ig h b o r s o f W o o d c r a ft , W o o d m a n ’ s C ir c le , B e n H u r
A s s o c ia tio n , S e c u r it y B e n e fit A s s o c ia tio n , a n d L o y a l O r a n g e I n s t it u t io n .

Entrance Requirements
AGE

Generally the prime requirement that must be met in all homes,
before acceptance, is that of age. The age most commonly set as
the minimum for admission is 65 years. Of 1,239 homes reporting
on this point, 622 set 65 years as the lowest entrance age; 302 others
set 60 years. The percentage distribution of homes according to
minimum age of admission was as follows:
P ercen t

50
51
60
61
65

years__________________________________________
to 59 years___________________________________
years__________________________________________
to 64 years____________________________________
years__________________________________________
66 to 69 years____________________________________
70 years__________________________________________
Over 70 years____________________________________
No age requirement_____________________________




Total

1. 5
.8
24. 4
.3
50. 2
1. 4
4. 9
.6
15. 8

100. 0

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HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES

Where different ages are set for men and women, the most frequent
combinations found are (1) 60 for women, 65 for men; (2) 65 for
women, 70 for men; and (3) 68 for women, 70 for men.
FEES

Nearly 65 percent of the homes reporting were at least partially
dependent upon fees from the residents— either a life fee (entitling
to care for the remainder of the applicant’s life) or a weekly or
monthly rate.
Of the organizations operating on a life-care basis, over two-fifths
required no fee for admission to the home. The majority of these
were homes run by organizations for their members only, in which the
member was considered already to have made his contribution to the
home through monthly dues over a period of years.
This was true of all of the homes run by labor organizations and of
a very large proportion of the fraternal homes, as well as of a sub­
stantial percentage of those run by religious denominations or under
sectarian auspices. None of the soldiers’ homes charged admission
fees, but in one case— the National Soldiers’ Home, Washington,
D. C.— the contributions from warrant officers and men in the Regular
Army furnished the greater part of the necessary funds and the guest
was therefore considered to have already paid his way in. About
one-eighth each had life-care fees of from $500-$600 and $1,000$2,000. For nearly 7 percent there was no set fee, each case being
considered on its merits and the fee being varied according to the
resources of the applicant. In a very large proportion, even of homes
having a set scale of fees, worthy persons were sometimes accepted
without fees.
In a great many cases no indication was given as to the basis for
the rate set. In some institutions, however, the entrance fee was
based upon the applicant’s age at time of admission (i. e., upon his
life expectancy).
The following statement shows the percentage distribution of the
homes accepting life-care residents, by fees charged:
Percent

No fees_____________________________________________________
44. 2
Less than $300_____________________________________________
5. 3
$300 and under $400________________________________________
5.6
$400 and under $500________________________________________
2.0
$500 and under $600______________________________________
12. 4
$600 and under $1,000______________________________________
7.2
$1,000 and under $2,000__________________________________
12. 5
$2,000 and over______________________________________________
3.9
Fee varies according to resources of applicant_____________
6.9
T otal____________________________________________ ___ 100. 0




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15

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the entrance fees, a few homes require the deposit
of a sum (ranging from $60 to $200 in those reporting) to cover the
cost of burial, or require that the applicant obtain a guaranty by
relatives or friends that they will meet such expenses. One home
requires that the guest be the possessor of the deed to a cemetery plot.
Most of the homes require that the applicant transfer to the home, on
admission, any property, insurance, or other assets of which he may
be possessed. This transfer may be absolute at that time, or the
property may be held in trust until the resident’s death.
Over 300 of the homes charged monthly or weekly rates. There
was, however, some duplication here with the life-care homes, as some
institutions had both life residents and boarders. Of the homes
taking boarders, a considerable proportion were those operated under
religious auspices.
The rates charged indicate the presence of a subsidy, in many cases,
from other sources. Often the subsidy came from investments or
endowments. The distribution of the homes charging weekly or
m o n th ly rates is shown in the following statem en t:
Weekly rate of—
Number
Less than $ 5 _____
____________________
15
$5 and under $10_
_ ____________________
56
$10 and under $20 __ ____________________
27
Monthly rate of—
$10 and under $20 __ ____________________
18
_
$20 and under $30_ ____________________
74
$30 and under $40_ ____________________
_
94
$40 and under $50 __ ____________________
28
$50 and over_________ ____________________
20
T o ta l.

_________

____________________ 332

Percent

4. 5
16. 9
8. 1
5.
22.
28.
8.
6.

4
3
3
4
0

100. 0

SEX REQUIREMENTS

The returns indicate that aged women are better provided for by
far than are aged men. An aged man would, on the basis of the
entrance requirements reported, have a chance for admission to 67.9
percent of the homes, whereas an aged woman would have a chance in
95.9 percent of the homes. Of 1,338 homes reporting on this point,
nearly one-third admitted women only.
Percent

Men only________________________________________
Women only______________________________________
Both sexes_______________________________________
Both sexes and couples___________________________

4. 1
32.1
5. 8
58.0

Total___________________________________ 100. 0

As was shown in table 2, omitting the soldiers’ homes (which
shelter largely men), the women formed 64.7 percent of the residents;
including the soldiers’ homes they formed 58.5 percent.




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HOMES FOR AGED IN TH E UNITED STATES'
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

A vast majority of the institutions refuse to take mental cases.
Most of them also specify that at the time of entrance the applicant
must be in “ normal health,” meaning thereby a state of health normal
for the person's age. Others specify practically the same thing by
requiring that the resident must be “ ambulant,” “ able to care for his
own personal needs,” “ not bedridden,” “ able to come to the dining
room for meals,” “ not requiring personal care,” “ not a bed patient,”
etc. Some further specify that the applicant must be free from com­
municable, “ objectionable” or malignant disease, or from certain
named ailments (epilepsy, tuberculosis, cancer, paralysis, diabetes,
blindness, etc.).
These, it should be emphasized, are entrance requirements. Should
the resident become incapacitated after admission the great majority
of homes (except the strictly “ boarding homes” ) will furnish medical
and nursing care.
Other homes, notably the large Jewish homes, accept infirm and
disabled and some give preference to them over the able-bodied
applicants. As already noted, several take only deaf, deaf-mutes, or
blind aged.
Submission to thorough medical examination, at the time of entrance
to the home, is practically a universal requirement, even in those
institutions which accept the infirm and disabled.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS

The prime requirement for admission to a home sponsored by a
definite group or organization is generally membership in the organi­
zation, often for a specified period of years. Thus, to enter a Masonic
home the applicant must ordinarily have been a member in good
standing in a local lodge contributing to the support of the institution.
Only one home specified that applicants must be “ free from marked
personality defects.” Several others include such required character­
istics as “ adaptability,” “ congenial,” “ good disposition.” In prac­
tice, however, these are very general requirements, which the
probationary period (see p. 17) provides opportunity to evaluate.
A number of the homes specify that the applicant must be without
other means of support, or unable to support himself; the fraternal
homes figure largely in this group. Some refuse an applicant if he
or she has relatives or children able to furnish support. A few of
the homes for women accept only childless or unmarried persons, and
one accepts “ spinsters” only.




W H A T TH E RESIDENTS RECEIVE

17

Although residence requirements are found in all groups, homes
supported or sponsored by local organizations are more likely than
the others to have, as one of the prime requisites for entrance, a
specified period of residence in the city, county, or other designated
region. The most commonly required periods are 2, 3, 5, and 10
years, but periods ranging from 6 months to 30 years were found.
Two homes require, respectively, lifelong residence in the city and
in the State, and another gives preference to persons born in the city
where the home is situated.
Good moral character is a general requirement and a substantial
proportion require one or more character references. In the endeavor
to maintain a home population on a high level of culture, some of the
institutions specify that the applicant must be a “ gentlewoman,”
“ a woman of refinement,” “ a gentlewoman in reduced circumstances,”
“ a person of good cultural background.” Most of these are asso­
ciations taking women only, but one home restricted to men requires
that the applicant must have been a person of some means and stand­
ing in the community, not divorced.
Other, infrequent, requirements include belief in a Supreme Being
(several fraternal homes), Christian, church member, etc.; that the
applicant shall not be addicted to the use of alcoholic beverages,
drugs, or (two homes only) tobacco; clothing sufficient for a specified
period; furnishings for the resident’s room; ability to assist in the
operation of the home.
Most of the homes accepting guests on a life-care basis have a trial
period of varying length (2 to 6 months, in the majority of cases).
During this period both home and resident are on probation. The
guest has the opportunity to judge whether he or she is likely to be
contented there, and the home superintendent is given a chance to
observe the resident in his relations with the others and to determine
the desirability of his continued presence there. If either party,
during or at the end of the period, decides unfavorably, deduction is
made from the entrance fee of the cost of room and meals and the
remainder is returned to the applicant on his departure.

What the Residents Receive
Examination of the cost to the residents of the homes, in the form
of entrance fees, indicates that these old people receive more than their
money’s worth. Assuming an average cost to the home of $410 7
i

This was the average cost in the homes giving life care, which volunteered information on this point.




18

HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES

per person per year, it is evident that fees and other contributions
by the guest would cover at best only a few years’ care. The appli­
cant may live only a year or two after admission; on the other hand,
he may live 15 or 20 years. It is the experience of the homes that
the good physical care provided, and above all the comforting sense
of security, tends to prolong the lives of the residents, and many of
them live to a great age.
A large proportion of the homes require that the applicant must
be in reasonably good health, considering his age, at the time of ad­
mission. Once accepted, however, practically all of the life-care
homes provide medical or nursing care, or both, if the resident falls
sick. Thus, of 1,241 homes reporting on this point, 83.2 percent fur­
nished both medical and nursing care, 6.0 furnished nurse only, 2.7
doctor only, and 8.1 expected the resident to bear the cost himself.
That such care may entail considerable extra expense for the home
is indicated by a study of chronic sickness in homes for aged, made
in 1931.8 That study, which covered 78 homes for aged within a
radius of 50 miles of New York City, revealed that 48 percent of the
guests had chronic incapacitating ailments; more than a tenth were
bedridden, and 6 percent were confined to wheel chairs. A large pro­
portion had been receiving care since shortly after their admission to
the home.
Some of the larger homes have one or more paid full-time physi­
cians. In a number of cases, the homes receive free service from
local physicians who give their time as a charity.
In addition to shelter, food, laundry, medical and nursing care,
a great many of the homes also provide burial (though a few require
a specific fee for this expense).
In order to recoup some of the loss between fee income and obliga­
tions assumed, it is a general practice of the homes to require the in­
coming guest to transfer all or part of such income or property as he
possesses to the home. In return the home may bind itself to pay
some or all of the income from it to the guest during his lifetime.
On the other hand it is a quite common practice to accept, free, per­
sons without means to pay the fee, if they fulfill all the other conditions
of entrance.

Sources of Income of Homes
Where the home has a sponsoring organization, generally the
sponsor also provides a large measure of financial support for the
institution, for even where entrance fees are charged these are often
s Welfare Council of N ew York City. Research Bureau study N o. 5: Care of the Chronic Sick in Private
Homes for Aged in and near N ew York City, by M ary C. Jarrett. N ew York, 1931.




SOURCES OiF INCOME OF HOMES

19

entirely inadequate to cover the cost of care during the remainder of
the resident's life. In many homes originally established under the
terms of a will, the legacy has so dwindled as to be insufficient for
support and often in such cases additional assistance has had to be
sought from other sources.
Homes established by fraternal orders are supported solely by the
order, generally through regular dues paid by the members for the
purpose or by appropriations made from the organization's general
funds. The same is true of the trade-union homes.
Of the homes operated under Catholic auspices a large proportion
receive no financial support from the sponsor. Thus, the homes
of the Little Sisters of the Poor— all large institutions offering
only the barest necessaries of life and usually having as their main
(or even only) requirement that the applicant be destitute, depend
for their support upon voluntary contributions of food, clothing, and
other articles from business men (grocers, bakers, etc.) and private
individuals. The homes are, however, run by the sponsoring order
and usually the Sisters perform all of the work, with what little
assistance can be given by the residents.
In the homes sponsored by an outside organization, such as a labor
union or a fraternal order, usually the only source of support for the
home is that organization and its members. Generally such homes
require no fees, as the resident is considered to have made his contri­
bution during his years of membership in the sponsoring organization.
Of the 1,201 institutions which reported as to their sources of income,
nearly 10 percent were endowed homes operating entirely on the income
from invested funds or with these supplemented by an entrance fee.
In 23 percent the support came from a sponsoring organization alone
or with some supplementary income from fees or other sources.
Three percent were homes dependent on individual contributions
(most of these were the homes of the Little Sisters of the Poor), and
fewer than half of 1 percent were supported entirely by a local
community chest.
Nearly 5 percent of the homes were dependent entirely on the fees
paid by the guests. Most of these were homes of the “ boarding"
type, charging fixed rates per week or month and supplying no care
beyond food and shelter.
The largest group of homes (nearly 55 percent) received support
from a variety of sources, including one or more of the following: Fees,
residents' pensions or old-age assistance allowances, sponsor, city or
county, local community chest, donations by individuals, collections




20

HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES

from churches and other local organizations, proceeds of bazaars,
entertainments, “ tag days,” legacies, endowments or other invest­
ments, and income or products from home farm. Of the 1,201 homes,
187 were receiving some assistance from the local community chest.
The distribution of the reporting homes, by sources of support, is
shown in table 5.
T able

5 . — Sources o f In com e o f O ld P eople*s H om es

Source of income

N um ber of
homes

Homes w ith entrance fees:
Fees only_______________________________________________________________
Fees and—
Endow m ent--------------- ---------------- ---------------------------------------- ---------.
Contribution from sponsoring organization (including income from
endowm ent and other invested funds)__ ___________________ ____
Other sources_____________________________________________ _________
Homes w ithout entrance fees:
Endowm ent on ly_______________________________________________________
Sponsoring organization on ly___________________________________________
Sponsoring organization m ainly, but w ith some assistance from other
sources_______ ______________________ _______- ............-..................................
Individual contributions on ly___________ _______________________ _______
C om m unity chest o n ly _______________________________________________
Other sources _____________________________________________ ________
Total .................................................................. ...........................................................

55
94
131
659
23
87
61
40
4
47
1,201

Percent
4.6
7.8
10.9
54.9
1.9
7.2
5.1
3.3
.3
3.9
100.0

Directory of Old Peoples Homes
In the following pages are listed, geographically and alphabetically,
the individual homes for aged known to the Bureau. The list was
compiled after a careful canvass of all possible sources of information
and is believed to be substantially complete. However, the Bureau
will appreciate being informed of any homes for aged not included here.
More than 90 percent of the homes responded to the Bureau’s
request for information as to their entrance requirements. A num­
ber of homes failed to report, but in only one case was information
definitely refused. All known homes are listed here, whether or not
they furnished information. As a check, for all nonreporting homes
the postmasters were circularized, to ascertain whether the homes
were in fact still in operation. Practically complete coverage was
received from the postmaster circular. Thus it may be said with
confidence that all of the homes listed were actually in existence in
September 1939.
For each reporting home the directory gives the minimum age
required for admission, life fee or boarding rates, and other entrance
requirements. The capacity of the home is noted; some of the homes




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21

also take children, but the capacity given is that for aged unless
otherwise noted. It will be observed that some of the homes accept
“ both sexes and couples” and others “ both sexes.” In the former,
man and wife are accepted as a couple and allowed to live together as
such. The others either accept only unattached men and women or,
if both man and wife are admitted, require them to live apart.
If the home has a sponsoring organization, the directory shows the
name of that organization.




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HOMES FOB AGED IN TH E UNITED STATES
D irectory, and E ntrance R equirem ents o f H om es

Entrance require­
m ents
Nam e and address of home

Sponsoring or controlling organization

M inim um
M ini­ entrance fee
mum
for life
age
members

A la b a m a

Birmingham:
Old Folks Home, 625 Jasper R d _______
W hite (Octavia) Home, 504 South
56th St.
Mobile:
Colored Old Folks and Orphans Home,
Spring H ill and M obile Sts.
Hom e for Aged Poor, 1655 M cGill and
M onterey Sts.
M obile Benevolent Home, 1257 Government St.
Montgomery: Alabama Masonic H om e___

C ity Federation of Colored W om en’s
Clubs.
C om m unity Chest of Birmingham
and Jefferson County.
Private organization__________________
Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.
Mobile Benevolent Society for W om en.
Alabama Grand Lodges, Free and Ac­
cepted Masons and Order of the
Eastern Star.
M ountain Creek: Jefferson M anly Falkner State of A labam a..................................... ..
Soldiers Home.
Talladega: Sunset Inn (Home for A ged)___ Talladega C ounty...................................... ..

65
60
60
65

60

A r iz o n a

Prescott: Arizona Pioneers’ Hom e_______ __
Safford: Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Hom e
of Arizona.
Tucson: Sociedad del Socorro, 26 W est
24th St.
A rka n sa s
Little Rock:
Arkansas Confederate Veterans Home,
Route 4.
Gibbs (M . W .) Home for Aged W omen,
2900 Center St.
Thom pson (Ada) Memorial Home,
2021 M ain St.

State of Arizona____ . . . ______________
Arizona Grand Lodge, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows.
St. Vincent de Paul Society of St.
Augustin Parish.

60

State of Arkansas____________________
Interdenominational M inisterial Al­
liance.
Private organization__________________

69

60

65

C a lif o r n ia

$50
500

Alhambra:
Atherton Court, 700 Irving St_________ Southern California Baptist Conven­
tion.
California P . E. O. H om e, 700 North California P. E . O. Sisterhood..............
(2)
Stoneman.
Hom e for Aged of Protestant Episcopal Los Angeles Diocese, Protestant Epis­
65
500
copal Church.
Church, 1428 South Marengo Ave.
Altadena: Pasadena Hom e for Aged, 2380 Private organization ____________ . . .
70
500
North El M olino Ave.
Anaheim: Lutheran Hom e for Aged, 891 Lutheran Home Association of Cali­
60 3 2,125-4, 500
fornia.
South W alnut St.
Burbank: Pacific Evangelical Hom e for Evangelical C hurch .................................... 65
4, 000
Aged People, 361 Cypress Ave.
Chula Vista: The Fredericka Hom e for Private organization
70
2,500
Aged, 183 Third Ave.
Claremont: Pilgrim Place in Claremont, National Council of Congregational65
Inc., 595 Mayflower Rd.
Christian Churches.
Decoto: Masonic Hom es of California4____ California Grand Lodge, Free and Ac­ (8)
(6)
cepted Masons.
Eagle Rock: Solheim Lutheran Hom e for Norwegian Lutheran Society for the
65
2,000
Aged, 2236 Merton Ave.
Aged.
Los Angeles:
California Soldiers’ W idows Hom e, Auxiliaries of U nited Spanish War («)
11847 Gorham St., Brentwood
Veterans.
Heights.
Eastern Star Home of California, 11725 California Grand Chapter, Order of
65
Sunset Blvd.
the Eastern Star.
Hollenbeck Hom e for Aged, 573 South Private organization__________________ 65
500
Boyle Ave.
Includes children.




^Varies.

3 Varies according to age.

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DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r the A g ed in the U nited States

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

Other

W hom
admitted

Negro, resident of city, 2-month trial period, sane, able-bodied. Both sexes
W hite, 1 year’s residence in city, indigent, ambulant.
W omen o n ly ...
Negro, Protestant, transfer of property to home on admission
or at death, indigent, ambulant.
W hite, good character, poor, infirm ................................................ .
W hite, 3 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to
home, free from contagious disease.
W hite, Protestant, member of sponsoring order (or wife or
widow), transfer of property to home on admission and in
will, normal health.
W hite, Confederate soldier or wife, 2 years’ residence in State..
$30 per m on th ... W hite, sane, not requiring continuous care.....................................

Both sexes____
Both sexes and
couples.
W omen o n ly ...
Both sexes and
couples (also
children).
Both sexes and
couples.
____do..................

35 years’ residence in State, free from contagious disease_____ ____do_________
W hite, 5 years’ membership in sponsoring order (or wife or Both sexes and
w idow ), transfer of property to home on admission, sane,
couples (also
normal sight, free from communicable disease.
children).
Spanish, Catholic, 1 year’s residence in c ity .................................. Both sexes and
couples.
W hite, Civil War veteran (or wife or widow), 1 year’s resi­ ____ d o .................
dence in State, indigent.
Negro, transfer of property to home at death, good character, W omen o n ly ...
ambulant.
W hite, 3 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home ____ do...................
on admission, normal health.
W hite, retired Baptist minister or missionary (or wife) from
Southern California, needy, but able to maintain own house­
hold.
Membership in sponsoring organization, 5 years’ residence in
city.
W hite, preference to Episcopalians, 3 years’ residence in city,
transfer of property to home on admission, normal health.
W hite, Protestant, 3 years’ residence in city, transfer of prop­
erty to home on admission, normal health.
Lutheran, U nited States citizen, transfer of part of property
to home on admission, sane, free from communicable or
incurable disease.
W hite, Protestant, transfer of part of property to home on ad­
mission, good character, normal health.
W hite, transfer of three-fifths of property to home at death,
furnishings for room, provision for funeral expenses, normal
health.
W hite, missionary or minister or professional Christian
worker, member of sponsoring church, free from tubercu­
losis.
5 years’ membership in sponsoring order preceding application
(or wife or widow), indigent.
W hite, Lutheran, good character, sane, free from contagious
disease, normal health.
W hite, widow of war veteran, or war nurse, normal health.

Capacity
(aged
only)

18

1
2
2
0
130
25
42
85

2
8
170

i2
2
1
0
146

1
0
2
0
25

Both sexes and
couples.
W omen o n ly ...
Both sexes and
couples.
____ do...................
____ d o ..................

43
32
125

____ do...................
____ do...................

45
125

____ d o ................

105

Both sexes____
Both sexes and
couples.
W omen o n ly ...

300
14

.......... W hite, 10 years’ membership in sponsoring order (of which Both sexes and
last 5 in chapter through which application made), transfer
couples.
of property to home on admission, normal health.
______ W hite, Protestant, 3 years’ residence in southern California, .........do...................
transfer of property to home on admission (income from
portion thereof to resident), furnishings for room, sane, free
from communicable or incurable disease and from marked
personality defects.
6 N o data;
2M ust be aged.
4 D ata as of 1929.

79

$35-$50 per month
$10.50 per week,
$45 per month.

(2
)~~............
$10 per w eek-----




8

296

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HOMES FOB AGED IN TH E UNITED STATES
D irecto ry , and E n tra n ce R equ irem en ts o f H om es

E n tra n ce req uire­
m e n ts
N a m e a n d ad dress of h o m e

California — C o n tin u ed
L o s A n geles— C o n tin u ed .
H o m e for A ged of L ittle S isters of th e
P oor, 2700 E a st 1st S t.
Jew ish H o m e for th e A g ed , 325 S ou th
B o y le A v e.
M c E lh in n y (R ob ert an d M a ry ) M em o ­
rial H o m e , 3726 W est A d a m s S t.
P acific H o m e, 1055 N o r th K in g sle y
D r iv e .
S isters of N a za reth , 1518 N o r th K en m ore.
S u n set H a ll, 1424 S ou th M a n h a tta n Pl_

Sp on sorin g or co n trollin g organ ization

C a th o lic order, L ittle S isters of th e
Poor.
P r iv a te org an iza tion -------------------------

M in im u
M in i­ en tran ce m
fee
m um
for life
age
m em b ers

60

76
5
86
0

____d o ................. .......................................................
S outh ern C alifornia C onference,
M e th o d ist E p isco p a l C h u rch.
C a th o lic order, Sisters of N a z a r e th ____
F irst U n ita rian C hurch of L os A n geles.

65
•1 00
$, 0
60 3 3,125-7,100
65
65
(3
)

S w ed ish B a p tist P a cific H o m e, 3845
F letch er D r iv e .
W . C . T . U . H o m e for W om en , 2235
N o rw a lk A v e .
N iles: N ile s H o m e 4__................................................
O akland:
B eu la h R est H o m e , 4690 T o m p k in s
A ve.
B ro w n (M a tild a E .) H o m e, 360 42d S t._
G erm an O ld P e o p le ’s H o m e (A lten h e im ), 1720 H o p k in s S t.
H o m e for th e A ged , 2647 E a st F ou r­
teen th S t.
K in g ’s D a u g h ters of C alifornia H o m e
for In cu rab les, 3900 B ro a d w a y .
Our L a d y ’s H o m e, 1900 34th A v e _______

S w ed ish B a p tist P acific H o m e A ssoeiatio n .
W o m en ’s C h ristian T em p eran ce
U n io n .
____ d o ____

65

(1)
0

n 70

(2
)

Salem L u th era n H o m e, 2361 E a st
29th S t.
P acoim a: In d ep en d en t Order of F o resters’
A ged M em b ers’ H o m e.
P a lm s: T h e K in g ’s D a u g h ters H o m e for
A ged , 10548 R eg en t S t.
P asad en a: M o n te V ista G rove H o m es, 2889
San P a sq u a l S t.
P u en te: B ak er (C ol. R . M .) H o m e for R e ­
tired M in isters, R . F . D . N o . 1.
R iversid e: N eig h b o rs of W ood craft H o m e,
8432 M a gn o lia A v e.
S an D iego: D o d so n H o m e , 551 S o u th 35th
S t.
San Francisco:
G reer H o m e, In c ., 6000 F u lto n S t______
H eb rew H o m e for A ged D isa b led , 302
S ilver A ve.
H o m e for A g ed of L ittle Sisters of th e
Poor. 300 L ak e S t.
N u rsin g H o m e for A g ed an d In cu r­
ab les, 2750 G eary B lv d .
O ld P e o p le ’s H o m e (C rocker H o m e),
2507 P in e S t.
P r o testa n t E p isco p a l O ld L a d ie s’
H o m e, 2770 L om b ard S t.
San F ran cisco L a d ies P ro tectio n an d
R elief S o ciety H o m e, 3400 L agu n a St.
U n iv e r sity M o u n d O ld P e o p le ’s H o m e,
350 U n iv e r sity S t.
* V aries
* V aries according to age.
4D a ta as of 1929.

Salem L u th eran H o m e A ssociation of
th e B a y C ities.
In d ep en d en t Order of F oresters_______




3 3,000
W o m a n ’s H o m e M ission a ry S o ciety ,
65
C alifornia C onference, M e th o d ist
E p isco p a l C h u rch.
L a d ies’ R elief S o ciety of O a k la n d ____ 70 3 5,000-6, 000
65
P r iv a te o rgan ization ____________________
(3
)
C a th o lic order, L ittle Sisters of th e
Poor.
* 3, 500
H o m e C ircle of K in g ’s D a u g h ters and
Sons.
*3,500
C a th olic order, Sisters of M e rc y _______ ii 65
12 4,250
70

S outh ern C alifornia B ra n ch , K in g ’s
D a u g h ters an d Sons.
C alifornia
Synod,
P resb y teria n
C hurch in th e U . S. A .
C alifornia C onference, C h u rch of
U n ite d B reth ren in C h rist.
N eig h b o rs of W ood craft............ ............... ..

50
65

P r iv a te organ ization .

65

(6) ____________________
P r iv a te organization.
C a th o lic order, L ittle Sisters of th e
P oor.
P riv a te org an iza tion ____________________
P r o testa n t E p isco p a l C h u r c h ...............
P r iv a te org an iza tion ____________________
(6) .................. ............................... - .............................
6 N o data.
7 M en .
8 W om en .

65

(6
)
r76
5

(8
)

t 8 60 }
60
65
65
65
65

4,000

9 000
4,
3, 000-4, 000

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DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r the A g ed in the U nited States— Continued

E n tra n ce req u irem en ts— C on tin u ed
B oard ers’
rates

O ther

W hom
a d m itted

C a­
p ac­
ity
(aged
on ly )

G ood character, poor, sane, n orm al h e a lth .......................................... B o th sexes and
coup les.
J ew ish , 3 y ea rs’ residence in c ity , transfer of p rop erty to _____d o __________
h om e on a d m issio n or at d eath , free from contagiou s disease,
a m b u lan t.
3 y ea rs’ resid en ce in c ity , transfer of part of p rop erty to h om e W om en o n ly ...
a t d eath , character references, n orm al h ealth .
$ 5 0- $ 7 5 p e r W h ite , norm al h e a lth .. __________________ _____________________ B o th sexes and
coup les.
m o n th .
$ 3 5 - $ 5 0 p e r W h ite , C ath olic, excellen t character references, able to care W om en o n ly ...
for self.
m o n th .
$40 per m o n th ... W h ite , 3 y ea rs’ resid en ce in c ity , transfer of p rop erty to h om e B o th sexes and
(in terest th ereon paid to resid en t), 2 character references,
coup les.
free from in fectiou s or d isab lin g chronic disease.
W h ite, B a p tist, 5 y ea rs’ resid en ce in c ity , transfer of part of _____d o __________
p rop erty to h om e on ad m issio n , free from contagiou s
d isease.
$ 4 0 - $ 5 0 p e r W h ite , transfer of p rop erty to h o m e on ad m ission (life m em ­ W om en o n ly ...
b ers), san e, n orm al h ealth .
per m o n th .
B o th sexes and
coup les.
d o ___
$40 per m o n th . . . W h ite , C h ristian , 1 y ea r’s resid en ce in c ity , sa n e ______________

300

W h ite , P r o testa n t, san e, n orm al h e a lth .. . . ________ _____
W h ite , character references, san e, norm al h ealth . .......................
D e s t i t u t e . ______ ______ ________________________________ _________
Free from con tagiou s d isease_____________________________________
W h ite, san e, n orm al h ealth
_.
.............. _.

37
228
150
128
132

$60-$75 per
m o n th .
$12.50 per w eek ,
$35-$50 per
m o n th .
$50 per m o n th 9_
$35 per m o n th —_

$35 or $40 per
m o n th .
(6)

$65-$90 per
m o n th .9

$30 per m o n th . __
$45 per m o n th . __

W om en o n ly . __
B o th sexes and
coup les.
__ d o ___________
B o th sexes
B o th sexes and
coup les.
do
W h ite , transfer of part of p rop erty to h om e on ad m issio n ,
sane, free from co ntagiou s disease.
W h ite , m em b er of sp onsoring order (or w ife), transfer of prop­ _____d o ..................
e r ty to h om e on a d m issio n , w ith o u t ch ild ren ab le to su p port,
n orm al h ealth .
W h ite , san e, norm al h ea lth , ab le to care for o w n ro o m ________ W om en o n ly ...
W h ite , 20 y ea rs’ service for sp onsoring c h u r c h ..._____________ B o th sexes and
coup les.
R etired m in ister of sp onsoring church (or w ife), transfer of _____d o __________
all or part of p rop erty to h om e on a d m ission , n orm al h ealth .
W h ite , 15 co n secu tive y ea rs’ m em b ersh ip in sp onsoring order, _____d o __________
transfer of N . O. W . in su rance to h om e, w ith o u t o th er m eans
of su p port.
W h ite, 1 y ea r’s resid en ce in co u n ty , 3 in S ta te, character ..........d o __________
references.
(6)________________________ ______________________________ ____ ______ (0)_______________
Jew ish , 5 y ea rs’ resid en ce in c ity , transfer o f prop erty B o th sexes and
to h o m e on a d m ission , free from in fectiou s or in cu rab le
couples.
d isease.
S oun d m in d _____ ______ ___________________________________________ ..........d o ...................
W h ite , san e, n o t a d d icted to alcohol or drugs, free from v e n e ­ B o th sexes_____
real disease.
W h ite, norm al h e a lth .......... ...................... ........................................................ B o th sexes and
couples.
W h ite, preference to E p isco p a lian s, 3 m o n th s’ resid en ce in W om en o n ly ...
city .
White, Prnt.est.ant, woman of refinement, normal health _ .
_____d o __________
N o rm a l h e a lth _____________________________________________________ ____d o .....................

148

8
20
0
1
2
17
38

10
0
16
43

75
36
18

6
6
30
141
48

(6
)

14

300
67
172
74
18
72

9A p p lica n ts occasion ally accep ted w ith o u t fees.
“ A t age 65; a p p lica n ts o ccasio n a lly accep ted w ith
w E a ch case is considered on its in d iv id u a l m erits, o u t fees.
m em bers; boarders a t a n y age.

1 L ife
1




26

HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES
D irectory , and E ntrance R equirem ents o f H om es

Entriance require­
m ents
N am e and address of home

C a l i f o r n i a — Continued
San Gabriel: California Christian Home,
1015 M ission Drive.
San Jose: Pratt Home and Sheltering
Arms, 1195 South 1st St.
San Rafael:
Aldersly, Inc. (Shelter for Old People),
326 M ission Ave.
Evangelical Home, San Rafael Ave.
and Grove St.
Santa Barbara: Alexander House, 2120
Santa Barbara St.
Santa Clara: W om an’s Relief Corps Home
of California, Route 1, Box 105.

Santa Rosa: Kenwood Pythian Hom e of
California.
Saratoga: Odd Fellows Home of California,
Fruit vale Ave.
Selma: Bethel Lutheran Old People’s Home
Corporation, Route 1, Box 258.
Sierre Madre: The British Old People’s
Hom e in California, Inc., 647 M anzanita
Ave.
Stockton: St. Joseph’s Home and Hospital,
1800 North California St.
Sunland: Volunteers of America Hom e for
Aged, 8504 Fenwick St.

Sponsoring or controlling organization

M inim um
M ini­ entrance fee
mum
for life
age
members

National Benevolent Association of
the Christian Church.
Sheltering Arms Society of San Jose...

70

Private organization__________________
Evangelical Benevolent A ssociation...
Private organization ________________
State of California______________ ______

65
60
65

California Grand Lodge, Knights of
Pythias.
California Grand Lodge, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows.
Pacific district, U nited D anish E van­
gelical Lutheran Church in America.
Daughters of the British Em pire_____

65

Private organization__________________
Volunteers of America of Los Angeles.

Turlock: Bethany Home, Lander A ve____ Swedish Evangelical M issionary As­
sociation of California.
Verdugo City: Tw elve Oaks Lodge, 2820 Verdugo H ills Sunshine Society, I n c ..
Sycamore Ave.
Yountville: Veterans’ Home of California.. State of California.....................................

$100

65
(2)

65

B 1, 500

60
65

750
14

65
65
60

1, 500-4, 000
1,000
(3)

C o lo ra d o

Brush: Eben-Ezer M ercy Institution_____ Danish Lutherans in America________
Canon City: Colorado I. O. O. F. Hom e— Colorado Grand Lodge, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows.
Colorado Springs:
Stratton (Myron) Home, 117 East
Pikes Peak Ave.
Union Printers Hom e, N ob H ill______
Denver:
Beth Israel Hospital and Home Society,
1601 Lowell B lvd.4
Little Sisters of the Poor Hom e for
Aged, W est 30th and Mead^ Sts.
Old Ladies’ Home, 4115 W est 38th Ave__
Homelake: Soldiers’ and Sailors’ H om e___

(2)
70

Private organization__________________
International Typographical U n io n ... (6)
Private organization__________________ 65
Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
60
Poor.
Ladies’ Relief Society. .............................
70
State of Colorado.......................................... 50

• 1, 500

C o n n e cticu t

Bridgeport:
Bordman-Beardsley Home, 115 Park Private organization__________________ (5)
Ave.
Burroughs Home, 2470 Fairfield A v e ... ____ do................................................... ............
Crosby (Fanny) M emorial, Inc., 1088 ____ do_____________ __________________
65
Fairfield Ave.
Hillside Hom e, Bond St. Extended____ J C ity of Bridgeport....... ................................
i Includes children.
4 D ata as of 1929.
* Varies.
* M ust be aged.
3 V aries according to age.




3,000

D IR E C T O R Y

OF

OLD

PE O P L E ’S

27

HOM ES

fo r the A ged in the United States— Continued
Entrance requirements—Continued

Boarders’
rates

$40 per month

Other

W hom
admitted

W hite, American, member of sponsoring church, 2 years’ Both sexes and
residence in State, transfer of property to home on admis­
couples.
sion (interest thereon paid to resident).
W hite, normal health................... ........................................................... ____do_________

Capacity
(aged
only)
60
43

W hite, Danish birth or descent, transfer of part of property ____ d o ................
70
to home on admission, 3 character references, normal health.
$40 per month 9__ W hite, sane, free from chronic disease______ ______________________ do____ ____ 13 22
$55 per m o n th .._ W hite, normal health.
do.
14
Unmarried dependent of Union C ivil War veteran, transfer W omen o n ly ...
56
of all property to home at death, without more than $500,
and without relatives able to support, sane, not addicted to
alcohol or drugs.
W hite, 10 years’ membership in sponsoring order (or wife or Both sexes and
65
widow), transfer of property to home on admission, able to
couples.
care for self.
W hite, 10 years’ membership in sponsoring order (women, ____ d o ............
20
2
15 years) transfer of part of property to home on admission,
able to care for self.
W hite, Protestant, member of sponsoring church, transfer of ____ d o................
18
part of property to home on admission, able to care for self.
W hite, British ancestry back to grandfather, 2 years’ resi­ ____ do_________
1
2
dence in State, transfer of property to home 6 months after
admission, normal health.
White......... .................. .................. .............................. ....... ____ d o .................
50
$35 per m on th ... W hite, Protestant, 6 m onths’ residence in city, 1 year in State, ..— do_______
34
transfer of property to home on admission (life members),
character references, sane, free from communicable disease,
able to care for self.
$45 per m on th ... W hite, member of sponsoring church, 3 m onths’ residence in .....d o _________
city, 3-month trial period, sane, normal health.
$15 per week, White, good character, refined, normal health____________ Both sexes and
6
$50 per m onth.9
couples.
War or other Army service, 6 years’ residence in State, per­ M en only_____ 1,500
manent physical disability incurred in line of duty.

(1)................. - ........................................................................................................................................ Both sexes and
0

62

couples.
Both sexes and
couples (also
children).

180

Both sexes and
couples.
Both sexes 15___
Both sexes and
couples.
____do____ ____
W omen o n ly ...
Both sexes and
couples.

105
420
30
167
93
230

$ 0per m on th ... Protestant, indigent, resident of Fairfield County (preference ____do..................
2

8

W hite, belief in Supreme Being, 10 years’ membership in
sponsoring order, having joined before age 42, 10 years’ resi­
dence in State, transfer of property to home on admission or
at death, not a hospital case.
,r W hite, 5 years’ residence in county, 10 in State, sane, free from
contagious disease.
._ M embers of sponsoring union. ............................................. ..................
Jewish......................................................................
W hite, resident of county, good character.
$45 per m onth 9__ W hite, 5 years’ residence in city, without relatives able to
support, normal health, able to care for self.
War veteran (or wife or widow), 1 year’s residence in State
(or enlistment from State), sane, free from tuberculosis.

to residents of Bridgeport), free from contagious disease,
normal health.
___ do------------- W hite, Protestant, 1 year’s residence in city, normal health. . W omen o n ly ...
30
$ 0per w eek___ W hite, Christian, able to care for self and room_____________ Both sexes and
1
36
couples.
$8.75 per week 9_. Homeless, unable to earn living, free from acute disease...........| Both sexes____ 300
9Applicants occasionally accepted w ithout fees.
15 Couples only if both are members of union.
Each case is considered on its individual merits. 16 Women; no age requirement for men.
>3 Num ber of rooms
u Varies according to age, physical condition, etc.
applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
23 0 8 0 8°— 41-------3




28

HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES
D irecto ry , and E n tra n ce R equ irem ents o f H om es

Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Connecticut—Continued
Bridgeport-Continued.
Obeh Grotto Home, 1211 Fairfield Ave.
Sterling Widows’ Home, 354 Prospect
St.
Cromwell: Woman’s Relief Corps Home,
Inc., 183 Main St.
Danbury:
Brewster (Amelia) Home, 52 Main St__
Methodist Church Home for Aged, 400
Main St.
Danielson: Westcott-Wilcox Old People’s
Home, Inc., 177 Main St.
Groton: Odd Fellows Home of Connecticut.

Sponsoring or controlling organization

(«)________________________________
Bridgeport Protestant Widows’ So­ (•)
ciety.
Connecticut Department, Woman’s
Relief Corps.
Private organization_______________
60
New York District, New York East 65
Conference, Methodist Episcopal
Church.
Private organization_______________
65
Odd Fellows Home Corporation of
Connecticut.
Episcopal Churches of the Connecticut
Diocese.
Hartford Hospital....................................
Private organization (Jewish)_______
Immanuel Congregational Church___
King’s Daughters and Sons Union___
Private organization________________
Catholic order, Sisters of Mercy,
St. Joseph’s Convent.
St. John’s, Trinity, and Christ Church (5)
Cathedral Episcopal Churches.

Hartford:
Church Homes of Hartford, 123 Retreat
Ave. and 295 Ridge Rd. (Wethers­
field).
Hartford Hospital, Old People’s Home
Department, 30 Jefferson St.
Hebrew Home for Aged, 276 Washing­
ton St.
Ives (Lawson C.) Widows’ Homes, 1846
andl860 North Main St.4
King’s Daughters Home, 614 New Bri­
tain Ave.
Moeller (August) Memorial Home,
Prospect St. (Wethersfield).
St. Mary’s Home for Aged, 291 Steele Rd.
Widows’ Homes, 13 South Hudson
St.; 133 Market St.; 370, 374, and 380
Wethersfield Ave.18
Meriden:
Bradley Home, 320 Colony St............ . . Private organization (Episcopal)
.do.
Curtis Home, 380 Crown St
Middletown: St. Luke’s Home for Aged
Women, 135 Pearl St.
New Britain:
Erwin Home for Worthy and Indigent
Women.
Jerome Home, 975 Corbin Ave.............
St. Lucian’s Home for Aged, North
Burritt St.
New Haven:
Center Church Home, 84 Trumbull S t..
Gray (Hannah) Home, 235 Dixwell
Ave.
Home for Aged of Little Sisters of the
Poor, 238 Winthrop Ave.
Jewish Home for Aged, 169 Davenport
Ave.
St. Paul’s Church Home for Aged
Women, 600 Chapel St.
Trinity Home, 84 Norton St________

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members

Holy Trinity Church.

(6)

$500

91,200
*1,000
(10)

2,000

60
65

South Congregational Church.
Private organization________
65
Catholic order, Daughters of Mary of 60
the Immaculate Conception.
First Church of Christ (Congrega- 65
tional).
Women’s Twentieth Century Club .. . ____
Catholic order, Little Sisters of the 60
Poor.
Private organization_______________ _ 60
St. Paul’s Church.
65
Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church.
65

2,500

»150

Wade (Mary) Home, or Home for Private organization.
Friendless, 118 Clinton Ave.
New London: The Smith Memorial Home, ___ do..........................
65
• 1,000
7 Vauxhall St.
Norwalk: Home for Aged, Westport A ve... Norwalk Town Union of the King’s 65
1,100
Daughters and Sons, Inc.
4 Data as of 1929,
9Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
«Must be aged.
10 Each case is considered in its individual merits.
•No data.




29

DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r th e A g ed in the U nited S tates — Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

Whom
admitted

Other

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

(«)________________ ____________________ ___________ __ (6)
(6)
$15 per month®._ White, Protestant, 2 years’ residence in city, sane, ambulant.— Women only... (6)25
Wife or widow of Civil War veteran, 1 year’s residence in Women and
20
State, needy, medical certificate.
couples.
$8-$10 per week 9_ White, not requiring nursing care__________ ______ ____ _ Women only...
12
White, Methodist, 1 year’s residence in city, 5 in county, Both sexes and
19
transfer of property to home on admission, sane, normal couples.
health, free from chronic disease.
8
do
$7-$10 per week.. White, good character, normal health__________________
White, member of sponsoring order, and recommended by
85
own lodge, transfer of property to home on admission.
White, Episcopalian, life-long residence in State, transfer of Women only... 5
property to home on admission.
Resident of city, transfer of property to home on admission, Both sexes and
70
2-month trial period, normal health.
couples.
Jewish, resident of State, normal health................................... . ___do____ ____
60
fi°)
$2 per room per Preference to members of sponsoring church............................. Women only... 24
month.
8
$5 or $6 per week. White, preference to Protestants, in need of home, able to care ____do________
for self, normal health.
White, German descent, normal health____ _________ ____ _ Both sexes and
14
couples.
95
$8-$15per week9. Preference to Catholics, able to care for self................................
$3-$12.50 per White, preference to Episcopalians, able to care for self and Women only . __ 40
apartment.
month. i7
17

Resident of State (preference to natives and residents of Meri­
den), transfer of property to home on admission.
White, permanent resident of Meriden, transfer of property to
home on admission, 3-month trial period, sane, normal
health.
White, about 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to
home on admission, excellent character, sane, normal health.
$4-$8 per month. White, 1 year’s residence in city, able to care for self_________
White, transfer of property to home on admission, normal
health.
$25 per month 9._ Ambulant_____________________________________________
$7 per week9___ White, Protestant, 5 years’ residence in city, guaranty of funds
for support, free from chronic and contagious disease.
Negro, permanent city resident, transfer of property to home
on admission or at death, indigent, normal health.
Destitute, good character, sane, free from cancer.......................
White, Jewish, 1 year’s residence in city, ambulant, free from
chronic, venereal, and contagious disease.
White, Episcopalian, transfer of property to home at death,
normal health.
(6)____________ White, Episcopalian, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of
property to home at death (if charity case), 3-month trial
period, normal health.
Up to $6 per White, Protestant, 4 years’ residence in city, transfer of prop­
erty to home at death, able to care for self.
week.9
White, 15 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home
on admission (income thereon paid to resident), good dispo­
sition.
$3 per weeki9....... White, 10 years’ residence in city,transfer of property to home
on admission, normal health.
I? Covers rent only; re\idents must be able to
support selves, otherwise.




Both sexes and
couples.
Women only__

80
30

___ do________

12

Women only...
Both sexes and
couples.
Both sexes ...

39
21
50

Women only...
___ do______ _
Both sexes and
couples.
____do________
Women only...
____do________

26
10
160
92
11
13

____do________
____do________

47
28

Both sexes and
couples.

14

is Home for self-supporting women,
1 Plus $100 for burial expenses.
9

30

HOMES FOB AGED IN THE UNITED STATES'
D irecto ry , and E n tran ce R equ irem ents o f H om es

Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

C o n n e c t i c u t —Continued
Norwich:
Huntington (Eliza) Memorial Home,
99 Washington St.
Johnson Home, 100 Town St., Norwichtown.
Sheltering Arms, McKinley Ave. and
Rockville St.
Pomfret: Haven Home and Hospital (P. 0.,
Abington).
Shelton: Swedish Baptist Home of Rest,
Elim Park.
Southbury: Lutheran Home for Aged,
Main St.
Stamford: Stamford Home for Aged, 100
Strawberry Hill Ave.
Wallingford: Masonic Home and Hospital,
Masonic Ave.
Waterbury:
Southmayd Home, Inc., 250 Columbia
Blvd.
Waterbury Jewish Home for Aged. _
West Haven: Methodist Church Home,
111 Elm St.
Willimantic: Card Home for Aged, 154
Pleasant St.

Sponsoring or controlling organization

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members
60
60
65

$1,000
1,200

65
65
65

•1,000
»1,000
9500

Private organization________________
....d o ................................................. ..
New Haven District of New York East
Conference of Methodist Church.
Private organization _____________

60
65
65

500
2.000

Dover: Palmer Home, Inc............................ King’s Daughters__________________

65

s 400

Newark: Red Men’s Fraternal Home of Improved Order of Red Men of Dela­
ware.
Delaware.

65

Private organization._____ _________
------do-------------------------- ----------------United Workers of Norwich, Conn__
Private organization... _____________
Swedish Baptist Churches of New
York and New England Conferences.
Inner Mission Society of Connecticut,
Inc.
Private organization......... .....................
Masonic Charity Foundation of Con­
necticut.

D ela w a re

Wilmington:
Home for Aged Women, Gilpin Ave.
and Harrison St.
Home for Aged, 401 Bancroft Parkway.
Home of Merciful Rest, Lovering Ave.
and Union St.
Jewish Home for Aged and Indigent,
211 West St.
Layton Home for Aged Colored Per­
sons, 3414 Market St.
Masonic Home of Delaware. Lancaster
Pike, Route No. 1.
Minquadale Home, Box 1108_________

Private organization___________ ____

65

Catholic order, Little Sisters of the 60
Poor.
(6)________________________________ (6)
Ladies’ Bichor Cholem Moshev Zeke 70
nim Society and Hachnosas Orchim.
Private organization _______________ 60

!450-500
(6)
200

Delaware Grand Lodge, Free and Ac­ (5)
cepted Masons.
Private organization________________ 65

350

D i s t r i c t o f C o l u m b ia

Washington:
Aged Women’s Home, 1255 Wisconsin
Ave. NW.
Baptist Home of the District of Colum­
bia, 3248 N St., NW. *
Catholic Home for Aged Ladies, 3043
P St., NW.
Congregational Home, 1290 Crittenden
St., NW.
Dickson (John) Home, 5000 14th St.,
NW.
* Varies according to age.
* Data as of 1929.




____do— .....................................................

65

Baptist Church.................................... .
Private organization (Catholic) ............

65
60

Congregational Churches of Washing­ 65
ton, D. C.
Private organization.................. ........... (6)
6 M ust be aged.

300
300
(6)

31

DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r

th e A g ed in the U nited S tates — Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

Whom
admitted

Other

White, 5 years’ residence in city, normal health, able to pav for
any necessary medical and nursing care.
White, Protestant, transfer of property to home on admission,
medical certificate.
White, 2 years’ residence in city, medical certificate..
$15 per week..... Preference to whites, sane.................. ...........................................
White, preference to Baptists, transfer of part of property to
home on admission, remainder at death.
White, Lutheran, transfer of property to home on admission,
sane, free from epilepsy or contagious disease.
White, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home,
normal health.
White, good-standing member of sponsoring order (or wid­
ow, orphan, or mother), transfer of property to home on
admission, free from tuberculosis.
$6 per week9___ Adaptable to other persons, normal health....... ........................
White, Jewish, transfer of all or part of property to home on
admission, free from communicable disease.
5 years’ membership in sponsoring church, transfer of property to home on admission, recommendation of pastor.
White, Protestant, 6 months’ residence in city, transfer of
property to home on admission, normal health.
White, 2 years’ residence in State if born in Delaware, 5 years
if not; transfer of property to home on admission (interest
thereon paid to resident), good character, normal heaUh.
White, member of sponsoring order (or wife or widow), trans­
fer of part of property on admission, and of any insurance,
at death, free from communicable disease, able to care for
self.
White, 2 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home
on admission (interest thereon paid to resident), free from
incurable disease.
Homeless, without means of support______________________
(0)____________ (0)................................ .........................................................................
White, Jewish, member of sponsoring order, 5 years’ residence
in city, transfer of property to home, sane, ambulant.
Negro, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of property to home
on admission or at death, normal health, able to assist in
household duties.
White, Master Mason (or wife or widow), transfer of property
to home on admission, without other means of support, able
to care for self.
White, 1 year’s residence in State, transfer of property to home
on admission, character references, free from incurable dis­
ease.
White, lifelong resident of Washington, D. C., transfer of
property to home on admission, indigent, able to assist in
household duties.
Transfer of property to home _ __
__________ _ .
White, transfer of property to home (interest thereon paid to
resident), trial period, gentlewoman in reduced circum­
stances, normal health.
$ 4 5 -$ 5 0 per White, preference to Congregationalists, financial sponsor,
j month.
normal health.
White, 5 years’ residence in Washington, D. C., transfer of
property to home on admission, normal health.
6 N o data.
9A pplicants occasionally accepted without fees.




13 Number of rooms.

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

9
Women on ly...
do.
16
Both sexes and
29
couples.
do
30
do
35
do
18
do
10
13 223
do
Women only...
Both sexes
Both sexes and
couples.
___d o ______
do

30
15
30
18
13 21

....d o ________

16

Women only...

47

Both sexes and 180
couples.
(0) ._
___ (6)
Both sexes and
15
couples.
do
16
____do________

33

M en an d
couples.

13

Women only...

13

... do________
____do________

30
14

9
____do.................
Men only......... («)

32

HOMES FOB AGED IN THE UNITED STATES
D irecto ry , and E n tra n ce R equ irem en ts o f H om es
Entrance require­
ments

Name and address of home

District of Columbia—Continued
W ashington—Continued.
Edes Home, 2929 N St., NW ..........
Epiphany Church Home, 1221 Massa­
chusetts Ave., NW.
Episcopal Church Home, 3315 Wiscon­
sin Ave., NW.
Hebrew Home for the Aged, 1125 Spring
Rd., NW.
Holleidt (Mathilde and Dorothea)
Home, 4604 13th St., NW.
Knox (Carrie) Home, Burrville______
Lenthall Home for Widows, 618 19th
St., NW.4
Lisner (Abraham and Laura) Home
for Aged Women, 5425 Western A ve.
Louise Home, 1500 Massachusetts Ave.,
NW.
Masonic and Eastern Star Home of the
District of Columbia, 6000 New
Hampshire Ave., N. E.
Methodist Home, Connecticut Ave.
and Ellicott St., NW.
National Lutheran Home for Aged,
18th and Douglas Sts., NE.
Odd Fellows Home, 3233 N St., N W ...
Presbyterian Home of Washington,
D. C., 1818 Newton St., NW.
Ruppert (Christian and Eleanora)
Home for Aged and Indigent Resi­
dents of the District of Columbia,
2100 Good Hope Rd., SE.
St. Anna’s Episcopal Home, 2224 N St.,
NW.
St. Joseph’s Home, 220 H St., N E ____
Southern Relief Home, 2727 Adams
Mill Rd., NW.
Stoddard Baptist Home, 324 Bryant
St., NW.
Unitarian Home, 1802 Park Road, NW .
United States Soldiers’ Home, Box 1907.

Sponsoring or controlling organization

Minimum
M ini­
entrance fee
mum
for life
age
members

Trustees of Margaret Edes Estate____

(5
)

Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal)..

65

Episcopal Churches in the Washing­
ton Diocese.
Private organization (Jewish)_________

65

Concordia
Lutheran
Evangelical
Church.
(«)______ ______ _________________________
Private organization (Episcopal)______
Trustees of Lisner Estate_____________

$150

65
(10
)

55
(6)
(20
)

(6)
(18)

65

Trustees of W . W . Corcoran Estate____

50

District of Columbia lodges of Masons
and of Eastern Star.

65

Methodist Episcopal Church_________

60

600

East Pennsylvania, Maryland, and
W est Virginia Synods, United L u ­
theran Church in America
District of Columbia Grand Lodge,
Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

60

250

Presbyterian Churches of Washington
Presbytery.
Private organization __________________

65

____ do___ ______ ________________________

65

Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.
Southern Relief Society_______________

60

60
500

60

65

Private organization (Baptist)________

65

Private organization _ __________ _____

65

9800
(10)

United States Governm ent 21__________

Florida
Gainesville: Odd Fellows Home for Aged
and Orphans.
Jacksonville:
Florida Christian Home, 1071 Edgewood Ave.
Home for Aged, 2751 St. Johns Ave..
Old Folks Home, 1627 Milnor St___.
Lakeland: Carpenters’ Home4................

Florida Grand Lodge, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows.
National Benevolent Association of
the Christian Church (Disciples of
Christ).
Private organization. ................................

70

9100

65

400

____ do _______ _____ _______ ______ ______

60

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners.

65

4 Data as of 1929.
8Must be aged.
8 No data.
9 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.




10 Each case is considered on its individual merits13 Number of rooms.
17 Covers rent only; residents must be able to sup­
port selves, otherwise.

33

DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r the A g ed in the U nited States

—Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

Other

Whom
admitted

Capacity
(aged
only)

White, widow, 5 years’ residence in Georgetown, medical cer­
tificate of sanity and normal health.
White, 3 years’ membership in sponsoring church, transfer of
property to home on admission (interest thereon paid to
resident), normal health.
White, Episcopalian, 4 years’ residence in city, sane, normal
health.
White, Jewish, 2 years’ residence in city, transfer of property
to home on admission or at death, free from contagious dis­
ease.
White. Protestant, normal health________________ ____ ___
(6)------------------------------------------ ----------------— -.....................
Member of Epiphany Church..____ ___ ____ _____________
White, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home
on admission, normal health.
White, gentlewoman in reduced circumstances, normal
health.
White, 5 years’ continuous membership in sponsoring order,
worthy and needy, transfer of property to home, normal
health.
White, Methodist, 10 years’ residence in District, transfer of
property to home.
White, member of sponsoring church, transfer of property to
home on admission or at death, free from contagious or ob­
jectionable disease.
White, 10 years’ membership in sponsoring order, 10 years’
residence in city, transfer of property to home on admission,
able to care for self.
White, Presbyterian, transfer of property to home on admis­
sion, medical certificate of normal health.
White, 6 months’ residence in District. ___________________

Women only...
___ do........... .

15
23

Both sexes and
couples.
___ do________

34
75

Women only...
Both sexes____

27
14

Negro, 3 references from well-known persons (including a
minister), able to care for self.
Poor__________________________________________________
White, widow or dependent of Confederate soldier, 1 year’s
residence in District, transfer of insurance to home, medical
certificate of normal health.
$5 per week 9___ Negro, 1 year’s residence in District, transfer of property to
home on admission, normal health.
(10)____________ Unitarian, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to
home at death,10normal health.
20 years’ service in Regular Army, war service, or certificate of
disability discharge from peacetime service, contributor to
home,21 unable to earn living.

Women only..
Both sexes and
couples.
Women only...

14
240
17

$40 per month9

(0)____________
$12. 50 per
month.17
_______________
_______________
______ ________
_______________
_______________
______________
_______________
_______________
$20 per month.

Women only...
10
(0)___________ (0)
Women only...
11
___ do________ (0)
___ do________
26
Both sexes and
82
couples.
___ do-----------62
___ do________
60
do

10

Both sexes and
48
couples.
___ do________ 136
Men only____ 1,500

Member of sponsoring order, 10 years’ residence in State, Both sexes and
28
transfer of property to home on admission, free from con- couples,
tagious disease, able to care for self and room.
White, member of sponsoring church, needy, transfer of prop­
.do
60
erty to home on admission, normal health.
$15 per month... White, 1 year’s residence in city, good character, free from ____do________
24
communicable or disabling disease.
___ do9________ Negro, 5 years’ residence in city, without relatives able to ____do________ 125
support.
_______________ 10 years’ membership in union, unable to earn living, good Men and cou­ 400
character.
ples.
i* Home for self-supporting women.
21 Home is supported mainly by contributions
90 Under 65 years.
from warrant officers and enlisted men on active
duty in Regular Army.




34

HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES

,

D irectory and E ntrance R equirem ents o f H om es

Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Florida—Continued
Orange Park: Moosehaven.

Sponsoring or controlling organization

Supreme Lodge, Loyal Order of Moose

Penney Farms: Memorial Home Com­ Private organization
munity, Inc.
St. Petersburg: Masonic Home of the State Florida Grand Lodge, Free and Ac­
cepted Masons.
of Florida.
Tampa: Old People’s Home of Hills­ Private organization.
borough County, 12th St. and 22d Ave.4

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members
65
(5)

66

$300

Georgia

Atlanta:
Buford Memorial Home, 372 Washing­
ton Ave., SW.
Candler (Martha) Home, 248 Capitol
Ave., SE.
Confederate Soldiers’ Home of Georgia,
Grady Ave.
Home for Old Women, 891 West End
Ave., SW.
Augusta:
Colored Old Folks Home, 1026 8th St_.
Sullivan (Amelia) Home, 1432 Twiggs
Tubman Home, Inc., Milledgeville
Rd., Route No. 2.
Warren (Mary) Home for Aged, 2109
Oglethorpe Ave.
Widows’ Home, 124 Greene St_______
Columbus: Old Woman’s Home, 2801 2d
Ave.
La Grange: Home for Aged and Helpless
Negroes, Hamilton and Union Sts.
Macon: Jones (Julia P.) Benevolent Home,
512 Walnut St.24
Savannah:
Abrahams Home, 548 East Broughton
St.4
Cohen Old Man’s Retreat, Route 2___
Home for Aged, 222 East 37th St_____
Mills Memorial Home, 40th St. and
Ogeechee Ave.
Order of Railway Conductors H om e.-.
Vidalia: Bethany Home, P. O. Box 204___

Idaho

00-................-............
00-----------------------State of Georgia____
Private organization
.do.

00
(8)
(<0
(•)
90 _______
65 _______
65 _______
00
(6)

(•).
Private organization.
Mizpah and Lucy Alexander Circles 60
of King’s Daughters.
(6)------------------------------------------------Sara Bradley Circle of King’s Daugh­ (6)
65
ters.
Troup County Association for Aged 50
and Helpless Negroes.
Christ Church (Episcopal)__________ (6)

Savannah Widows’ Society_________ (5)
Silver Cross Circle of King’s Daugh- 65
ters and Sons.
Catholic order, Little Sisters of the 60
Poor.
(6)------------------------------------------------- (6)
Order of Railway Conductors of Amer­
ica.
(6)
(6)

(23)

(6)
(6)

(6)
(6)

Boise: Idaho Soldiers’ Home_______ _____ State of Idaho............................... ..........
Caldwell: I. O. O. F. Home, Route 3.......... Idaho Grand Lodge, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows.
Coeur d’Alene: The Coeur d’Alene Homes Rocky Mountain Lutheran Charity 65
' 1, 500
Association.
Illinois
Alton:
Alton Woman’s Home, 2224 State S t... Private organization_______________
65
(io)
St. Anthony’s Infirmary, 2120 Central Catholic order, Sisters of St. Francis.
Ave.4
Arlington Heights: Evangelical Lutheran Private organization (Lutheran)____
60
9 1,000
Old Folks Home.
4 Data as of 1929.
9 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
8 Must be aged.
10 Each case is considered on its individual merits,
8 No data.




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PE O P L E ’S

35

HOMES

—Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

Other

Whom
admitted

White, member of sponsoring order, transfer of property to Both sexes and
home on admission or at death, dependent, free from com­ couples.
municable disease.
$12.50 per month17 White, retired Protestant minister, missionary, or Y. M. C. A. Couples ____
worker (or wife), annual income of at least $650 for living
expenses, normal health.
White, member of sponsoring order (or wife or widow), trans­ Both sexes and
fer of property to home on admission, destitute and without couples.
relatives able to support, sane, free from communicable
disease.
Transfer of property to home____________________________
_ do ______
(6)
(6)

(6)
(8)

.

(8).......... ................... ................... .......................... ............................
____ (6)______________________________________________ ____
White, pensioned Confederate veteran, resident of State.. ...
White, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of part of property
to home on admission, free from incurable disease.
Negro, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home
at death, normal health, able to assist in home.
--- - (8)__________ ____ _____ ________________ _______________
White....................... ................................................. ........................
White, 6 months’ residence in county, normal health_______
(6)________________________________ ... _
White, member of sponsoring church, free from contagious
disease.
Negro, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of property to home
on admission or at death, helpless.
White, Episcopalian, indigent, transfer of property to home
at death.

247
2293
130
65

(»)__...............
(6)___________
Men only ._
Women only.,

(6)
(6)
15
65

do
(0)— . __
Both sexes and
couples.
Women only...
(8)Women only...
Both sexes___
Women only...

10
(6)
(6)
14
(6)
9
12
(6)

____d o.............
Men only_____

51
20

Both sexes and
couples.
(6)
Both sexes and
couples.
(0) ...

117
(6)
70
(»)

White, war service, 2 years’ residence in State, 75 percent Men only
disability.
White, member of sponsoring order, 10 years’ residence in Both sexes and
State, transfer of property to home on admission, able to couples.
care for self.
White, Lutheran, transfer of property to home, not addicted ____do............ .
to drugs, free from communicable disease.

130
31

White, 2 years’ residence in city or county, dependent, trans­
fer of insurance or burial benefits to home, medical certi­
ficate.
Good character, destitute___________ ____ ________________
(0)___ ______________ __________ ____ __________ _____
(6)
White, member of sponsoring order, transfer of property to
home on admission, not a hospital case.
(6)____________ (6)_________________________________________________

$30 per month K

Ca­

pac­
ity
(aged
only)

48

White, 2 years’ residence in city, able to care for self................ Women only...
Both sexes
White, Lutheran, transfer of property to home on admission, Both sexes and
90
sane, normal health.
couples.
1
17 Covers rent only; residents must be able to 23 Plus $150 for burial expenses,
support selves otherwise.
24 No more applicants to be accepted until home’s
Number of families.
financial condition improves.
$1 per day..........

22




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HOMES EOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES
D irecto ry , and E n tra n ce R equ irem ents o f H om es

Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Illinois—Continued
Aurora:
Old Ladies' Home, Route 3 4_________
St. Joseph Home, ill Elm St_________
Belleville:
St. Paul’s Evangelical Old Folks Home,
1021 West E St.
St. Vincent Home for Aged, 304 West
Lincoln St.
Bensenville: Evangelical Homes for Children and Aged.
Bloomington: Withers (Jessamine) Home,
Inc., 305 West Locust St.
Carlyle: St. Mary’s Home for Aged, 501
Clinton St.
Champaign: Garwood Home, 1515 North
Market St.
Chicago:
American Boarding Home for Aged
Ladies, 4632 Magnolia Ave.4
Augustana Home for Aged, 7540 Stony
Island Ave.
Bethanv Home for Aged People, 5015
North Paulina St.4
Bohemian Old People’s Home and
Orphan Asylum, 5061 North Pulaski
Rd.
Church Home for Aged Persons, 5445
Ingleside Ave.

Sponsoring or controlling organization

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members

Private organization___
Catholic order, Sisters of Mercy_____

65
60

St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed
Church.
Catholic order, Poor Handmaids of
Jesus Christ.
Northern Illinois District, Evangelical
and Reformed Church.
Second Presbyterian Church.............

60
60
60
65

Catholic order, Poor Handmaids of
Jesus Christ.
Private organization _______________

60
65

•750

65

• 1,000

____do.........................................................
Board of Charities, Illinois Conference,
Evangelical Lutheran Augustana
Synod.
Swedish Methodist Episcopal Church.
Various clubs and Czechoslovak Soci­
eties.
Chicago Diocese, Protestant Episcopal
Church.

65
62
70

3 $500-750
(10)
9500
500

(19)
(25)
9 750

Danish Old People’s Home, 5656 North Private organization ____________
65
9 500
Newcastle Ave.
Holland Home for Aged, 238 West Chicago Holland Union Benevolent 65
•1,000
107th PI.
Association.
Home for Aged Colored, 4430 Vincennes Private organization________________ 65
9300
Ave.
Home for Aged, 2358 Sheffield Ave____ Catholic order, Little Sisters of the 60
Poor.
Home for Aged Jews, 6140 Drexel Ave.. Private organization_______________ lr 865 f ..................
60
Illinois Home for Aged and Infirm Illinois Association for the D e a f____ 65
9 500
Deaf, 4539 South Parkway.
King (James C.) Home for Old Men, Trustees of James C. King Estate____ 68
500
360 East Garfield Blvd.
Little Sisters of the Poor, 5148 Prairie Catholic order, Little Sisters of the 60
Ave.
Poor.
Little Sisters of the Poor, 1255 West ____do________________________ ____ 60
Harrison St.
Methodist Episcopal Old People’s Methodist Church.................................. 65
9 500
Home, 1415 Foster Ave.
Norwegian Lutheran Bethesda Home, Private organization...... ..................... 65
(2)
2833 North Nordica Ave.
Norwegian Old People’s Home, 6016 __ __do.................................................... . 65
Nina Ave.
Old People’s Home of the City of Chi­ ------do_______________ _____________ 65
500
cago, 4724 Vincennes Ave.
/ 7 65
Orthodox Jewish Home for Aged, 1648 ____do.______ _____________________ 1 8 60
South Albany Ave.
} ....................
7

St. Benedict’s Home for Aged, 1718 ____do................................ ..................
West 18th PI.
2Varies.
* Varies according to age.
4 Data as of 1929.




i«No data.
Men.
• Women.

/ 7 65
\ 8 60 J ..................

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DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r the A g ed in the U nited States

—Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

$10 and up per
week.9
$35 per month.__
$25 per month 9_
$10 per week, $40
per month.9

Other

Transfer of property to home___ ___________________ ____
White....................................... ......................................................

White, member of sponsoring church, sane, normal health,
free from contagious disease.
White, good reputation, free from contagious disease_______
White, Protestant, transfer of part of property to home on
admission, sane, normal health.
White, preference to residents of county, transfer of property
to home on admission, sane, free from contagious or organic
disease.
$30 per month 9__ White, transfer of about $2,000 to home on admission, good
character, sane, free from contagious disease.
White, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home
on admission (interest thereon paid to resident), “con­
genial,” able to care for self.
(6) - $ 1 5 -$ 4 0 p er Preference to members of sponsoring church, transfer of part
of property to home on admission, normal health.
month.9
Preference to Swedes __ ___________________ ____________
(25) ............. . White, free from contagious or incurable disease, ambulant.

Whom
admitted

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

Women only...

10
40

____do.............
____do_______
Both sexes and
couples.
Women only...

15
80
55
26

Both sexes and
couples.
Women only...

32
17

__ do *
Both sexes and
couples.
____d o ____
____do________

20
145
225
50

White, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of part of property ____do......... .
76
to home on admission, remainder at death, without means
of support or relatives able to support, sane, free from
chronic or contagious disease.
Danish birth or descent, 3 years’ residence in city, transfer of ------do...............
56
property to home on admission, normal health.
54
$30 per month 9__ White, member of a Protestant church, transfer of property ____do________
to home, character references from responsible persons,
normal health.
20
$7 per week, $30 Negro, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of property to home Both sexes____
on admission.
per month.9
White, poor, good character, sane________________________ Both sexes and 216
couples.
( 1 0 ) ....................
White, Jewish, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of property ____do________
80
to home on admission, free from communicable disease.
15
White, deaf, knowledge of sign language, 5 years’ residence in ____do________
State, transfer of property to home on admission, normal
health.
White, 10 years’ residence in city, good standing in com­ Men only. _. . 83
munity, normal health.
Catholic, poor, character references______________________ Both sexes and 225
couples.
White, destitute _ __________________________________ ____do________ 211
White, 10 years’ membership in sponsoring church, transfer ____do________ 140
of property to home on admission, normal health.
72
White, Scandinavian birth or descent, Lutheran, transfer of ____do________
part of property to home on admission, remainder at death,
free from communicable disease.
90
White, transfer of part of property to home on admission or at ........do________
death, good character, sane, free from contagious disease.
White, 2 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home Women only... 148
at death, normal health.
Orthodox Jewish, 3 years’ residence in city, transfer of prop­ Both sexes and 171
erty to home on admission, preference to aged needing insti­ couples.
tutional care (including blind and chronic cases but not
contagious or objectionable diseases).
35
$7 per week 9___ White, Catholic, Czechoslovak descent, transfer of part of Both sexes........
property to home on admission or at death, not requiring
continuous care.
9 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
25 If there are sons, $30 per month; if daughters or
Each case is considered on its individual merits, no children, transfer of property to home. AppliPlus $100 for burial expenses.
cants occasionally taken without fees.




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HOMES FOB AGED IN THE UNITED STATES
D irecto ry , and E n tra n ce R equ irem en ts o f H om es

Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Illinois—Continued
Chicago—Continued.
St. Joseph’s Home for Aged, 2650 North
Ridgeway Ave.
St. Paul’s House, 3831 North Mozart St_
Swedish Baptist Home for Aged, Friedhem, 11404 South Bell Ave.
Swedish Covenant Home of Mercy,
2725 Foster Ave.
United Lutheran Church Home for
Aged, 212 Ashland Blvd.
Volunteers of America Christian Elderly Ladies’ Home, 3334 Warren
Blvd.
Washington and Jane Smith Home,
2340 West 113th PI.
Western German Baptist Old People’s
Homek1851 North Spaulding Ave.
Danville: Webster Memorial Home, 903
North Logan Ave.
Decatur: Milliken (Anna B.) Home and
Macon County industrial School for
Girls, 200 North Oakland Ave.
Dixon: Jacobs Home, 521 Hennepin A ve...
Elgin: Old People’s Home of Elgin, 204
South State St.
Evanston:
Presbyterian Home, 3200 Grant St___

Sponsoring or controlling organization

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members

Catholic order, Franciscan Sisters of 65
St. Kunegunda.
Private organization (Episcopal)_____ 65
(8)______ ____ _____________________ (6)
Swedish Evangelical Mission Cove­ 65
nant.
Chicago Area Inner Mission Society, 65
United Lutheran Church in Amer­
ica.
Volunteers of America______________ 65

(6)
(2)
$500

Private organization................ ..............

65

500

German Baptist Benevolent Society..

65

91,000

Trustees of A. L. Webster Estate___
Private organization..............................

65

500
a 650-1,000

(8)______________________________
Private organization..............................
Chicago Presbytery, Presbyterian
Church.
Private organization________________
Frauen Verein des Deutschen Altenheims.
Rockford Diocese, Roman Catholic
Church.
Southern Illinois District, Church of
the Brethren.
Independent Order of Vikings______

65

1,000
750

65

500

Swedish Societies’ Old People’s Home,
65
3320 Pioneer Rd.
Forest Park: German Old People’s Home,
65
9500
7824 Madison St.
Freeport: St. Joseph’s Home for Aged, 649
65
East Jefferson St.
Girard: The Home_____________________
Gurnee: Viking Home__________________
65
(10)
Highland: Highland Home, South Walnut
55
Q+
ot.
Highland Park: Home for Aged and Dis­ Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers;
abled Railroad Employees of America, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen
929 South St. John’s Ave.
and Enginemen; and Brotherhood
of Railroad Trainmen.
Hollywood: British Old People’s Home in Daughters of the British Empire_____ 65
91,000
Illinois, 31st St. and Arden Ave.
Jacksonville: Illinois Christian Home, 873 National Benevolent Association of 70
100
Disciples of Christ.
Grove St.
Joliet: Salem Home for Aged, Roswell Ave. Illinois Lutheran Conference, Augus- 65
981,000
tana Synod.
Knoxville: Knoxville Old Ladies’ Home__ Trustees of Mary H. Jones Endow­ 65
9 300
ment.
Lawrenceville: Old Folks Home of the Southern Illinois Conference, Metho­ 65
Southern Illinois Conference, 16th St.
dist Episcopal Church.
Macon: Eastern Star Sanitorium ______ (8)_________________________
(6)
Mattoon: Illinois I. O. O. F. Old Folks’ Illinois Grand Lodge, Independent (6)
Order of Odd Fellows.
Home.
Maywood:
Baptist Old People’s Home, 315 Pine Baptist Church................................ _ 70
9 750
Qf
Maywood Home for Soldiers’ Widows, Ladies of Grand Army of the Republic, 65
224 North First Ave.
and Daughters of Union Veterans.
9 Varies.
8No data.
* Varies according to age.
9 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.




DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES

39

fo r the Aged in the United States— Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

Other

$30 per month 9__ White, Catholic, recommendation of pastor, doctor’s certificate of sanity and health.
$45 per month 9__ White, Christian, 1-month trial period.... ...................................
(6)____________ (6).......................... ........................................................................
White, free from communicable disease___________________
$30 per month... White, preference to Lutherans, transfer of property to home
on admission, free from infectious disease.
$5 per month 9__ White, affiliate of sponsoring organization, normal health___

Whom
admitted

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

Both sexes and 170
couples.
65
do
(6) ________ (6)
Both sexes and 106
couples.
9
____do ______
Women only...

14

White, 2 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home Both sexes and 170
on admission, unable to provide home for self, normal health. couples.
White, preference to Baptists, transfer of property to home at ____do __ ___
95
death, 6-month trial period, sane, normal health, free from
contagious disease.
White, 3 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to Women only...
11
home at death, normal health.
13 19
White, resident of county, transfer of property to home at ____do __ __
death, able to care for self and room.
$35 per month-- White, German Lutheran, normal health _______ _______ Both sexes ..
7
White, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of property to home Both sexes and
48
on admission, good character and disposition, normal health couples.
free from malignant disease.
White, 5 years’ membership in sponsoring church, 5 years’ ____do ____
104
residence in city, transfer of property to home on admission,
sane, normal health.
Swedish birth or descent, 3 years’ residence in city, transfer o ____d o __
100
property to home on admission, not a hospital case.
White, 10 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to ._ . . d o . __
277
home on admission, normal health.
$35 —$45 p e r White, 5 years’ residence in State, ambulant, free from con­ ____do________
80
month.9
tagious disease.
$2.50 per week 9._ White, preference to members of sponsoring church________ ____do ____ _ 40
White, member of sponsoring order, transfer of part of prop­ ... .do __
36
erty to home on admission, free from communicable disease.
$30 per month 9__ White______ ___________________________ -_. .do
28
White, member of sponsoring organization, transfer of Brother­ Men o n ly .__
119
hood insurance to home, without other means of support,
sane, permanent total disability (but free from communi­
cable disease and not requiring continuous hospital and
medical care).
$10 per week 9_— British (if couple, at least one British), 1 year’s residence in Both sexes and
75
city, transfer of property to home on admission, sane, free couples.
from communicable or chronic disease.
White, member of sponsoring church, transfer of property to ____do ______
34
home on admission, without other means of support, sane,
free from communicable or disabling disease.
$30 - $35 p e r White, transfer of 90 percent of property to home on admis­ ____do________
50
month.9
sion (4 percent interest thereon paid to resident), character
references, sane, free from communicable disease.
30
$30 per month 9_ White, 3 years’ residence in county, transfer of part of prop­ Women only...
erty to home on admission, normal health.
60
$10 per week___ White, Methodist, transfer of property to home on admission, Both sexes and
couples.
sane, normal health.
(6) _____
(6)-—
____ _ ___________________ .... (6)_________
(6)
White, 10 years’ continuous membership in sponsoring order, Both sexes and 200
transfer of property to home on admission, not a hospital couples.
case.
White, Baptist, English speaking, transfer of property to ____do. _ . 120
home on admission, good character, normal health.
31
$26 per month White, female relative of Civil War veteran, transfer of prop­ Women only...
erty to home at death.
10 Each case is considered on its individual merits. 26 $2,000 if not member of Synod; applicants oc13 Number of rooms.
casionally accepted without fees.




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HOMES FOE AGED IN THE UNITED STATES

,

D irectory and E ntrance Requirem ents o f H om es

Entrance requirements
Name and address of home

Illinois—Continued
Mount Carroll: Mark (Caroline) Home__
Mount Morris: Brethren Home............ ......
Ohio: Mercy Home and Hospital A ...........
Peoria:
Apostolic Christian Home, 711 North
Monroe St.
Guyer (Mrs. Mary M. Hotchkiss)
Memorial Home for Aged People,
703 Knoxville Ave.
Proctor Home, 1301 North Glendale
Ave.
St. Joseph’s Home for Aged, 405 Smith
St.
Princeton: Prouty (Adeline E.) Old Ladies’
Home, 508 Park Ave.
Quincy:
Brown (Anna) Home for Aged, 1507
North 5th St.
Illinois Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home__
Methodist Sunset Home, 418 Washing­
ton St.
St. Vincent’s Home for Aged, 1340
North 10th St.
Riverside: Scottish Old People’s Home,
28th and Des Plaines Ave.
Rockford:
Eastern Star Home for Aged, 2400
South Main St.
Winnebago County Home for Aged,
408 North Horsman St.
Rock Island: Prince Hall Masonic and
O. E. S. Home.
Springfield:
King’s Daughters Home for Women
(Carrie Post Home), 541 Black Ave.
St. Joseph’s Home, Inc., Route 3_-____
Sullivan: Illinois Masonic Home..................

Sponsoring or controlling organization

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members

Trustees of Caroline Mark Estate____ 60
Northern Illinois District, Church of 70
the Brethren.
Catholic order, Sisters of Mercy_____
Apostolic Christian Church_________ («)
Trustees of Jacob Guyer Endowment. 65
Trustees of John C. Proctor Endow­ 60
ment.
Catholic order, Sisters of St. Francis 65
of the Immaculate Conception.
Trustees of Adeline E. Prouty Estate. _ 65
Trustees of Anna Brown Endowment. 65
State of Illinois_____ _____________ . 27 50
Chicago Temple Methodist Church... 65
Catholic order, Poor Handmaids of 60
Jesus Christ.
Illinois St. Andrew Society__________ f 765 }
\ 860
Illinois Grand Chapter, Order of 65
Eastern Star.
Private organization___ ____________ 65
Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Free and
Accepted Masons.
King’s Daughters Circles of Springfield 65
Catholic order, Franciscan Sisters. __ 60
Illinois Grand Lodge, Free and Ac­
cepted Masons.

(6)
8$750
8800
00

600
1,250

81,000
o»)
500
300
00

Techny: St. Ann’s Home for Aged, Wauke­ Catholic order, Missonary Sisters,
Servants of the Holy Ghost.
gan Rd.
Wilmington: Soldiers’ Widows’ Home____ State of Illinois___ ______________ ..
Woodstock: Old People’s Rest Home, 920 Free Methodist Church of North
America.
Seminary Ave.

65

8 , oco

Catholic order, Franciscan Sisters of
the Sacred Heart.
Ben Hur Life Association__________

60

81, 500

Federation of Evangelical Women of
Southern Indiana.
Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.
Trustees of Rathbone Estate. .............

65

500

1

60
65

o*
§

Indiana

Avilla: Sacred Heart Home for Aged-------Crawfordsville: Ben Hur Home.................
Evansville:
Evansville Protestant Home for Aged,
Outer Washington Ave.
Little Sisters of the Poor, 1236 Lincoln
Ave.
Rathbone Memorial Home, 1520 South­
east 2d St.




3

Fort Wayne: Lutheran Old People’s Home, (8)____________ _____________ ______ (6)
439 Downing Ave.
4 Data as of 1929.
8Women.
®No data.
8 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
7 Men.
10 Each case is considered on its individual merits.

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41

P E O P L E ’S H O M E S

f o r the A g ed in the United States— C ontinued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

Other

Whom
admitted

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

White, 5 years’ residence in county, normal health __ __
White, member of sponsoring church, 1 year’s residence in
city, needy, free from contagious disease.
$35-$40 p e r Catholic________________ ______ ____________________
month.
Member of or attendant at sponsoring church____________ .
Protestant, transfer of property to home on admission______
$8-$10 per week9.

$30 per month 9._
(10)____________

$7 per week, $30
month.9
$8.75-$24 per
week.
$30 per month9__

Women only...
30
Both sexes and 15-18
couples.
do
21
Women only...
18
Both sexes and
12
couples.
White, legal resident of county, transfer of property to home ____do_______
205
on admission, not a hospital case.
White, Catholic, provision for expense of medical care and ____do________ 107
burial, free from cancer or like disease.
White, Protestant, transfer of first $6,000 of property to home Women only...
9
on admission, 6-month trial period, free from chronic or con­
tagious disease or invalidity.
White, transfer of property to home on admission, normal Both sexes and
36
health.
couples,
Service in Illinois command, or 2 years’ residence in State
do ____ 1, 200
immediately preceding admission, unable to earn living.
White, Evangelical religion, transfer of property to home on Both sexes__
101
admission, good character, free from contagious disease.
Provision for funeral expenses, character references, doctor’s Both sexes and 130
certificate of sanity and health.
couples,
White, Scotch descent, transfer of property to home on admis­
do________ 69
sion.
White, Protestant, 5 consecutive years’ membership in Women only... 108
sponsoring order, transfer of property to home on admission,
free from communicable disease.
2 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to home on Both sexes and
23
admission, normal health.
couples.
Negro, member of sponsoring order (or wife or widow), with­ __ do_______
75
out other means of support, medical certificate.
White, Protestant, 5 years’ residence in county, transfer of Women only...
37
property to home on admission, normal health.
Both sexes and 110
White, free from contagious disease___ .. _____ ____
couples.
White, member of sponsoring order (or wife or widow). trans­ ... do________ 230
fer of all or part of property to home on admission, destitute,
unable to earn living, without relatives able to support, sane,
normal health.
White, sane, normal health___________ _ _____________ _
d o ____
200
Relative of soldier or sailor, 1 year’s residence in State, Women only... 110
unable to earn living, transfer of part of pension to home,
$150 for burial expense.
White, transfer of part or all of property to home on admission, Both sexes and
24
6-month trial period, free from contagious disease.
couples.

____do_________ Catholic, good character, sane, ambulant__________________
____do................ White, member of sponsoring order, transfer of property to ____do________
home on admission, normal health.
White, 3 years’ residence in State, transfer of property to home ____ do.............
on admission, good character, able to care for self, free from
communicable disease.
White, sane, free from contagious disease___.. ________ _ __ ____do________
White, preference to Protestants, 3 years’ residence in city Women only...
(natives preferred), transfer of property to home, “needy
gentlewoman” without other means of support, normal
health.
(«) ................. («) ........................................................................... ..................... j (6) __________
i* Varies according to age, physicaFcondition, etc.; applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
mVeterans of Spanish American War; disability requirements for others.
«8 Varies according to age; applicants occasionally accepted without fees.




160
18
17
160
40

(«)

42

HOMES FOR AGED IN TH E UNITED STATES
D irecto ry , and E n tra n ce R equ irem ents o f H om es

Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Sponsoring or controlling organization

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members

Indiana—Continued
Franklin: Indiana Masonic Home.

Indiana Grand Lodge, Free and Ac­
cepted Masons.
Greensburg: Odd Fellows Home of Indiana Independent Order of Odd Fellows and
Rebekahs.
Hammond: Lyndora Home, 5927 Colum­ Catholic order, Sisters of Mercy_____
bia Ave.
Indianapolis:
Alpha Home Association, 1840 Boule­ Private organization_______________
vard Pl.
Altenheim (Old Folks’ Home), 2007 ____do..... ..............................................
North Capitol Ave.
Borinstein (Joseph and Anna) Home Jewish Federation and Indianapolis
for Aged, 3516 Central Ave.
community fund.
Indianapolis Home for Aged, Inc., 1731 Private organization...............................
North Capitol Ave.
Little Sisters of the Poor, 520 East Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.
Vermont St.4
Jasper: Providence H om e................. ............ Catholic congregation, Sons of Divine
Providence.
Jeffersonville: Old Ladies’ Home, 330 West Private organization________________
Market St.
Kendallville: Lutheran Old People’s Home, Central District, Evangelical Lutheran
612 East Mitchell St.
Synod of Missouri, Ohio, and other
States.
Lafayette:
Indiana Pythian Home, 1525 South Indiana Grand Lodge, Knights of
18th St.
Pythias.
Indiana State Soldiers’ Home.
St. Anthony Home, Twenty-second
and Cason Sts.
La Porte: Sabin (Ruth C.) Home, 1603
Michigan Ave.
Logansport: Neal Home, 630 Race St____
Madison: Drusilla Home, 304 North
Broadway.
Marion: Flinn (Emily E.) Home for Aged
Women, 615 West 12th St.

State of Indiana.
Catholic order, Poor Sisters of St.
Francis Seraph of the Perpetual
Adoration.
Trustees of Ruth C. Sabin Endow­
ment.
Private organization_______________
___ do................................ ........... ..........
National Benevolent Association of
the Christian Church.

Mexico: Mexico Welfare Home.

Susie H. Beiger Endowment.
Private endowment.
Lutheran Churches of Indiana, Michi­
gan, and Ohio.
Private organization________________
Board of Pensions, Presbyterian
Church in the U. S. A.
Evangelical Church________________
Indiana Synod, Presbyterian Church
in the U. S. A.

65
60

8$1.000
700
81,000
400
1,000

Church of the Brethren.

Mishawaka:
Beiger (Susie H.) Home, 317 Lincoln
Way East.
Dodge Old People’s Home, 318 East 3d St..
Mulberry: Mulberry Lutheran Home____
New Albany: Culbertson Home, 704 East
Main St.
Newburgh: Thornton Home____________
New Carlisle: Haven Hubbard Memorial
Old People’s Home.
North Manchester: Peabody (Estelle)
Memorial Home.

65
65
65
65
60

4 Data as of 1929.
• Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.




16 4 5

60 1,500-3,000
65
300
65
750
70
8100

20
,0 0

65
65
65
65

2,500
1,000
300
1,500
1,500

43

DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r th e A ged in the U nited S tates — Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

Other

Whom
admitted

Member of sponsoring order (or wife or widow), transfer of Both sexes and
property to home on admission, free from communicable couples.
disease.
White, member of order (or widow), transfer of property to _ _ do ______
home on admission.
$60 per month ®__ White, ambulant ______________________________________
do _
$15 per month 9_, Negro, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of property to home
on admission, free from venereal or contagious disease.
White, 3 years’ residence in city, transfer of part of property
to home on admission, normal health.
White, Jewish, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of part of
property to home on admission, able to care for self.
White, 5 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to
home on admission, 2 character references.

_ _ d o _____
__ -do___ ____
____do_______
Women only...
Both sexes and
couples.
_ _ do ______
Women only.__
Both sexes and
couples.

$5 per week 9___ White, member of sponsoring organization, transfer of property
to home on admission or at death, ambulant.
$6 per week 9___ White, 3 years’ residence in city, and 5 in county, transfer of
property to home, doctor’s certificate of sanity and health.
$10 per week___ White, Lutheran, member of sponsoring church, transfer of
property to home on admission, character references from
pastor and 2 others, 3-month trial period, doctor’s certificate
of sanity and health.
White, belief in Supreme Being, member of sponsoring order ____do_______
(or wife or widow), indigent and without relative able to
support, transfer of property to home on admission, ambu­
lant and able to care for self.
(29)_ _ ____
War veteran (or wife or widow), 2 years’ residence in State, at _ __do________
least 25 percent disability.
$20 per month 9__ White, sane, normal health, not addicted to alcohol_________ ____do________
White, normal health_________________ ____________ _____ Women only___
White, 5 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to __ -do ____
home on admission, sane, normal health.
White, 2 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home _ . _do________
on admission.
White, member of sponsoring church in any of 6 specified __do_ .........
States, transfer of property to home, church letter and
recommendation of church board, sane, free from contagious
disease.
White, member of sponsoring church, 1 year’s residence in Both sexes and
State, transfer of property to home on admission, able to care couples.
for self.
White, transfer of part of property to home on admission, Women only___
character references, normal health.
__ __do ______________ ______________________________ _ Both sexes and
couples.
White, Lutheran, transfer of property to home on admission, ____do_ ______
normal health.
White, 2 years’ residence in city, normal health_____________ Women only...
White, member of sponsoring church, normal health________ Both sexes and
couples.
$10 per week___ White, Protestant, transfer of part of property to home on ____do________
admission, sane, free from contagious disease.
White, 3 years’ residence in State, transfer of property to home ____do______ _
on admission, character references, ambulant, free from con­
tagious disease.
i W en; no a erequ en fo m
® om
g
irem t r en.
2R
9 esiden receivin p sion req ired to con
ts
g en s u
tribu p to h e.
te art
om

230808°— 41-




4

C
a­
p
ac­
ity
(a ed
g
on
ly)

265
4 320
119
25
50
12
49
178
150
21
18
85
950
60
35
14
14
24
22
8
7
58
12
35
65
154

44

HOMES FOB AGED IN THE UNITED STATES
D irecto ry , and E n tran ce R equ irem ents o f H om es

Entrance requirements
Name and address of home

Sponsoring or controlling organization

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum
for life
age members

Indiana—Continued
Richmond:
Moore (Laura) Home for Aged, 504 (8)___________________________ ____ 00
Northwest 5th St.
Smith (Margaret) Home, 1700 Maine Private organization _ _ _ _ _______ 60
St.
Terre Haute:
Fairbanks (Clara) Home for Aged Wo- Women’s Organization of Retail Drug­ 65
gists.
men, 721 8th Ave.
Home for Aged Women, 1016 North 6th Rose Ladies’ Aid Society___________
St.
Warren: Methodist Memorial Home for Northern Indiana Conference, Metho­
dist Episcopal Church.
Aged.4

65
65

Ackley: Presbyterian Home of Iowa___ . Presbyterian Churches _____________

65

Iowa

Boone:
Boone Biblical College Old People’s Boone Biblical College______________
Home, 924 West 2d St.
Eastern Star Home__________________ Iowa Grand Chapter, Order of Eastern
Star.
Burlington: King’s Daughters Home for Whatsoever Circle of King’s Daugh­ 65
Old People, 628 South Seebrick.
ters.
Cedar Falls: Western Old People’s Home of Evangelical Church............................... 65
the Evangelical Church.
Cedar Rapids: Home for Aged Women, 202 Private organization................................ 68
12th St. NE.
Charles City: Starr Home for Aged, 300 ____d o _______________________ _
65
Grand Ave.
Clinton: Mount Alverno Home for Aged... Catholic order, Sisters of St. Francis
Davenport:
Cook (Clarissa C.) Home for Friend­ Clarissa C. Cook Endowm ent____ _ 60
less, 1st and Pine Sts.
Fejervary Home for Aged Farmers, (8)________________________ _______ 00
2319 Grand Ave.
Decorah: Aase HaugenHome,Lock Box 75. (6)____________________ _________ _ (6)
Des Moines:
Danish Old People’s Home, 1101 Boyd Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church 65
in America.
Ave.
Home for the Aged, 2833 University Ave. Private organization_________z______ 70
Iowa Jewish Home for Aged, 1620 (8)............................................................. (fl)
Pleasant St.
Dubuque:
Bethany Home for Aged, 1005 Lincoln Synod of the West, Presbyterian 65
Church in the U. S. A.
Ave.
Mount Pleasant Home_____________ Private organization______________
65
Our Lady of Lourdes, 75 West 17th St._ Catholic order, Sisters of St. Francis..
St. Anthony Homes, Peabody St_____ Catholic order, Sisters of Mercy.._ ._
St. Francis Home for Aged________ __ Catholic order, Sisters of St. Francis..
Fort Madison: King’s Daughters Home, Iowa Branch, King’s Daughters and
2603 Ave. G.
Sons.
Iowa City: Coldren (Mary O.) Home for Private organization________________
Aged Women, 602 South Clark St.
Keokuk: Benevolent Union Home, 222 ........do_____________________________
South 7th St.
Lamoni: Saints Home 4_________________ Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints.
Madrid: Iowa Lutheran Home for A ged... Iowa Conference, Lutheran Church.._
4 Data as of 1929.
8No data.




50
65
65
65
60

(«)
$500
1,000
500
500
1,325

1,000
•1,000
600
so 600
00
00
(i°)
91,000
00
1,200
91,200

1,500
700
91,000
(10)
(2S)

9 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
10 Each case is considered on its individual merits.

45

DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r the A ged in the U nited S tates — Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

Other

(6)____________ (6)___________________________ ________________________
White, legal resident of county, transfer of property to home
on admission (interest thereon paid, to resident), free from
communicable disease.
$10 per week___ White, 1 year’s residence in county, transfer of property to
home on admission (half of income thereon paid to resident),
1-year trial period, sane, free from communicable or dis­
abling disease.
White, transfer of property to home at death..____________
Good character, transfer of property to home________ ____

Whom
admitted

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

(8)_____ ____ _ (6)
23
Women only...
____do________

37

___ do________
Both sexes and
couples.

10
112

$1 a day, $30 per White, Presbyterian, resident of State, transfer of part of
month.
property to home on admission, recommendation from pas­
tor and church members, able to care for self.
Enjoyment of active Christian environment, nonsmoker
White, member of sponsoring order, 10 years’ residence in
State, transfer of property to home on admission, free from
communicable disease.
White, transfer of property to home on admission, able to care
for self.
$32 - $40 per White, transfer of part of property to home on admission,
month.8
medical certificate.
White, 5 years’ residence in State, transfer of property to home
on admission, medical certificate of health.
$8 per week___ White, 3 yp.fl.rs’ residenee in eity, sane, normal health
$30 per month,.. White, Catholic, sane, able to care for self___
$5 per week____ 5 years’ residence in city, deposit of security to cover weekly
payment, normal health.
(6)___________ (6)___________________________________ ________ _______
(6)____________ (8)______ ____ _____________________ ____________________
$30 per month 8,_ Danish, Lutheran, transfer of part of property to home, sane,
free from objectionable disease.
3 years’ residence in State, transfer of property to home at
death, able to care for self and room.
_
......................................
(6)____________ C)_______

____do________

22

____do...............
____do______

30
120

$7 per week, $25- White, Protestant, transfer of property to home on admission,
$35 per month. normal health.
$30 per month8,. White, 6 months’ residence in city, 1 year in State, transfer of
part of property to home on admission, without other means
of support, sane, able to care for self.
$3.50 per week8.. White, not a hospital case... ... _______________________
$30 and up per White, sane..:__________________________ ______________
month.8
$30 per month 8_ White, able to care for self_______ _______ ____ _ ______
$35 per month. White, transfer of property to home on admission, free from
chronic or disabling disease.
White, resident of county, transfer of property to home at
death, good character, able to care for self.
$30 per month8.. White, transfer of property to home at death, good character,
free from communicable disease.
$5 per week........ Transfer of property to home d i life resident)_________ _ •
$25-$30 per White, Protestant, transfer of all or part of property to home
1 month.8
1 on admission, sane, free from contagious disease.

Both sexes and
couples.
Women only...

30
18

.do_____ _
Both sexes and
couples.
___ do________
____do________
Women only...
___ do________
Both sexes__
Both sexes and
1 couples.

49
171
100
33
10

aA
s ccordin to a e; ap lican occasion accep w ou fe s.
g g
p
ts
ally
ted ith t e
3 P $ 00 fo m ical ca an fu eral.
0 lus 5 r ed
re d n




___do.............
14
Both sexes and
106
couples.
Women only...
23
Both sexes and
8
couples.
22
Both sexes____
22
Women only...
(6)
(#)
(6)
(0)
Both sexes and
24
couples.
... do_______
67
(6)
(6)

17

40
48

46

HOMES FOE AGED IN THE UNITED STATES
D irecto ry , and E n tra n ce R equ irem ents o f H om es

Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Sponsoring or controlling organization

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members

Iowa—Continued
Marshalltown:
Iowa Soldiers’ Home..
Old Folks’ Home 4________________
Mason City: Iowa Odd Fellows and Or­
phans Home.
Muscatine: Lutheran Homes, Route 6___
Orange City: Pioneer Memorial Home___
Pella: Home for Aged......... ............................
Sheldon: Holland H om e...............................
Story City: Story City Old People’s Home.

Church of the Brethren_____________
Iowa Grand Lodge, Independent Or­
der of Odd Fellows.
Evangelical Lutheran Society for
Christian Charities.
Private organization...........................
Christian Benevolent Association.

Concordia:
Little Flower H om e...______________
Sunset Home........ ..................................
Ellsworth: Mother Bicker dyke Home___
Fort Dodge: Kansas State Soldiers’ Home 4
Goessel: Bethesda Home for Aged..
Hillsboro- Salem Home__________
Hutchinson: Kansas Brethren Home,
Route No. 2.
Kansas City: W. C. T. U. Carrie A. Nation
Home, 738 Broadview.

Concordia Diocese, Roman Catholic 60
Church.
Sunset Home Society (of Kansas Bap­ 65
tist Convention).
State of Kansas.......................... ............. 50
.do..
Bethesda Hospital Association______ si 65
Krimmer Mennonite Brethren Con­ 32 36
ference.
Church of the Brethren, Kansas_____
Kansas Women’s Christian Temper­
ance Union.

Kansas

Leavenworth: Small (William) Memorial
Home for Aged Women, 719 North Broad­
way.
Liudsborg: Bethany Home for Aged_____
Manhattan: Rebekah-Odd Fellows Home,
R. F. D .4
Newton: Bethel Home for Aged, 222 South
Pine.
Parsons: Parsons Old Ladies’ Homes, 1607
Main St.
Topeka:
Ingleside, 521 Huntoon...........................

S o Iow
tate f
a..

65
(6)

.do..

(«)-

9$1, 000
(3)
(3)
9 2, 000
(6)

9 2, 500
(3)

Private organization.

800

Kansas Conference, Evangelical Lu­
theran Augustana Synod.
Kansas Grand Lodges of Rebekahs
and Odd Fellows.
Bethel Deaconess Home and Hospital
Society (Mennonite).
Private organization........ ................... .

(3)
2, 000
(10)
14

IJ and I Club of Topeka.

Methodist Episcopal Home for Aged, Methodist Episcopal Churches of
Kansas.
1135 College Ave.
Security Benefit Home and Hospital Security Benefit Association________
Association.
Wichita:
Kansas Masonic Home...................... . Grand Lodges of Kansas, Free and
Accepted Masons and Order of
Eastern Star.
Wichita Home for the Aged, 2245 South Private organization.
Broadway.
Winfield: Kansas Pythian Home, 198 Mil- Kansas Grand Lodge, Knights of .
Pythias.
liken Station.
Kentucky •
Covington: Home for Aged and Indigent Private organization.
Women, 7th and Garrard Sts.
1 Includes children.
2 Varies.
8 Varies according to age.
4 Data as of 1929.




65

500

8 No data.
9 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
10 Each case is considered on its individual merits.

47

DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r the A g ed in the U nited States

—Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Whom
admitted

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

Both sexes and
couples.
___ do________
___ do......... .
.....d o _______
___ do_______
___ do________
___ do...........
(•)--— .............

700
18
155
40
15
59
54
(6)

Both sexes and
couples.
— do________
Women only...
Both sexes and
couples.
___ do________
White, not addicted to drugs, free from venereal disease.
___ do________
Member of sponsoring church, transfer of property to home ____do________
(if life member), free from contagious disease, ambulant.
White, member of sponsoring organization, 6 months’ resi­ Women only...
dence in State, transfer of property to home on admission
(interest thereon paid to resident), sane, normal health, free
from communicable disease.
White, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of property to home
do.
on admission, normal health, free from chronic disease, able
to care for self and room.
White, American citizen, transfer of part of property to home Both sexes and
on admission, good character, sane, ambulant.
couples.
White, 10 years’ membership in sponsoring order__________ ___ do________
White, resident of county, transfer of all or part of property to ___ do________
home on admission.
White, transfer of all or part of property to home, normal Women only...
health, free from contagious disease.
White, 3 years’ residence in State, transfer of property to home
do.
on admission, good character, sane, eyesight, free from com­
municable disease, not requiring continual care.
White, preference to Methodists, 1 year’s residence in State, Both sexes and
transfer of part of property to home, sane.
couples.
White, member of sponsoring organization, able to care for self. ___ do________

25
62
100
600
25
23
25
19

White, 5 years’ continuous membership in good standing in Both sexes and
sponsoring order (or wife, widow, or child), recommended couples (also
by own lodge, transfer of property (in excess of $5 per month children).
income) to home on admission, normal health, sight, and
speech, free from contagious disease.
$25 per month... White, normal health, ambulant, good disposition_________ Both sexes and
couples.
White, 5 years’ residence in State (or wife or widow), transfer ___ do_______
of property to home on admission.

i 500

Boarders’
rates

(*)-

(•)-

Other

War veteran with honorable discharge, 3 years’ residence in
county, unable to earn living.
Member of sponsoring church and recommended by it______
White, 18 years’ membership in sponsoring order, transfer of
property to home on admission, good character, sane.
White, transfer of property to home on admission, free from
contagious or disabling disease.
White, transfer of property to home on admission, normal
health.
White, transfer of all or part of property to home, normal
health.
White, member of sponsoring church, good character, normal
health.
(6)
........................................................................................................... - .............................................

$40 per month
White, Catholic, not a hospital case.................... .......................
$7 per week, $30 White, Baptist, transfer of part of property to home, free from
per month.9
contagions disease.
Widow of war veteran, 2 years’ residence in State, sane, free
from epilepsy.
Honorably discharged soldier, sailor, or marine____________
$25 per month...
___ do.9___
$8 per week.

$ 2 0 - $ 3 0 per
month.9
$ 3 0 -$ 4 0 per
month.9
$20 per month 9__
$45 per month 9_.

30
40
110
34
26
31
156
125

20
25

White, 5 years’ residence in county,33 transfer of property to Women only... 31
home on admission, good character, excellent references,
sane, free from malignant disease.
Varies according to age, physical condition, etc.; 31 Younger by special arrangement,
applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
32 In cases of invalidity.
Women; no age requirement for men.
33 Others occasionally accepted, but at higher rates.
14




48

HOMES FOB AGED IN THE UNITED STATES

,

D irectory and E ntrance R equirem ents o f H om es

Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Sponsoring or controlling organization

Kentucky—Continued
Eminence: Old Odd Fellows’ and Rebe- Kentucky Grand Lodges, Independ­
kahs’ Home.
ent Order of Odd Fellows and Re
bekahs.
Jeffersontown: Louisville Lutheran Home. Kentucky-Tennessee Synod of Evan­
gelical Lutheran Church.
Lexington: Old Ladies’ Home, 710 West (6)___....................................................... .
High St.
Louisville:
Christian Church Widows’ Home, 225 Christian Churches of Kentucky____
East College St.
Church Home and Infirmary, 1508 Private organization (Episcopal).........
Morton Ave.
Cook Benevolent Institution, 622 West Private organization. _____________
Kentucky St.
Louisville Protestant Altenheim, 936 German Protestant Churches............
Barrett Ave.4
Moorman (Charles P.) Home for Wom­ Trustees of Charles P. Moorman
en, 966 Cherokee Rd.
Endowment
O’Leary Home for Poor Catholic Men, Catholic order, Sisters of Charity____
904 Barrett Ave.
Sacred Heart Home, 218 East College Catholic order, Sisters of Mercy. .........
St.
St. James Old Folks’ Home, 3031 Green­ Private organization _______________
wood Ave.4
St. Joseph’s Home for Aged Poor, 622 Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
South 10th St.
Poor.
Masonic Home: Masonic Widows’ and Or­ Kentucky Grand Lodge, Free and
Accepted Masons.
phans’ Home and Infirmary.
Shelbyville: Old Masons Home of Ken­ Kentucky Grand Lodges, Free and
Accepted Masons and Royal Arch
tucky.
Masons.

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members
65

$10
3< 500

(«)
60
(6)
(6)
65
65
(6)
60
60
60
60
65

(6)
q200
(6)
(6)
(10)
(6)
200

Louisiana

Crowley: I. O. O. F. Home.

Louisiana Grand Lodge, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows.

Monroe: Goss (Mary) Home for Old Col­ Mary Goss Charities..............................
ored People.
New Orleans:
Bonner (John M.) Memorial Home, John M. Bonner Endowment_______
Route 1, Box 19-A.
Fink Asylum, 3643 Camp St_________ Private organization .. ___________
Gumbel Home, 5701 Loyola Ave______ (6)________________________________
Home for the Aged, 1501 North Johnson Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.
St.
Lafon Old Folks Home of the Holy Fam­ Private organization..............................
ily, 1125 North Tonti St.
Louise Home, 1404 Clio______________ (6)______________
Louisiana Freedman Old Folks’ and Louisiana Freedman Missionary Bap­
Orphans’ Home, 3105 Audubon St.
tist Association.
Maison Hospitaliere, 822 Barracks St.„. Private organization ___________ ...
Protestant Bethany Home, 1643 North .... do_________________
Claiborne Ave.
Protestant Home for Aged, 5919 Maga­ ... . do________________
zine St.4
Roberson Home, 2418 South Liberty.._ C)________________________________
St. Anna’s Asylum, 1823 Prytania S t... Private organization ______ _______

(5)
55
(6)
60
65
(6)
60
65
60
60
(6)
58

Soldiers’ Home of Louisiana, 1700 Moss State of Louisiana._. __________ _ _.
St.
Widows Faith Home, 3017 Lowerline (6)___________________________
(6)
St.
Shreveport:
Home for Aged, 1413 Jordan S t............. Private organization. ______________ 65

(6)
(6)
(10)
(6)

9 500

(6)

(«)--------------------- ------ --------- ---------- (6)
Old Folks’ Home.
(6)
4 Data as of 1929.
5 Must be aged.
6 No data.
9 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
10 Each case is considered on its individual merits.




49

DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r the A ged in the United States— Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

(«)-.

Other

Whom
admitted

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

White, good-standing member of sponsoring order, transfer Both sexes and
46
of property to home on admission, free from tuberculosis, couples.
ambulant.
White, preference to Lutherans, transfer of property to home ._..d o._ ...........
21
on admission, sane, not addicted to alcohol or drugs, free
from objectionable or contagious disease, able to care for self.
(6).
(6)____ ______ (6)

White, 10 years’ residence in State, transfer of property to
home on admission, normal health.
(6)______________________________________________ _____
(6)___________________________________ ____ ____________
Protestant, 5 years’ residence in city or county____________
White, 5 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to
home on admission, guaranty of burial expenses, normal
health.
(6)___________ (6)
$25 per month 9_ White, good character, normal health____________________
Negro_________________________________________________

(6)-(6)—

Women only...
38
(6)-------------(6)
(6)-------------(6)
Both sexes. _
48
Women only...
61

Men only...
(6)
Women only...
33
Both sexes___
14
Both sexes and 280
couples.
White, widow of Master Mason, destitute_______________ Women only... 100
White, member of sponsoring order (or wife or widow), desti­ Both sexes and
80
tute, free from communicable disease.
couples.
___________________________________________________________________________ ________ -

White, Protestant, 5 consecutive years’ membership in spon- ____do___
soring order, in good standing, 6 months’ residence in city, 1
year in State, transfer of property to home on admission,
normal health.
Negro, dependent, free from communicable disease............ . Both sexes.

40
25

Men only.
24
Women only...
60
(6)------------------ (6)
Both sexes and 220
couples.
Both sexes____
80
(6)___________ (6)
Both sexes____
24
Women only...
68
Both sexes and
35
couples.
___ do....... ........
60
(6) ____________________________________________________ C)------------------ (6)
White, 6 months’ residence in eity,l year in county, 2 years in Women only...
65
State, worthy and in need of home, free from contagious
disease.
White, Confederate veteran (or widow)___________________ Both sexes and
25
couples.
(«)-------------------------------------- ------ ---------------------------------- C)----------------- (6)

White, resident of State, gentleman.
White, Protestant, 2 years’ residence in city, normal health...
(6) ____________________________________________________
(6)
White, poor, free from incurable or contagious disease_______
$15 per month 9_ Negro, Catholic, 1 year’s residence in city, free from com­
municable disease.
(9)------------------- (6)____________________________________________________
Negro, Baptist, recommendation from church affiliated with
association.
White, transfer of property to home at death, needy________
$10 per month 9_. White, Protestant, 10 years' residence in city, transfer of prop­
erty to home on admission, good character.
(6)
(6)

White, 2 years’ residence in county; transfer of property to Both sexes.
40
home on admission, entirely dependent and without rela­
tives able to support, normal health.
Negro_______________________________________ ____ _____ (6)
(6).
(6)
34 If at least 2 years’ membership in sponsoring church, others $1,000. Applicants occasionally accepted
without fees.




HOMES FOE AGED IN THE UNITED STATES

50

D irectory, and Entrance Requirem ents o f Homes

Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Sponsoring or controlling organization

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members

Maine

Auburn:
Home for Aged Women, 41 Pleasant St. Private organization________ _______

70

Odd Fellows’ Home of Maine, Fair- Maine Grand Lodge, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows.
view Ave.
65
Augusta: St. Mark’s Home, 57 Winthrop St. Mark’s Episcopal Church..........
St.
Bangor:
Home for Aged Men, 181 State St.4___ Private organization............................... 60
Home for Aged Women, 277 State St. _ ____do_______________ _____________ 60
Bath:
Old Folks’ Home in Bath ___________ ____do______________ __________ _
70
Old Ladies’ Home, 800 High S t ____ ____do_________________________
65
Belfast: Belfast Home for Aged Women 4 __ .do______________
60
Lewiston:
Frye (Sarah C.) Home for Aged Wo- ____do__________________... ______ 70
men, 507 Main St.
Marcotte Home, 146 Campus Ave____ Catholic order, Sisters of Charity____ (5)
Portland:
Frye (Eunice) Home, 15 Capisic St___ («)------------------------------------------------Home for Aged Men, 117 Danforth St.. Private organization_______________ (6)
65
Home for Aged Women, 64 Emery St ____do................................ .............. .
Jewish Home for Aged, 158 North S t... ____d o ......................................................
St. Joseph’s Home for Aged Women,
10 Locust St.
Rockland: Home for Aged Women, 148
North Main St.
Saco: Wardwell Home of Saco and Biddeford, 43 Middle St.
South Portland: Cape Elizabeth Home for
Aged Women, 521 Ocean Rd.
Waterville: Sunset Home for Aged Wo­
men, 114 College Ave.

$600

200
100
500
600
500
(p)

66
60

Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland..
Private organization_______________ 65
------d o .._____ ________ ____________ 65
____d o ..____ _________ ____________ 65
(6) - --------------------------------- ---------— (6)

200
300

200
300
300
(6)

Maryland

Annapolis: Chase Home, 22 Maryland Ave.4 Maryland Diocese, Protestant Epis­
copal Church.
Baltimore:
Aged Women’s and Aged Men’s Home, Baltimore Humane Impartial Society.
1400 West Lexington St.
Augsburg Home for Orphans and Aged,
Campfield Rd., Pikesville.
Baptist Home of Maryland, 1615 Park
Ave.
Carroll Aged Men’s and Women’s
Home, 822 North Carrollton Ave.
Catholic Ladies’ Home, 616 Park Ave..
Church Home and Infirmary, Broad­
way and Fairmount Ave.
General German Aged People’s Home,
22 South Athol Ave., Irvington.
Hebrew Home for Aged and Infirm,
16 West Saratoga St.
Home for Aged, 1200 Valley St._...........

*Data as of 1929.
6 Must be aged.
6No data.




300
65

9 550

Lutheran Churches of Missouri Synod 65
9500
of Baltimore.
Maryland Baptist Union Association. 65
500
Washington Annual Conference, 60
300
Methodist Episcopal Church.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore.
Maryland Diocese, Protestant Episco­ 65
pal Church.
Private organization____ ___________ 65
<>500
Associated Jewish Charities. .............. 37 60
Catholic order, Little Sisters of the 60
Poor.
9 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
33 Others occasionally accepted, but at higher rates.

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DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r th e A ged in the U nited States — Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

Other

Whom
admitted

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

White, Protestant, long-time resident of city, transfer of prop­ Women only...
erty to home on admission, good character, able to care for
self.
(35)-........... .......... White, 5 years’ membership in sponsoring order, transfer of Both sexes and
property to home on admission, free from communicable couples.
disease.
$8-$10per week.. White, able to care for self............................................................ Women only...

20

American, 10 years’ residence in city, clothing, transfer of
property to home, normal health.
10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home on
admission, normal health.
White, transfer of property to home on admission, free from
organic disease
White, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home,
clothing, and furnishings for room, sane, normal health.
American, transfer of property to home____ _______________
White, Protestant, 5 years’ residence in city,33transfer of prop­
erty to home on admission, free from malignant disease, able
to care for self.
$10 per week 9__. White, sane__________________ ____ ________________ ____
(«)------------------ (6)White, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home
on admission, good character and disposition, free from
organic disease.
White, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home
on admission, character references, normal health.
White, Jewish, 6 months’ residence in State, transfer of part of
property to home on admission, sane, free from contagious
disease.
$5 per week 9_ Catholic, normal health............................... ..............................
5 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home, with­
out children able to support, ambulant.
White, Protestant, resident of either city, transfer of property
to home on admission, doctor’s certificate of health.
10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home on
admission, good character.
(6) - (6)-

16
29
40
16
8
16

...................................................- .................................................................................-

Men only_____
Women only...
Both sexes and
couples.
Women only...
.... do..............
___ d o ............ .

50
12

Both sexes____ 160
(6)
(6)32
Men and cou­
ples.
Women only...
46
34
Both sexes and
couples.
Women only...
16
___ do_____
8
___ do...........
16
___ d o..........
(6)_________
(6)
________ - ________

Member of sponsoring church, transfer of property to home.. Women only...

18

White, 20 years’ residence in State (if less, higher admission
fee), transfer of property to home on admission (portion
returned to resident for spending money), character refer­
ences and 2 surety signatures on admission contract, normal
health.
White, preference to Lutherans, transfer of property to home on
admission, free from contagious disease, ambulant.
White, Baptist, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of prop­
erty to home on admission, normal health and sight.
Negro, transfer of part of property to home at death, able to
care for self.
White, character recommendation if not well known, normal
health.
White, preference to Episcopalians, normal health, able to
care for self.
White, resident of State, transfer of property to home on ad­
mission, homeless and without relatives able to support.
White, Jewish, 1 year’s residence in city, sane, free from con­
tagious disease.
Destitute, good character, not an invalid...................................

142

Both sexes.

Both sexes and
55
couples.
Women only...
19
Both sexes and
50
couples.
$7 per week
Women only...
17
41
____do________
(36)...............
Both sexes and
90
couples.
____do................ 174
------do............... 258
35 Member’s lodge must pay $2 per week and 37 For ambulant aged; in case of chronic sick, must
assume hospital and burial expenses.
be adult.
39 According to means; non-Episcopalians $650 per
year.




52

HOM ES

FOR AGED IN

THE

U N IT E D

STATES

D irectory, and E ntrance R equirem ents o f H om es

Entr ance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Maryland—Continued
Baltimore—Continued.
Home for Aged of Methodist Episcopal
Church, 2211 West Rogers Ave.
Kirkleigh Villa, Roland Aye. and Uni­
versity Parkway 4.
Maryland Baptist Home for Aged Col­
ored People, 1618 West Lexington St.
Shelter for Aged and Infirm Colored
Persons of Baltimore City, 517 West
Biddle St.
Sinai Hospital Home for Aged, Monu­
ment St.
The Taylor, 2001 Park Ave__________
Boonsboro: Fahrney Memorial Home____

Sponsoring or controlling organization

Methodist Episcopal Churches of
Baltimore.
Catholic order, Sisters of Charity of
St. Vincent de Paul.
United Baptist Missionary Conven­
tion, State of Maryland.
Private organization.............................

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members
65

#$500

60
60
60

250
200
(10)

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Inc_____
Baltimore Monthly Meeting of Friends
Church of the Brethren_____________

60
65

500

Easton: Home for Aged Women, 108 Hig­ Private organization_______________
gins St.
Frederick:
Home for Aged, Record St_.................... ____do— ............................ .......................

65

500

65

500

C5

300

I. O. O. F. Home4................................. Maryland Grand Lodge, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows.
Gaithersburg: Home of Aged and Orphans. . Baltimore Conference, Methodist
Episcopal Church, South.
Hagerstown: Homewood, 1805 Virginia Potomac Synod, Reformed Church in
the United States.
Ave.
Hyattsville: Sacred Heart Home, Pine Catholic order, Missionary Sisters,
Servants of the Holy Ghost.
Hills.
Salisbury: Parsons (John B.) Salisbury Trustees of John B. Parsons Estate. __
Home for Aged.
Towson: Presbyterian Home of Maryland, Private organization (Presbyterian) ___
Inc.

65
60
65

250
500

Westminster:
Cassell Home for Aged, 128 West Main Methodist Episcopal Church________
St.4
Home for Aged of the Methodist Prot­ Maryland Annual Conference, Meth­
odist Protestant Church.
estant Church.

65
65

1,000
500

Amesbury: Amesbury and Salisbury Home Private organization.______________
for Aged Women, 276 Main St.
Andover: Andover Home for Aged People, ____do_______ _________ _________
4 Punchard Ave.

70
65

200
500

.do______________ ____ ____ ____ _

65

750

65
60

200/

Massachusetts

Attleboro: John Daggett-Frances A. Cran­
dall Home for Aged Women, North Main
St.
Ayer: Sawyer (Harriet E.) Home for Aged
Women, Inc., 3 East Main St.
Beverly: Old Ladies’ Home, 78 Lothrop
St.
Boston:
Barnard (Frances Merry) Home, 50
Beacon St., Hyde Park.
Burnap Free Home for Aged Women,
38 Pleasant St., Dorchester.
Deutsches Altenheim, Inc., (German
Home for Aged, Inc.), 2222 Centre
Street West, Roxbury.
Frederika Home, Inc., 65 Deaconess Rd
Hebrew Ladies’ Home for Aged, 21
Queen St., Dorchester.
4 Data as of 1929.




___ do____ _
_ .
____do.._________________________

(•)................. .......................... ..................... (6)
Private organization_______ _______ 65
____do____ ____ ___________________ 65
____do______ ____ __________________
Hebrew Ladies’ Moshav Zekainim
Association.
6No data.

50
60

(6)

53

DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r the A g ed in the U nited States — Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

Other

Whom
admitted

White, Methodist, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of prop- Both sexes and
erty to home on admission (if not entailed, income thereon couples.
paid to resident), clothing for 5 years, not a hospital case.
$60 and $75 per
Women only___
month.
Negro, transfer of property to home on admission, normal Both sexes and
health.
couples.
Negro, transfer of property to home, character references from Women only,..
responsible persons, normal health, free from contagious
disease.
White, Jewish_________________ _______________________ Both sexes and
couples.
White, member of sponsoring church, normal health........... ____do-_____ _
$27.50 per month White, member of some church and religiously inclined, trans- ____do______ _
fer of part of property to home on admission, sane, free from
tuberculosis and cancer.
White, transfer of property to home on admission, clothing for Women only,,.
1 year, sane, free from communicable disease.
White, native of State, 5 years’ residence in county, transfer Both sexes and
of property up to $10,000 to home on admission, good char­ couples.
acter, free from communicable disease.
Member of sponsoring order, transfer of property to home___ ____do________
White, 10 years’ membership in sponsoring organization, ____do............
transfer of part of property to home on admission, not a
hospital case, free from communicable disease.
White, member of sponsoring church, transfer of property to ____do________
home on admission, pastor’s recommendation as to char­
acter and need, free from contagious disease.
$10 per week 9__ White_________________________ __ ........................... ____do_______
White, transfer of all property to home on admission, clothing Women only...
and bed linen, normal health.
White, Presbyterian in Maryland, 5 years’ residence in city, ____do________
transfer of property to home on admission, without relatives
able to support, free from chronic and communicable dis­
ease.
Member of Methodist Church if from outside city_________ . _-_do______ White, Methodist, transfer of property to home on admission Both sexes and
couples.
or at death, not an invalid.

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

163
40
20
20
40
30
54
21
30
75
70
16
85
64
42
10
24

10
White, Protestant, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of prop­ Women only-..
erty to home on admission, 6-month trial period.
6
White, Protestant, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of prop­ ___do_________
erty to home on admission, 6-month trial period, good char­
acter, free from chronic and contagious disease, able to care
for self and room and assist in household duties.
13
Must be or have been resident of State, transfer of property to ____do...............
home on admission, sane, normal health.
27
_ _ _do________
$40 per month. __ American, transfer of property to home
10
White, Protestant, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of prop­ ____do________
erty to home on admission, normal health, ambulant.
(6)....................... (6)______________________ ___________ ____________ ______ (6)___________ (6)
White, Protestant, 30 years’ residence in city, gentlewoman, Women only...
18
sane, normal health.
75
German birth or descent, transfer of property to home on ad­ Both sexes and
couples.
mission.
12
$7-$9 per week,. White, 15 years’ residence in city_________________________ Women only...
White, Jewish, member of sponsoring organization, 2 years’ Both sexes and 260
residence in city, transfer of property to home on admission, couples.
sane, ambulant.
9 Applicants occiasionally accepted without fees.
10 Each case is considered on its individual:merits.




54

HOMES FOR AGED IN TH E UNITED STATES
D irecto ry , and E n tra n ce R equ irem ents o f H om es

Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Sponsoring or controlling organization

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members

Massachusetts—Continued
Boston—Continued.
Home for Aged Colored Women, 22 Private organization ____________
Hancock st.
Home for Aged Couples, 2055 Colum­ __ do__ _________________________
bus Ave., Roxbury.
Home for Aged Men, 133 West Spring- ___do______________________________
field St.
Home for Aged Poor, 424 Dudley St., Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Roxbury.
Poor.
Home for Aged Women, 205 South Private organization________________
Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain.
Martinist Home, 5 Mount Pleasant Trustees of Mary W. Drury Estate.. _
Pl„ Roxbury.
Massachusetts Home, 65 Deaconess Rd_ Pythian Sisters____________________
Mount Pleasant Home, 301 South Private organization______ _________
Huntington Ave.
.do
__ _ __
Norwegian Old People’s Home, 20
Cushing Ave., Dorchester.
Osgood (Anna F.) Home for Aged Ladies’ Unity Club, Inc____________
People, 18 Melville Ave., Dorchester.
Resthaven, 120 Fisher Ave., Roxbury.. Private organization________________
Roxbury Home for Aged Women, 5 ____do............................. ................... ........
Burton Ave.
St. Clement’s House, 61 West Brook­ ___do ____________________________
line St.
St. Joseph’s Home, 321 Centre St., Catholic order, Sisters of Charity........
Dorchester.
Trinity Church Home (Rachel Allen Trinity Church____________________
Memorial Home), 135 South Hunt­
ington Ave.
Brockton:
Home for Aged Men in the City of Private organization...........................
Brockton (Howard Home), 892 Bel­
mont St.
Wales Home for Aged Women, 553
do ________ __________ _____North Main St.
Cambridge: Cambridge Homes for Aged ____do__________________ _____ ___
People, 360 Mount Auburn St.
Charlton: Masonic Home________ _____ (6)________________________________
Chelsea:
Chelsea Hebrew Sheltering Arms, 75 (8) _______ ______________________
Ash St.
Old Ladies’ Home, 3 Washington Sq__ Private organization________________
Clinton: Clinton Home for Aged People, _ _ d o ______________________ _____
271 Church St.
Concord:
Concord’s Home for A ged.....................
do .............................................
Home for Aged Methodist Women, Old New England Deaconess Association..
Road to Nine Acre Corner.
Danvers:
Danvers Home for Aged, 18 Park St---- Private organization_______________
New England Home for Deaf Mutes . . . . do.— ..................................................
154 Water St.
Duxbury: National Sailors’ Home, Powder . ...d o ......................................... ..............
Point.
Easthampton: Easthampton Home for ____do_____________________________
Aged Women.
East Norton: Newcomb Home for Old Trustees of Harriet Newcomb Estate..
Ladies of Norton, Mass.
Everett: Everett Home for Aged Persons, Private organization................ .............
14 Hosmer St.
Fairhaven: Fairhaven’s King’s Daughters Lend a Hand Circle of King’s Daugh­
ters.
Home for Aged, 62 Centre St.
8 Varies.
*Varies according to age.




4 Data as of 1929.
• No data.

65
60
55
60
65
65
50
65
65
70
65
65
50
45
65

»$100
.(i°)
9150

65

300

70
65
(6)
(6)
65
60

750
9 300
(6)
(6)

(6)
65

(3)

65
65

9 300
3,000
9500
1, 500
(2)
500

500
1,500
200
200
8500

65
65
65

500
91,000

DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r the A g ed in the U nited States

55

—Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

(10) _________
$5-$9 per week ®
.

(2)____________
$7— per week.
$10
$8-$10 per week.
$7 per week 8___

(6)
(6) ___

$8 per week

Other

Negro, transfer of property to home on admission, 3-month
trial period, sane, able to care for self, ambulant.
United States citizen, transfer of property to home on admis­
sion, sane, normal health.
White, United States citizen, 10 years’ residence in city, trans­
fer of property to home on admission, normal health.
Good character, poor, sane_______________________________
10 years’ residence in city, transfer of properly to home on
admission.
White, Protestant, $150 for burial expenses, transfer of prop­
erty to home on admission, able to care for self.
White____________ ______________________ ______________
White, transfer of property to home on admission, normal
health.
White, Protestant, Scandinavian, transfer of property to
home on admission, 6-month trial period, normal health.
White, member of sponsoring organization, transfer of prop­
erty to home on admission, normal health.
Sane, ambulant, free from communicable disease___________
White, preference to Protestants, transfer of property to home
on admission.
White, Catholic, sane, normal health___________________
White, Catholic_________________ ____ _________ ______
White, Episcopalian, resident of diocese, guaranty of weekly
payments, normal health.

Whom
admitted

C
a­
p
ac­
ity
(aged
on
ly)

Women only-_19
Couples only.. - (6)
Men only,.
49
Both sexes and 183
couples.
Women only.,- 166
-do _ _
4
do
51
Both sexes-..
45
Both sexes and *20
couples.
Both sexes____
11
Both sexes and
45
couples.
Women only.__ 26
do
64
d o ___ _
41
____do________
23

10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home on ad­ Men only,,22
mission, 6-month trial period, normal health.
White, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home Women only...
18
on admission, normal health.
American parentage, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of Both sexes and
55
property to home on admission, normal health.
couples.
(6)_______________________________________________
(»)__
(6)
(6)_________________________________________________
(8)_______
(6)
White, Protestant, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of prop­ W omen only__
9
erty to home at death, normal health.
White, Protestant, transfer of property to home on admission, Both sexes and
13
sane, free from organic disease.
couples.
White, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home ____do________
10
on admission, normal health.
White, Methodist, transfer of property to home at death (in Women only.__ 23
some cases), normal health.
White, Protestant, 10 years’ residence in city (out of last 15), Both sexes and
10
transfer of property to home on admission, ambulant.
couples.
White, deaf or deaf-blind, resident of New England, transfer ___do________
33
of property to home at death, free from incurable or con­
tagious disease.
Honorable service in U. S. Navy_________________________ Men only _ _
35
5 years’ residence in city, normal health________________ __ Women only...
6
American birth or descent, preference to relatives of founder, ____do------------- 10
Protestant, 6 months’ to 1 year’s residence in city, transfer
of property to home on admission, free from cancer.
White, Protestant, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of prop­ Both sexes and
7
couples.
erty to home on admission, normal health.
White, Protestant, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of part _ __do________
11
of property to home at death, normal health, free from or­
ganic disease.

9A
pplicants occasion accep w
ally
ted ithout fees.
E ca is con ered o its individual m
ach se
sid
n
erits.




56

HOMES FOE AGED IN THE UNITED STATES
D irecto ry , and E n tran ce R equ irem en ts o f H om es

Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Massachusetts—Continued
Fall River:
Catholic Memorial Home, 5446 High­
land Ave.
Home for Aged People in Fall River,
1168 Highland Ave.
Fitchburg: Fitchburg Home for Old Ladies,
30 Cedar St.
Foxboro: Doolittle Universalist Home for
Aged Persons, Inc., 16 Bird St.
Framingham:
Bethel Home for Aged, 7 Auburn St___
Home for Aged Men and Women in
Framingham, Worcester and Pleas­
ant Sts.
Gardner: Gardner Home for Elderly Peo­
ple, 162 Pearl St.
Georgetown: Carleton Home, 19 North S t..
Gloucester:
Gilbert Home for Aged and Indigent
Persons, 1 Western Ave.
Huntress Home, 110 Prospect St______
Haverhill:
Massachusetts Pythian Sisters Home,
187 Mill St.
Old Ladies’ Home, 337 Main St______
White (Sarah A.) Home for Aged Men,
Inc., 170 Main St.
Holyoke:
Beaven-Kelly Home for Aged Men,
Springfield Road.
Holyoke Home for Aged People, 1
Loomis Ave.
Mount St. Vincent, Upper Springfield
Rd.
Ipswich: Coburn Charitable Society, 20
North Main St.
Lawrence:
German Old Folks Home, 374 Howard
St.
Lawrence Home for Aged People, 150
Berkeley St.
Protectory of Mary Immaculate, 189
Maple St.
Leominster: Leominster Home for Old
Ladies, 16 Pearl St.

Sponsoring or controlling organ.zation

(9)------------ ----------Private organization.
. — do_____________
Universalist Church.

(6)
68
65
65

New England District, Assemblies of
God.
Trustees of Geo. H. Carlton Endow­
ment.
Private organization.
___ do______ _______

65
65

1,000
500

70

300
100

.do..
City of Gloucester; also bequest of
Joseph F. Huntress.
Massachusetts Pythian Sisters Home
Association.
Private organization_____ ____ _

(•)

Trustees of Sarah A. White Estate___

-do..
.do..
Catholic order, Sisters of Charity
(Grey Nuns).
Private organization...............................




.do..
.do..
..do..

(6)
$250
9 500
750

9300
150

65

400

70

300

70

200

Catholic order, Sisters of Providence. _
Private organization________________ 65
Catholic order, Sisters of Providence. _ 60
Private organization.....................
60
65
60
60
65

1,000
9100
9800
9500
300

65 /\

300
500

60
65

600
600

65

500

70
65
65

Lexington: Lexington Home for Aged Peo­
.do..
ple, 2027 Massachusetts Ave.
Lowell:
_do_.
Battle’s Home for Aged Men, 93 Rolfe
St.
Horn Home for Aged, 98 Smith St____ King’s Daughters and Sons of Middle­
sex County.
Lowell Old Ladies’ Home, 520 Fletcher Private organization________________
Lynn:
Hahn (Eliza J.) Home for Aged Cou­
ples, 159 Washington St.
Lynn Home for Aged Men, 34 Forest
St.
Lynn Home for Aged Women, 37 Breed
St.
9 No data.

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members

500
9 250
250

9 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.

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DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’ S HOMES
fo r the A ged in the United States— Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

Other

Whom
admitted

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

(0) ................... (0)............................................................................ ....................... (6) _________ (*)
10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home on ad- Both sexes and
44
mission, sane, normal health.
couples.
White, Protestant, 10 years’ residence in city, good character, Women only--.
24
sane, normal health.
Preference to Universalists, transfer of property to home at Both sexes and
23
death, normal health.
couples.
$7 per week, $30 Christian, transfer of part of property to home on admission, ___ do________
25
good character, normal health.
per month.
10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home on Women only...
13
admission.
White, American, Protestant, transfer of property to home on Both sexes___
6
admission, able to care for room, ambulant.
8 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home on ad- Both sexes and
5
couples.
mission, able to care for self.
$7 per week 9___ White, transfer of property to home, normal health_________ Women only...
9
White, native of Gloucester, transfer of property to home at ___do-_
8
death, medical certificate from city physician.
White, member of sponsoring organization, 2 years’ residence Both sexes and
12
in State, transfer of property to home on admission, without couples.
relatives able to support, sane, free from chronic disease.
White, Protestant, 10 years’ residence in city, good character, Women only...
23
transfer of property to home on admission, without relatives
able to support, normal health.
White, Protestant, 15 years’ residence in city, transfer of prop­ Men only_____
9
erty to home on admission, normal health.
$7 to $10 per White, normal health__________________ _________________ ___do_____ __ 75
week.
White, 1 year’s residence in city,33transfer of property to home Both sexes and
27
on admission, 4-month trial period, able to care for self.
couples.
$7 per week, $30 White, ambulant, not a hospital case_______________ ______ Women only...
54
per month.9
White, 20 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home ___do_________
10
on admission, able to care for self.
$7 per week 9___ White, Protestant, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of prop­ Both sexes and
17
erty to home on admission, normal health.
couples.
White, 7 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home ___ do________
35
on admission, doctor’s certificate of sanity and health.
$7 per week, $30 White, Irish or English... ____. ___________ ___________ Women only... 61
per month.9
11
Protestant, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to - . do________
home on admission (income thereon paid to resident), able
to care for self and room.
10
V —-..........— - Preference to persons of American parentage, 10 years’ resi­ Both sexes and
dence in city, transfer of property to home on admission, not couples.
/
requiring personal attendant.
$10 per week___ White, transfer of property to home on admission, sane, Men o n ly .___
14
normal health.
Protestant, 5 years’ residence in county, transfer of property Both sexes and
12
to home on admission, without relatives able to support, couples.
good character, able to care for self.
White, Protestant, 3 years’ residence in city (or certain sur­ Women only...
42
rounding towns), transfer of property to home, free from
incurable disease, able to care for self.
Native of United States, 15 years’ residence in city, transfer Couples only...
16
of property to home on admission, normal health.
10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home on Men only __
12
admission, able to care for self.
15 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home on Women only...
24
admission, doctor’s certificate of health.
33 Others occasionally accepted, but at higher rates. 35 For couples.




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HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES
D irectory , and E ntrance R equirem ents o f H om es
Entrance requirements
Name and address of home

Sponsoring or controlling organization

M ini­ M inim um
mum entrance fee
for life
age
members

Massachusetts — Continued

Malden: Malden Home for Aged Persons,
578 M ain St.
Marblehead: Harris (M ary E.) Home for
Aged, 10 Mugford St.

Private organization___________________

65

$500

Marblehead Female Humane Society.

65

400

Medford: Medford Home for Aged M en
and Wom en, 203 High St.

Private organization. ................................

65

Melrose:
Fitch Home, Inc., 75 Lake A v e_______
Morgan and Dodge Home for Aged
Wom en, 265 Franklin St.
Methuen: Nevins (Henry C.) Home for
Aged and Incurables.

____ do.................................... ...........
____ do...... ................. .............

.......

65

Private endowment___________ ____ __

Private organization________________
Middleboro: Montgomery Home, 64 South
M ain St.
M ilton:
Fuller Trust, Inc., 1399 Blue Hill A v e .. ____ do........................................ .......................
Martin (Henry B.) Home, 74 Maple St. («)__________ ______ __________ _______
Private organization_____ __________
Monson: Monson Home for Aged People,
Inc., 106 M ain St.
Nantucket: Old People’s Home, 115 M ain ____ do_________ ______ _______________
St.
Natick: Hayes (Maria) Home for Aged, 64 ____ d o ............................... ............... .............
South Main St.
New Bedford:
New Bedford Home for Aged, 396
Middle St.
Sacred Heart Home, 359 Summer St___
Newburyport:
Home for Aged M en, 361 High St...........
Home for Aged W omen, 75 High St___

200
300

65 f
\

500
38 750

65

(6
)
65

500

(6
)
500
500

65

750

60

do

70

1 250
9

Catholic order, Sisters of Charity of
Quebec.

60

Newburyport
Aged M en.

Society for Relief of

65

100

Newburyport Society for Relief of
Aged Women.

65

100

65

500

65

250

65

400

Newton: Baptist Home of Massachusetts
Baptist Churches of Massachusetts.._
(Lamson Home), 66 Commonwealth
Ave., Chestnut Hill.
Newton Upper Falls: Stone Institute and Private organization_______ ___________
Newton Home for Aged People, 277
Elliot St.
North Amherst: Amherst Home for Aged ____ do ...............................................................
Women, Pleasant St.
Northampton: Lathrop Home for Aged ____ do_______________________ ___________
and Invalid W omen, 215 South St.
Orange: Eastern Star Home, 75 East M ain
Massachusetts Grand Chapter, Order
of Eastern Star.
St.
Peabody:
Haven (Charles B.) Home for Aged
Trustees of Almina Haven Estate___
M en, 109 Lowell St.
Private organization
Sutton Home for Aged Women, 7 Se­
well St.
Pittsfield: Berkshire County Home for ____ do...... ..................... ...................................
Aged Women, 89 South St.
Plymouth: Ryder Home for Old People, ____ do...... ................. .............
51 High St.
Quincy:
Rice (William B .) Eventide Home, ____ do...... ........................................................
215 Adams St.
Sailors Snug Harbor, 407 Palmer St___ ____ do...............................................................

• N o data.
8 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.




450

38 800

65

_____

f
l

1 Plus $100 for burial expenses.
8

65

100
65

300

60

300

60

200

70

8 500

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59

PEOPLE’S H OM ES

he U nited States— C on tin u ed

Entrance requirements— Continued
W hom
admitted
Other

Capacity
(aged
only)

White, Protestant, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of
property to home on admission, normal health.
10 years’ residence in city immediately preceding application,
transfer of property to home on admission, able to care for
self.

Both sexes and
couples.
Women o n ly ...

26

10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home on

Both sexes and
couples.

13

admission (interest thereon paid to resident), free from
chronic disease.

5 years’ residence in city transfer of property to home on ____ do__________
admission.
____ do_____________ ____________ __________ ______________________ Women o n ly..
White, Protestant, 10 years’ residence in city ,33 transfer of
property to home on admission, doctor’s certificate of
sanity and health.
W hite, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to
home, normal health.

4

10
0

------ do_________

9

Women o n ly ...

White, transfer of property to home on admission, sane, able
to care for self.
White, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home
on admission, normal health, ambulant.
Citizen of United States, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer
of property to home on admission, good character, normal
health, able to care for self.

Both sexes and
couples.
Both sexes____

(6
)-------------------------------------------------- ---- («)-----------Both sexes and
couples.

5 years’ residence in city, free from contagious disease.

do.

White, Catholic, ambulant

do.

Citizen of United States, preference to residents of Newton,
transfer of property to home on admission, normal health.

35

Both sexes and
couples.

White, American, Protestant, resident of Boston or suburbs,
sane, free from communicable disease, not addicted to
alcohol or drugs.

15 years’ residence (consecutive, prior to admission) in city,
transfer of property to home on admission, good character,
normal health.
White, native American, Protestant, 10 years’ residence in
city, transfer of property to home on admission, good char­
acter, normal health.
White, member of Baptist Church, 5 years’ residence in city,
transfer of property to home on admission.

5

13

(8
)

7
5

1
3
1
2
165

M en only______

18

W omen o n ly ...

19

Both sexes and
couples.

57

W omen o n ly ...

25

6

W hite, Protestant, 3 years’ residence in city, transfer of prop­
erty to home on admission, normal health.
White, Protestant, 5 years’ residence in city______ _____ ______

Women o n ly ...

39

Member of order in State, transfer of property to home on ad­
mission, free from incurable disease.

Both sexes and
couples.

35

White, Protestant, 10 consecutive years’ residence in city,
transfer of property to home, normal health, able to care for
self.
Protestant, 10 years’ residence in city (out of last 20), transfer
of property to home on admission.
White, 5 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to
home on admission, normal health.
Preference to residents of city, transfer of property to home,
good reputation.

$20 per m on th ...

M en only______

4

White, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home
on admission, 3 character references, doctor’s certificate of
sanity and health.
White, 5 years’ service as seaman under American flag, trans­
fer of property to home on admission, good character, free
from chronic disease.
33 Others occasionally accepted, but at higher rates.
38 For couples.

230808°— 41------ 5




Both sexes_____

W omen o n ly ...

9

____ do __..............

29

Both sexes_____

8

Both sexes and
couples.

23

M en only_____

30

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HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES
D irectory , and E ntrance R equirem ents o f H om es
Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Sponsoring or controlling organization

M ini­ M inim um
mum entrance fee
age
for life
members

M assachusetts — C onti nued

Randolph: M ann (Seth 2d.) Home for Aged
and Infirm W omen, 349 North M ain St.

Private organization..................................

Reading: Reading Home for Aged Women,
82 Linden St.

. . . do.......................................

(10
)

65
70

.......

Salem:
Bertram Home for Aged M en, 29 W ash­ ____ do______________ _____ _______________
ington Square.
Home for Aged Women in Salem, 180 ____ do...... ................. ......................................
Derby St.
Somerville:
Little Sisters of the Poor Home for Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.
Aged, 186 Highland Ave.
Somerville Home for Aged, 117 Sum­
mer St.
Springfield:
Springfield Home for Aged M en, 74
Walnut St.
Springfield Home for Aged Women, 471
Chestnut St.
Springfield Jewish Home for Aged, 44
Copley Terrace.
Stoneham: Home for Aged People in Stoneham, 32 Franklin St.
Taunton: Old Ladies’ Home, 96 Broadway.
Wakefield: Boit (Elizabeth E.) Home for
Aged Women, 5 Bennett St.

Private organization________ _________ _
____ d o ___ _______ ______ __ _

_

_
_

____ do............ .........................

$500

60
65

500

60
65

f
\

300
* 500

60

600

65

1,000

____ do _________ __________________ ______

65

____ do...... ................. ...................... ............. .

60

400

Taunton Female Charitable Associa­
tion.

65

400

Private organization ____________ _____

65

500

Waltham: Leland Home for Aged Women,
29 Newton St.

____ do. ................... ............ .........

65

250

Watertown: Watertown Home for Old
Folks, 120 M ount Auburn St.
Westboro: Kirkside, Inc., 10 Church St____
Westfield: Gillett (Sarah) Home for Aged
People, 41 Broad St .4
W est Newton: Home for Aged Swedish
People, 206 Waltham St.
Whitm an: Rogers Home for Aged W omen,
Inc., 777 Washington St.
Winchester: Home for Aged People, 110
M t. Vernon St.
Woburn: Home for Aged Women, 74 Elm
St.

____ do. ______ ______________ _____ _____

65

500

____ do__________________________________
____ do. ....... ......... .. __ _________
___

60

Swedish Charitable Society of Greater
Boston.
Private organization............. .....................

65

500

. . ..d o ____________ _____ _______________

65

500

____ do______________ _____________ ______

65

500

Worcester:
Home for Aged Colored People, 63 ........ d o __............. .............................................
Parker St.
. .d o __________________________ _______
Home for Aged M en (Goddard M em ­
orial Home), 1199 M ain St.
_
Home for Aged W omen, 1183 M ain S t . . ____ do_____________________________ _
_
_
Jewish Home for Aged and Orphans, __ .d o _________________________
1029 Pleasant St.
Massachusetts Grand Lodge, Inde­
Odd Fellows Home of Massachusetts,
pendent Order of Odd Fellows.
40 Randolph Rd.
St. Francis Home, 37 Thorne S t_______ Catholic order, Little Franciscan Sis­
ters of M ary.
Catholic order, Sisters of Providence. _
St. Vincent Home, 73 Vernon S t______
New England Conference, Swedish
Swedish Lutheran Old People’s Home,
Evangelical Lutheran Augustana
26 Harvard St.
Synod.
Wrentham: K ing’s Daughters and Sons Norfolk County Circles of K ing’s
Daughters and Sons.
Home for Aged in Norfolk County
(Pond Home), East St.

4 Data as of 1929.
6N o data.




8500

65

60

250

60

400

65
60

250
(10
)

60
65

8 1, 000

65

750

8Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
1 Each case is considered on its individual merits.
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61

PE O PLE ’S H O M E S

fo r the A g ed in the U nited States— C on tin u ed

Entrance requirements— Continued
W hom
admitted
Boarders’
rates

Other

10 years’ residence in Randolph, Holbrook, or Braintree,
transfer of property to home on admission, good character,
normal health.
White, Protestant, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home on admission.

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

W omen (cou­
ples occasion­
ally).

10

M en only_____

20

on admission, remainder at death, normal health.
American, Protestant, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of
property to home at death, doctor’s certificate of health.

W omen o n ly ...

32

Good character, without other means of support, sane, free
from contagious disease.

. ............

7

10 years’ residence in city, transfer of part of property to home

}
J----------

Women o n ly ...

Both sexes and
couples.

240

White, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home ____ do. _______
on admission, doctor’s certificate of sanity and health.

58

White, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home
on admission, doctor’s certificate of health.
____ do_____________________________________________ ___________

M en only____

25

Wom en on ly .._

60

Jewish, transfer of property to home, able to care for self_____

Both sexes and
couples.
_____

20

10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home, good ____ do.

(«)

character, normal health.
White, American, Protestant, 10 years’ residence in city,
Women o n ly ...
transfer of property to home on admission, without living
children, normal health, free from malignant disease.
White, Protestant, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of prop­ ____ do...... ......... .
erty to home on admission, furniture for own room, normal
health.
American citizen, Protestant, 10 years’ residence in city, trans­ ____ do__________
fer of property to home on admission, good character, able
to care for room.
10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home on Both sexes and
admission, normal health.
couples.
Resident of city, able to care for s e lf-.-______________ _______ __ ____ do__________
Wom en o n ly ...
White, Swedish birth or descent, 3 years’ residence in city,
transfer of property to home at death, able to care for self.
5 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home on ad­
mission.
American, 20 years’ residence in city (of which 10 continuous),
transfer of property to home on admission, normal health.
White, Protestant, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of prop­
erty to home on admission (interest paid thereon to resi­
dent), furnishings for room, normal health.

12
20
1 6
3

8
20

Both sexes and
couples.
Women o n ly ...

29

Both sexes and
couples.
W omen o n ly ...

19

Negro, transfer of property to home at death, ambulant. _ ___

$ 3 0 -$ 5 0 per
m onth . 9
(6
)

11
13

Both sexes and
couples.
W hite, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to M en only______
home.
Preference to white Americans, 20 years’ residence in city,
Wom en o n ly ...
transfer of property to home.
W hite, Hebrew, 1H years’ residence in city, transfer of prop­ Both sexes and
couples.
erty to home, sane, free from contagious disease.
Member of order (or wife or widow), 5 years’ residence in ____ do _______
State, transfer of property to home.
N ot a hospital case_____________________________________________ Both sexes.........

7

9

7
38
35
30
141
185

White, ambulant_____ ______ _ ___________________ _____ _____ ____ d o .. ______
Scandinavian, member of sponsoring church and living in its Both sexes and
couples.
area, transfer of property to home at death, ambulant.

80
43

Member of sponsoring order, 5 years’ residence in county, ____ d o ,................
transfer of property to home on admission, able to care for
self.

23

13 Number of rooms.




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HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES
D irectory, and E ntrance R equirem ents o f H om es
Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Sponsoring or controlling organization

M ini­ M inim um
mum entrance fee
for life
age
members

M ich ig a n

Alma:
Burns (Frances E.) Maccabee Home,
731 North State St.
Gleaner Memorial Home, 5705 W ood­
ward Ave.
Michigan Masonic Home and Hos­
pital, 1200 Wright Ave.

The Maccabees_____ ________ __________

65

Gleaner Life Insurance Society________

60

Michigan Grand Lodge, Free and Ac­
cepted Masons.

Ann Arbor: Bach (Anna Botsford) Home,
Private organization....... ......... .................
1422 W est Liberty St.
Battle Creek: Andrus (Em ily) Home, 652 ____ do__________________________________
Capitol Ave., N E .
W om an’s Association of Charity______
Bay City: Old Ladies Home, 923 North
Monroe St .4
Michigan Conference, Church of the
Charlotte: Lane (Dulcenia) Memorial
United Brethren in Christ.
Home, 322 Warren Ave.
Chelsea: Old People’s H om e------- --------------- Detroit Annual Conference, M ethod­
ist Episcopal Church.
Private organization............................... _.
Covert: Emanuel Aged People’s Home,
Route 1, Box 62.
Detroit:
Arnold Home, Inc., 18520 W est 7 ____ do _______ _________________________
M ile Rd.
German Protestant Home for Orphans Evangelical and Reformed Church___
and Old People, 1852 W est Grand
Blvd.
Jewish Home for Aged, 11501 Petoskey Jewish Welfare Federation of D etroit..
Ave.

65

King’s Daughters and Sons, D etroit. _

65

Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.

$2,000

60

King’s Daughters and Sons Home for
Aged, 17667 Pierson Ave.
Little Sisters of the Poor, 17550 Southfield Rd.

65
65

600
(28)

70

1,000

60

500

60

9 1,000

60

f 760
St. Joseph’s Home for Aged, 4800 Catholic order, Carmelite Sisters of the
}
\ 840 J ____ ________
Divine Heart of Jesus.
Cadieux Rd.
Private organization______ _____ ______ _
60
St. Luke’s Hospital Church Home
(J
)
and Orphanage, 224 Highland St .4
___
Thompson Home for Old Ladies, 4764 ____ d o . . . ........................................... .............
65
900
Cass Ave.
W ayne County Fraternal Home, 252
Hague Ave.
Wheatley (Phyllis) Home, 558 Eliza­
beth St., E .
Edmore: Edmore Old People’s H om e_____
Flint: McFarlan Home, 624 East Kearsley
St.
Grand Rapids:
Clark (M . J.) Memorial Home, 1546
Sherman St., SE.
Holland Home, 1450 East Fulton St. SE.
Home for Aged, 240 Lafayette Ave.,
SE.
Isabella Home for Aged W om en, 200
Eastern St., SE.
Lutheran Home for Aged, 1706 Division
St.
Michigan Soldiers’ H om e..........................
W om an’s Home Association, 1435 East
Fulton St.
Jackson:
Handy (James A . and M ary F.) Home,
1317 Lansing A ve.
* Varies.
4 Data as of 1929.
7 Men.




Detroit Chapters, Order of Eastern
Star.
Phyllis Wheatley Association............ ..

65

United Danish Evangelical Lutheran
Church.
Trustees of M ary Whaley Endow­
ment.

60

65

65

1,000
(28)

Michigan Conference, Methodist Epis­
copal Church.
Holland Union Benevolent Association

60

Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.
Private organization___________________

65

9 1,000

67

9 1,000

Board of Charities, Illinois Conference,
Evangelical Lutheran Augustana
Synod.
State of M ichigan........................... ......... ..
W om en’s Christian Temperance U n­
ion of Grand Rapids.

65

(10
)

G
O

1 60
6
65

W om en’s M ite Missionary Society,
A fr ic a n M e t h o d i s t E p isco p a l
Church.

8 Women.
9 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
1 Each case is considered on its individual merits.
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OF

63

OLD P E O P L E ’ S H O M E S

fo r the A g ed in the U nited States— C on tin u ed

Entrance requirements— Continued
Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

W hom
admitted
Boarders’
rates

$32 per month *.

Other

W hite, 10 years’ membership in sponsoring order, transfer of Women only__.
property to home on admission, able to care for self.
W hite, member of sponsoring organization, transfer of propBoth sexes and
erty to home on admission, good character, normal health.
couples.
W hite, Protestant, member of sponsoring order (or wife or ____ do _ . _____
widow), resident of State, transfer oi property to home on
admission, sane, free from contagious disease.
W hite, transfer of property to home at death, 3 character Wom en o n ly ...
references, sane, normal health.
W hite, able to care for self.
_
__________ ___________ _____ __
.d o _______
Transfer of property to home___________________________ _____ __

.do

per

White, sane, free from cancer .................. ............... ......... ........... .

$ 3 0 -$ 5 0 per
month .9

$ 4 0 -$ 6 5 per
month .9

$ 3 5 -$ 5 0 per
month.
$2.50 and up per
week.9
$25 per month 9._

$35 per month 9_.
$7 per week, $30
per month .9
(39)

11

24
80
24

46

_______

120

W hite, Catholic, transfer of property to home, normal health. ____ do_________

300

W hite, good character, sane, not a hospital case.

58

_________

Episcopalian, transfer of property to home_______________

54
__

75

W hite, Protestant, 10 years’ residence in State, transfer of Women o n ly ...
property to home on admission (income thereon paid to
resident), 6-month trial period.
White, member of sponsoring order (or “ womanfolk” ), resi­ ____ do . _____
dent of State, sane, free from incurable disease, ambulant.
Medical examination, normal health___________ _________ _ __ ____ do. _______

32

W hite, free from contagious disease................... ................... ...........

16

W hite, preference to residents of city or county, transfer of
property to home at death, normal health.
$40 per month 9_.

19

263

do

White, Protestant, sane, normal health ______________________ _____ do_______
W hite, Jewish, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of property ____ do
to home on admission, sane, without relatives able to sup­
port.
W hite, 2 years’ residence in city, sane, normal health.
_____
do

175

25

W hite, member of sponsoring church, sane, free from com­ ____ do ______
municable disease.
White, member of sponsoring church, transfer of property to Both sexes and
home on admission, able to care for self, normal health.
couples.
Member of “ old-time” Methodist church, transfer of part of ____ do. _______
property to home.
$ 4 0 -$ 5 0
month.

28

22

__ _.do_ .

Both sexes and
couples.
Women o n ly ...

20
15

11

Methodist, transfer of part of property to home on admission.. Both sexes and
couples.
W hite, Dutch, Christian, sane, free from contagious disease, ____ do___ ______
not a hospital case.
Indigent, sane, ambulant____ _____ ____________________________ ____ do _______

100

W hite, transfer of property to home on admission, 6-month
Women o n ly ..trial period.
W hite, transfer of property to home on admission, good char­ Both sexes and
acter, normal health, free from communicable disease, not
couples.
addicted to liquor.
W ar veteran with at least 90 days’ service (or wife, widow or ____ d o ................
mother), 5 years’ residence in State, disabled from earning
living.
W hite
........................ ............. ......... - ......... - ............... ....... Women o n ly ...

47

Negro, free from contagious disease and tuberculosis..................

1 Women; no age requirement for men.
6
28 Varies according to age; applicants occasionally
accepted without fees.




Both sexes and
couples.

120
150

35
400
26

10

8 M ay be required to contribute to maintenance
9
of home 15 percent of pension of $45 or more per
month.

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HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES
D irectory, and E ntrance R equirem ents o f H om es
Entrance require­
ments
Sponsoring or controlling organization

Name and address of home

M inim um
M ini­
entrance fee
mum
for life
age
members

M ichigan — Continued

Jackson— C ontinued.
Jackson Friendly
North St.

Home,

435 W est

Private organization___________________

Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Home, 1600
W est Michigan.

Michigan Grand Lodge, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows.

Kalamazoo:
Kalamazoo Home for Aged, 1211 Douglas A v e . 4
Merrill Home for Aged, 479 West Lovell
St.
Lansing: W om en’s Home, 510 West Willow
St.
Manistee: Filer (Carrie) Home for Aged
W omen, 433 Cedar St.
Monroe: Lutheran Old Folk’s Home, 1065
South Monroe St.
Muskegon:
Holland Home for Aged, 1691 Peck St._

Private organization......... .........................
(•)---------------------------------------------------------

65

65
(6
)

(io)
(6
)

Ingham County Home Association____

60

Private organization______ _______ _____

65

$300

Evangelical Lutheran Synod of M is­
souri.

50

9 2,000

Private organization_______________ ____

60

1,000

Old People’s Home for Muskegon, 2410 ____ do.................................... .................. .......
Davis St.
Saginaw: Home for Aged, 1446 South ____ do ............................... ....................... .......
Washington Ave.
Hungarian Baptist Union of AmericaWatervliet:
Hungarian
Baptist
Old
People’s Home, Route 1.

65

1,000

65

600

65

9 350

M innesota

Alexandria: Bethany Home for Aged 4_____
Anoka: Ladies of G. A. R. Home, 427 W est
Main.
Belle Plaine: Lutheran Home for Aged___
Buffalo: Ebenezer Hom e....................................
Chisago City:
Home.

Bethesda

Old

Red River Valley Conference, Augus­
tana Lutheran Synod.
Minnesota Department, Ladies of the
Grand Arm y of the Republic.
Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of
Wisconsin and other States.
North Western Missouri Association-

9 1, 000
(2
)

9 1, 500

Svithiod Home, Birch B lu ff.....................
Little Falls: St. Otto’s Home for the Aged
(St. Gabriel’s Home).
Mankato: Mankato Lutheran Home, 718
Mound St.

Board of Christian Service, Minnesota
Conference, Lutheran Augustana
Synod.

65

70

1,500

Board of Christian Service, Minnesota
Conference, Lutheran Augustana,
Synod.
Benedictine Sisters Benevolent Asso­
ciation.

70

9 1,500

Western District, Northern Province,
Moravian Church in America.

St. Ann’s Home, 2002 W est Third S t ...
Excelsior:
Lake Auburn Home for Aged, R. F. D .
No. 1.

65

Independent Order of Svithiod........... .

65

65

91,000

Catholic order, Franciscan Sisters____
Board of Christian Service, Minnesota
Conference, Lutheran Augustana
Synod.

Minneapolis:
Augustana Home for Aged and Invalids, Immanuel Deaconess Institute, A u­
gustana Synod.
1405 Tenth Ave., South.
Bethany Covenant Home, 2309 Hayes North Western Mission Association...
St., N E .
“ Danebo,” Inc., 3030 W est River R d ... Private organization ..................................




60
67

0)

Aftenro Society............... ........... .................

People’ s

Duluth:
Aftenro Home, 19th Avenue, East and
Chester Park.
Lakeshore Lutheran Home for Aged,
4002 London Rd.

2 Varies.

60

4 Data as of 1929.

1, 500

68
70

6 N o data.

(2
)

65

DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r the A g ed in the U nited States

—Continued

Entrance requirements— Continued
W hom
admitted
Boarders’
rates

Other

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

W hite, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of 15 percent of property (above funeral expenses) to home at death, good char­
acter, character references, normal health.
W hite, Protestant, 5 years’ membership in sponsoring order,
transfer of insurance to home at death, free from cancer or
communicable disease.

48

Both sexes and
couples.

98

____ do__________

(8 ______ ________ __________________________
)

m
$28 per month

Wom en o n ly ...

Preference to D u t c h . ......... ..................... .. ....................................... ..

$16-$20 per
month.9

9_ .

$30 per month

9_ .

___________ ____________________

$7 per week, $30
per month.9
$50 per m on th .. _
$15 per week, $50
per month and
n<n Q
lip*
$25 per month 9.
$7.50 per week

$20 per month

9_ .

9. .

60
(6)

White, 1 year’s residence in city, good character, free from
W omen o n ly ...
communicable disease, able to care for self.
W hite, 5 years’ residence in State, transfer of property to home ____ do__________
on admission, normal health.
W hite, Lutheran, transfer of most of property to home on ad- Both sexes and
couples.
mission, sane, normal health.

22

W hite, Protestant, transfer of part of property to home on ad­ ____ do ......................
mission, normal health.
2 years’ residence in State, transfer of property to home on ____ d o ... ...............
admission, good character, normal health.
and
W hite, 2 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home Wom en
couples.
on admission.
W hite, preference to Baptists, 2 years’ residence in city, trans­ Both sexes and
couples.
fer of property to home on admission, normal health.

30

15
79

30
22
17

______ do ______________

60

W hite, member of sponsoring organization, 1 year’s residence Women o n ly ...
in State, transfer of part of property to home on admis­
sion, free from communicable disease, not addicted to use
of liquor, opiates, or tobacco.
Preference to Lutherans, transfer of property to home at
Both sexes and
couples.
death, character references, free from communicable disease.
W hite, preference to members of Evangelical Covenant . . . .d o _________
Church, transfer of part of property to home on admission,
normal health.
W hite, Protestant, good character, sane......... ........... ............. ........... .. ____ do ______________

30

W hite, good character, doctor’ s certificate of sanity and health,
able to care for self.
W hite, normal health__________________________________________

______ do__________

60

. . . do_________

53

W hite, sane, free from communicable disease... ______ _________ ____ do__________

110

W hite, preference to members of sponsoring church, transfer ____ do__________
of part of property to home on admission, 3-month trial
period, normal health.
White, preference to members of sponsoring order, transfer of ______ do ______________
part of property to home on admission, good character, free
from contagious disease.
Free from acute illness . _
____________________________________ ____ do _____________

24

____ do ______________

30

Preference to Scandinavians, transfer of property to home_____

$ 2 0 -$ 3 0 per
month.9
$30 per month 9_ .

(«)..................................

40
32
87

34

8
6

$35 per month . . .

W hite

$50 and $75 per
month.9

W hite, transfer of all or part of property to home__________________

______ do ______________

140

Member of some Christian denomination, transfer of property to home on admission,1 free from contagious disease.
0
White, transfer of property to home on admission or at death,
normal health.

______ do ______________

35

______ do ______________

33

.

...

________________________ ___________________________________

9 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.




10 Each case is considered on its individual merits.

66

HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES

,

D irectory and E ntrance R equirem ents o f H om es
Entriance require­
ments
Sponsoring or controlling organization

Name and address of home

M inim um
M ini­
entrance fee
mum
for life
age
members

M in nesota — Continued

Minneapolis— Continued.
Ebenezer Home for the Aged, 2545 Portland Ave.
Elim Old People’s Home, 934 Fourteenth Ave., South.
Home for Aged, 215 Broadway, N E .4__
Home for Children and Aged Women,
3201 First Ave., South.

Private organization..................................

70

Norwegian-Danish Conference M eth­
odist Episcopal Church.
Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.
Private organization. ................................

60

Jones-Harrison Home, 3700 Cedar Lake
Ave.

W om an’s Christian Association.............

Minnesota
N o. 4.

70

65

1
70 \
l

$500

7 750
8 1,000
3 i, 500
8

Minnesota Grand Lodge, Free and
Accepted Masons.

Masonic

Home,

Route

Minnesota Soldiers’ H om e_____________

State of Minnesota____________________

1 55
0

Scandinavian Union Relief Home,
1507 Lowry A ve., N E .
New Prague: Northwest Baptist Home
Society (formerly Czechoslovak Baptist
Charitable Association of America).
New U lm : St. Alexander H om e____________

Scandinavian Union Relief Society,
Inc.
(6 ----------------------------- ----------------------------)

65

Northfield: Minnesota Odd Fellows Home
Princeton: Elim Old People’s H om e_______
Red W ing: Red W ing Old People’s H om e4. .
St. Cloud: St. Joseph’s Home for Aged,
Route N o. 1.
St. James: St. James Hospital and Home of
Aged.
St. Paul:
Bethesda Invalid Home, 249 East
Ninth St.
Church Home of Minnesota, 1879
Feronia Ave.
Crispus Attucks Home, 469 Collins St__
Evangelical St. Paul’s Home, 494 Ash­
land Ave.

(«)

Catholic order, Poor Handmaids of
Jesus Christ.
Minnesota Grand Lodge, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows.
(«)
_
____
Private organization___________________

(6)
65

Catholic order, Sisters of St. Benedict,
Inc.
Catholic order, Sisters of St. Francis.

(•
>

60

Board of Christian Service, Minnesota
Conference, Lutheran Augustana
Synod.
Minnesota Diocese, Protestant Epis­
copal Church.
Private organization___________________

60
65
(8)
2,000

* 1, 500
65
60
65

9 1,500
(10)

Jewish Home for Aged of the North­ ___ do_____________________________ ______
west, 1554 M idw ay Parkway.
Linnea Home, 2040 Como A v e., W e s t .. Twin City Linnea Society, Inc________

65

Little Sisters of the Poor, 90 Wilkins S t ..

Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.
Private organization...................... ...........

60
70

«750

Protestant Home of St. Paul, 753 East ____ do__________________________________
7th St.
St. M ary’s Home, 1925 Stewart A ve____ Catholic order, Sisters of St. Francis___

65

1,000

Lyngblomsten Home for Aged, 1298
Pascal Ave.

Sauk Center: Sarepta Hom e________________
Springfield: St. John’s Old Folks’ Home
and Hospital.
Willmar: Bethesda Old People’s Hom e_____
Winnebago:
Society.

Northwest

Baptist

Home

Church of Lutheran Brethren of
America.
A m e r i c a n Evangelical Lutheran
Church.
Augsburg Seminary, Lutheran Free
Church.
Private organization___________________

1,000

65

»1,000

65

»1,000

65

9 750

M ississip p i

Biloxi: Jefferson Davis Confederate Sol­
diers’ Home, Route No. 2, Box 200.
Grenada: Old People’s Home for Colored..
4 Data as of 1929.
8 M ust be aged.




State of Mississippi_________ __________

6 N o data.
* M en.

60

Grenada County Colored Relief So­
(5
)
ciety.
i
8 Women.

67

DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r the A g ed in the U nited States

—Continued

Entrance requirements— Continued
W hom
admitted
Boarders’
rates

Other

Both sexes and
couples.
d o . _______

160

____ do__________

170

Women o n ly ...

30

W hite, 6 months’ residence in city, 1 year in State, transfer
Both sexes and
of property to home on admission (above $85 burial tee),
couples.
good character, normal health, ambulant.
White, 3 years’ membership in Masons (or wife or widow) or . . . do_________
Eastern Star prior to application, transfer of all or part of
property to home on admission, able to care for self.
Veteran (or widow or mother), 3 to 5 years’ residence in State, __ _ do_________
over 25 percent disability.
White, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of part of property ____ do__________
to home.
... (0)________________________ ______ ___________ ____________________ (0).
_________

94

White, Lutheran, destitute, sane, normal health ................... ...
White, Protestant, transfer of property to home, normal
health.
Catholic________________________________________________ ______
White, preference to Americans, 2 years’ residence in county,
transfer of property to home on admission, without rela­
tives able to support, normal health, free from cancer or
tuberculosis.
........ .

1

(0) ............ ..

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

$30 per month (8).

( 0 ) _____

__

24

169
525
55
(0)

White, able to care Both sexes and
for self_____________________________
40
_____
couples.
130
do _ __

White, 15 years’ membership in sponsoring order, transfer of
part of property to home on admission, able to care for self.
(6) _______________ ______
.
............................ .
$30 per month .

(0)

____

(6)
20

couples.
Preference to residents of county, sane, not a hospital case_____ ____ do........ .........

87

Christian, good character, sane, normal health........................... ..

____ do.............. ..

36

$50 per month 8_.

W hite, invalid_________ _____

__

$40 per m onth8- .

W hite, Protestant, 6 months’ residence in State, good charac­ ____ do__________
ter, normal health.
Negro, 1 year’ s residence in city, able to care for self________ _
Both sexes_____
White, transfer of property to hom e,1 good character, normal
0
Both sexes and
health.
couples.

$25 or $30 per
month.8
$35 per month 8_.

$20 per month 8_.
$10-$15 per week,
$30-$50 per
month.8
$35 per m o n th .. .

____________ ___________ _____

d o ____

Jewish, 2 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home ____ d o . ________
on admission, free from contagious disease.
W hite, Protestant, transfer of property to h o m e,1 normal ____ do__________
0
health.
W hite, sane, destitute ________ _________ _______________________ ____ do__________
W hite, Lutheran, preference to residents of Twin Cities, trans­ __ __do_____
fer of property to home on admission, free from contagious
disease.
W hite, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home ____ do__________
on admission, normal health, free from chronic disease.
Sane, normal health_____________________________ _____________ _ ___do_________

$20 per m onth8. .

$30 per m onth8- .

Transfer of property to home according to contract, sane, ____ do__________
ambulant.
W hite, transfer of part of property to home on adm ission_____ ____ do__________
W hite, Protestant, member of sponsoring church, normal ........ do............ ..
health.
White, Baptist, transfer of part of property to home on ad­ ____ do............ ..
mission, free from communicable disease, not a hospital case.
Confederate veteran (or wife or widow) in receipt of pension ____ do..................
from State, 5 years’ residence in city, sane.
Negro, n e e d y _______ ________ _____________ ___________________ Both sexes.........

8 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
1 Each case is considered on its individual merits.
8




1 W omen; no age requirement for men.
8
3 For couples.
8

120
63
20
44
50
78
160
41
45
28
13
33
70
40

240
12

Bot

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HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES

,

D irectory and E ntrance Requirem ents o f H om es
Entriance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Sponsoring or controlling organization

M inim um
M ini­
entrance fee
mum
for life
age
members

M ississip p i— Continued

Jackson:
Old Ladies' Home, 2902 W est Capital
Street.
Old M an's Homo

Old Ladies’ Home Association of M is­
sissippi.
Private organization__________________

65
65

M issouri

HiggiTisvilla* Confederate Home

State of Missouri

Tronton- Home for Aged Rqptists, Tne

Private organization______

____
______

Kansas City:
Appleman (Michael) Home for Jewish ____ do............................................ ...................
Aged, 2850 Troost Ave.
Armour (Margaret Klock) Memorial
W om an’s Christian Association_______
Home for Aged Couples, 8100 Wornall
Rd.
Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Home for Aged, 2358 Sheffield Avenue.
Poor.
Private organization______ ______ ______
Nettleton (George H .) Home for Aged
Women, 5125 Swope Parkway.
St. Alexis Home for Aged, 5331 Highland Ave.
Salem Lutheran Home, 3008 Baltimore
Ave.
Kirkwood:
Bethesda Dilworth Memorial Home
for Aged, 1001 Big Bend Rd.
Old Folks Home, 711 South Kirkwood
Rd.
Liberty: Odd Fellows H o m e ______________

Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.
Kansas Conference, Lutheran Augustana Synod.
Bethesda General Hospital of St.
Louis.
Private organization __________ _____ _ _

60

65
65

$500

60
65

9 400

60
65

(2
)

65

9 1,000

65

9 700

Independent Order of Odd Fellows___

(5
)

Little Blue: Old Folks’ Hom e.
_
. . .
Marionville: Methodist Home for Aged___

(6 _______________ ___
)
St. Louis and Missouri Conferences,
Methodist Episcopal Church.

(6
)
65

Mexico: King’s Daughters Home for Aged
W omen, 620 W est Blvd.
St. Charles: Carmelite Home for Aged,
721 W . Clay St.
St. James: State Federal Soldiers H om e___

Missouri Branch, King’s Daughters
and Sons.
(•)______________________________________

(«)

State of M is s o u r i..___________________

is 50

St. Joseph: Memorial Home for Aged,
1120 Main St.
St. Louis:
Christian Old People’s Home, 6600
Washington Ave.




65

Ladies’ Union Benevolent Association-

65

W om an’s Benevolent Association of
the Christian Church.

500
(6)

65

Colored Old Folks’ Home, 9837 Perrin Private organization___________________
Ave.
Good Samaritan Home for Aged (Alten- ____ do----------------------------------------------------heim), 4500 Washington Blvd.
Home for Aged, 2209 Hebert St________ Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.
Home for Aged, 3400 South Grand Blvd _____ do______________________ _________
Home for Aged and Infirm Israelites,
Jewish Charitable and Educational
Union of St. Louis.
3652 South Jefferson Ave.
Home of the Friendless, 4431 South
Private organization ________________
Broadway.
Jewish Orthodox Old Folks’ Home,
Jewish Federation of St. Louis________
1438 East Grand Ave.
Evangelical Lutheran Society of M is­
Lutheran Altenheim, 8721 Halls Ferry
souri for Homeless Children and
Rd.
Aged Persons.
Missouri Grand Lodge, Free and
Masonic Home of Missouri, 5351 DelAccepted Masons.
mar Blvd.
Memorial Home, 2609 South Grand
W om an’s Christian Association_______
B lvd .4
St. Ann’s Widows Home, 5301 Page
Catholic order, Sisters of Charity of
St. Vincent de Paul.
Blvd.
* Varies.
JVaries according to age.

f«)
(3)

4 Data as of 1929.
4 M ust be aged.

1,000

65
65

300
(J )
O

60
60
60
65

700

65
60

1,000

65

500

65

D IR E C T O R Y

OF

OLD P E O P L E ’ S H O M E S

le U nited States— C on tin u ed

Entrance requirements— Continued
W hom
admitted
Other

Ja>acIty
iged
nly)

W hite, 5 years’ residence in city, homeless and destitute, free
from incurable disease.
White, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of property to home
at death.

Women only__-

85

M en only______

40

White, Confederate veteran (or wife or widow), sane........ ...........

Both sexes and
couples.
____ do_________

31

W hite, Baptist, 1 year’ s residence in State, transfer of property
to home on admission, $60 for funeral expenses, doctor’s
certificate of sanity and health.
W hite, Jewish, transfer of property to home on admission,
free from contagious or disabling disease.
W hite, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home
on admission, normal health, ambulant, free from tuber­
culosis or malignant disease.
W hite, good character, destitute_________________ _____ ________
White, 2 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home
on admission, without relatives able to support, normal
health.
White, Catholic, destitute..................... ......................... .....................
White, Protestant, transfer of property to home,10 good char­
acter, sane, not crippled.
White, transfer of property to home on admission, 3-month
trial period, sane, not a hospital case.
W hite, 3 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to
home on admission, free from contagious disease.
W hite, 10 years’ membership in sponsoring order in Missouri,
indigent, transfer of property to home on admission.

do.

31

do.

81

do.

216

Women only__

63

Both sexes and
couples.
------ do---------------

238

Women only_
_

38

Both sexes and
couples.
____ do__________

185

)________
(•
)___________________ ________________ (6

W hite, Methodist, transfer of part of property to home,
doctor’s certificate of sanity and health, free from incurable
disease.
W hite, 5 years’ residence in State, transfer of property to home
on admission, 3 character references, sane, normal health.
(•)------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Both sexes and
couples.

W ar veteran (or wife, if of 6 years’ standing), 2 years’ resi­
dence in State, sane, 60-percent disability.
W hite, Protestant, 3 years’ residence in city, transfer of prop­
erty to home at death, 2 character references, able to care
for self and room.
White, member of sponsoring church, transfer of part of prop­
erty to home on admission, worthy and needy, free from
communicable disease.
Negro, over 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of property to
home on admission.
White, transfer of property to home, not an invalid.............. .

Both sexes and
couples.
____ do_________

White

White.

sion ally accepted w ith out fees.




Women only___

(6
)_______

-do---------------

18

53

<)
*60
27

(8
)
20
2
25
115

-d o_________

17

-do— ...........

90

do.

White, good character, destitute__________ ________ ___________
White, Jewish, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of property
to home on admission, dependent.
W hite, Protestant, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of prop­
erty to home on admission, able to care for self.
W hite, Jewish, 2 years’ residence in city, transfer of property
to home.
W hite, member of Lutheran Church in synodical conference,
transfer of property to home on admission, normal health,
free from communicable disease.
W hite, member of sponsoring order (or wife or widow), trans­
fer of property to home on admission.
Citizen, transfer of property to home........................................ —

74

____ do__________
____ do__________

233
256
40

Women o n ly ...

89

Both sexes and
couples.
____ do__________

140

_____ d o___________

290

M en an d couples.

33

Women o n ly ...

96

1 Each case is considered on its individual
0
1 W om en; no age requirement for men.
0

76

erits,

70

HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES
D irecto ry , and E n tra n ce R equ irem ents o f H om es

E n tra n ce req uire­
m e n ts
N a m e an d ad dress of h om e

S ponsoring or co n trollin g organ ization

M issouri — C o n tin u ed
S t. L o u is— C o n tin u ed .
St. L o u is A lten h eim , 5408 S o u th B ro a d ­ P riv a te organ ization __________________
w a y .4
Sp ringfield :
P y th ia n H o m e of M isso u ri________ _____ M issou ri G rand L od ge, K n ig h ts of
P y th ia s.
W ilso n (M a r y E .) H o m e for A ged P riv a te org an iza tion ____________________
W om en , 924 N o r th M a in St.

M in im u
M in i­ en tran ce m
fee
m um
for life
age
m em b ers

65

$ 1,000

60

M ontana

B illin g s: M o n ta n a H o m e for A ged , 804 _____d o .......................... ......... ...................................
N o rth B ro a d w a y .
C o lu m b ia F a lls: M o n ta n a S o ld iers’ H o m e .. S ta te of M o n ta n a ._______ ______________
H elen a:
M a son ic H o m e of M o n ta n a _____________ M o n ta n a G rand L od ge, F ree and A c­
cep ted M ason s.
M o n ta n a I. 0 . 0 . F . H o m e ......................... M o n ta n a G rand L od ge, In d ep en d en t
O rder of O dd F ello w s.
P le n ty w ood : H o m e for A g ed ________________ («)........................... ................................................... ..

65

(•)

9 2, 000

00

Nebraska

B ea trice: N e b ra sk a P . E . 0 . H o m e, 413
N o r th 5th St.
B lair: C row ell M em orial H o m e, W est
G ran t S t.
G rand Islan d : N eb ra sk a S old iers’ an d S ail­
ors’ H o m e.
H a stin g s: “ S u n n y sid e ,” 1401 N o r th H a st­
in g s A v e.
K earney: M o th er H a ll W . C . T . U . H o m e
for A ged .
L in co ln : T a b ith a H o m e, 4720 R a n d o lp h S t.

N eb ra sk a S ta te C h ap ter, P . E . 0 . S is­
terhood.
N eb ra sk a M e th o d ist A n n u al C onfer­
en ce.
S ta te of N eb ra sk a _ ___________________
P riv a te o rg an iza tion ____________________
(«)____ _____________________________
U n ite d L u th era n C h u rch in A m erica

M in d en : B e th a n y O ld P e o p le ’s H o m e______
O m aha:
C olored O ld F o lk s’ H o m e, 933 N o r th
25th S t.
F loren ce H o m e for th e A g ed , 7915 N o r th
30th St.
F o n ten elle B o u lev a rd H o m e, 3325 F on ten elle B lv d .
Im m a n u e l H o m e for A ged an d In v a lid s,
34th S t. an d F o w ler A v e .
Jew ish O ld P e o p le ’s H o m e, 2504
C h arles S t.
L u th era n O ld P e o p le ’s H o m e, 1240
S o u th 10th St.
P la ttsm o u th : N eb ra sk a M a son ic H o m e _____

P riv a te organ ization ___________________
_____d o _________________ __
____
_____d o .........................................................................
W om a n ’s C h ristian A sso cia tio n ________
E v a n g elica l L u th era n A u g u sta n a
S y n o d of N o r th A m erica.
(«)_______________________________ _______ _
L u th era n O ld P e o p le ’s H o m e A sso ­
cia tion of N eb ra sk a .
N eb ra sk a G rand L od ge, F ree an d A c­
cep ted M ason s.

W est P o in t: S t. J o sep h H o m e 4............................ Catholic order, Franciscan Sisters
Y ork : I. 0 . 0 . F . H o m e ....................................... N eb ra sk a G ran d L od ge, In d ep e n d en t
O rder of O d d F ello w s.

65
50
00
65

00
1, 000- 2,000

65
9 500
60 3 1, 760-9, 588
70 93 1,100-7,050

00
65

(«)
(2S)

65
67

(10)

N e w Ham pshire

C larem on t: T o lies (F ran ces J.) H o m e, 44 P riv a te o rg an iza tion ......................................
S u lliv a n S t.
C oncord:
C en ten n ia l H o m e for A g ed , 96 P lea s­ _____d o__________________________________
65
400
a n t S t.
3 V aries according to age.
9 A p p lica n ts o ccasion ally accep ted w ith o u t fees.
4 D a ta as oi 1929.
10 E ach case is consid ered o n its in d iv id u a l m erits.
« N o data.
16 W om en ; n o age req u irem en t for m en .




71

DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r the A ged in the U nited States — Continued
Entrance requirements— Continued
W hom
admitted
Boarders’
rates

Both sexes and
couples.

(«)

Other

Transfer of property to home, doctor’s certificate of sanity and
health.

$30 per month ®
.

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

10
0

W hite, 5 years’ membership in sponsoring order (or wife or ___ do.......... .........
widow), 5 years’ residence in State, transfer of property to
home on admission, able to care for self.
W hite, resident of county......... ............................................................ Women o n ly ...

28

W hite, transfer of part of property to home on admission, 3 Both sexes and
$8. 20 per week,
character references.
couples.
$35 per month.®
Honorably discharged soldier, sailor, or marine, with war ____ do__________
service (or wife or widow married 10 years), 3 months’ resi­
dence in county, 1 year in State immediately preceding date
of application, sane, disabled from any cause.
Protestant, member of sponsoring order (or mother or widow) ____ do__________
or of Eastern Star, 5 years’ residence in State, transfer of
property to home on admission, ambulant.
W hite; member of sponsoring order, Protestant, 5 years’ resi­ Both sexes_____
dence in State, free from communicable disease.
)
(6
)
(6 __________________ _________ _______ ______ ______ _____________ _ (6 _____
)

$5 per w eek 9

(«)_______________________________________________________________

60
35

(•
)
2
0

5 years’ membership in sponsoring order, transfer of part of Women only.
property to home on admission, recommendation of own
chapter, doctor’s certificate of sanity and health.
Transfer of part of property to home on admission, good char­ Both sexes and
acter, sane.
couples.
W ar veteran (or wife or widow, or Gold Star Mother), 2 years’ ____ do .
residence in State, physically unfit for manual labor.
1 year’s residence in city, sane_______________________ ________ _ ____ d o ...

(6
)

30
125

$35 per month ®._
____ do___________

50
450
47

(6
)

(8 _____
)

White, member of sponsoring church, transfer of part of prop­ Both sexes and
erty to home on admission, sane, free from contagious dis­
couples.
ease.
$25 per month. __ W hite, transfer of part of property to home, sane, free from ____ do_____ . . .
contagious disease.
Negro, transfer of property to home on admission, normal
health.
White,transfer ol part of property to home on admission, good _
character, normal health.
White, 1 year’ s residence in city or county, 3 years’ residence
in State, transfer of property to home on admission, good
character, normal health.
$75 per month 32_ White, preference to Lutherans, transfer of property to home
if no dependents, normal health.
(8
)
................ .
(8 ___________________________________ ______ ______ ________ _____ _
)

$22.50
per
month.®
$12.50 per week

65
40

____ do__________

1
0
10
0

____ do__________

61

------- do__________

140

____ do__________

(6
)

(6 ___________
)

35

$30 per month ®. _ White, member of Lutheran Church, transfer of property to Both sexes and
home on admission,10 character re/erences, sane, normal
couples.
health, able to care for self.
7 years’ membership in sponsoring order (or dependent of ____ do.......... ____
member), transfer of property to home on admission, sane,
free from contagious disease.
___ do
______
W hite, 10 years’ membership in good standing in sponsoring ____ d o ...............
order, 10 years’ residence in State, transfer of property to
home on admission.

$10 per week ®
___

Ambulant______ ________________________ ________ _______________




32 In cases of invalidity,

10
2
94

6

Women o n ly ...

White, transfer of property to home at death........................... ....... ____ d o .................
2 Varies according to age; applicants occasionally
8
accepted without fees.

10
0

1

59

72

HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES
D irecto ry , and E n tran ce R equ irem ents o f H om es
Entrance require­
ments
Sponsoring or controlling organization

Name and address of home

M ini­ M inim um
mum entrance fee
for life
members

N e w Hampshire — Continued

Concord— Continued.
Christian Science Pleasant View Home,
233 Pleasant St.
New Hampshire Odd Fellows Hom e___
Dover: Wentworth Home for Aged..............
Laconia: Laconia Home for Aged, 435
Union Ave.
Manchester:
Gale Home for Aged and Destitute
Women, 133 Ash St.
House of St. John for Aged M en, 151
Ray St.
Masonic Home, 813 Beech St...................
Old Ladies’ Home of Notre Dame de
Lourdes Hospital, 337 Notre Dame
Ave.
W om en’s Aid Home, 180 Pearl S t..........
Milford: Home for Aged Women, 17 High
St.*
Nashua:
Hunt (John M .) Hom e...............................
Hunt

(M ary

Women.

E.)

Home

for Aged

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Bos­
ton.
New Hampshire Grand Lodge, Inde­
pendent Order of Odd Fellows.

65

8$ 0
20

Private organization................................

8 500

.do..

400

Trustees of M ary Gale Endowment.
Catholic order, Sisters of M ercy_______
New Hampshire Grand Lodge, A n ­
cient Free and Accepted Masons.
Catholic order, Sisters of Charity_____
W om en’s Aid and Relief Society, In c..
Private organization. ..........................

400

Trustees of John M . Hunt Endowment

300
300

____ d o ....................................................

300

Private organization..... ............. ..
Nashua Protestant Home for Aged
Women, 104 W alnut St.
Newport: Newport Home for Aged W om ­ Newport Charitable Association.
en, Laurel St.
Peterborough: Peterborough Home for Private organization..... ......... .........
Aged, Inc., 9 Elam St.
Portsmouth: Home for Aged Women, 63 ____ do.....................................................
Deer St.
Rochester: Gafney Home for Aged, 90 ____ d o ..................................... .............
Wakefield St.
Tilton: New Hampshire Soldiers’ H o m e ... State of New Hampshire.____ _______
Hampshire
Grand
Lodge,
West Swanzey: New Hampshire Pythian New
Knights of Pythias.
Home, Inc.
Woodsville: Grafton
Aged.

County

Home

for

*500
300
500

10
,0 0

500

Private organization................................

N e w Jersey

Amsterdam: Sanford (Sarah Jane) Home
for Elderly W om en, 69 G uy Park Ave.
Asbury Park: Searle Memorial House for
Aged, 604 Seventh Ave.
Atlantic City:
Private organization..................................
Colored Old Folks’ Home, 418 North
Indiana Ave.
Hebrew Old Age and Sheltering Home ____ do__________________________________
of Atlantic City, 33 South Vermont
Ave.
.d o ____________ ___________________
Bayonne: Gluckman Hebrew Home for
Aged, 735 Ave. C.
Presbyterian
Belvidere: Presbyterian Home of the Synod New Jersey Synod,
Church.
of New Jersey, 113 Hardwick St.
Bernardsville: Eastern Star H om e..............
Beverly: St. Joseph’s Home, Warren St—_
Bloomfield:
Bloomfield Home for Aged M en and
Women, 34 Monroe PI.

2 Varies.




(f)
l
(f)
l
60

300

65

•400

70
65

650

60

Eastern Star Home and Charity
Foundation of New Jersey.
Catholic order, Third Franciscan
Order.

60

81,000

Private organization. ................................

65

600

* Data as of 1929.

D IR E C T O R Y

OF

73

OLD P E O P L E ’ S H O M E S

fo r the A ged in the U nited States — Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

Other

White, 10 years’ membership in sponsoring church, transfer of
property to home on admission, normal health.
White, member of sponsoring order, good character, transfer of
(2)
property to member lodge on admission to home, not ad­
dicted to alcohol, able to care for self.
White, Protestant, 5 years’ residence in Dover, Rollinsford,
or Somersworth, transfer of property to home on admission,
able to care for self.
10 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to home
on admission.
Aryan, Protestant, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of
property to home on admission, normal health.
White_______________________________________ _________
White, Master Mason in good standing in sponsoring order
(or wife or widow), transfer of property to home on admis­
sion, normal health, needy.
$25 per month 9_ White....... .......................................................................................

Whom
admitted

Both sexes and
couples.
___ do________

108
90

do.

31

do.

30

Women only.
Men only_____
Both sexes and
couples.
Women only...

Transfer of part of property to home on admission, good
character, free from cancer or tuberculosis.
Transfer of property to home......................... .............................
White, Protestant, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of
property to home on admission, good character, normal
health, able to care for self.
___ do_________________________ _______________________
Protestant, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to
home on admission, 6-month trial period, normal health.
Transfer of property to home on admission, good character,
normal health.
5 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home on ad­
mission (interest thereon paid to resident), normal health.
White, transfer of property to home on admission, normal
health.
White, Protestant, 2 years’ residence in city, transfer of
property to home on admission, normal health.
War veteran, 3 years’ residence in State___________________
White, member of sponsoring order (or wife or widow) or of
Pythian Sisters, 5 years’ residence in State, transfer of
property to home on admission, able to oare for self.
White, transfer of property to home on admission, normal
health.

Capacity
(aged
only)

do.
do.
Men and cou­
ples.
Women only...
-----do________
..— do________
Both sexes and
couples.
Women only__
Both sexes and
couples.
Men only_____
Both sexes and
couples.
Women only...

22
14
47
29
30
6
25
35
15
8
11
15
85
18
9

09

09.

(o).

(<
9

09.

09.

09

09

$7 per week.

Negro, transfer of property to home at death, sane, free from Both sexes and
18
contagious disease, ambulant.
couples.
White, Jewish, 5 years’ residence in State, transfer of property -----do....... ........
22
to home on admission, normal health.
White, Jewish, 5 years’ residence in city, homeless and pen­ ------d o ...............
26
niless, normal health.
White, 5 years’ membership in sponsoring church, 5 years’ ____do._............
46
residence in State, transfer of property to home on admis­
sion, normal health.
White, 5 years’ membership in sponsoring order, transfer of ____d o...............
35
property to home on admission.
72
$10 per week ®.__ White, transfer of property to home on admission, doctor’s ___ do....... ........
certificate of sanity and health, free from contagious dis­
ease.
White, Protestant, 2 years’ residence in city, transfer of prop­
10
do.
erty to home on admission, free from cardiac disease.
6 No data.
8 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.




74

HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES
D irecto ry , and E n tran ce R equ irem ents o f H om es

Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

New Jersey—Continued
Bloomfield:
Haines (Job) Home for Aged People,
250 Bloomfield Ave.
Boonton: New Jersey Firemen’s Home,
Lathrop Ave.
Bound Brook: “The Evergreens,” Home
for Aged, 307 West High St.
Brielle: Rebekah Home....... ..........................
Burlington:
Home for Aged Women of Burlington
County, York and Union Sts.
Masonic Home, Oxmead Rd._...........
Clifton: Daughters of Miriam Home for
Aged, 160 Hazel Rd.
Collingswood: Home for Aged and Infirm
of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
Haddon and Zane Aves.
Elizabeth: Home for Aged Women, 111 De
Hart PI.
Englewood: Actors’ Fund Home, 155
Hudson Ave.
Hackensack: Old Ladies’ Home of Bergen
County, 266 Passaic St.
Haddonfield: Shepherds Home, Kings
Highway East.
Irvington: Bethany Home of Aged, 720
Nye Ave.
Jersey City:
Hebrew Home for Orphans and Aged
of Hudson County, 198 Stevens Ave.
Home lor Aged Women, 657 Bergen
Ave.
Kinderfreund Old Folks Home, 93
Nelson Ave.
Roth (Raymond) Pioneer Home, 572
Garfield Ave.
St. Ann’s Home for Aged, 148 Lembeck Ave.
Lambertville: National Home and Or­
phanage, P. O. of A.
Lawnside: Home for Aged and Infirm,
Charleston and Fairview Aves.4
Lawrenceville: Morris Hall, Home for
Aged, Lincoln Highway.
Maplewood: Ward (Marcus L.) Home for
Aged Bachelors and Widowers, Boyden
and Elmwood Aves.
Menlo Park: New Jersey Home for Dis­
abled Soldiers.
Metuchen: Home for the Aged, Route
No. 1.
Millville: Roosevelt Park Colony for Aged.
Montclair:
Bierman (Charles) Home for Aged
People, 10 Madison Ave.
Colored Home for Aged and Orphans
of Essex County, 83 Pleasant Ave.
Moorestown: Friends’ Boarding Home, 28
East Main St.
Morristown: Old Ladies’ Home of Morris­
town, 2 Mount Kemble Ave.
4 Data as of 1929.
* Must be aged.
7 Men.




Sponsoring or controlling organization

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
members

Welfare Federation of Newark and
Community Chest of Bloomfield
and Glen Ridge.
New Jersey Firemen’s Relief Associa­
tion.
New Jersey Diocese, Methodist Epis­ r 7 65
\ *60
copal Church.
Grand Lodges of New Jersey, Odd 65
Fellows and Rebekahs.
Private organization. _................
65

3 $600
500
350

Masonic Home and Charity Founda­
tion of New Jersey, Inc.
Private organization_______________
Methodist Episcopal ChurchPrivate organization................
Actors’ Fund of America____
Private organization________
Shepherds of Bethlehem of North
America.
Private organization...............................

750
9500
1,000

_do.do_.

0°)
10
,0 0

Evangelical Lutheran Association for
Christian Charity and Benevolence
in the State of New Jersey, Inc.
German Pioneer Verein, Inc________
Catholic order, Sisters of Charity of
Providence.
National Camp, Patriotic Order of
Americans.
Delaware Conference, Methodist Epis­
copal Church.
Catholic order, Sisters of St. Francis..
Trustees of Marcus L. Ward EstateState of New Jersey............................. .
Danish Brotherhood and Danish Sis­
terhood of the Eastern States of
America.
Private organization.._____________

1,000
(9)
300

65

500

65

Trustees of Charles Bierman Estate.. 65
Private organization_____________
65
Quarterly Meeting of Friends of Had (*)
donfield.
Private organization____ ___________ 60

19 500
500

8 Women.
8 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
10 Each case is considered on its individual merits.

D IR E C T O R Y

75

OF OLD P E O P L E ’ S H O M E S

fo r the A ged in the U nited States — Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

00)_____________

$5-$7 per week 9_

(10) .............

$5 or $7 per
month.17
(10) .................... .
(181

Other

Whom
admitted

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

White, Protestant, 2 years’ residence in county, transfer of Both sexes and
56
property to home on admission, good character, normal couples.
health.
White, member of sponsoring organization, voting resident of Men only_____ 130
county, citizen of State, able to care for self.
White, 3 years’ membership in sponsoring church, 3 years’ Both sexes and
27
residence in city, transfer of property to home on admission, couples.
sane, able to care for self.
White, 10 years’ membership in sponsoring order, transfer of Women only...
14
property to home.
White, 5 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to ....... do________
22
home on admission, medical certificate from 2 doctors,
without children able to support.
White, member of sponsoring order (or wife, widow, sister, or Both sexes and 175
daughter,) transfer of property to home on admission.
couples.
White, Jewish, 3 years’ residence in city, transfer of property Both sexes. ...
27
to home on admission, normal health.
White, 5 years’ membership in sponsoring church, 5 years’ Both sexes and
53
residence in city, transfer of property to home on admission,
couples.
free from chronic disease.
White, Protestant, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of prop- Women only...
25
erty to home on admission, free from “crippling” disease.
Record of work in theater in United States, transfer of prop­ Both sexes and
35
erty to home on admission, normal health.
couples.
White, Protestant, 5 years’ residence in county, transfer of Women and
33
property to home, normal health, able to care for self.
couples.
White, member of sponsoring order, transfer of property to Both sexes and
46
home on admission.
couples.
White, member of Evangelical Church, transfer of property ____do____ .
75
to home at death, normal health.
White, Jewish, 2 years’ residence in city or county, transfer ____do________
30
of property to home, sane, normal health.
White, Protestant, 5 years’ residence in county, transfer of Women only... 41
property above $300 to home on admission, character refer­
ences, sane, normal health.
White, Lutheran, transfer of property to home at admission Both sexes and
16
(income thereon paid to resident), character references, not couples,
an invalid.
White, American citizen, German-speaking, 15 years’ resi­
do. _
25
dence in city, transfer of property to home.
White, residence in city (charity cases), transfer of part of ____do................ 135
property to home at death, trial period, sane, free from con­
tagious or disabling disease, epilepsy, or blindness.
White, 10 years’ membership in sponsoring order, transfer of ____d o _______
16
property to home on admission, normal health.
Negro, member of sponsoring church, transfer of property to Both sexes____
7
home.
Legal residence (generally)______________________________ Both sexes and 145
couples.
121
White, 10 years’ residence in State, bachelor or widower (not Men only.
divorced), respectable person of good standing in com­
munity, normal health.
Honorably discharged disabled veteran, 2 years’ residence in __ ..do _
82
State, needy, without means of support.
White, Protestant, member of sponsoring order, 15 years’ resi­ Both sexes and
25
dence in State, transfer of property to home, able to care for couples.
self.
War veteran or recipient of old-age assistance, resident of ____do................
20
Cumberland County.
White, Jewish, 2 years’ residence in State, transfer of property ____do................. 10
to home on admission, ambulant.
Negro, transfer of property to home on admission, character Both sexes____
23
references, normal health.
Member of sponsoring organization___________________ ___ Both sexes and 13 15
couples.
White, Protestant, normal health.. _____________________ Women only...
16

18 Number of rooms.
17 Covers rent only; residents must be self-supporting, otherwise.
230808°— 41------ 6




*• Home for self-supporting women.
19Plus $100 for burial expenses,
23Plus $150 burial expenses.

76

HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES
D irecto ry , and E n tra n ce R equ irem ents o f H om es

Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

New Jersey—Continued
Newark:
Baptist Home for Aged, 285 Roseville
Ave.
Daughters of Israel Home for Aged, 651
High St.
Home for Aged, of Little Sisters of the
Poor, 1 South 8th St.
Old Ladies’ Home, 225 Mount Pleasant
Ave.
Newton: Merriam Home, 131 Main St____
North Bergen:
Old People’s Home, 5307 Hudson Blvd.
Reuter (Fritz) Altenheim, 4361 Blvd-_.
Ocean Grove:
Bancroft-Taylor Rest Home, 74 Cookman Ave.
Methodist Episcopal Home for Aged of
New Jersey, 63 Clark Ave.
Orange: House of Good Shepherd, 280
Henry St.
Passaic: B’nai Israel Home for Aged, 223
President St.
Paterson:
Holland Home for Aged, 110 Iowa Ave.
Home for the Aged Poor, 70 Dey St___
Old Ladies Home of Passaic County,
265 Totowa Ave.
Plainfield: Webster (Catherine) Home, 313
Franklin PI.
Somerville: King’s Daughters Home for
Aged, 87 West End Ave.
Tenafly: Fisher (Mary) Home, 226 Engle
Ave.4
Trenton:
Friends Boarding Home, 434 Green­
wood Ave.
Home for Aged and Indigent Odd Fel­
lows, Pennington and Parkway Aves.
Indigent Widows’ and Single Women’s
Home, 320 Spring St.
Upper Montclair: Memorial Home of Up­
per Montclair for Aged People, 185 In­
wood Ave.
Vineland: New Jersey Memorial Home for
Disabled Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and
Their Wives and Widows.

Sponsoring or controlling organization

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members

Baptist Home Society of New Jersey..

65

Private organization....................... .......

65

$700

Catholic order, Little Sisters of the 60
Poor.
Society for the Relief of Respectable 65
600
Aged Women.
Board of Pensions, Presbyterian 65
Church in the U. S. A.
Old People’s Home Benevolent Asso­ 60
9800
ciation of Hudson County.
Plattdeutsche Volksfest Verein (74 \f 7 60 J
}___________
8 55
societies).
Woman’s Home Missionary Society 0)
of the Methodist Church.
40
Newark and New Jersey Annual Con­ 65
ferences, M ethodist Episcopal
Church.
Episcopalian Churches of the Oranges. 65
(8)......................................................... . (6)
(6)
400

Private organization.................. . ..
Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.
Private organization____________ _ ..

65
60
65

Trustees of Catherine Webster Estate
New Jersey branch, International
Order of King’s Daughters.
Private organization_______________

65
65
60

Burlington Quarterly Meeting of
Friends.
New Jersey Grand Lodge, Independ­
ent Order of Odd Fellows.
Private organization...... ......................
____do.......................................................

60
60
65

1,000
700
(3)

300
600

State of New Jersey.............................. i« 50

West Orange: House of the Holy Com­ Diocese of New Jersey, Protestant
forter, 33 Mount Pleasant Ave.
Episcopal Church.
Woodstown: Friends Boarding Home......... . Salem Quarterly Meeting of Friends..

New York

Albany:
Home for Aged, 391 Central Ave........... Catholic order, Little Sisters of the 60
Poor.
Home for Aged Men, 272 Broadway, Private organization.......... .................... 60
500
Menands.
Lutheran Home for Aged, 688 Madison League of Lutheran Women of Al­
65
1,000
bany, N. Y., and Vicinity, Inc.
Ave.
3 Varies according to age.
4 Data as of 1929.
6Must be aged.
• No data.
7Men.
8 Women.
9 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
18 Women; no age requirement for men.




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DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r the A g ed in the U nited States — Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders'
rates

$10 per week 8-._
$20 per month...
$30 per month...
(6) __________

Other

Whom
admitted

Ca­
pac­
ity
only)

White, 5 years’ membership in Baptist Church immediately Both sexes and
63
preceding application, transfer of property to home, free couples.
from incurable disease.
dn
White, Jewish, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of part of
172
property to home, free from advanced mental or contagious
disease.
Destitute, sane, free from contagious disease_______________ ........do________ 208
White, 3 years’ residence in county, transfer of part of prop­ Women only... 85
erty to home on admission, 2 character references other
than relatives, able to care for self.
White, Presbyterian___________ _______________________ _ Both sexes and
20
couples.
White, “reasonable” period of residence in county, transfer of ____do________
19
property to home on admission.
White, transfer of property to home, good character, sane, __ do .
75
normal health.
White, missionary oi sponsoring organization______________ Women only...
50
White, 5 years’ membership in church of either of sponsoring Both sexes and
90
conferences, transfer of property to home on admission, sane, couples.
free from communicable disease, not confirmed invalid.
White, preference to Episcopalians, resident of State, sane, __.do
35
normal health, able to care for self and room.
(6)________________________________________________ _
(6)___
(6)

White, transfer of property to home, normal health................
Destitute, without relatives able to support______________
White, American citizen, 3 years’ residence in county, trans­
fer of property to home on admission, 3 character references
(not from relatives), without living children, normal health.
$10 per week___ White, Protestant, 3 years’ residence in State, normal health,
able to bear expense of any illness.
White, 5 years’ residence in State, transfer of property to
home on admission, character references, normal health.
Service as artist, teacher, author, etc______________________

Both sexes and
couples.
.. .do
Women only...

50
179
60

.. .do .
____do________
Both sexes. .

11
10
16

White, normal health...... .............................................................
White, member of sponsoring order, transfer of property to
home on admission, indigent, ambulant.
White, Gentile, Protestant, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer
of property to home on admission, good character.
White, Protestant, transfer of property to home on admission,
character references, sane, normal health.
Service in U. S. Army or Navy (for women, husband’s honor­
able discharge, and marriage certificate), 7 years’ residence
in State preceding application, sane, free from epilepsy and
communicable or incurable disease, without means of selfsupport or for necessary care and attendance.
$30-$60 p e r White, sane, free from tuberculosis or cancer. .........................
month.
$10 per week 41.. White, preference to Friends, ambulant___________________

____d o _______
Both sexes and
couples.
Women only...
Both sexes____

21
100
26
12

Both sexes and
couples.

300

Women only...
Both sexes and
couples.

10
19

___ do................ 120
White, Protestant, 5 years’ residence in county, transfer of Men only_____ 40
property to home, character references, able to care for self.
White, Protestant, transfer of property to home on admission, Both sexes and
30
couples.
not a hospital case.
40 Plus $150 for burial expenses, and guaranteed annual payment of $52; also life-care and annuity
plans, fees not specified. Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
41 Non-Friends.




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HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES
D irecto ry , and E n tra n ce R equ irem ents o f H om e

Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Sponsoring or controlling organization

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members

New York—Continued
Albany—Continued.
Old Ladies’ Home 553 Clinton Ave___ Albany Guardian Society___________

68

$500

Amityville: Brunswick Home, 366 Biway- Private organization________________
____do_____ _____ ___ _________
Auburn: Old Ladies’ Home of Auburn

65
65

92, 000

Ballston Spa: L’Amoreaux Home, 199 Milton Ave.
Binghamton:
Home for Aged Women, 80 Fairview
Ave.
House of the Good Shepherd, 74 Conklin Ave.
Brooklyn:
Baptist Home of Brooklyn. N. Y.,
Greene and Throop Aves.
Bethany Home for Aged, 604 East 40th
St.
Brooklyn Hebrew Home and Hospital
for Aged, 813 Howard Ave.
Brooklyn Home for Aged Colored
People, 1095 St. John’s PI.
Brooklyn Home for Aged Men, 745
Classon Ave.

65

Board of Pensions, Presbyterian
Church in the U. S. A.
Private organization...........................
___ do_____________________________

68
65

91,000
500

Long Island Baptist Association____
East German Conference, Methodist
Church.
Private organization________ _____

60
65
65

400
91,000

___ do_______________ _____________

70
7 68 }
___do______________________ _______ \r 8 65 J

500
750

Brooklyn Methodist Episcopal Church Methodist Churches of Brooklyn and
Long Island.
Home, 920 Park PI.

65

500

United Danish American Societies of
Greater New York.
Private organization______________
German Evangelical Aid Society of
the City of Brooklyn.
Private organization________________
Ladies’ Benevolent Association of the
Seventeenth Ward of Brooklyn.
Church Charity Foundation of Long
Island.
Lodges of Eastern States, Danish Sis­
terhood and Brotherhood of America.
Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.
___ do__________ ________ ________
Private organization (German).............
Private organization (Jewish)_______
___ do_______________________ _____
New York Conference, Congregational
Church.
Private organization...........................
New York Conference, Evangelical
Lutheran Augustana Synod.
Evangelical Lutheran Churches of
Missouri Synod.
Church Charity Foundation (Epis­
copal).
Private organization. ............................

65
65
65
65
65
65

9 500

Danish Benevolent “Denmark” So­
ciety, Inc., 1055 41st St.
First United Lemberger Home for
Aged, 608 Bedford Ave.
German Evangelical Home for Aged,
1420 Bushwick Ave.
Graham Home for Old Ladies, 320
Washington Ave.
Greenpoint Home for Aged, 137 Oak
St.
Home for Aged, 452 Herkimer St_____
Home for Aged ofD. B. S. andD. S. S.,
1051 41st St.
Home for Aged, of Little Sisters of the
Poor, 1601 8th Aves.
Home for Aged of Little Sisters of the
Poor, Bushwick and De Kalb Aves.
Marien Heim Home for Aged, 870
Ocean Parkway.
Menorah Home for Aged and Infirm,
Inc., 871 Bushwick Ave.
Mohilev-on-Dnieper Home for Aged,
5810 Snyder Ave.
New York Congregational Home for
Aged, 123 Linden Blvd.
Norwegian Christian Home for Aged,
1250 67th St.
Swedish Augustana Home for Aged,
1680 60th St.
Wartburg Lutheran Home for Aged
and Infirm, 2598 Fulton St.
Buffalo:
Church Home, 24 Rhode Island St____
Caplon (Rosa) Jewish Old Folks
Home, 310 North St.
7 Men.
* Women.




65
60
60
65
65
65
65
65
65
65
65
60

91, 000
500
1, 000
400
500
1,000

(u)

9 500
(10)
91,000
9 500

9 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
10 Each case is considered on its individual merits.

79

DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r the A g ed in the U nited States

—Continued

Entrance requirements— Continued
W hom
admitted
Boarders’
rates

$ 0per week
1
$ 0per m onth...
2

(»)......................

Other

White, Protestant, 6 years’ residence in city, transfer of part
of property to home on admission, good character, free from
chronic illness.
W hite, Catholic, sane, not blind nor a bed patient___________
W hite, Protestant, 2 or 3 years’ residence m city, guaranty
from relative or friend if member’s resources become depleted, able to care for sell.
hite, minister or missionary of sponsoring church, normal
health, able to care for self.

W

W hite, 3 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to
home on admission, free from incurable disease.
White, Episcopalian, 1 year’s membership in diocese, 1 year’s
residence in city, transfer of property to home at death, sane,
normal health.
White, Baptist, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property
to home on admission, sane, not helpless.
Member of sponsoring church, transfer of property to home on
admission, medical certificate of sanity ana health.
W hite, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of property to home
on admission, sane, free from contagious disease, preference
to patients requiring medical or surgical care.
Negro, 3 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to
home, 3 character references, normal health.

Wom en o n ly ...
_do-d o .

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

50
122
54

Both sexes and
couples.
Wom en o n ly ...
— - d o . .............
Both sexes and
couples.
____ do____ _____
-d o..

22
83
32
550

-do..

White, Protestant, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of part
of property to home on admission, remainder at death,
good character, not addicted to alcohol, able to care for self.

$30 per m onth ..

M en and cou­
ples.

W hite, member of sponsoring church, 5 years’ residence in
city, transfer of property to home, free from epilepsy, can­
cer, tuberculosis, diabetes, etc., able to care for room,
ambulant.
W hite, Danish extraction, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer
of property to home, normal health.
W hite, Jewish Orthodox, transfer of property to home on
admission, sane, free from blindness and tuberculosis.
W hite, Protestant, transfer of property to home on admis­
sion, sane, normal health.
W hite, Protestant, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of
property to home at death, free from incurable disease.
W hite, Protestant, transfer of property to home on admis­
sion, normal health.
W hite, member of Episcopal Church, 2 years’ residence in
diocese of Long Island, transfer of property to home on
admission, sane, free from chronic disease.
W hite, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to
home, normal health.
Good character, sane, without other means of support_______

Both sexes and
couples.

106

. - - d o ________

50

132

____ do________

60

_____ d o __________

235

Women only..

70

____ do________

15

Both sexes and
couples.

84

____ d o .................

25

____ do................

230

Sane, destitute_____________________________ ___________ _______ _ ------ do_________

234

W hite, free from cancer and contagious disease_______ _______ _ ____ do_________

43

White, Jewish, 1 year’s residence in city, s a n e ........................ ..

____ do ..............

43

W hite, Protestant, transfer of property to home, sane, am­
bulant.
White, Lutheran, transfer of property to home on admission,
character references, normal health.

up per
month. 8

106

W hite, Jewish, transfer of property to home at death, normal
health, free from chronic disease.1
0
W hite, member of sponsoring church, 5 years’ residence in
State, transfer of property to home, normal health.
W hite, Protestant________________________________ _________ ___

$ 0 and
2

------ d o ................

____ d o ..............

White, Episcopalian, transfer of property to home on ad­
mission, sane.
W hite, Jewish, 1 year’s residence in city or county, 5 years
in State, free from contagious disease, not a bed patient.

^Varies according to physical condition, etc.;
applicants occasionally accepted without fees.




1
8

------ do.................

73

. . — do................

59
77

do...............

152

W om en only. _

36

Both sexes and
couples.

64

.—

Residents receiving pensions required to contrib­
ute portion to home.

80

HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES
D irecto ry , and E n tran ce R equ irem ents o f H om es

Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Sponsoring or controlling organization

New York—Continued
Buffalo—Continued.
El-Nathan Home, Inc., 20 Richmond Private organization______ _________
Ave.
Home for the Friendless, 1500 Main St. ........do.................. .............................. .......
Lutheran Church Home for Aged and Buffalo Churches, United Lutheran
Church of America.
Infirm, 217 East Delavan Ave.
Lutheran Hospice, 117 Glenwood Ave__ Lutheran Children’s Friend and Hos­
pice Society of New York.
St. Francis Asylum, 337 Pine St
_ Catholic order, Sisters of St. Francis.
Canandaigua:
Clark Manor House, 318 Fort Hill Ave. Private organization............. .................
Granger Homestead..... .......................... . Ministerial Relief Division, Board of
Home Missions, Congregational and
Christian Churches.
Catskill: Greene County Home for Aged Private organization.......................... .
Women, 3 High St.
Chatham: Payn (Louis F.) Foundation for Trustees of Louis F. Payn Estate____
Aged People.
Cheektowaga: Evangelical Church Home.. Private organization..............................
do _ .
________ ________
Clinton: Lutheran Church Home for Aged
and Infirm of Central New York, Inc.
Cohoes: Home for Aged Women, 100 Vliet Protestant Churches of Cohoes______
St.
Cooperstown: Welch (Clara) Thanksgiv­ Private organization...........................
ing Home, Inc., 48 Grove St.
Cuba: Kirkpatrick Home for Childless Parochial fund, western New York
diocese, P rotestan t Episcopal
Women, 87 West Main St.
Church.
Dansville: Home for Aged Couples and King’s Daughters and Sons.......... ......
King’s Daughters, 26 Health St.
Private organization___ ____________
Dundee: Letts Memorial Home Dunkirk: St. Vincent’s Home for Aged Catholic order, Sisters of St. Joseph. ..
Women, 329 Washington Ave.
East Islip (Long Island): Williams (Percy) Private organization........................ ...
Home, Inc., Suffolk Lane.
Elmira: Home for Aged, 1526 Grand Cen­ ____do........................................................
tral Ave.
Fairport: Baptist Home of Monroe County. Baptist Union of Monroe County____

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members
60
60
65
65

(2)

65

250

65

9 250

65

3,000

65
65
65
65
65

500
91, 000

67

350

1,000
1,000
3,000

65
60
70
65

Far Rockaway: Far Rockaway Home for
Aged, “Greyloch Hall”.1
Fort Edward: Hodgman (Fred D.) Me­
morial Home, 19J Broadway.
Franklin Square (Long Island): Plattdeutsche Old Folk's Home, Hempstead
Turnpike.
Fredonia: Home for Aged Women, 134
Temple St.
Frewsburg: Old People’s Home.................. .

Trustees of John Bodine Foundation- 60
Troy Conference, Methodist Episco­ 65
pal Church.
f
Private organization................................ 1 7 65 )
8 60
Woman’s Christian Association_____ 65
Middle East Mission Conference____ 70

Gardenville: St. Francis Home, 1153 Indian
Church Rd.
Geneva* Church Home, 600 Castle St
Gerry* Gerry Hemes (The')
Glens Falls: Glens Falls Home for Aged
Women, 106 Warren St.4
Gloversville: Getman (David and Helen)
Memorial Home, 15 East State St.
Greenwich: Washington County Home for
Aged Women, 2 Academy St.
* Varies.
*Data as of 1929.
TMen.

Catholic order, Sisters of St. Francis..
Trinity Church (endowment)_______
Free Methodist Church of North
America.
Private organization___________ ____
___ do________ ____________ _______
____do.........................................................




$250

65
65
65
65
65
65

300
500
500
500
9i,

500

1,200
9 1,000
5,000
300
400
300

81

DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r the A ged in the U nited S tates — Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

$8 per week 9___
$10 per week 9...
$5 per week 9___

$4 per week 9___

$27.50 per month9

____ ____ ______
..............................
$4-$10 per week 9.
---------------------$30 per month 9__
_______________

Other

Ca-

Whom
admitted

pacity
(aged
only)

White, Protestant, able to assist around home.
White, Protestant, 3 years’ residence in city, transfer of
property to home at death, able to care for self.
White, Protestant with church affiliation, 10 years’ residence
in city, transfer of part of property to home, good character.
Transfer of property to home, sane, normal health...................
Sane, free from disease.
White, Protestant, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of
property to home, sane, free from incurable disease, not
addicted to alcohol or drugs.
Ordained minister of Congregational or Christian church (or
wife or widow), normal health.
White, 5 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to
home on admission, good character, able to care for self, free
from chronic disease.
White, transfer of property to home on admission, character
references, sane, not helpless.
White, transfer of part of property to home________________
Lutheran, resident of State, transfer of property to home on
admission, not a hospital case.
White, Protestant, transfer of property to home on admission,
normal health.
White, resident of county, transfer of property to home on
admission, normal health.
White, 1 month’s residence in city, childless, normal health..

Women only...
___ do............
Both sexes and
couples.
___ do......... —
Both sexes.
Both sexes and
couples.
___ do...............

16
69
50
28
190
14

Women only...

11

Both sexes and
couples.
___ do________
----- do________
Women only...
Both sexes and
couples.
Women only..

25
42
22
12
27
1

White, member of sponsoring order, 5 years’ residence in
State, transfer of property to home on admission, sane, free
from malignant disease.
White, resident of county, normal health, able to care for selfWhite, Catholic, sane, normal health_____________________
White, member of theatrical profession, transfer of property
to home, indigent, able to care for self.
White, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of part of property
to home on admission, remainder at death.
Member of Baptist Church, 2 years’ residence in city and
county, transfer of property to home on admission, able to
care for self.
Resident of Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Nassau County, trans­
fer of property to home.
White, 5 years’ membership in sponsoring church, transfer of
property to home on admission, doctor’s certificate of sanity
and health.
White, transfer of property to home on admission, normal
health.
White, preference to local residents, transfer of property to
home on admission, normal health.
White, Protestant, transfer of all or part of property to home,
character references from pastor and others, 6-month trial
period, free from contagious or incurable disease and blind­
ness.
White, Catholic, 1 year’s residence in city or county, free from
contagious disease.42
White, transfer of property to home on admission, 3-month
trial period, sane, normal health.
White, transfer of property to home on admission, sane, not
an invalid.
Resident of county, transfer of property to home___________
1 year’s residence in city, transfer of property to home on
admission good character, sane, normal health.
5 years' residence in county, transfer of property to home on
admission, able to care for self and room.

W om en and
couples.
Women only...
___ do________
Both sexes and
couples.
___ do.............. .
___ do..............

28

___ do________
Women only...

10
15

Both sexes and
couples.
Women only...
Both sexes and
couples.

70

___ do________
Women only...
Both sexes and
couples.
Women only...
____do.
____do.

162
10
33
22
21
17

«Women.
9 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
42 Admissions through Catholic Charities Protective Department.




12

5
20
42
39
65

25
20

82

HOMES FOE AGED IN THE UNITED STATES!
D irecto ry , and E n tra n ce R equ irem ents o f H om es

Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Sponsoring or controlling organization

New York—Continued
Groton: Home for Aged, 208 Cortland S t... Private organization_________ ____
Hamburg: St. Anthony’s Old Folks Horae, Catholic order, Franciscan Sisters of
St. Joseph.
Bay View Rd.
Harrison: Osborn (Miriam) Memorial Private organization...............................
Home.

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members
65
60
65

48 $500

Hollis (Long Island): I. 0. 0. F. Home,
194-10 109th Rd.
Homer: Cortland County Home for Aged
Women, 41 South Main St.
Hudson:
Firemen’s Home of State of New York.
Home for Aged, 620 Union Street4..........
Ithaca:
Home (The), 514 South Aurora St-------

Independent Order of Odd Fellows__ /\ 765 /1------8 60
(6) - - - ...................................................... - (6)
00

I. 0. 0. F. Home and Orphanage,
R. F. D. No. 3.
Jamaica (Long Island): Chapin Home for
Aged and Infirm, 165th St. and Chapin
Parkway.
Jamestown:
Lutheran Home for Aged, 715 Falconer
St.
Warner Home for Aged, 58 Forest Ave.4.
Johnstown: Willing Helpers Home for
Women, Madison Ave.
Kings Park (Long Island): St. Johnland__
Kingston: Home for Aged in Ulster County,
80 Washington Ave.
Lockport:
Locust Haven, 175 Locust St_ __

New York Grand Lodge, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows.
Private organization............................ _.

65
65

1, 025

New York Conference, Lutheran
Church.
Private organization_______________
____do........................................................

65
65
60

1,200
1, 200
9300

Society of St. Johnland______________
Private organization..... ..........................

60
70

500

___ do.........................................................

65

1,500

Odd Fellows Home, 153 Lake Ave____
Malone: Farrar Home for Deserving Old
Ladies, South Bangor Rd.
Middletown: Orange County Home for
Aged Women, Inc., 27 South St.
Mohawk: Old Ladies’ Home of Herkimer
County.

Odd Fellows Home Association of the
State of New York.
Private organization_______ ____ ____
____do__________________ ____ ______
____do_________ __________ ______ _

60
60
65
65

9 400
500
500

Mount Kisco: Swiss Home............ _...........
Mount Vernon:
Heins (Mary Louise) Home, Bradley
Ave.
Home for Aged Couples and King’s
Daughters, 141 Primrose Ave.
Seabury Memorial Home, 325 High­
land Ave.
Sinnott Memorial Home for Aged, 245
Prospect Ave
Wilson (Martha) Home, 434 Franklin
Ave.
Newburgh:
Holden (Amos F. and Sarah) Home for
Aged Women, 73 Grand St.
4 Data as of 1929.
8 No data.

Swiss Benevolent Society of New York.

65

Private organization (Lutheran)..........
New York State branch, International
Order of King's Daughters and Sons.
Private organization...............................
____do....................................... ..............
____do.................................. .......................

65
67

91,000
350

65
65

91,000
2,500
600

____do..................................... .................

65

500




Firemen’s Association of State of New
York.
Private organization__________ ___ .
Ladies’ Union Benevolent Society___

7 Men.
8 Women.

65
65

500
500

83

DIRECTORY OF OLD PEO PLE’ S H OM ES
fo r the A ged in the U nited S tates— Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

Other

Whom
admitted

Ca­
pac­

ity
(aged
only)

$6 per week....... White, free from communicable disease, able to care for self___
$4-$5 per week, White, Catholic, 1 year’s residence in city, sane, free from
$20 per month.9 contagious disease.
White, Protestant, needy gentlewoman, residence in New
York, Bronx, or Westchester Counties for last 10 years,
transfer of property to home on admission, character refer­
ences, normal health.
White, member of sponsoring order, transfer of property to
home on admission, normal health.
(•)___________________________________ ____________________(«)

Both sexes and
couples.
Both sexes___
Women only..

28
163

Both sexes and
couples.
(•)--...................

45
(6)

White, 5 years’ service as volunteer fireman in New York
State, free from contagious disease.
American, Protestant, 5 years’ residence in county, transfer
of property to home.
White, 2 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to
home on admission, in reduced circumstances, good charac­
ter, sane, free from cancer, tuberculosis, etc.
White, 10 years’ membership in good standing in sponsoring
order, transfer ot property to home on admission, able to
care for self.
White, transfer of property to home on admission, able to care
for room.

Men only..........
Both sexes and
couples.
Women only...

180
28
15

White, Protestant, transfer of part of property to home on
admission.
White, preference to residents of county, transfer of property
to home.
White, 2 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to
home on admission, preference to childless persons, good
character, normal health.
$ 2 5 -$ 4 2 per White, 1-month trial period, sane, normal health___________
month.
White, 5 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to
home on admission, doctor’s certificate of health.
White, 2 years’ residence in city or county, transfer of prop­
erty to home on admission, good character, sane, free
from contagious or malignant disease.
Member of sponsoring order, transfer of property to home on
admission, sane.
White, resident of city or county, transfer of property to home
on admission, doctor’s certificate of sanity and health.
White, 5 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to
home on admission, good character.
White, childless widow or spinster of good character, 2 years’
residence in county, transfer of property to home on admis­
sion, sane, free from contagious or malignant disease, not
helpless.
Swiss birth or descent, from Greater New York, transfer of
property to home at death, needy, not requiring extra care.
White, Lutheran, transfer of property to home
White, member of sponsoring order, 5 years’ residence In
State, transfer of property to home on admission, free from
communicable disease.
White, professional woman, transfer of property to home on
admission, normal health.
Transfer of property to home on admission, good character,
free from chronic disease, normal health.
White, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home..
White, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home,
normal health.
9 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
13 And burial fee, if able; applicants occasionally accepted without fees.




Both sexes and
couples.
___ do................

7

80

95

___ do................
___ do..............
Women only. __

20
24
22

Both sexes and
couples.
___ do................

68
40

W omen and
couples.
Both sexes and
couples.
Women only...
___ do________
___ do................

11

Both sexes and
couples.
do.
W omen and
couples.
Women only...
Both sexes and
couples.
Women only...
do.

229
15
36
25
38
33
28
47
22
16
29

84

HOMES FOB AGED IN TH E UNITED STATES
D irectory, and E ntrance R equirem ents o f H om es

Entrance requirements
Name and address of home

New York—Continued
N ewburgh—Con tinued.
Johnes (Goldsmith D. and Mary B.)
Home for Aged Couples, Inc., Box
645, Balmville Road.
New Rochelle:
Home for Aged of New Rochelle, 89
Clinton Ave.
United Home for Aged Hebrews, 391
Pelham Rd.4
New York City:
Association for Relief of Respectable
Aged Indigent Females, 891 Amster­
dam Ave.
Baptist Home for Aged, 3260 Henry
Hudson Parkway East.
Bialystoker Home for Aged, 228 East
Broadway.
Braker Memorial Home, 3d Ave. and
183d St.
Bronx Home for Sons and Daughters of
Moses, 990 College Ave.
Freedman (Andrew) Home, 1125 Grand
Concourse.
Hebrew Home for Aged of Harlem, 114
East 105th St.
Home for Aged and Infirm Hebrews of
New York, 121 West 105th St.
Home for Aged, 213 East 70th St_____
Home for Aged, 660 East 183d St_____
Home for Aged of French Benevolent
Society, 330 West 30th St.
Home for Old Men and Aged Couples,
1060 Amsterdam Ave.
Home of Daughters of Israel for Aged,
1260 5th Ave.
Home of Daughters of Jacob, 167th St.,
Findlay and Teller Aves., Bronx.
Home of Old Israel, 70 Jefferson St____
Home of Sons and Daughters of Israel,
232 East 12th St.
Isabella Home, Amsterdam Ave. and
190th St.
Methodist Episcopal Church Home,
244th St. and Spuyten Duyvil Park­
way.
New York Baptist Home, Inc., 833
East 223d St.
Old People’s Homo of the Eastern Mis­
sionary Association, 2860 Lafayette
Ave., Bronx.
Peabody Home for Aged and Indigent
Women, 1000 Pelham Parkway St.,
South Bronx.
Powell (Clayton A.) Home, 732 Saint
Nicholas Ave.
Presbyterian Home for Aged Women,
49 East 73d St.
4 Data as of 1929.
6 No data.
7 Men.




Sponsoring or controlling organization

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members
(10)

$500

do.

65

1,000

do.

60

do.

60

Private organization.

Baptist Churches of Manhattan, 65
Bronx, Westchester, and Staten
Island.
Private organization.......... ......... .......... 65
___ do._____ ________ ____ ________ 55
___ do....................................................... 65
___ do....... ................................................ 60
___ do......................................................... 65
Federation for Support of Jewish Phil­
60
anthropic Societies.
Catholic order, Little Sisters of the 60
Poor.
___ do____________________ ______
60
French Benevolent Society................... 60
765
Private organization.
860
do.
65
do.
60
____do.
___ do.
........do.

8 1,000
1,000
48 200

9 400
88 700
(10)

65
65
7 65 \ ...................
. 8 60 I

MethodistEpiscopal churches of Man­
hattan, Bronx, and Westchester
County.
New York State Colored Baptist Con­
vention.
Evangelical Mission Covenant of Am­
erica (Eastern District).
Private organization...............................

60
65

Abyssinian Baptist Church.
Private organization. ...........

(8)
65

65
300
9 1,000

65
(8)

8Women.
8 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
i° Each case is considered on its individual merits.

85

DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r the Aged in the United States— Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

Other

Whom
admitted

C a­

pac­
ity
(aged
only)

White, preference to residents of county, transfer of property Both sexes and
to home on admission, 3-month trial period, normal health.
couples.

31

White, 3 years’ residence in New Rochelle, Pelham, or Larchmont, transfer of property to home on admission, free from
incurable or contagious disease, not a cripple.
Jewish, transfer of property to home__
___________

do _

28

do .

65

White, Protestant, unmarried or widow, 10 years’ residence Women only... 121
in Manhattan or Bronx,44 transfer of property to home at
death, without relatives able to support, character refer­
ences, sane, normal health.
White, United States citizen, Baptist, 5 years’ residence in Both sexes and 130
city, transfer of property to home on admission, normal couples.
health.
Orthodox Hebrew, 3 years’ residence in State, transfer of part
do __
20Q
of property to home on admission, not a chronic invalid.
White, not disabled or requiring medical or nursing care____ ___do_______ _ 95
White, Jewish, sane, ambulant_______________ _______
55
do__
Good cultural background, not requiring special treatment Couples only... 130
or diet.
White, Jewish, transfer of property to home on admission if Both sexes____
74
no children, sane, free from contagious disease.
White, Jewish, 3 years’ residence in city, transfer of property Both sexes and 345
to home on admission, without relatives able to support, at couples.
least semiambulant.
White, character references, sane, free from contagious dis­ __ .do____ ___ 233
ease.
Good character___________ _____________________________ ___ do____ .. 230
White, French, indigent, ambulant_____________________ Both sexes . . .
22
) ...................... ... White, preference to Episcopalians, 3 years’ residence in city, M e n a n d
90
J
transfer of property to home at death, free from chronic couples.
disease.
Jewish, 2 years’ residence in city or county, 5 in State, transfer Both sexes and 355
of property to home at death, ambulant.
couples.
White, Jewish, 1 year’s residence in city or county, 5 in State, ____do________ 564
transfer of property to home on admission, free from com­
municable disease.
White, Jewish. _ __________ . _____ __________________ ____do________ 243
Jewish, transfer of property to hom e___ _________________ ____do____
200
White, 6 months’ residence in city, transfer of property to ____do_______
172
home on admission, without relatives able to support,
character references, sane, free from communicable or dis­
abling disease, epilepsy, or blindness.
do
White, 10 years’ membership in sponsoring church, transfer of
93
property to home on admission, sane, free from cancer,
epilepsy, tuberculosis, or crippling disease.
$22 per month... Negro, transfer of part of property to home at death, 90-day Both sexes____
13
trial period, normal health.
34
Scandinavian, member of sponsoring church, transfer of part Both sexes and
of property to home on admission, all at death, normal couples.
health.
White, 5 years’ residence in State, transfer of property to Women only...
50
home on admission, gentlewoman in reduced circumstances
and without relatives able to support, free from contagious
disease, not an invalid.
(6)........................ («) . .
.
............................................... ............ («)._................... (8)
49
$25 per month
White, member of Presbyterian or Dutch Reformed Church, Women only...
resident of city, sufficient means to cover personal and burial
' expenses.
38 For couples.
46 Plus .$1.50 or $2 per day; latter rate includes med44 If foreigner, 20 years' residence in the United ical and nursing care with no extra charge. Others
States.
pay 50 cents per day additional.




86

HOMES FOR AGED IN TH E UNITED STATES
D irecto ry , and E n tra n ce R equ irem ents o f H om es

Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

New ForA:—-Continued
New York City—Continued.
St. Francis Home, 609 East 5th St..
St. Joseph's Home, 135 West 106th S t...
St.Luke’s Home for Aged Women, 2914
Broadway.
St. Patrick’s Home for Aged and In­
firm, 66 Van Cortland Park South,
Bronx.
St. Philip’s Parish Home, 211 West 133d
St.
Samaritan Home, 440 East 88th St____
Trinity Chapel Home, 1666 Bussing
Ave., Bronx.
United Odd Fellows Home and Or­
phanage, 1072 Havemeyer Ave.
W arschauer Haym Solomon Home for
Aged, 136 2d Ave.
Webb Institute of Naval Architecture,
Webb and Sedgwick Ave.
North Tarrytown: Howard (Margaret A.)
Home, North Broadway.
Norwich: Chenango Valley Home, 24 Canaswacta St.
Ogdensburg:
Ogdensburg City Hospital and Orphan
Asylum, 215 King St.
Pythian Home__________________—

Sponsoring or controlling organization

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members
(10)

Catholic order, Sisters of the Poor of St.
Francis.
Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.
Private organization_______ _______
Catholic order, Carmelite Sisters for
the Aged and Infirm.
St. Philip’s Protestant Episcopal
Church.
Private organization. _.................... ......
..— do............ .................................... .

$500
500
750
8250

Independent Order of Odd Fellows..
Associated Warschauer Society for
Aged.
Private organization.______________
-do.
_do.

Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg_____
New York State Grand Lodge,
Knights of Pythias.
United Helpers Home, 1200 State St__ Society of the United Helpers.
Oneida: Old Ladies’ Home of Madison Private organization_________
County, 533 Main St.4
Oriskany: Eastern Star Home..................._ New York Grand Chapter, Order of
Eastern Star.
Ossining:
Bethel Swedish M. E. Home, Narra- Private organization.
gansett and Pine Ave.
Christ Child Day Nursery and Beth­ ___ do___.....................
any Home, 26 Ann St.
Victoria Home for Aged British Men
and Women.
Oswego: Home for the Homeless, 43 East
Utica St.
Owego: Owego Home for Aged Women,
369 Main St.
Oxford: N. Y. S. Woman’s Relief Corps
Home.

(10)
500

Daughters of the British Empire-

8 500

Private organization.......................

(3)

___ d o ....................
State of New York..

Private organization.
Peekskill: Field Home, R. F. D.
Penn Yan: Pratt (Guertha) Home, Inc., ____do.
224 Clinton St.
Plattsburg: Vilas (Samuel F.) Home, Cor- ____do.
nelia and Beckman Sts.
do.
Port Jervis: Home for Aged Women, 63
Canal St.
3 Varies according to age.
7 Men.
4 Data as of 1929.




500
500

800

65
65
65

1,000
1,500
500

65

700

87

DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r the A ged in the U nited States — Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

(10)

Other

W hite..............................................................
Good character, without means of support
White, Episcopalian, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of
property (above $500') to home on admission.
White, Catholic, sane, free from contagious disease_________

Whom
admitted

Both sexes and
couples.
___ do_______
Women only___
Both sexes and
couples.
Women only...
$22 per month.._ Negro, normal health
White, Protestant, transfer of property to home on admission, Both sexes____
normal health.
White, member of Protestant Episcopal Church, transfer of Women only...
property to home on admission, medical certificate of sanity
and health.
White, member in good standing in lodge of sponsoring organi­ Both sexes and
zation, transfer of property to home, normal health, able to couples.
care for self.
Former resident (or descendant of resident) of Warsaw, Poland, Both sexes____
or its vicinity.
United States citizen, shipbuilder, transfer of property to Both sexes and
home on admission, sane, good habits.
couples.
White, dressmaker or worker in allied trade, sane, free from Women only...
cancer, paralysis, or tuberculosis.
White, transfer of property to home on admission, normal ___ d o...........
health.
$4 per w ee k, White, sane........................... ............. ............................................. Both sexes and
couples.
$16.08 per month.9
White, 5 years’ membership in sponsoring order prior to ap­ ___ do_______
plication (or wife or widow), transfer of property to home on
admission.
White, Protestant, resident of county, transfer of property to Women only...
home on admission, not a hospital case.
2 years’ residence in county preceding application, transfer of ___ do________
property to home, homeless.
White, 15 years’ membership in sponsoring order prior to ap­ ----- do________
plication, transfer of property to home on admission, sane,
free from cancer, epilepsy, or communicable disease.
Swedish, Methodist, transfer of property to home on admis­ Both sexes and
sion, sane, free from contagious disease, ambulant.
couples.
White, 5 years’ residence in city or vicinity, transfer of prop­ Women only...
erty to home on admission (income thereon paid to resident),
without relatives able to support, character references, not
requiring nursing care.
White, British descent, 5 years’ residence in State, transfer of Both sexes and
property to home at death, sane, free from infectious or couples.
chronic disease.
White, several years’ residence in city, transfer of property to Women only...
home on admission, free from chronic disease, without home
or anyone to provide.
White, 4 months’ residence in county, 1 year in State, transfer ___ d o ............ .
of property to home on admission.
Veteran or war nurse enlisted from New York or having 1 Both sexes and
year’s residence there, sane, free from cancer, tuberculosis, or couples.
venereal disease; wives or widows must prove marriage 10
years prior to application, mothers or daughters must prove
war service or honorable discharge.
White, 5 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to Women only...
home on admission, normal health.
White, Protestant, transfer of property to home at death, ___ do__.......... .
normal health.
White, Protestant, resident of State, transfer of property ___ d o ............ .
to home on admission, furnishings for own room, normal
health.
do.
White, transfer of property to home on admission, 3-month
trial period, good habits.
» Women.
9 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
io Each case is considered on its individual merits.




Capacity
(aged
only)

228
250
84
139
13
44
10
118
102
15
27
12
68
17
22
100
40
6
62
21
12
226
25
16
29
14

88

HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES
D irectory, and Entrance Requirements o f Homes
E n t r a n c e r e q u ir e ­
m e n ts

Name and address of home

S p o n s o r in g or c o n tr o llin g o r g a n iz a tio n

M in im u m
e n tr a n c e fee
for life
m em bers

M in i­
mum
age

N e w York — Continued

Poughkeepsie:
Old Ladies Home, 52 South Hamilton
St.
Pringle Memorial Home, 153 Academy
St.
Vassar Brothers Home for Aged M en,
193 M ain St.
Red Hook: Ward M a n o r ____ ___________
Rochester:
Church Home, 509 Mount Hope A v e ..
Jewish Home for Aged, Inc., 1162 St.
Paul St.

P r iv a t e o r g a n i z a t i o n ........................................

$500

60

10
,0 0

d o __________________________________________
65

C o m m u n i t y S e r v ic e
Y o r k C ity ).

S o c ie ty

500

70

_____ d o ....... ...................................................... .............

8600

(N e w

P r o te s ta n t
E p is c o p a l
C hu rch
of
R o c h e s te r .
P r iv a t e o r g a n iz a t io n _______________________

65
P

70

}
Rochester Friendly Home, 3156 East
_____ d o .......................................................... ..............
\ 8 65
Ave.
R o c h e s te r P r e s b y t e r y , P r e s b y t e r ia n
Rochester Presbyterian Home, Inc.,
C hu rch .
256 Thurston Rd.
R o m a n C a th o lic D io c e s e o f R o c h e s t e r .
St. Ann’s Home for Aged, 1971 Lake
60
Ave.
S t. J o h n ’ s C h a r it a b le A s s o c ia t io n ............
St. John’s Home for Aged, 1262 South
65
Ave.

8 500

8600
8500

Rome: Rome Home, 417 North Washing­
ton St.

P r iv a t e o r g a n iz a t io n ..........................................

65

500

Saratoga Springs: Home of the Good Shep­
herd, 45 Greenfield Ave.
Saugerties: Finger (Ellen Russell) Home
for Aged and Indigent Women, Ulster
Ave.
Sayville (Long Island):
Home Farm (branch of German Evan­
gelical Home for Aged, Brooklyn).
Sons and Daughters of Liberty Home,
121 Lakeland Ave.
Schenectady:
Ingersoll Memorial for Aged M en, Stop
1, Albany-Schenectady Rd.
Old Ladies’ Home, 1519 Union S t_____ .

C h u r c h A i d o f P r o te s ta n t E p is c o p a l
C h u rch .
P r iv a t e o r g a n iz a t io n ..................................... ..

70

500

Seneca Falls: Johnson Home for Indigent
Females, Cayuga St.
Staten Island:
Eger Norwegian Lutheran Home for
the Aged, Meisner and Rockland Ave.,
New Dorp.
House of Divine Providence, 1088 Old
Town Rd., Stapleton.4
Mariner’s Family Asylum, 119 Tom p­
kins Ave., Stapleton.

G e r m a n E v a n g e lic a l A i d S o c ie ty o f
t h e C i t y o f B r o o k ly n .
N e w Y o r k S ta te C o u n c i l, S o n s a n d
D a u g h ters of L ib e r ty .

65

T r u s te e s o f G e o r g e T . In g e r so ll E s t a t e .

Syracuse Home, 212 North Townsend
St.

4 Data as of 1929.
6No data.
7 M en.




800

P r iv a t e o r g a n iz a tio n _______________________

700

T r u s te e s o f J u s tu s B . J o h n so n E s t a t e . .

P r iv a t e o r g a n iz a t io n ..................................... ..

C a th o lic o rd er, Siste rs o f D i v i n e P r o v i ­
d e n ce .
P r iv a t e o r g a n iz a t io n ..................... .................. ..

8600

65

65

Sailors’ Snug Harbor, Richmond Ter­ ______d o _ _ ............................................................ .........
race, New Brighton.
Swedish Home for Aged People, 20 U n it e d S w e d ish S o c ie t y o f N e w Y o r k .
Bristol Ave., W est New Brighton.
Stuyvesant: Odd Fellows Home of Eastern
New York.
Syracuse:
Jewish Home for Aged of Central New
York, 4101 East Genesee St.
Loretto Rest, Inc., East Glen and
Brighton Aves.

81 0
,0 0
8300

50

65

In d e p e n d e n t O r d e r o f O d d F e l l o w s ____

P r iv a t e o r g a n iz a tio n

60

20
0

60

8800

65
f 7 60
\ 8 55

________ __________

60

R o m a n C a th o lic D io c e s e o f S y r a c u s e ..

60

Private o r g a n iz a t io n ..................................... ..

65

} .........................

(14)

500

8 Women.
8 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.

89

DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r the Aged in the United States— Continued
Entrance requirements— Continued
W hom
admitted
Boarders’
rates

Other

White, Protestant, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of prop­
erty to home on admission, normal health.
W hite, literary or professional man, transfer of property to
home on admission, normal health.
White, Protestant, 5 years' residence in city, transfer of prop­
erty to home on admission, able to care for self.
Transfer of property to home at death, sane, free from com­
municable disease.

( « ) _ _ „ ........ ...........

$7 and up per
week.9

White, member of sponsoring church, 2 years’ residence in
city, transfer of property to home on admission.
W hite, Jewish, 1 year’s residence in city, sane, free from com­
municable disease.10

Wom en o n ly ...

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

47

Men only

9

do

20

Both sexes and
couples.
.

90

do _

39

do

81

White.. 3 years’ residence in city, 5 in county, transfer of prop­ ___ do______ __ .
erty to home on admission, not a hospital case.
White, member of church in Rochester Presbytery, transfer of _ _ do _ _
property to home on admission, normal health.
White, good character, normal health_______________ ______ _
____ do ________

White, Protestant, 2 years’ residence in city, transfer of part
. do _
of property to home on admission, free from cancer, tuber­
culosis, etc., not a hospital case.
White, 2 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to Wom en o n ly ...
home on admission (income thereon paid to resident), sane,
normal health.
$10 per week 9. __ White, good character, able to care for self____________________ ____ do ________

108
51
185
75
18
27

. . . d o _ _............

6

White, Protestant, transfer of property to home on admission,
Both sexes and
normal health.
couples.
White, member of sponsoring order, 20 years’ residence in ____ do . _______
State, transfer of property to home on admission, free from
communicable, disabling, or malignant disease or epilepsy.
White, 5 years’ residence in city or county, transfer of property M en only___ __
to home on admission.
Women o n ly ...
White, 3 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home
on admission, good character, free from contagious disease,
not helpless nor blind.
_ do.
White, transfer of property to home on admission, good char­
acter, sane, normal health.

10

White, 3 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home
on admission (income thereon paid to resident), normal
health.

12
33
43
18

White, Lutheran, transfer of property to home on admission,
normal health.

Both sexes and
couples.

40

French preferred, member of St. Vincent de Paul Church____

Women o n ly ...

21

W hite, wife, mother, or daughter of mariner sailing from Port ____ do________
of New York, transfer of property to home, sane, free from
tuberculosis.
M en only ___
Service on deep-sea vessels under United States flag, destitute,
unable to support self.
Scandinavian, transfer of property to home at death, am­ Both sexes and
bulant.
couples.

$1 per day 8 ___

24
802

___ do_________

40

White, member of sponsoring order, transfer of property to
home on admission, able to care for self.

$5 per week_____

White, Jewish, 1 year’s residence in city or State, transfer of ____ d o ................
property to home.
White, Catholic, 1 year’s membership in sponsoring diocese, ____ d o ._ ........... ..
recommendation from pastor, sane, free from chronic
organic disease.
White, Protestant, 1 year’s residence in county, transfer of 85 Women o n ly ...
percent of property to home on admission, good character,
free from incurable disease or paralysis, not confirmed
invalid.

1 E a c h case is c o n s id e r e d o n its in d i v i d u a l m e r its .
0
1V a r ie s a c c o r d in g to age , p h y s ic a l c o n d it i o n , e t c .;
4




a p p lic a n ts o c c a s io n a lly a c c e p te d w it h o u t fees.

31

42
165
55

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HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES!
Directory, and Entrance Requirements o f Homes
Entrance require­
ments
Sponsoring or controlling organization

Name and address of home

Minim um
M ini­
entrance fee
mum
for life
age
members

N e w York — Continued

Tappan:
Eventide Home, Box 32, Western High­
way.
German Masonic Home
_____________
Troy:
Bethesda Home, 504 Second Ave __ __

Salvation Arm y (New York C ity)____

60

(10
)

Free and Accepted Masons___________ f f 65 \___..................
{ »60
Private organization_______ ___________

Protestant Episcopal Churches in
Troy.
Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.
Powers (Deborah) Home for Old Ladies . Trustees of Deborah Powers E state._

Church Home in the City of Troy, 1800
7th Ave.
Home for the Aged, 192 9th S t _________

Presbyterian Church Home, 92 1st St_. Private organization___________________
Utica:
Home for Aged M en and Couples, 1657 ____ d o ...................................................... .......
Sunset A ve .4
Home for the Homeless, 32 Faxton St__ ____ d o ._ ......... ................................................
__________________

Private organization__________________

9 $500

60
70

1,000

65

300

65

600

65

1,000

Free and Accepted M a s o n s ___________

St. Luke’s Home and Hospital, 1506
Whitesboro St.
Vernon Center: Maple Park Home for
Aged Ladies.
Wappingers Falls: Gallaudet Home for
Aged and Infirm Deaf Mutes.

65

Masonic H o m e ____

65
60

600

Episcopal Church Mission to Deaf
M utes.

60

500

Watertown: Keep (Henry) Home, 920 Private organization___________________
Washington St.
Williams ville:
Blooher H o m e s ___________ _ _ _______ __ ____ do__________________________________

60

1,000

65

1,000

St. M ary of the Angels, 400 M ill St____
Yonkers:
B ’nai B ’rith Home for Aged, 3 Lehman
Terrace.
St. John’s Home for Aged Women, 5
Hudson St.

__ do

_______

_____________________

Catholic order, Sisters of St. Francis...
District N o. 1, B ’nai B ’rith___________
( « )._ _ ...............................................................

65
(6
)

09

North Carolina

Durham: King’s Daughters Home for
Aged W omen, Gloria Ave. and Bu­
chanan Blvd.
Fayetteville: Confederate W om en’s H om e.
Goldsboro: I. O. O. F. H om e______________
Greensboro:
Home.

Masonic and Eastern Star

Raleigh: St. Luke’s Home for Aged Ladies,
501 Newbern Ave.
Wilmington: Kennedy (Catherine) Home,
901 Princess St .4
Winston-Salem: Moravian Church Home,
500 South Church St.

Sheltering Home
Circle,
Daughters and Sons.

King’s

United Daughters of Confederacy and
State of North Carolina.
North Carolina Grand Lodge, Inde­
pendent Order of Odd Fellows.
North Carolina Grand Lodge, Free
and Accepted Masons, and Grand
Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.
(6 _____________________ _________________
)
Ladies Benevolent Society......................

55
65

60
09

09

200

60

Congregation of United Brethren of
Salem and vicinity (Moravian
Church).

North Dakota

Arthur: Good Samaritan Hom e____________
Devils Lake: Odd Fellows’ Home 4. .............

4 Data as of 1929.




(10
)

Evangelical Lutheran Good Samari­
tan Society.
North Dakota Grand Lodge, Inde
pendent Order of Odd Fellows.

6 No data.

Men.

Women.

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DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r the Aged in the United States— Continued
Entrance requirements— Continued

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

W hom
admitted
Boarders’
rates

Other

White, able to care for self_____________________________________

M en only

_

$6 per week 9___

Member of sponsoring order in good standing (or wife or Both sexes and
widow), transfer of property to home on admission, normal
couples.
health.
White, Protestant, 3 years’ residence in city or county, 5 in Wom en o n ly ...
State, transfer of property to home on admission, able to care
for self and room, not blind.
Member of sponsoring church, transfer of property to home .........do______
on admission, sane, normal health.
Sane_ _________
_
- ~ __________ _____________________________ Both sexes and
couples.
White, Protestant, transfer of property to home on admission,
W omen o n ly ...
sane, normal health.
White, Presbyterian, 3 years’ residence in city, transfer of _____d o ___ __
property to home on admission, sane, normal health.
Preference to residents of county, transfer of property to home. Both sexes and
couples.
White, preference to Protestants, several years' residence in W omen only._county, transfer of property to home on admission, sane, not
a hospital case.
White, Mason (or wife or widow), indigent, transfer of prop- Both sexes and
couples.
erty to home on admission, sane, free from contagious dis­
ease.
White, Protestant Episcopalian, able to care for self.............. .
Wom en o n ly ...

$7 per week

15

2 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to home on ____ do_________

....

$8 per week------

100
25
19
173
18
16
40
64
600
16
19

admission, sane, free from disease.
White, deaf mute, resident of State, transfer of property to Both sexes and
home on admission, sane, free from communicable disease,
couples.
not a hospital case.
White, 15 years' residence in county, transfer of property to ____ do_________
home at death, ambulant, able to care for room.

33
34

White, transfer of property to home on admission, good char­ _____do_________
acter, not a hospital case.
_ do __
W hite, sane, not a hospital case. ________________________ _ __ _

50

$8-$13 per wfcek.

40

(6
)

White, Jewish, member of sponsoring order, transfer of part _ ..d o _________
of property to home on admission, sane, normal health.
(6 ................. ...................................................... ................ ....................... (6 __________
)
)

....................

(6
)

Women o n ly ...

24

White, wife, sister, or daughter of Confederate soldier, trans­ ___ do_________
fer of property to home at death, sane.
White, member in good standing of sponsoring order___ __ _ Both sexes and
couples.
White, member of sponsoring order, transfer of part of prop­ ____ d o . . . ......... .
erty to home on admission.

$25 and $30 per
month.

White, member of sponsoring order, good character, sane,
free from contagious or incurable disease.

73

42
15
65

(8 ________ ______ _________ ___________ ____________ ____________ _
)
(

0) ____________

Furnish own bed linen and towels. _ ............................................ _

(«)_______________

Both sexes and
couples.
Women o n ly ...

25

Both sexes and
couples.
............ ........................ _____ do. ____ __

113

(10 ..........................
)

White, member of sponsoring c h u rch ............... ............... ............

$25 per month 9.

(6
)

White, free from contagious disease...................................................
Member of sponsoring order, indigent

• Applicants occsasionally accepted without fees.
2 3 0 8 0 8 ° - - 4 1 -------- 7




10 Each case is considered on its individual me:rits.

17

40

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HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES!
Directory, and Entrance Requirements o f Homes
Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Sponsoring or controlling organization

M inim um
M ini­
entrance fee
mum
for life
age
members

North Dakota— Continued

Fargo: Lutheran Old People’s Home, 1315
North Broadway.
Grand Forks: Grand Forks Home for Aged.
Jamestown: Jamestown Old Folks H om e.-.
Lisbon: North Dakota Soldiers’ Home 4___
Northwood: Northwood Old People’s
Home.
Valley City: Lutheran Old People’s Home.

Lutheran
Hospitals and
Homes
Society of America, Inc.
Private organization____. _
Evangelical Lutheran Good Samari­
tan Society.
State of North Dakota________________
Northwood Deaconess Hospital and
Home Association.
Lutheran Hospitals and Homes So­
ciety of Fargo.

(10
)

8 $2,000
(10
)
65

Ohio

Akron: Sumner Home for Aged, 90 North
Prospect St.
Ashtabula: Smith Home for Aged Women,
4533 Park Ave.

Private organization...................................

65

300

Trustees of James L. Smith Estate___

65

8300

Canton: Aultman Home for Aged Women,
708 Market Ave. North.

Private organization................. .................

65

600

8 70
i

8 2, 500

Cincinnati:
Bethesda Home for Aged, 440 Lafayette _____do........ ......... ..................... ................... ..
Ave.
Bodmann Widows’ Home, Highland
and Stetson Aves.
Cincinnati Altenheim, Burnet and Ellard Ave.
Hamilton County 0 . E . S. Home and
Hospital, 1630 North Btnd Rd., Col­
lege Hill.
Home for Aged Colored Women, 1334^
Lincoln Ave.
Home for Jewish Aged and Infirm,
Union and Burnet Aves.
Methodist Home for Aged, 5343 Hamil­
ton Ave., College Hill.
Orthodox Jewish Home for Aged, M a­
ple and Knott Sts.
St. Ann’s House, 1630 Baymiller St.18_ _
St. Joseph’s Home for Aged Poor, Flor­
ence A ve .4
St. Teresa Home for A ged................... .

____ do...... ............... ....... ..................... ...........

65

------- d o ..................................... ........... ...........

65

Chapters of Hamilton County, Order
of the Eastern Star.

65

Progressive Benefit Society___________

60

Ohio Annual Conference, Methodist
Church.
Private organization___________________

65

500

65

Private organization___________________

1, 250
(i°)

Community of the Transfiguration,
Glendale.
Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cin­
cinnati.
Private organization...................................

(i°)

60

60
65

8 1, 500-4, 000

65

1,250

Circleville: Home and Hospital of Circle- ____ do................................. ......... ...................
ville, 335 W est Ohio St.
Cleveland:
Altenheim, 7719 Detroit Ave.4. ............ .. ____ do__________________________________

65

9 600

Baptist Home of Ohio, 8903 Cedar Ave.,
SE.

Baptish Churches of Ohio—....................

65

500

Church Home, 2227 Prospect A v e_____

Diocese of Ohio, Episcopal C hurch...

60

8500

Cleveland Home for Aged Colored Peo­
ple, 4807 Cedar Ave.
Dorcas Invalid Home, 1380 Addison Rd.

Private organization...................................

65

300

Dorcas Society.................... ....................... .

65

8700

Home for Aged Women (Amasa Stone
House), 975 East Blvd.

Private organization___________________

65

750

Jennings (Eliza) Home, 10603 Detroit
Ave.

_____do....................... ....................................

Jewish Orthodox Old Home, 736 Lakeview Rd.

Jewish Welfare Federation of Cleve­
land.

W idows’ and Old M en’s Home, 1310
East M cM illan St.

4 D a t a as o f 1929.
8 A p p lic a n t s o c c a s io n a lly




a c ce p te d w it h o u t fees.

65

(i°)

9 750
65

i° E a c h case is c o n sid e r e d o n its in d iv id u a l m e r its .
13 N u m b e r o f r o o m s .

93

DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
for the Aged in the United States— Continued
Entrance requirements— Continued
W hom
admitted
Boarders’
rates

Other

Both sexes and
couples.
$30 per month 9_. White, Lutheran, transfer of property to home on admission.. ___ do _ . _
$25 per month 9_. Transfer of property to home 10_ __________ __________________
do

$25 per month 9__ White, free from contagious disease.____ _______ ______________

$25-$35
per
month .9
$25 per month 9_.

Veteran, or wife or widow_____ ______ _____
_. .
do
White, preference to Lutherans, 30-day trial period, free from ____ do_________
communicable disease.
White, free from contagious disease____________________________
do

White, 3 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home ____ do__________
on admission, normal health.
White, American-born, 1 year’s residence in county, transfer Women o n ly ...
of property to home on admission, good character, normal
health.
White, 3 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home ____ do_________
on admission, 3 character references from city residents, free
from chronic disease.
White, preference to Methodists, transfer of part of property
to home (5 percent interest thereon paid to resident), good
character, free from objectionable disease.
White, Protestant, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of prop­
erty to home at death, sane, normal health.
0 °)--------------- ------- White, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to
home,10 good character, normal health.
White, Protestant, 5 years’ membership in sponsoring order
preceding date of application, transfer of property to home
on admission.
Negro, 15 years’ residence in city______________________________

Cap (C
B *
ity
(aged
only)

45
62
25
50

86
52

32
28

20

Both sexes and
couples.

95

W omen o n ly ...

68

Men o n ly .. . . .

75

Both sexes and
couples.

26

$2 per month 17._

$50 per month 9_.

$7 per week 9___

Women o n ly ...

18

White, Jewish, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of property
to home at death, free from tuberculosis or cancer.
White, Protestant, transfer of property to home on admission,
sane, normal health.
Jewish, 1 year’s residence in city. ________ ______ _________ __

Both sexes and
couples.
____ do__________

65

White, preference to Episcopalians, sufficient income for selfsupport.
White, sane, letter of recommendation, destitute_____________

Women o n ly ...

15

Both sexes and
couples.
W hite, normal health_______________________ _____ _____ ________ ____ d o _________

250

White, Protestant, 10 years’ residence in city or county, trans­ ____ do__________
fer of property to home on admission, character references
from pastor and physician, able to care for self and room.
White, free from malignant disease ________ ____ _____ _________ W o m e n an d
couples.

220

do

Both sexes and
couples.
White, preference to Baptists, transfer of property to home on W omen o n ly ...
admission, character references (from church, if Baptist),
sane, normal health.
White, Episcopalian, resident of diocese, transfer of property ____ do--------------to home on admission, good character, normal health.
$7 per week_____ Negro, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home
Both sexes____
on admission.
$12 per week 9___ White, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home Women o n ly ...
at death, sane, invalid, but free from malignant disease.
American citizen, white, Protestant, 5 years’ residence in __ .d o _______ .
county, transfer of property to home on admission, able to
care for self.
$21 per month 9__ White, 5 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to ____ d o . . . ............
home on admission, good character, invalid, but free from
malignant disease.
White, Orthodox Jewish, 2 years’ residence in city, transfer Both sexes and
of property to home on admission, free from contagious
couples.
disease.
Transfer of property to home__________________________________

17 Covers rent only; residents must be able to support selves, otherwise.




18 Home for self-scipporting women.
31 Younger by special arrangement.

130
80

125

1 14
3
35
27
18
18
52
50
61

100

94

HOMES FOB AGED IN THE UNITED STATES
Directory, and Entrance Requirements o f Homes
Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Sponsoring or controlling organization

M inim um
M ini­
entrance fee
mum
for life
age
members

Ohio— Continued

Cleveland— Continued.
Little Sisters of the Poor, 2507 East 22d
St .4
Monteflore Home, 3151 Mayfield Rd___
Scottish Old
North Park
Welsh Home
R d., Rocky

Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.
Private organization..................................

Folks Home, Inc., 1835 ____ do.......... ....................................................
Blvd.
for Aged, Center Ridge W om en’s Welsh Clubs of America____
River.

Clyde: Ramsey (Eliza) Home for Old
Ladies.
Columbus:
Clouser (Catharine) Home, 33 Midland
A v e .4
Columbus Home for Aged, 1776 W est
Broad St.
Old Folks Home, 1240 East Long St
Pauline Home for Aged, 1303 East Main
St.
D ayton:
Scott (M ary) Home, 108 Garst St
W idow s’ Home, 50 South Findlay St._
Delaware: Moore (Sarah) Hom e for Aged
W om en, 47 East William St.
East Cleveland: McGregor (A. M .) H om e,
14715 Terrace Rd.
Elyria: Elyria Home for Aged of Methodist
Church, 807 W est Ave.
Fostoria: Old Folks Home of Church of the
Brethren.
Greenville:
Brethren H o m e .-.........................................
St. Clair (Ella Van D yke) Home for
Aged.
Hamilton: Community Home, 315 Dayton
St.
Lebanon: Otterbein Hom e_____ ______ _____
Lodi: Home for Aged W o m e n 4____________
Louisville: St. Joseph’s Hospice for Aged,
219 North Chapel St.
Madison: Madison Hom e.............. ......... .........
Marietta: Washington County W om an’s
Home, 812 3d St.
Marion: Waddell Ladies Home, 1241 East
Center St.
Medina: Parker
(Sophia Huntington)
Home, North Huntington St.

60
65
65

(a
)................

$500

65

Private organization

65

800

(1)
0

(f)
i
6
8

Private organization

9 600

do

60

360

do

65

500

do.

55

Young W om en’s Christian Associa­
tion.
Private organization__________________

65

400

8i 65

10
,0 0

........ d o .............................................................

65

Northeast Ohio Methodist Church___

3i 65

North Western District of
Church of the Brethren.

600

(3
)

Ohio,

Church of the Brethren.
Private organization____

50

. .d o ............... ...................

65

Church of the United Brethren in
Christ.
Private organization__________________
Cleveland Diocese, Roman Catholic
Church.
State of Ohio, Department of Public
Welfare.

(8
)___________________

300

(3
)

65
60
60

3, 000

(•
)

(•
)
3 750-1,000

Private organization____
Pythian Sisters of Ohio.

M ilan: Gordon (Fannie) Home for Aged
Women.
M ount Vernon: Home for Aged, 7 East
Sugar St.

Ohio Diocese, Protestant Episcopal
Church.
Private organization.................................

60

Portsmouth: Home for Aged W omen, 1004
2d St.
Ravenna: Resthaven Home for Aged---------

____ d o ............................................................

65

350

____ d o ._ _ ...................................................... .

45

» 750

Rittman: Mennonite Old People’s Home,
R. F. D . No. 1.

Mennonite Board of Missions and
Charities (Elkhart, Ind.).

40

3 Varies according to age.
4 Data as of 1929.




• N o data.
• Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.

10
,0 0

95

DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r the Aged in the United States— Continued

Entrance requirements— Continued

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

W hom
admitted
Boarders’
rates

Other

Indigent________________________________________________________

Both sexes and
couples.
White, Jewish, transfer of substantially all property to home ____ d o ______ _
at death, without other means of support, normal health.
White, Scotch ancestry, resident of county, transfer of prop­ ____ do__________
erty to home on admission, normal health.
White, Protestant, Welsh birth or descent, transfer of prop­ ____ d o ................
erty to home on admission, sane, able to care for self, normal
health.
5 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to home on Wom en o n ly ...
admission, normal health.

(«).___..................

$15 per month

$25 per month

Jewish__________ ______ ________ ________________________ _______ _

Both sexes and
couples.
White, 1 year’ s residence in county, transfer of property to .........d o ................
home at death, 3-month trial period, free from organic or
communicable disease.
Negro, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of property to home ____ do
_
on admission, able to care for self.
White, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to W omen o n ly .. .
home on admission, normal health, without living children.
Negro, Protestant, 1 year’s residence in city, able to care for
self.
White, Protestant or Catholic, 5 years’ residence in city, trans­
fer of property to home on admission, normal health.
W hite, widow or single woman, transfer of property to home
on admission, sane.
American, white, Protestant, 3 years’ residence in city, trans­
fer of property to home on admission, good character, nor­
mal health.
White, preference to Methodists, 3 years’ residence in State,
transfer of property to home , 10 normal health.
W hite, member of sponsoring church, 1}4 years’ residence in
State, good character, sane, free from communicable disease.

200
78

20
28
14
(«)
54
14
32

____ d o ................

21

____ d o . . .............

25

_____do_____

30

.

Both sexes and
couples.

66

____ d o . . . ...........

90

___ d o ___ __ .

26

1 year’s membership in sponsoring church, 1 year’s residence ____ do ...............

40

in city, transfer of property to home, homeless, free from
contagious disease.
White, Christian, 5 years’ residence in county, transfer of
property to home.
White . . .
______ __________ ___________ ________________

W omen o n ly ...

6

Both sexes and
couples.
____ do...... ......... .

26

White, transfer of property to home on admission, good char­
acter.

$10 per week____

W hite, sane, not a hospital case nor an invalid_______________

(6 . ......................
)

Wife, widow or dependent mother of soldier, with service
from Ohio, any war.
(«)_________ _____ __________ _________ ______ _________ ___________

$10 per w eek« . . .
$3.50 per week,
$15.20
per
month.

White, transfer of property to home on admission, able to care
for self.
White, 15 years’ consecutive membership in sponsoring order,
transfer of property to home on admission, 3-month trial
period.
Wnite, transfer of property to home on admission, normal
health.
White, 1 year’s residence in county, transfer of property to
home on admission (2 percent interest paid to resident on
all over $1,000), 3-month trial period, free from contagious
disease, sane, normal health.
White, 7 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home
on admission, normal health.
W hite, transfer of property to home on admission, good char­
acter, free from contagious disease.
White, free from contagious disease____________________________

10 Each case is considered on its individual merits.




Wom en o n ly ...
Both sexes and
couples.
Women o n ly ...

125
7
30
40

( « ) ..................... ..
Women o n ly ...

11

........ do. .............

25

____ do_________

?

____ d o . . ..............

24

____ do ...............

14

Both sexes and
couples.
____ do __......... __

22

n Younger by special arrangement.

20

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HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES!
Directory, and Entrance Requirements o f Homes
Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Sponsoring or controlling organization

M ini­ Minim um
mum entrance fee
for life
age
members

Ohio— Continued

Salem: Home for Aged W om en, 1171 East
State St. (address mail to M rs. Clara F.
Stratton, East 7th St.)
Sidney: Ohio Presbyterian Homes________
Springfield:
Clark Memorial
Limestone St.

Home,

616 North

I. O. O. F. Home, 420 McCreight S t . ..
Knights of Pythias Home for Aged,
901 W est High St.
Ohio Masonic Hom e.................................. .

State Soldiers’ Home Post Office: Ohio
Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home.
Steubenville: Jefferson County Home for
Aged Women, 408 North 5th St.
Tiffin:
National Home, Daughters of America,
North Sandusky St., P. O. Box 913.
St. Francis Orphan Asylum and Home
for Aged Persons.4
Tippecanoe City: Feghtly Lutheran Hom e.

Private organization

65

$600

Ohio Synod, Presbyterian Church in
the U. S. A.

65

»600

Young W om en’s Christian Associa­
tion.

65

500

Private organization.

65

800

National
Council,
Daughters
of
America.
Catholic order, Sisters of St. Francis...

65

Ohio Grand Lodge, Independent Or­
der of Odd Fellows.
Knights of Pythias of Ohio____________
Ohio Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted
Masons.

State of Ohio_______

Ohio Synod, United Lutheran Church
in the United States.

60

Toledo:
Little Sisters of the Poor, 1616 Starr
Ave.
Lutheran Old Folks’ Home, 2465 Sea­
man St.
Old Ladies’ Home, 4020 Indian R d .4___
Upper Sandusky: Home for Aged-----------------

Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.
Lutheran Orphans’ and Old Folks’
Home Society of Toledo.
Private organization___________________
Evangelical and Reformed Church____

60

Urbana: Ohio Masonic Home, 1040 South
M ain St.

Ohio Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted
Masons.

Waynesville: Friends Hom e......................... ..

Indiana Yearly Meeting, Society of
Friends.
Alumni Association of Ohio State
School for the Deaf.
Methodist Protestant Church of
Baltimore, M d .

Westerville: Ohio Home for Aged and In­
firm Deal, Route 3.
W est Lafayette: Methodist Protestant
Home for Aged.
Youngstown: Home for Aged Women,
Mahoning Avc.
Zanesville: Purcell (Helen) Home, 1854
Norwood Blvd.

60

9 1,000

65
65

500
» 500
300

(i°)

« 2, 800

65

650

65

1,075

Private organization..................... .............
____ do__________________________________

500

600

Oklahoma

Ardmore: Confederate H om e..

State of Oklahoma_____________________

Checotah: Odd Fellows Home.

Oklahoma Grand Lodge, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows.

Guthrie: Masonic Home for A g ed ..............

Oklahoma Grand Lodge, Free and
Accepted Masons.

Oregon

Beaverton: Northwestern Christian H om e..

National Benevolent Association of
Disciples of Christ (St. Louis).

Eugene: Sunset Hom e_________ _____ ______
Portland:
Artisans’ Old People’s Home, 7901 SE.
Division St.

Severson Memorial Home Association.

4 Data as of 1929.
# No data.




1)
6

70

90
10

u 65

10
,0 0
eo

(6
)

9 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
i° Each case is considered on its individual merits.

DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES

97

for the Aged in the United States— Continued
Entrance requirements— Continued
W hom
admitted
Boarders’
rates

Other

Capacity
(aged
only)

White, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of property to home
on admission, 6-month trial period, not requiring special
care.
White, resident of State, transfer of property to home on ad­
mission, good character, not a hospital case.

$1 per week.

Women o n ly ...

1
0

Both sexes and
couples.

46

White, Christian, member of sponsoring organization, 5
years’ residence in county, transfer of property to home on
admission.
W hite, member of sponsoring order, transfer of property to
home.
White, member of sponsoring order (or wife or widow), trans­
fer of property to home on admission, ambulant.
American, 5 years’ membership in sponsoring order if Master
Mason prior to 50 years of age, 10 years if Master Mason
over 50; if wife or widow of eligible Mason, transfer of prop­
erty to home on admission, good character, without relatives
able to support, sane.
Honorably discharged, disabled veteran, unable to earn
living, 1 year’s residence in State, sane.
White, 10 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to
home on admission, sane, free from epilepsy, normal health.

Women o n ly ...

16

Both sexes and
couples.
------ do_________

125

____ do_________

396

M en only_____

10
0

1 20
,0

Wom en o n ly .. .

16

White, 20 years’ membership in sponsoring order, transfer of
property and income to home on admission.

Both sexes and
couples.
____ do_________

10
0

Member of sponsoring church, transfer of property to home
on admission, normal health.

Women o n ly ...

Catholic, without means of support, good character, sane_____

Both sexes and
couples.
____ do____ _____

4 145

Wom en only _.
Both sexes and
couples.

25
35

____do_________

35

$30 per month .

$5 per week.
$7 per week.
$5 per week.

$6 per week.

White, Lutheran, transfer of property to home on admission,
not a hospital case.
Transfer of property to home at death--------------------------------------White, transfer of property to home on admission, good
character, 90-day trial period, sane, normal health.
Negro, member of sponsoring order (or wife or widow), trans­
fer of property to home on admission, free from chronic or
communicable disease, without relatives able to support.
White, able to care for self, able to furnish nurse and pay
nurse’s board.
Deaf, transfer of personal property to home, sane, normal
health.
White, transfer of property to home on admission (4 percent
interest paid to resident on all over $650), sane, normal
health, able to assist around home.
White, transfer of property to home, clothing for 1 year,
normal health, free from incurable disease.
White, transfer of property to home...................................................

(6
)

30

1
2

____ do..

55

___ do..

31

Women o n ly ...

23

____ do__________

30

Both sexes and
couples.
____ do_________

White, member of Disciples of Christ, transfer of property to
home on admission, recommended by own church, normal
health.
Health requirements (for life members)_________ ______ ________

— ..d o .

(6
)

(6
)

do.

____ do.

ii Life members; boarders at any age.
4 Applicants from county homes received on basis of per-capita cost of such institution.
6




1
2

____ do..

Confederate veteran (or wife or widow), 5 years’ residence in
State.
White, member of sponsoring order, 5 years’ residence in
State, transfer of property to home on admission, sane, free
from contagious disease.
White, Protestant, 5 years’ membership in sponsoring order
in good standing (or wife or widow), transfer of property to
home on admission.

$25 per m onth9. .

50

10
0
80

10
0
28
55

(«)

98

HOM ES

F O B AGED I N

THE

U N IT E D

STATES

Directory, and Entrance Requirements o f Homes
Entrance requirements
Name and address of home

Sponsoring or controlling organization

M inim um
M ini­
entrance fee
mum
for life
age
members

Oregon — Continued

Portland— Continued.
German Baptist Old People’s Home,
823 N E . 82d Ave.
Jewish Old People's Home, 1957 SW .
3d Ave.

Pacific Conference, German Baptist
Church.
Federated Jewish Societies______ ______

65

9 $2,000

60

Maccabees___________ __________________

65

Catholic order, Sisters of M ercy_______

60

2,000-3,500

Private organization______________ _____

65

•2,500

Patton Home tor the Friendless, 4619 ____ do........ ............... ......... ......... .................
North Michigan Ave.
Pisgah Home Colony, 7511 SE. Henry ____ do.......................... _............... ...................
St.
Salem: Methodist Old People’s Home, 1625 W om en’s Home Missionary Society,
Oregon C onference, M e th o d ist
Center St.
Episcopal Church.

60

Maccabees Portland Home, 5057 W ood­
ward Ave.
M ount St. Joseph Home for Aged, 530
SE. 30th Ave .4
Odd Fellows Home of Oregon, 3214
SE. Holgate St.
Old People’s Home of Portland, 3150
N E . Sandy Blvd.

Oregon Grand Lodge, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows.

9 1,500
(3
)

70

1,000

Pennsylvania

Allentown:
Good Shepherd Home, 501 St. John St.
Phoebe Home, 19th and Turner Sts___

Private organization (Lutheran)...........
Eastern Synod, Evangelical Reformed
Church.
St. Clara Home for Aged, 429 Pine S t ... Catholic order, Missionary Sisters of
the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
St. Martha Home for Aged, 417 Pine St. ____ do_________________ _____________
Ambler:
Artman Home for Lutherans _________ Private organization_________________
Mercer (John C.) Home, M ount Pleas­ ____ do__________________________ .
ant and Morris Rd.
Bellevue: Western Eastern Star Home of Pennsylvania Grand Chapter, Order
of Eastern Star.
Pennsylvania, Route 7, Box 10.
(«)................................... ...............................

60

(*)

60

2,000

60

471,000
1,500

65

Bethlehem: King’s Daughters’ Home, 66
W est Church St.
Bristol: Keene Home, 710 Radcliffe St_____

Private endowment..................................

60

Brookville: Pennsylvania Memorial Hom e,

W om en’s Relief Corps______________

65

Cabot: Evangelical
Aged.

Synods of Missouri, Ohio and other
States,
Evangelical
Lutheran
Church.

65

Female Benevolent Society............... ..
Conference of Southern District of
Pennsylvania, Church ot the Breth­
ren.
Trustees of Sarah A . Todd Estate____

60

(18)

65

(10)

Lutheran Home for

Carlisle:
Baird (Lydia) Home, 175 East High St.
Brethren Home, Route 5_______________
Todd (Sarah A .) Memorial Home, 50
Mooreland Ave.
Chalfont: Home of Patriotic Order of Sons
ot America.
Chambersburg:
Shook (John H .) Home for Aged, 161
East Queen St. 4
Wright (Milton) Memorial, Route 7 . . .

(6)

(«)

9 500

Patriotic Order oi Sons of America____
(6 ................................... .......... ....... ........... ..
)

60

350

Private organization________ __________

Chatham: Maccabees’ H om e______________

Maccabees' Home and Relief Associa­
tion.

65

Cheltenham: Improved Order of Red
M en’s Home, Maple and Rowland Ave­
nues.

Improved Order of Red M en ot Penn­
sylvania.

60

3 Varies.
• No data.




* Varies according to age.

2,000

4 Data as of 1929.
• Applicants occasionally accepted without tees.

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DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
/ or the Aged in the United Suites— Continued
Entrance requirements— Continued

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

W hom
admitted
Boarders'
rates

Other

$38 per m onth8- .
(10) ........................

$40 per month

W hite, transfer of property to home, Christian character,
normal health.
Jewish, 1 year's residence in State, transfer of property to
home on admission, normal health, without other suitable
home.
W hite, member of sponsoring order in good standing, transfer
property to home on admission, normal health.

Both sexes and
couples.
Both sexes...
Both sexes and
couples.
do

.

$ 3 5 - $ 4 0 per
month. 9
$ 3 0 - $ 4 0 per
month .9

$5 per week 9___

(18)
$4 per week 9___

(«)
80
92

W hite, sane, normal health______ ________ ____________ _______ _

Both sexes

30

White, 3 years’ residence in State, transfer of part or all ol
property to home on admission, free from contagious
disease, not a hospital case.

Both sexes and
couples.

.do

(6)

15

W hite, 10 years’ membership in sponsoring order (or wile or ____ do..
widow), transfer of property to home on admission, able to
care tor sell.
W hite, 5 years’ residence in State, transfer of halt ol property ___ d o . . . ...........
to home at death, lunds for personal expenses, normal
health.
W hite, 1 year’s residence in State, sane, not a hospital case......... ____ do________
.

(10) _________________ __________ __________________________ _______ ........ do___
Member of sponsoring church, transfer of all or part of prop­ ____ do__________
erty to home on admission, good character.
White, Catholic, recommendation from pastor, normal health. Women o n ly ...

$15 per week, $85
per month.

60

_______________ _____ _____________________

_
_

______ ____ do

White, Lutheran, transfer of property to home at death, nor­
mal health, funds to provide clothing.
Retired Presbyterian minister (and wife)_____ ________ _____ _

..

55

40

34
75
18
30

Both sexes and
couples.
M en and cou­
ples.
Wom en o n ly ...

W hite, member of sponsoring order, Protestant, 10 years’ resi­
dence in State, transfer of property to home on admission,
sane, free from epilepsy and contagious disease.
(0)___________ _____ _____________________________________________

58

(6 .......................
)

22
a
24
(6)

W om en o n ly ...

6

Both sexes and
couples.
-------d o .............

White, member of any religious denomination except Unitar­
ian or Catholic, doctor’s certificate of normal health.
Civil W ar veteran, (or wife, or widow), transfer of property
to home, good character and deportment, sane.
White, member of sponsoring church, transfer of property to
home on admission, ambulant.

36

20

11

W hite, self-supporting w o m a n _____________________ __________
Member of sponsoring church, free from contagious disease.. .

Women o n ly ...
Both sexes and
couples.

23

(1 )
0

(10).................................................................................. ......... ................... ..

Wom en o n ly ...

25

Both sexes and
couples.

75

m

W hite, native American, Protestant, member of sponsoring
order, transfer of property to home on admission, free from
communicable disease, able to care tor self.
Transfer of property to home_______________ _____ _____________

Women o n ly ...

21

$1 per day

W hite, transfer of property to home at death.................... ..........

$26 per m o n th ...

Both sexes and
couples.
W hite, member of sponsoring order, transfer of property to ___ do___________
home on admission, free from communicable disease, able
to care for self.
W hite, member of sponsoring order, 2 years’ residence in city,
M en only...........
transfer of property to home on admission, free from dis­
abling or incurable disease.

10 Each case is considered on its individual merits.
is Home for self-supporting women.




4 M inimum rate;
7
accepted without fees.

applicants

14
150
40

occasionally

100

HOMES

l''OK AGED IN THE UNITED STATES
Directory, and Entrance Requirements o f Homes
Entrance require­
ments
Sponsoring or controlling organization

Name and address of home

Minim um
M ini­ entrance fee
mum
for life
age
members

Pennsylvania — Continued

St. Joseph’s Convent, Mother-House
of Sisters Adorers of the M ost Prec­
ious Blood.
Erie Conference, Methodist Episcopal
Church.

Columbia: St. Anne’s Home, Gethsemane..
Conneautville: Cribbs (Ida M .) Methodist
Home tor Aged.

(«)______ _________ _________ ____________

Coopersburg: Ladies of the Golden Eagle
Home.
Dorseyville: Evangelical Home for Aged
(P. O ., Route N o. 2, Sharpsburg Station,
Pittsburgh).
Duncannon: Kinkora Pythian Home,
Route 2. *
Easton: Easton Home for Aged and Infirm
W omen, 1022 Northampton St.
Elizabethtown: Masonic Homes----------------

65

« $ 1, 500

60

9 1,000

(6)

(6
)

9 1,000

Pittsburgh Synod, Evangelical and
Reformed Church.
Pennsylvania Grand Lodge, Knights
of Pythias.
Private organization...______ _________
Pennsylvania Grand Lodge, Free and
Accepted Masons.
Catholic order, Sisters of Jesus Crucifled.

Elmhurst: St. M ary’s Villa.........
Erie:
Ball Home, 135 East 6th St..

700

65

65

Cathedral of St. Paul............... ................

Lutheran Home for Aged of Erie, 2201
Sassafras St.
Pennsylvania Soldiers’ and Sailors’
Home, 3d and Ash Sts.
Reed (Sarah A .) Home, 2224 Sassafras
St.
St. M ary’s Home for Aged, 607 East
26th St.
Frederick: Mennonite Home for Aged_____ .

60

500

Private organization................... ............. .

65

9 1, 200

65

1,000

State of Pennsylvania..............................
Private organization....................... .......

Catholic order. Sisters of St. Joseph
of Northwestern Pennsylvania.
Eastern District Conference, Mennonite Church of North America.
. Presbyterian Association for Care of
Aged and Orphans.

70
60

9 1,800

65

900

Greensburg: Home for Aged, 111 W . 2d S t ... Private organization. ...............................

65

500

Greenville: St. Paul Orphans and Old
Folks Home.

Pittsburgh Synod, Evangelical and
Reformed Church.

60

500

Grove C ity: Odd Fellows’ Home for Aged
and Infirm, Route N o. 3.4
Harmony: Pythian Home of Pennsyl­
vania .4
Harrisburg:
Home for Friendless, 5th and Muench
Sts.
Messiah Rescue and Benevolent Home,
2001 Paxton St.

Independent Order of Odd Fellow s...

65

Glenshaw: Presbyterian Hom e----------

. Knights of M alta............... ................. .......

Granville: M alta H om e------------ ---------

Knights of Pythias........... .........................
Private organization...................................

60

500

Church of the River Brethren................

60

91,500

Loyal Orange Institution____ _________

60

91,000

Evangelical Congregational C hurch.__

65

9 1,000

220

Huntingdon Presbytery, Presbyterian
Church in the U. S. A .

60

9 600

Kennett Square: Friends’ Boarding Home,
W est State St.

Western Quarterly Meeting of Friends.

60

Hatboro: Orange Home, Byberry Rd.
Herndon:
Home.

Burd

Hollidaysburg:
Newry St.

and

Rogers

.

Memorial

Presbyterian Home,

liB stcr'
iic&

Diffenbaugh Home, 319 North Duke
St.
Long (Henry G.) Home, Marietta and
W est End Aves .4
Reformed Mennonite Home, 734
W est End Ave.

4 Data as of 1929.




6N o data.

(•)_______________________ _____________ _
Private organization_______________

(6
)

C
O

45

Reformed Mennonite Church. .......... ..

9 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.

D IR E C T O R Y

OF

OLD

P EO PL E’S

HOM ES

te United States— Continued
Entrance requirements— Continued
W hom
admitted
Other

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

Sane, normal health.

Both sexes.

25

W hite, member of some church (preference to Methodists),
transfer of property to home on admission, sane, free from
contagious disease, not requiring constant attendance.

Both sexes and
couples.

67

(•
)___________________________

)________ (•
_______ (9
)
2
1
Both sexes and

W hite, transfer of part of property to home on admission, rec­
ommendation from pastor, able to care for self.
American, member of sponsoring order_______________________

W hite, 5 years’ residence in State, transfer of property to
home on admission, free from incurable or disabling disease.
White, 10 years’ membership in sponsoring order (or wife,
widow, or mother of member), transfer of property to home.
W hite, Catholic_____________ _____ _____________________________
Member of sponsoring church, transfer of property to home,
spinster, gentlewoman.
White, transfer of property to home on admission, character
references.
Service in armed forces of United States, 1 year’s residence in
State.
Transfer of property to home on admission (income thereon
paid to resident), good character, normal health.
White, good character, sane, able to care tor self______________

couples.
Both sexes and
couples.
Women o n ly ...
Both sexes and
couples.
Both sexes_____

White, preference to members of sponsoring church, transfer
of property to home on admission, good conduct, sane, free
from contagious disease.
White, 3 years’ membership in and recommendation by
sponsoring church, transfer of property to home on admis­
sion, free from contagious disease.
White, member of sponsoring church................... ........... ......... .

$21.25-$26.25 per
month .9




6
259

Women o n ly .. .

39

Women only_
_
Both sexes and
couples.

76

8
6
28

8
35

1
2
15
125
60
38

10
1

Both sexes and
couples (also
children).
Both sexes and
couples.

60

Women o n ly ...

52

Both sexes and
couples.

32

............................

Women o n ly ...

Both sexes and
Member of sponsoring church, sane, free from chronic disease,
normal health.
I couples.

*• Each case is considered on its individual merits.

35

Both sexes and
couples.
M en only______

)
(8
)---- ------------------------- ------------------ ----- (9—
W hite, resident of county, transfer of property to home______

27
577

Women o n ly .. .

Both sexes and
couples.
Transfer of part of property to home on admission, good char­ ____ do__________
acter, sane.
White, Protestant (preference to Presbyterians), transfer of Wom en o n ly ...
property to home on admission, good character, able to care
for self.
White, Protestant, member of sponsoring order in good
Both sexes and
standing (or wife or widow), resident of State, transfer of
couples.
property to home on admission, able to care for sell.
English speaking, 10 years’ residence in county, transfer of Women only. _.
property to home on admission, good character, not an in­
valid.
White, preference to members of sponsoring church, transfer of Both sexes and
property to home on admission, free from communicable
couples.
disease.
White, 15 years’ membership in sponsoring order, transfer of ____ d o ............
property to home, indigent or disabled.
Member (or wife or widow) of Pennsylvania lodge, transfer -------d o ............ ..
of property to home, infirm.
White, transfer of property to home on admission (3 percent
interest thereon paid to resident).
White, Christian, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of part of
property to home on admission,10 free from contagious dis­
ease, normal health.
White, Protestant, member of sponsoring order, transfer ol
property to home at death, normal health.

6
0

34

(«)
49
30

102

HOMES FOB AGED IN TH E UNITED STATES
Directory, and Entrance Requirements o f Homes
Entrance require­
ments
Sponsoring or controlling organization

Name and address of home

M ini­ M inim um
mum entrance fee
for life
age
members

Pennsylvania — Continued

Lancaster— Continued.
W itmer (Ann C.) Home, 812 Columbia
Ave.

Private organization._______ __________

65

$500

Lebanon: Home for Widows and Single ........ do............................................ .......... ..
W omen, 14th and Oak Sts.

65

500

Lewisburg: Evangelical Hom e................... ..

East Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, and
Ohio
Conferences,
Evangelical
Church.
Hungarian Reformed Federation of
America.
Pennsylvania Grand Lodge, Free and
Accepted Masons.

60

Moravian Church.................................... .

60

500

Ligonier: Bethlehem H om e................... ...........
Linglestown: Colored Masonic Home and
Orphanage.
Lititz:
Moravian Home of Lititz for Aged
W om en, Church St.
United Zion Home, Route N o. 2_______

(10)

60
50

Church of United Zion Children _

60

• 1,500

Mars: St. John’s Lutheran H om e......... .........

American Lutheran Church______

60

» 1,000

Martinsburg: Morrison Cove Home for
Aged and Infirm.
Marwood: Evangelical Lutheran Con­
cordia Home.
Meadowbrook: St. Joseph’s M anor, 2d St.
Pike.
Meadville: Meadville Children’s Aid So­
ciety and Home for Aged, Poplar and
Grove Sts.
Middletown: Odd Fellows’ Home ot Penn­
sylvania.

Middle District of Pennsylvania,
Church of the Brethren.
Lutheran Churches of Missouri Synod.

60

Daughters of M ost H oly Redeemer.. .

65

Private organization............................... ..

70

Eastern Pennsylvania District, Inde­
pendent Order of Odd Fellows.

65

AJifflinville: Orphanage and Home Associ­
ation, Patriotic Order of Americans (P.
0 . , Route No. 3, Bloomsburg).

Patriotic Order of Americans..................

Narberth: King’s Daughters Home for
Aged, 10 Sabine Ave.
Neffsville: Brethren H om el________________

King’s Daughters and Sons............. .......

65

•500
(10)
800

(*)

65

1,200
(10
)

Eastern Pennsylvania district, Church
of the Brethren.

New Brighton: Beaver County Home for
Aged, 1450 Third Ave.

Private organization................. .................

60

3 300-500

Newcastle: Almira Home, 1001 East Wash­
ington St.

____ do................................ .......................... ..

65

1,000

New Holland: Welsh Mountain Mission
and Samaritan Home, Route N o. 2.
Newtown: Friends Boarding Home, Centre
Ave. and Congress St.
Newville: Newville Home, Route N o. 1
(home has branch at Carlisle).
Norristown:
Abington Quarterly Meeting Board­
ing Home for Friends, Swede and
Powell Sts.
Aged W om en’s Home of Montgomery
County, Markley St.
St. Joseph’s Boarding House for W om ­
en, M ain and Walnut Sts.
Philadelphia:
Baptist Home of Philadelphia, Roose­
velt Boulevard and Pennypack Circle.
Butler (Ellen) Memorial Home, 180
Maplewood A ve., Germantown.

1 Varies.




(«)......................................................................

(•)

(«)

Bucks Quarterly Meeting of Friends..
Six presbyteries of Pennsylvania
Synod, Presbyterian Church in the
U . S. A .

60

400

Private organization..................................

60

750

___ do...............................................................

60

2,500

Baptist Churches of Philadephia and
vicinity.
Private endowment................................ ..

65

800

Abington
Friends.

Quarterly

* Vari<?s according to age.

Meeting

of

6 N o dlata.

500

DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE'S HOMES
fo r the A g ed in the U nited States

103

— Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders'
rates

$8 per week____
$5 per week,$20.25
per month.®
$25 per month 9.
$30 per month 9.

$18 per month 9_.

(»)................
(*)-----------------$12-$15 per week9.
$10 and up per
week.

Other

Whom
admitted

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

White, 2 years' residence in city, transfer of property to home Women only...
10
at death, recommendation of 3 responsible citizens, sane,
free from chronic disease, normal health.
White, 3 years' residence in county, transfer of property to ........do............... 42
home on admission, good character, sane, free from disabling
disease.
White, transfer of part of property to home on admission, re­ Both sexes and
74
mainder at death, normal health, able to do light work in couples.
home.
White, transfer of property to home at death.,_____ _______ ___ do.............
24
Negro, member of sponsoring order, transfer of property to Men only. ___
6
home, free from incurable disease.
White, member of sponsoring church, 1 year's residence in Women only...
18
State, transfer of property to home on admission, sane, free
from disabling disease, able to care for self.
White, transfer of part of property to home, free from chronic Both sexes and
70
disease.
couples.
White, member of sponsoring church, recommendation from ____do________
35
pastor and church council, transfer of property to home on
admission, sane, normal health.
American, transfer of property to home, free from contagious ___ do............ .
48
disease.
White, Lutheran, transfer of property to home at death, sane, ____do................
20
ambulant.
White, Catholic, sane, free from contagious disease_________ ____do.............
120
Transfer of property to home on admission, normal health, ___do______ ..
27
free from disease, able to care for self.
White, Protestant, member of sponsoring order (or wife or ___ do________ 168
widow), transfer of property to home at death, indigent,
free from venereal disease.
White, American born, Protestant, member of sponsoring Women and
12
order, transfer of part of property to home on admission, re­ couples.
mainder at death, 3-month trial period, free from incurable
disease, able to care for self.
White, transfer of part of property to home on admission, Both sexes and
10
free from contagious disease.
couples.
White, preference to members of sponsoring church, sane, ____do________
85
not addicted to use of alcohol, free from communicable
disease, not an invalid.
White, 25 years' residence in county, transfer of property to Women only...
22
home on admission (interest paid thereon to resident), cer­
tificate of health from 2 doctors.
White, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home ____do________
45
on admission, sane, free from contagious disease, able to
care for self.
(«)____ ___________________ ___________________________ (®)...................... (6)
Preference to Friends; other requirements depend on circum­ Both sexes and
26
couples.
stances.
White, 5 years’ membership in sponsoring church, transfer of Women only...
32
property to home on admission, free from aggravated in­
curable disease, able to care for own room.
White, preference to Friends, normal health..... ......................... Both sexes and
32
couples.
White, 10 years' residence in county, transfer of property to Women only...
17
home on admission, recommendation from responsible
persons, normal health.
dn
55
White, Catholic__ _ . ______________________________ .
White, member of sponsoring church, transfer of property to Both sexes and
couples.
home on admission, sane, free from contagious disease.
White, preference to Protestant Episcopalians__ _________ Women only...

* Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.




160
6

11 Each case is considered on its individual merits.

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D irectory and E ntrance R equirem ents o f H om es

Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Pennsylvania—Continued
Philadelphia—Continued.
Chapin Memorial Home for Aged
Blind, 6713 Woodland Ave.
Christ Church Hospital, 49th St. and
Monument Ave.
Clark (M.) Mariners’ Home, 211 Wal­
nut St.
Drexel (Mary J.), 2100 South College
Ave.

Sponsoring or controlling organization

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members

Private organization......... .................... 65
Christ Church of Philadelphia........... 65
Seamen’s Church Institute__
(5)
Private endowment________________ 65

28 $300
1,000

Eastern Star Home, 1196 East Wash­ Pennsylvania Grand Chapter, Order
ington Lane, Germantown
of Eastern Star.
Evangelical Home for Aged, Roosevelt Evangelical Church___________ _
Boulevard and Pennypack Circle.
Forrest (Edwin) Home, 4849 Parkside Trustees of Edwin Forrest Estate____
Ave.

65
65

(2)

German Baptist Home for Aged, 7023
Rising Sun Ave.
German Protestant Home for Aged,
Old Soldier’s Rd. and Gilham St.4
Hayes Mechanics Home, Conshohocken Rd. and Belmont Ave.
Home for Aged, 1809 Mount Vernon St.
Home for Aged and Infirm Colored
Persons, 4400 Girard Ave.
Home for Aged and Infirm Deaf, Grant
Ave. and Milnor St., Torresdale.
Home for Aged and Infirm Israelites,
York and Taber Rds.
Home for Aged Couples, 1723 Francis
St.
Home for Veterans of G. A. R. and
Wives, 65th and Vine Sts.
House of Rest for Aged, 5919 Wayne
Ave., Germantown.

German Baptist Churches of Phila­
delphia and Atlantic Seaboard.
Private organization____________ ...
George Hayes Estate____ _________

65
60
62

1,000
1,000
8 600-1, 000

Private organization_______________
____do______ ____ _____________

65
65

500

Pennsylvania Society for Advance­
ment of the Deaf.
Jewish Hospital Association_________
Private organization_____________ _ .

60
65
65

(10)
1,000

Ladies of Grand Army of the Republic.

65

42 500

Diocese of Pennsylvania, Protestant
Episcopal Church.

65

J400

Private organization............................

65

1,000

Federation of Jewish Charities . _

65

Indigent Widows’ and Single Women’s
Home, 3615 Chestnut St.4
Jewish Sheltering Home for Homeless
and Aged, 315 South 3d St.
Leamy Home, Roumfort Rd., Mount
Airy.
Little Sisters of the Poor 1525 North
18th St.
Little Sisters of the Poor Home for
Aged, 5300 Chester Ave.
Little Sisters of the Poor, 602 Church
Lane, Germantown.4
Lutheran Home for Orphans and Aged,
6950 Germantown Ave.
Maryville Residence, Chew Street and
Church Lane, Germantown.
Masonic Home of Pennsylvania, 3333
North Broad St.
2 Varies.
8 Varies according to age.
4 Data as of 1929.




Private organization_______________
Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.
..d o____________________________
___ do_____ ____ ________ _________
Ministeriums of Pennsylvania and
adjacent States, Evangelical Luth­
eran Church.
Catholic order, Sisters of the Good
Shepherd.
Pennsylvania Grand Lodge, Free and
Accepted Masons.

60
60
60
65
60
65

(*)

2,000

8 Must be aged.
• Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
10 Each case is considered on its individual merits.

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—Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

Other

Whom
admitted

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

White, transfer of property to home, impaired vision.............. Both sexes and
31
couples.
White, Episcopalian, sane, normal health_________________ Women only...
93
Seaman, transfer of property to home on admission, disabled- Men only... _.
5
German descent, Protestant, 5 years' residence in city or Both sexes and
52
adjoining counties, transfer of property to home on admis­ couples.
sion (3 percent interest thereon paid to resident), good
character, free from contagious or objectionable disease.
White, 10 years’ consecutive membership in sponsoring order, Women only...
22
transfer of property to home on admission, sane, normal
health.
White, transfer of part of property to home on admission, Both sexes and
90
remainder at death, pastor’s recommendation, normal couples.
health.
Actor on dramatic stage for 5 years (foreigners 10 years, of ____do________
18
which 3 immediately preceding application were in United
States), transfer of property to home on admission, not a
hospital case.
White, transfer of property to home on admission, normal ____d o...............
45
health.
German-American______________________________________ ____do______
121
Native American (or naturalized citizen for 21 years), 10 years’ Men only____
66
labor as mechanic, preference to residents of city, transfer
of property to home on admission.
White, 2 years’ residence in State, transfer of property to Women only.._ 23
home on admission, normal health.
$5.95 per week, Negro, 1 year’s residence in city, good character, normal Both sexes and 140
couples.
$25.50 per health.
month.
White, deaf or deaf-blind, transfer of property to home on ...d o _____
50
(48)
admission, normal health.
White, Jgwish, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of prop­ ____do________
56
erty to home on admission, ambulant.
White, preference to residents of State, transfer of property Couples.______
60
to home on admission (interest paid thereon to resident),
character references, sane, normal health and sight.
White, veteran (or wife, widow, sister, or daughter), 5 years’ Both sexes and
40
residence in State, transfer of property to home on admis­ couples.
sion, able to care for self, ambulant.
White, membership in sponsoring church, 3 years’ residence Women only...
27
in State, transfer of property to home on admission, sane,
free from contagious or incurable disease, able to care for
self.
Membership in any church except Catholic or Christian __ ..d o ............
113
Scientist, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to
home.
White, Jewish, 2 years’ residence in city, transfer of property Both sexes and 107
to home on admission, free from contagious or incurable couples.
disease.
40
$10 per week___ White, membership in Episcopal Church, transfer of part of Women only...
property to home at death, normal health.
White, poor, able to care for self. ___________ ____________ Both sexes and 300
couples.
Poor, sane, able to care for self__________ _______________
.do________ 149
Indigent______ _______________________________________ __ .do________ 308
Preference to Lutherans, transfer of property to home, free _ .do________
93
from acute or incurable disease.
Women only...
27
White, free from nervous disorders, not a hospital case __
White, Protestant, member of sponsoring order in good Men and cou­ 125
standing, 10 years’ residence in State, transfer of property ples.
to home on admission, able to care for self.
23 Plus $150 to cover burial expenses.
48$350 per year for blind-deaf; $250 per year for deaf: applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
49 Daughters and sisters of veterans; no charges for veterans or their wives or widows.




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D irectory and E ntrance Requirem ents o f H om es

Entrance requirements
Name and address of home

Sponsoring or controlling organization

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members

Pennsylvania—Continued
Philadelphia—Continued.
Messiah Universalist Home, York
Road and Ruscomb St.
Methodist Home for Aged, Belmont
and Edgeley Ave.
Nazarene Home for Aged, 2032 W.
Columbia Ave.
Nugent (George) Home for Baptists,
1221 West Johnson St., Germantown.4
Old Ladies’ Home of Philadelphia,
State Rd. and Comley St., Wissinoming.
Old Man’s Home of Philadelphia, 39th
and Powelton Ave.
Penn Asylum for Indigent Widows and
Single Women, 1401 East Susquehanna Ave.
Pennsbury (The), 6431 Greene St.,
Germantown.
Presbyterian Home for Aged Couples
and Aged Men, 4700 City Line.
Presbyterian Home for Widows and
Single Women, 58th St. and Greenway Ave.
Presser Home for Retired Music Teach­
ers, 101 W. Johnson St., German­
town.
Priestly (Joseph) House, 224 West
Tulpehocken St., Germantown.
Rebekah Home, 17th and Allegheny
Ave.
Roxborough Home for Indigent Women
(Gorgas Home) E. Leverington Ave.,
Roxborough.4
St. Anna’s Home for Aged Women,
2016 Race St.
St. Ann’s Widow’s Asylum, 212 North
Franklin St.
Shiloh Home for Aged and Infirm Col­
ored Persons, 1122 Lombard St.4
Staneley Hall, 6300 Greene St.. Ger­
mantown.
Union Home for Old Ladies, 4801 Lan­
caster Ave.
United States Naval Home, 24th St.
and Gray’s Ferry Rd.
Uptown Ladies’ Home for Aged, 957
North Franklin St.4
Pittsburgh:
Aged Ministers’ and Laymen’s Home,
605 Oakwood St.4
Allegheny Widow’s Home, 308 Taylor
St.
Baptist Orphanage & Home, 489 Castle
Shannon Blvd., South Hills Station.
Bishop Boyle Home for Aged Women,
5246Clarwin Ave., Bellevue Branch.4
Christian Home for Women, 1423 Liver­
pool St., North Side.
Episcopal Church Home, 4001 Pennsyl­
vania Ave.
German Protestant Home for Aged,
2200 West Liberty Ave.4
Home for Aged, 1028 Benton Ave.,
North Side.
Home for Aged Colored Women, 7081
Lemington Ave., East End.
Jewish Home for Aged, Brown’s PI----1 Varies according to age.




Church of the Messiah (Universalist)
of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Conference, Methodist
Episcopal Church.
Private organization________________
Trustees of George Nugent Estate___
Private organization ______________

65
65
65
65
65

$1,000
9 500
500
9100
700

____do............................................. ......... .
_ ..d o__________________________

60
65

Society of Friends...................................
Private organization____ ______ _____
Presbyterian churches...................... .

60
65
65

800
500

Presser Foundation...............................

65

400

Unitarian Society._____ ___________
Pennsylvania Grand Lodges of Odd
Fellows and Rebekahs.
Private organization________________

65
65
65

500

(»)

9 700

Episcopal order, All Saints Sisters of 60
thePoor and Associates of St. Anna’s.
91,200
Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Roman 60
Catholic Church.
(®)............ ........ ............................... .......... 65
500
Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting of 60
Friends.
1.000
Private organization_______________ 70
U. S. Government____________ ____
(«)............................................................... /\ 765 v .................
860
(«)................................... ......... ...........
60
(«).................................... .......................... (8)
Private organization (Baptist)_______ 65
(«)._...........................................................
Woman’s Christian Association______
Church Home Association of Protes­
tant Episcopal Church.
Evangelical Protestant Churches of
Pittsburgh (Congregational).
Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.
Private organization..........................
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies ..
4 Data as of 1929.

300
(«)

500

65
65
70

1,000

60
60
60
60

800

®N o data.

9600

•300

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—Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders'
rates

$ 1 2 - $ 1 5 per
week.9

$30 -$ 6 0 per
month.9
$5-$10 per week 9
(10)

____

(«).......................
$7.50 per week...
$26 per month 9_

(*>)-..........-..........

Other

Whom
admitted

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

White, transfer of property to home on admission.............
Women only...
15
White, Protestant, transfer of property to home on admis­ Both sexes and 203
sion, sane, normal sight, able to care for self.
couples,
White, 1 year’s residence in city, 10 in State, transfer of prop­
do .
28
erty to home at death, sane.
Baptist minister (or wife or widow), transfer of property to
do
30
home.
White, 3 years' residence in State, transfer of property to Women only... 140
home on admission (2 percent interest paid to resident).
White, widower, bachelor, or divorc6, transfer of property to Men only
171
home on admission, able to care for self.
White, resident of State, transfer of property to home on Women only...
73
admission, free from communicable disease.
White, member of sponsoring church, normal health........ ....... Both sexes and
17
couples.
White, Protestant, 2 years’ residence in city, transfer of prop­ ____do.... ._
125
erty to home on admission, sane.
White, 3 years’ membership in sponsoring church, 3 years’ Women only... 175
residence in State, transfer of property to home on admis­
sion, normal sight.
White, 25 years’ service in United States as teacher of music, Both sexes and
64
transfer of property to home, doctor’s certificate of normal couples.
health.
White, free from organic disease........... .......... .......................
do
14
White, 10 years’ membership in sponsoring order, transfer of Women only...
26
property to home on admission, free from incurable disease.
Resident of 21st Ward, Philadelphia, transfer of property to ____do_____
30
home.
White, preference to Episcopalians, funds to cover burial ex­ ____do________
18
pense, sane, free from contagious disease.
Member of sponsoring church, character references, normal __ ..do______
44
health.
Negro, sane, temperate habits, normal health............................ Both sexes__
16
White, normal health.................. ................................................... Both sexes and
6
couples.
White, native of State, transfer of property to home (interest Women only...
45
thereon paid to resident).
Service in United States Navy or Marine Corps..... .......... ....... Men only.. _
225
Homeless_____________________________________________ Both sexes and 115
couples.
Transfer of insurance and property to home............................ _ Both sexes__
22
(«)_____________________ ____ __________________________ («)..................
(«)
White, Baptist, 3 years’ residence in western Pennsylvania, Both sexes........
41
transfer of property to home on admission (if life-care resi­
dent) , free from contagious or malignant disease.
Normal health............... ...................... ........................................ Women only...
32
White, sane, ambulant________ ________ ________________ ____do____ _
22
White, active communicant in sponsoring church, 10 years’ ____do............. .
14
residence in diocese, transfer of property to home on admis­
sion, sane, normal health and sight.
Preference to members of sponsoring church, transfer of prop­ Both sexes and
37
couples.
erty to home, normal health.
White, good character, poor, sane, free from contagious dis­ ____do___ ____ 200
ease.
Negro, 1 year’s residence in State, transfer of property to home Women only...
33
on admission.
White, Jewish, 5 years’ residence in city, sane, free from conta­ Both sexes and 155
couples.
gious disease.

7 M en.
* Women.
230 8 0 8°— 41------- 8




9 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
1 Each case is considered on its individual merits.
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D irectory and E ntrance R equirem ents o f H om es

Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Pennsylvania—Continued
Pittsburgh—Continued.
Little Sisters of the Poor, 5324 Penn
Ave.
Methodist Episcopal Hospital and
Home for Aged, 700 Bower Hill Road,
Mount Lebanon.
Rebekah Home of Western Pennsyl­
vania, 3515 McClure Ave., North
Side.
Reformed Presbyterian Aged People’s
Home, 2344 Perrysville Ave., North
Side.
St. Joseph’s Home for Old Ladies, 40
Pius St., South Side.4
Quincy: United Brethren Orphanage and
Home.
Reading:
Home for Widows and Single Women,
155 Haak St.
Villa St. Elizabeth Home for Aged,
Wyomissing Park.
Roaring Branch: Greene Home__________
Scalp Level: Old Folk’s Home of Western
Pennsylvania.
Scranton:
Home for Aged Poor (Maloney Memo­
rial) , 2500 Adams Ave.
Home for Friendless, 2000 Adams Ave
Jewish Home for Friendless, 2115 North
M ain Ave.4
Welsh Women’s Home, 1646 Capouse
Ave.
Sharon: Haywood (Elizabeth) Home, 252
East State St.
Shippensburg: Shippensburg Episcopal
Home for Aged, 206 East Burd St.
Souderton: Eastern Mennonite Home for
Aged, West Summitt St.
Swissville: Ladies of the G .A. R. Home,
Woodstock Ave.
Tamaqua: St. Michael’s Home for Aged,
Route No. 3 (Mantzville).
Tyrone: Methodist Home for Aged, 951
Washington Ave.
Warminster: Christ’s Home _.......................
Warren: Watson Memorial Home, Conewango Ave., Extended.
Warrington: Workingmen’s Home for
Aged, Easton Rd.
West Chester:
Barclay Home, North Church St_____
Friends’ Boarding Home, 444 North
Walnut St.
Wentworth Home, 112 South Church
Wilkes-Barre: Home for Homeless Women,
450 Carey Ave.
Wilkinsburg:
Home for Aged People, Penn and Tren­
ton Aves.
Home for Aged Protestant Men and
Women, 441 Swiss vale Ave.4
4 Data as of 1929.




Sponsoring or controlling organization

Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.
Pittsburgh Annual Conference, Meth­
odist Episcopal Church.
Western Pennsylvania Lodges, Order
of Rebekahs.
Reformed Presbyterian Women’s
Association.
Catholic order, Sisters of St. Francis
United Brethren in Christ_________

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members
60
65
60
65

$500

60

0 250

Private organization_______________ 60
Catholic order, Missionary Sisters of 60
the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
(«)------------------------------------------------Church of the Brethren_____________ (6)
(6)

10
,0 0

Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.
Private organization_______________
do.
Welsh Women’s Society.
Board of Pensions, P r e s b y te r ia n
Church in the U. S. A.
Private organization________________
(8)
Pennsylvania Department, Ladies of
the Grand Army of the Republic.
Catholic order, Sisters of St. Francis,..
Central Pennsylvania Conference,
Methodist Episcopal Church.
Private organization___________ ____
Trustees of Caroline E. Watson Estate.
Private organization

United Presbyterian Women’s Asso­
ciation of North America.
Private organization
* N j data.

(6)
(6)

60
60
65
65
65
65

» 500
500
(10)

65
65
65

o 500

60
65
60

Society of Friends__________________
Concord Quarterly Meeting ofFriends
Private organization_______________
do.

500

0800

60
65

800

70

600
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—Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

Other

Whom
admitted

White, poor, sane______________ ________________________ Both sexes and
couples.
White, member of sponsoring church, transfer of property to . ...d o ________
home on admission, normal health.
10 years’ membership in sponsoring order ________________ Women only...

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

210
68
16

White, Protestant, transfer of property to home on admission, Both sexes and
33
free from tuberculosis and cancer, able to care for self.
couples.
Women only...
$30 to $35 per
28
month.
White, member of sponsoring church, transfer of property to Both sexes and
55
home on admission, sane, normal health, able to care for couples.
self.
White, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home, Women only...
49
free from chronic or disabling disease.
50
$10 per week 9... White, character references, sane, free from contagious dis- Both sexes and
couples.
ease.
(6)___________________________________ ____ ____________ (6)_____ ._
(6)
(6)
(*)
(«)_____________________________ ____ ___________ _____ _ (6)_________
(6)

$7 per week, $30
per month.

$30 per month 9.

$9 per week 9___
(10)
$15 per week___
$7 per week.. ..

Catholic, good character, destitute__________________ _____
White, resident of State, transfer of property to home, sane,
not a hospital case.
Jewish, transfer of property to home.. ____ . . . . .
Welsh descent, transfer of property to home at death, normal
health.
White, 20 years in service of sponsoring church, normal
health, able to care for self.
White, member of Protestant Episcopal Church, 2 years’ resi­
dence in city, transfer of property to home, normal health,
free from contagious disease.
White_________________________________________________
Member of sponsoring organization, 5 years’ residence in
State, transfer of 70 percent of property to home on admis­
sion, sane, free from contagious disease.
White, Catholic, able to care for self _. _________ ______
American, 5 years’ membership in sponsoring church, transfer
of property to home on admission, sane, free from communi­
cable disease, not an invalid.
White, guaranty of burial expense, sane, normal health___ .
White, preference to Presbyterians, transler of property to
home on admission, indigent, gentlewoman, sane, normal
health and vision.
5 years’ residence in State, transfer of property to home, good
character.
White, free from cancer or communicable disease___________
White, preference to Friends, resident of Quarterly Meeting
district.
White, preference to residents of county, able to care for self___
White, transfer of property to home on admission (income
thereon paid to resident), good character.
White, member of Evangelical Protestant Church, transfer of
property to home on admission (interest paid thereon to
resident), 4 character references, sane, free from cancer.
Protestant, transfer of property to home ... . _____ _______

Both sexes and
couples.
Women only...
Both sexes and
couples.
Women only...
Both sexes and
couples.
____do________

130
28
3
13
7
9

.do___ ...
Women only...

75
75

Both sexes____
Both sexes and
couples.
W om en and
couples.
Women only...
Both sexes and
couples.
_. __do________
____do________
Women only...
____do________

45

115
45

30
20
24
60
15
41

Both sexes and
90
couples.
Men and cou60
1 pies.
9 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees. 10 Each case is considered on its individual merits.




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,

D irectory and E ntrance R equirem ents o f H om es

Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Sponsoring or controlling organization

Pennsylvania—Continued
Wilkinsburg—Continued.
Home for Aged Protestant Women,
900 Rebecca Ave.4
Martin (Hannah) Home for Public
School Teachers, 313 Kelly Ave.
Williamsport:
Aged Colored Women’s Home, 124
Brandon PI.
Home for Friendless, 904 Campbell St..

Private organization..........................
Trustees of Hannah Martin Estate

65
(s)

$600

Private organization............................
___d o ............................ ........ ...............

65
65

8250
600

Windber: Old Folks’ Home, 1005 Hoffman
Ave.
Wyncote: Reformed ChurchHome for Aged
Zelienople:
Bethany Home_____________________
Old Peoples’ Home of the Pittsburgh
Synod.
Zieglerville: Mennonite Home for Aged__

Western district of Pennsylvania,
Church of the Brethren.
Philadelphia Synod, Evangelical and
Reformed Church.
Private organization_______________
Pittsburgh Synod, Evangelical Luth­
eran Church.
(6) ....................— - .......................................

65

800

Rhode Island

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members

65
(6)

Bristol:
Benjamin ChurchHome for AgedMen, Private organization.
1010 Hoke St.
Bristol Home for Aged Women, 55 ___do......................... .
Franklin St.
Rhode Island Soldiers’ Home................. State of Rhode Island..
Newport:
Henderson Home for Aged Men, 14
Clarke St.
Home for Aged, 87 Washington St___
Pawtucket:
Home for Aged, 964 Main St.
Jewish Home for Aged, 99 Hillside Ave..
Providence:
Bethany Home of Rhode Island, 111
South Angell St.
Chase (Emily S.) Memorial Home, 31
Fair St., Pawtuxet.
Dexter Asylum, 235 Hope St............. .
Home for Aged Colored Women, 45
East Transit St.
Home for Aged Men and Aged Couples,
807 Broad St.

300
300

Private organization.
....d o ..................... .

500

Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.
Private organization_______________ {I
.do.
Rhode Island Branch, King’s Daugh­
ters and Sons.
City of Providence-_______________
Private organization.

250

_do.

Home for Aged Women, 180 Fox Point
,do.
Blvd.
Odd Fellows’ Home, 2936 Pawtucket Rhode Island Grand Lodge, Inde­
Ave.
pendent Order of Odd Fellows.
Scandinavian Old People’s Home, 1811 Private organization.
Broad St., Cranston.
Woonsocket:
Ballou Home for Aged, 233 High St__ .....d o ..........................
L’Hospice St. Antoine, 48 Hamlet Ave Private organization (Roman Cath­
olic).
8 No data.
4Data as of 1929.
1Men.
* Must be aged.




(«)

H70
\*68
300

300
1 Women.

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Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders'
rates

(10)...................

Other

English speaking, orthodox Protestant, 15 years’ residence in Women only...
city.
Service as school teacher in county, Protestant.......................... ____do.............

$2.50 per week 9_. Negro, resident of State, transfer of part of property to home
at death, good character.
$4 per week____ White, 1 year's residence in State, transfer of property to home
at end of 3 years’ residence there,without means for selfsupport or children able to support, sane, normal health.
$22 per month 9.. White, sane, free from communicable disease________ ______
Member of sponsoring church, transfer of property to home on
admission, sane, not an invalid.
White_________________________________________________
White, Lutheran, transfer of property to home on admission,
recommendation from pastor, normal health.
(6) _____ . (•)........................................................................................................

$8 per week 9___
$7 per week 9___
$8 per Week 9___

$3 per week 47_..

Whom
admitted

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

62
6

____do.........
____do________

12
47

Both sexes and
couples.
........do...........

44
30

____d o ..............
12
____do................
64
(»)....................... (9)

Native of city, transfer of property to home on admission, Men only_____
normal health.
White, Protestant, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of Women only...
property to home at death, doctor’s certificate of normal
health.
War service, resident of State at time of enlistment (or 5 Men only..........
years’ residence in State immediately preceding application
for home), without means of support, disabled from earning
living, free from communicable disease.
5 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home on ad­ ____do________
mission, good character.
White, 20 years’ residence in State, transfer of property to Women only...
home on admission, sane.
Sane.................................................................................... .............. Both sexes and
couples.
White, Jewish, 2 years’ residence in city, ambulant, free from ____do________
contagious disease.
White, 2 years’ residence in State, 2 character references, Women only...
normal health.
White, member of sponsoring order, good character, able to ____do____ _
care for self.
5 years’ residence in city, taxpayer, funds for burial expenses... Both sexes and
couples.
Negro, 5 years’ residence in State, transfer of property to Women only...
home on admission, 3 character references, sane, free from
contagious or malignant disease.
White, native American, 10 years’ residence in city within Both sexes and
15 years immediately preceding application, transfer of couples.
property to home on admission, good habits, free from ob­
jectionable disease, not requiring special medical treatment.
White, native born and parents born in United States, Prot­ Women only...
estant, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to
home on admission, normal health.
White, 25 years’ membership in sponsoring order (or wife or Both sexes and
widow), belief in Supreme Being, transfer of property over couples.
$100 to home on admission, able to care for self.
White, Scandinavian, member of a Scandinavian church, ____do______ _
transfer of property to home on admission, normal health.
White, Protestant, 10 years’ residence in city, transfer of ____d o ..............
property to home, 3-month trial period, good character and
habits, able to care for own room.
White, Christian, guaranty of burial expenses_______ ______ | Both sexes____

5
7
85
12
14
225
53
21
9
96
16
93
57
20
25
25
137

9Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
47Minimum rate; applicants occasionally accepted
Each case is considered on its individual merits, without fees.




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,

D irectory and E ntrance R equirem ents o f H om es

Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Sponsoring or controlling organization

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members

South Carolina

Charleston:
Private organization________________
Confederate Home, 62 Broad St.
45
Trustees of William Enston Estate__ (5)
Enston (William) Home______
Episcopal Diocesan Home, 229 Ashley South Carolina Dioceses, Protestant (*)
Episcopal Church.
Ave.
Francke (Jacob Washington) Home
and Hospital, 261 Calhoun St.
Grant (Colin McK.) Home, Meeting
and Huger Sts.4
Presbyterian Home, 108 Beaufain S t...
St. Margaret’s Home, St. Margaret’s PL
St. Philip’s Church Home, 142 Church
St.
Orangeburg: King’s Daughters Home
for Aged, 66 E. Glover St.
White Rock: Lowman Home for Aged
and Helpless.

South Dakota

Evangelical Lutheran Charities So­
ciety.
Private organization..............................
St. Philip’s Parish, Protestant Episco­
pal Church.
Orangeburg branch, King’s Daughters.
Synods of Virginia, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Georgia-Alabama,
Florida, and Mississippi, of Luther­
an Church.

65
45
(6)
(6)
60

(18)

(18)
(6)
(6)
(10)

65
Beresford: Bethesda Home for Aged_____ Norwegian Lutheran Church of Amer
ica.
Dell Rapids: Odd Fellows and Orphans South Dakota Grand Lodge, Inde­
pendent Order of Odd Fellows.
Home.
16 60
Hot Springs: SouthDakota Soldiers’ Home- State of South Dakota.

Tennessee
Bristol: Lockett (Katie J.) Home, 521
Spruce St.
Camden: Baptist Old Ministers and Or­
phans Home.
Chattanooga: Old Ladies’ Home, 716
Dodds Ave.
Clarksville: Odd Fellows Home of Ten­
nessee.
Knoxville: Mount Rest Home for Aged
Women, 2639 McCalla Ave.
McMinnville: Magness (Elizabeth J.)
Home for Aged and Indigent, Route 6.
Memphis:
B’nai B’rith Home, 131 N. Tucker S t..
Galloway (Mary) Home for Aged Wo­
men, 759 Monroe St.
Home for Old Folks and Orphans, Hernand Rd. and Norris Ave.
Memphis Sunshine Home for Aged
Men, 989 South 3d St.
Old Men’s Home, 989 Rayburn______
Nashville:
Church of Christ Home for Aged, 1900
Eastland Ave.
Confederate Soldiers' Home, Nolensville Rd, Route No. 4.
Holy Family Home for Aged, 1705 Wes­
ton Ave.
Knowles (Joseph B.) Memorial Home
for Aged People, Ridley Blvd.
Masonic Widows’ and Orphans’ Home,
Route No. 3.
4Data as of 1929;
6Must be aged.




Private organization. ^_____________ 65 ____________
Missionary Baptist Churches_______ («)
(6)
Private organization_______________ 65
$300
Tennessee Grand Lodge, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows.
Private organization________________ 66
Private endowment__________ ____ _______
District Grand Lodge No. 7, B’nai
B’rith.
Private organization___________
(«)-----------------------------------------Private organization___________
(6)----------------------------------------Chapel Avenue Church of Christ.
State of Tennessee.
Catholic order, Little Sisters of the
Poor.
City of Nashville and private endow­
ment.
Tennessee Grand Lodge, Free and
Accepted Masons.
6 No data.
* Men.

60
65 ......... .
(6)
(6)
65 _______
(6)
(6)
65 _______

8W en.
om

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—Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders'
rates

$10 per month...
$7 per week, $30
per month.9
(6)
$10 per month..p°)......................-

Other

Whom
admitted

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

White_______________________________
14
Women only...
White, 5 years’ residence in city, income of at least $25 per Both sexes and
96
month, normal health.
couples.
White, member of sponsoring church, resident of State, trans- Women only...
20
fer of property to home on admission, guaranty of monthly
fee, recommendation of minister, doctor’s certificate of
health.
White, Lutheran, 1 year’s residence in city, good character, Both sexes____
18
needy, doctor’s certificate of health.
Resident of city, Presbyterian, income of at least $25 per month- Both sexes and
24
couples.
(6)______________________________________ _____________ (6) (6)
(«)_______________________________________________ - (8) ,
White, member of sponsoring church, 1 year’s residence in Women only... (6)14
city, normal health.
White, gentlewoman, normal health, free from cancer and ____do________
7
tuberculosis, ambulant.
White, resident of territory of sponsoring synods, transfer of Both sexes and
70
part of property on admission, free from contagious or ob­ couples.
jectionable disease.

$25 per month 9-_ White, preference to Lutherans, transfer of part of property to ____do________
home, good character and habits, normal health.
10 years’ continuous membership in sponsoring order, trans­ ____do________
fer of property to home on admission (including $100 for bur­
ial expense), free from communicable disease.
Honorably discharged war veteran (or wife or widow), 6 years’ ____do________
residence in State immediately preceding application, in­
come not over $270 per year, disabled from earning living.
Wives, marriage of at least 10 years’ standing.
White, transfer of property to home at death, free from ob­ Women only...
jectionable disease, able to care for self.
____ Aged dependent ministers (or wife or widow)________ _____ Both sexes and
couples.
White, 3 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to Women only__
home at death, sane, normal health.
White, member (or wife) in good standing, 5 years’ residence Both sexes and
in State, transfer of property to home on admission, insur­ couples.
ance at death, indigent, able to care for self.
White, 2 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home Women only...
on admission, normal health.
2 years’ residence in county, needy and without other means Both sexes and
couples.
of care.
White, Jewish, 1 year’s residence in city, 1H in county, recom­ ____do________
mendation of own lodge, transfer of property to home on
admission, normal health.
$10 per month _. White, 2 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home Women only...
at death, normal health.
(0)
(«)____________________________________________________ (0)____ _______
$10 per month.__ White, 2 years’ residence in city, 3 character references, normal Men only_____
health.
(«)
_ _. («)_____ ____ ____________ ________________________ _____ (6)___________
$25 per month White, member of sponsoring church, transfer of property to Women only...
home on admission, character references, free from com­
municable disease.
White, Confederate veteran. ________________ _____ _____ Men only_____
White, indigent and homeless__________ __________ _______ Both sexes and
couples.
White, 5 years’ residence in city, dependent, sane, not blind, ____d o ............
not an invalid.
White, widow of Master Mason, destitute and without other Women only...
means of care.
9 Applicants occasionally acceptedwithout fees.
16 Women; no age requirement for men.
Each case is considered on its individual merits, 18 Home for self-supporting women.
(0)




52
40
270

9
(a)
48
20
28
20
100
29

(«)
32
(6)
25
09
164
64
18

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,

D irectory and E ntrance Requirem ents o f H o m e

Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Sponsoring or controlling organization

Tennessee—Con tinued
Nashville—Continued.
Old Woman’s Home, 2811 West End Private organization.......... ................
Ave.
Wheatley (Phyllis) Home, 46 Maury Phyllis Wheatley Association............. .
St.
Pulaski: Hewitt (Austin) Home................. . Austin Hewitt Estate . . . . .
Texas

Arlington:
Eastern Star H om e,..
Home for Aged Masons..
Austin:
Altenheim, 4013 Ave. H..
Confederate Woman’s Home_________
Old Negro Woman’s Home, 1210 Rose­
wood Ave.4
Texas Confederate Home, 1600 W. 6th
St.
Comfort: Home for Aged of Order of Sons
of Hermann.
Dallas:
Fowler (Juliette) Homes, 200 Fulton St.
Young (C. C.) Memorial Home, 1431
Stemmons St.
Ennis: I. O. O. F. Old Folks’ Home_____

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members
65
65
60

$300
150

Texas Grand Chapter, Order of East­
ern Star.
Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas,
Free and Accepted Masons.
Private organization________________ 60
300
State of Texas_______ ____ ________ 60
King’s Daughters__________________
5
790 }
State of Texas._______ _ _________ \f 8 60 J - . ..........—
Sons of Hermann in State of Texas___ 65

Disciples of Christ in America_______ 70
9100
Dallas District of North Texas Con­ 70
365
ference, Methodist Episcopal
Church, South.
7
Grand Lodge of Texas, Independent /\ 8 65 J ..................
55
Order of Odd Fellows.
Fort Worth: Cumberland Rest, 1628 6th First Presbyterian Church of Fort 65
Worth.
Ave.
Galveston:
Home for Aged Colored Women, 2823 («)___ __________________ _______
(6)
(•)
Ave. K.
Rosenberg (Letitia) Home for Women, Private organization___ _____ ____ _ 60
1804 25th St.4
Houston:
Flake (Maria Boswell) Home for Aged ........do_________________ _____
60
300
Women, 1103 Berry St.4
Grace Home for Aged_______________ (•)__,____________________________ (6)
(6)
St. Anthony’s Home for Aged, Almeda Catholic order, Sisters of Charity of 68
the Incarnate Word.
Rd.
Sheltering Arms, 2809 Leeland Ave___ Community Chest____ ____________ 65
Wolff (Pauline Sterne) Memorial Private endowment._____________
Home, 1300 Kenwood Ave.
San Antonio:
Eden Evangelical Home for Aged, Texas District, Evangelical Synod of 60
9 700
North America.
Route No. 1, Box 98.
St. Francis Home, 2017 S. Flores St.4__ Catholic order, Sisters of Charity of the
Incarnate Word.
St. Vincent de Paul Home for Aged, Congregation of Benedictine Sisters... 60
91,000
1119 S. Alamo St.
Sherman: Woodman Circle Home for Aged Supreme Forest, Woodman Circle____ 65
500
and Orphans.
Waco:
Colored Rescue Home of Texas, Katy Private organization________________
Ave.4
Rotan (Antoinette) Home for Aged and ____do__________ _________________ 50
Dependent Women, 700 N. 19th St.
Weatherford: Pythian Home, Box 299.
Texas Grand Lodge, Knights of
Pythias.
1Including children.
Data as of 1929.
No data.




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—Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

Other

Whom
admitted

Transfer of half of property to home.
Women only__
Negro, transfer of property to home on admission, without ____do.
other means of care.
White, 5 years’ residence in county, transfer of property to ____do.
home on admission.
White, 5 years’ membership in sponsoring order, 5 years’
residence in State, transfer of property to home on admission.
White, member of sponsoring order (or wife or widow), trans­
fer of property to home on admission, able-bodied.
White, 2 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home
at death.
White, widow of Confederate veteran, resident of State, sane,
free from contagious disease.
Negro, member of sponsoring organization, transfer of prop­
erty to home.
White, Confederate veteran (or wife or widow), 5 years’ resi­
dence in State, transfer of half of pension to home, 2 charac­
ter references.
White, member of sponsoring order, transfer of property and
insurance to home at death.
White, transfer of property to home on admission, free from
contagious disease.
White, 2 years’ residence in State, transfer of property to home
on admission, burial fee or guaranty of expenses by relatives
or friends, health certificate.
White, member of sponsoring order (or wife), 10 years’ resi­
dence in State, transfer of property to home on admission,
not a hospital case.
$10 per month 9_ White, Protestant, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of prop­
erty to home on admission, without relatives able to sup­
port, normal health.
(8)
(6)
Resident of city, $500 to trust fund, transfer of property to
home at death.
(«)
C
5)(6)
(•)- —
White.

Both sexes____
Both sexes and
couples.
Women only...
___ do___...........
___ do..............
Both sexes and
couples.
___ do._.........__

Capacity
(age
only)

61
12
22
70
153
10
90
10
283
51

Women only. __
___ do................

23
20

Both sexes and
couples.
Women only,

90
18

(6)
(6)
Women only...

do
10
(8)----------(6)
Both sexes
78
White, 1 year's residence in city, transfer of property to home Women only...
10
at death, good character, needy, sane, normal health.
White, Jewish, widow, 1 year’s residence in city, indigent_________do________
20

White, preference to members of sponsoring church, 6 months’ Both sexes and
24
residence in State, transfer of naif of property to home at couples,
death, sane, normal health, able to care for own room.
do.
150
$25 per month 9._ White, transfer of property to home on admission___________
do.
30
White, member of sponsoring order (or wife or widow), trans­
do.
24
fer of property to home on admission, normal health.
Negro, homeless, without relatives able to support__________
do.
18
White, 1 year’s residence in city or county, 2 in State, transfer Women only... 26
of property to home at death, without means of support,
sane, normal health.
White, widow of member of order, 1 year’s residence in State, Women and
i 150
free from communicable disease.
children.
8 Women.
9Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
7 Men.




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,

D irectory and E n tran ce Requirem ents o f H om es

Entriance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Sponsoring or controlling organization

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members

Utah
Salt Lake City: Daft (Sarah) Home, 737 Private organization._______________
South 13th St. East.4

65

$2,000

State of Vermont.____ ___________ _
Private organization________________
____do______________________ _____ _

60
60

2,000
9 300

Vermont Grand Lodge, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs.
Private organization____ ________ .

68

4,000

Vermont

Bennington: Vermont Soldiers’ Home____
Brattleboro: Brattleboro Home for Aged
and Disabled, 46 Western Ave.
Burlington: Home for Aged Women, 272
Church St.
Ludlow: Gill Odd Fellows Home, 7 Gill
Terrace.
Montpelier: Home for Aged (C. M. Fisher
Home).
Randolph: Vermont Eastern Star Home,
16 Maple St.
Rutland:
Loretto Home for Aged Women.-.
Old Ladies’ Home, 77 N. Main St.4.
St. Albans: King’s Daughters Home..
St. Johnsbury: Home for Aged Women in
St. Johnsbury, Prospect St.
Vernon: Vernon Advent Christian Home
(P. O., South Vernon, Mass.).

Vermont Grand Chapter, Order of
Eastern Star.

65

(6) _______________________________ (8)
Rutland Missionary Association_____ 65
King’s Daughters.................. .............
Private organization........ .................... . 65
Advent Christian Church___________

(6)
(10)

500
500
300

Virginia
Alexandria: Lee (Anne) Memorial Home
for Aged, 201 N. Fairfax St.
Bedford: Elks National Home_________
Danville: Sunnyside Home (Alice Burton
Home), 723 Main St.
Hampton: Tents Old Folks and Orphans
Home, 1224 N. King St.
Norfolk:
Ballentine (Mary F.) Home for Aged,
927 N. Park Ave.
Church Home, 356 W. Princess Anne
Rd.
Lekier Home for Colored Aged and
Orphans, 843 Johnson Ave.
Ludlow (Mary) Home, 610 Pembroke
Ave.
Roper (Lydia H.) Home, 127 E. 40th
St.
Petersburg: Petersburg Home for Ladies,
36 W. Fillmore St.
Portsmouth:
Home for Aged, 824 Emmett St______
Old Folks Home for Colored People,
112 N. Green St.
Richmond:
Afro-American Old Folks’ Home, 1115
W. Moore St.
Baptist Home for Aged Women, 1400
Grove St.
Bethany Home, Route No. 9__ ______
Eastern Star Home of Virginia, 3000
Chamberlayne Ave.
4 Data as of 1929.
6 No data.




Private organization________________
Benevolent and Protective Order of
Elks.
Presbyterian Churches in Synod of
Virginia.
United Order of Tents of J. R. Giddings and Jollifee Union.
Private organization........ ............. .......
Episcopal Churches_______________ _

65

350

60
50

23 2,000
925
9200

60

(6)_____________ _________________ (6)
Private organization__ _____________
Trustees of John L. Roper Estate____ 60
Private organization................... ............ 60
____do________ _____ ___ ___________ 6o
___ do..................................................... («)
Grand United Order of Knights of
Damon.
Private organization..___ _____ _____
(«)___________________
Virginia Grand Chapter, Order of
Eastern Star.

(8)

250
(6)

50
60
(6)

9200
9250

250
9100
(«)

9 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
10 Each case is considered on its individual merits.

DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
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117

—Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

Other

Whom
admitted

Ca­
pac­
ity
(aged
only)

Transfer of property to home........................................................ Both sexes and
couples.

(8)

.

22

War veteran, at least 35 percent disabled, without means of
support, 1 year’s residence in State.
Preference to local residents, good character, 3-month trial
period, normal health.
White, Protestant, 5 years’ residence in State, transfer of
property to home on admission, character references, normal
health.
White, member of sponsoring order, transfer of property to
home on admission.
White, 5 years’ residence in State, transfer of part of property
to home on admission, remainder at death, 3-month trial
period, normal health.
White, Protestant, 5 years’ membership in sponsoring order,
5 years’ residence in State, transfer of property to home on
admission, free from incurable disease.
(6)_____________________________________________ _______
American, Protestant, transfer of property to home_________
Member of sponsoring order, 1 year’s residence in State, transfer of property to home on admission, normal health.
White, transfer of property to home on admission, normal
health.
Member of sponsoring church, transfer of part of property to
home on admission, free from contagious disease, able to
care for own room.

Men only..
Both sexes and
couples.
Women only...

6
30
29

Both sexes and
couples.
____do________

13 24
7

____do________

22

(6)___
(fl)
Women only...
12
____do________
5
_ _ do________
8
Both sexes and
18
couples.

White, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of property to Women only.,.
home on admission, normal health, free from incurable
disease.
White, member of sponsoring order, transfer of property to Men only_____
home at death, able to care for self.
$25 per month.._ White, member of sponsoring church, sane, able to care for Women only...
self.
Negro, 5 years’ membership in order........................... ................ .d o .
White, transfer of property to home on admission, character
references, sane, free from chronic disease.
White, membership in sponsoring church, 1 year’s residence
in city, transfer of property to home, without other means
of support.
(6) _ ______ (0)____________________________________ ____ ___________
White, native of State, sufficient funds to cover clothing and
burial expenses, transfer of property to home on admission.
White, Protestant, 14 years’ residence in State, transfer of
property to home at death, able to care for self.
$15 per week___ White, transfer of property to home at death, normal health .
(0) _________

___ do________
... .do________




400
30
15
28
6

(S')
(6)
Women only...
7
___ do_______
16
___ do________
20

White, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of property to home, ___ do_____
guaranty of burial expenses by friends.
(0)_____ _____________________________________ ________ (6) -

$8 per week, $20 Negro, transfer of property to home, sane, free from contagi­
ous disease, able to care for self.
per month.
$6.25 p e r
White, Baptist, 2 years’ residence in city, transfer of property
to home on admission, recommendation by 2 members of
month.9
board of directors, normal health.
(6)........................ (0)__________________________________________________
White, 10 years’ consecutive membership in sponsoring order,
10 years’ residence in State, transfer of property to home on
admission, sane, free from communicable disease.
Number of rooms.
33 Plus $150 to cover burial expenses.

16

23
(6)

Both sexes and
couples.
Women only...

30
29

(0 )___
Both sexes and
couples.

(6)
28

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HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES
D irecto ry , and E n tra n ce R equ irem ents o f H om es

Entrsance require­
ments
Name and address of home

V i r g i n i a — Continued
Richmond—Continued.
Home for Needy Confederate Women,
301 N. Sheppard St.
Protestant Episcopal Church Home,
1621 Grove Ave.
Richmond Home for Ladies, 2620 Stuart Ave.
Robert E. Lee Camp Soldiers’ Home,
324 N. Blvd.
St. Sophia’s Home for Aged, 16 N. Harvie St.4_______________________
Mary Louise Home of the King’s
Daughters, 1001 Patterson Ave. SW.
Timberville: German Baptist Brethen Old
Folks Home.

Sponsoring or controlling organization Mini­ Minimum
mum entrance fee
age
for life
members

(«)-............................................................ - (6)
Virginia Diocese, Protestant Episco­ 60
pal Church.
Private organization................................ 60
Robert E. Lee Camp, Confederate
Veterans.
Catholic order, Little Sisters of the 60
Poor.
King’s Daughters.................. ......... ....... 65
(•)-....................................... ....................... (6)

(6)

$200
200

300
(fi)

W a sh in g to n

Everett: Bethany Home for Aged, 3322
Broadway.
Orting: State Soldiers’ Home ___________
Poulsbo: Ebenezer Old Folks’ Home.,........
Puyallup: Ladies of the Grand Army of the
Republic Home, 321 E. Pioneer.
Seattle:
Columbia Conference Home for Aged,
405 N. 48th St.
Foss (L. C.) Sunset Home, 10529 Ash­
worth Ave.
Galland (Caroline Kline) Home, 7500
Seward Park Ave.
Kenney (Samuel and Jessie) Presby­
terian Home, 7100 47th Ave., SW.
Lutheran Hospice, 1731 13th Ave_____
Northwest Danish Old People’s Home,
Route No. 3, Box 29.
Reed Home, 8451 Rainier PI_________
Roanoke Home for Aged and Infirm,
2525 Minor Ave. N .4
St. Vincent’s Home for Aged, 4831 35th
Ave., SW.
Spokane:
Bethany OldPeople’s Home, Pasadena
Park, Route No. 6.
St. Joseph's Home for Aged, 707 E.
Mission Ave.
Samaritan Home Association, 2827
Summit Blvd.
Stanwood: Josephine Old People’s Home,
Box 166.
Takoma:
Jones (Frank Tobey) Home, 5340 N.
Bristol St.
Ozanam Home, 1812 S. Yakima Ave__
Vancouver: Oregon-Washington Pythian
Home, 3409 Main St.

Private organization__............. .............
State of Washington _____________
West Coast Lutheran School and
Charity Association.
Washington and Alaska Department,
Ladies of the G. A. R.

60

(3)

Columbia Conference, Lutheran Augustana Synod of North America.
Lutheran Welfare Association_______
Carolina Kline Galland Estate........... .
Private organization...............................

65
65
69
60

(»)

(«)__________________________ .
(«)
Danish organizations in Oregon and 60
Washington.
(6)_____________________________
Private organization_______________ (6)
Catholic order, Sisters of Charity of 65
the House of Providence.
North Pacific Missionary Conference, 65
Evangelical Covenant Church of
America.
Catholic order, Sisters of Charity of 60
Providence.
Private organization______ ______
Norwegian Lutheran Church of 65
America.
Private organization________________ 65

500

• 2, 000
(6)
»1,000
(6)
(10)

0<)
»1, 500
2,000

Catholic order, Sisters of Charity of
the House of Providence.
Grand Lodges of Oregon and Wash­
ington, Knights of Pythias.

Walla Walla: Washington Odd Fellows Washington Grand lodge, Independ­ 65
Home, 534 Boyer Ave.
ent Order of Odd Fellows.
Zenith: Masonic Home of Washington 4__ Washington Grand Lodge, Free and
Accepted Masons.
* Varies according to age.
6 No data.
4 Data as of 1929.
» Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.




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DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r the A ged in the U nited States — Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

(6)

(6)

Other

(6)
White, member of sponsoring church, 1 year’s residence in
city, transfer of property to home on admission, character
references, sane, free from communicable disease.
White, Protestant, 5 years’ residence in city, transfer of prop­
erty to home on admission (income thereon paid to resi­
dent), free from communicable disease.
White, Confederate veteran (or wife) in a Virginia command,
sane, free from cancer, not inebriate.
Indigent____________ _______ __________________________
Whit'', 3 years’ residence in city, transfer of property to home
on admission.
<•)--------------------------- --------- - .......... ............................... ..........

$35 per month
War veteran, 3 years’ residence in State, indigent, free from
contagious disease.
$27.50 p e r
White, member of any Christian church__________________
month.
Descendant of Civil War veteran, 1 year’s residence in State,
transfer of 85 percent of pension to home on admission, sane,
even temper, free from communicable disease and cancer.
$30-$35 per
White_____ _______
month.14
$30 per month __ White, normal health.
White, Jewish, 2 years’ residence in city, transfer of property
to home on admission, sane, free from contagious disease.
$50 per month White, preference to church members, 3 years’ residence in
county, transfer of part of property to home on admission,
normal health.
C)------------------- (6)—________ ________________ _______________________
$30 per month 9_. White, Danish birth or descent (if couple, at least 1 Danish),
preference to Lutherans, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer
of property to home, sane, normal health.
(6)---------------- (•)--— ..........------- ----------------------------------------------------$50 per month
$20 per month 9._ White, respectable

Whom
admitted

(6)
(6)
Women only...
28
do.

48

Men and cou­
60
ples.
Both sexes and 130
couples.
Women only...
16
(8)---------------- . (6)
Both sexes and
couples.
Men only_____
Both sexes and
couples.
Women only...

33
150
55
55

Both sexes and
couples.
----- do________
do.
do.

70
16
31
60

(•)___________
Both sexes and
couples.
C)----------------Both sexes and
couples.
...d o _______

(#)38

$30 or $40 per White, transfer of part of property to home on admission,
do­
month.9
3-month trial period, sane, free from contagious disease.
$25 per month9................................................................................................... ............
do.
$32.50 per month9. ................................... .......................................................................
do.
$30 per month 9.. White, preference to Lutherans, good character, doctor’s cer­
do­
tificate of good health.
do.
White, 1 year’s residence in city, 3 in county, transfer of half
of property to home on admission, good habits, normal
health.
$25 per month 9_. Ambulant........................................ ........ ........................... .........
do.
White, 5 years’ membership in sponsoring order (or wife, Both sexes and
widow, or orphan), transfer of all or part of property to couples (also
home on admission, doctor’s certificate of sanity and health, children).
able to care for self.
White, 10 years’ membership in sponsoring order, transfer of Both sexes and
couples.
property to home on admission, able to care for self.
White, member of sponsoring order (or wife or widow), in­ ..— do...............
digent.
10 Each case is considered on its individual merits.
14 Varies according to age, physical condition, etc.; applicants occasionally accepted without fees.




Capacity
(aged
only)

(«)10
201
86
24
25
60
56
50
235

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HOMES FOR AGED IN THE UNITED STATES
D irecto ry , and E n tran ce R equirem ents o f H om es

Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Sponsoring or controlling organization

Minimum
Mini­ entrance fee
mum for life
age members

W est Virginia

Elkins: Odd Fellows Home
Huntington:
Foster Memorial Home, Madison Ave
West Virginia Home for Aged and In­
firm Colored Men and Women, 1635
Eighth Ave.
Wheeling:
Brown (John M.) Home for Aged M en4.
Home for Aged (Altenheim), 930 Na­
tional Rd.

West Virginia Grand Lodge, Independ­
ent Order of Odd Fellows.
Foster Foundation____
State of West Virginia-

65
(5)

$900

Private organization.
___ do...........................

»500
500

Wisconsin

Berlin: Brown-Wilcox Home for Aged------ Trustees of Jennie Wilcox Brown Es­
tate.
Chippewa Falls: Rutledge (Hannah M.) Trustees of Edward Rutledge Estate..
Home, Bridgewater Ave.
Dousman: Wisconsin Masonic Home____ Wisconsin Grand Lodge, Free and Ac­
cepted Masons.
Farmington: Wisconsin Veterans’ Home L_ State of Wisconsin.
Fond du Lac:
Boyle (Henry) Catholic Home for Aged, Catholic order, Congregation of St. 65
271 North Park Ave.
Agnes.
Lutheran Home for Aged, 244 North Private organization________________
Macy St.
The Home, 101 East Arndt St________ Fond du Lac Relief Society.............. .
Green Bay:
McCormick Memorial Home for Aged, Green Bay Diocese, Roman Catholic
Church.
Route No. 6.
Odd Fellows Home, 822 Grignon St___ Wisconsin Grand Lodge, Independent
Order of Odd Fellows.
Kenosha: St. Joseph’s Home of the Sacred Catholic order, Carmelite Sisters of
Heart for Aged, 920 61st St.
the Divine Heart of Jesus.
LaCrosse: St. Joseph’s Home for Aged, LaCrosse Diocese, Roman Catholic
Church.
2415 Cass St.
Manitowoc:
St. Joseph’s Home for Aged__________ Holy Family Convent of Franciscan
Sisters of Christian Charity.
St. Mary’s Home for Aged, 20th and Catholic order, Felician Sisters______
Division Sts.
Marinette: Luther Home for Aged, Box 246 Superior Conference, E v a n g e lic a l
Lutheran Augustana Synod of North
America.
Milwaukee:
Home for Aged, 1530 East Kane PL.
(6)C)
Home for Aged, 2006 West Wells St..
Catholic order, Little Sisters of the 60
Poor.
Methodist Episcopal Old People’s Private organization________________ 70
Home, 929 North 11th St.
Milwaukee Catholic Home for Aged,
-do_.
65
2301 East Bradford Ave.
Milwaukee Home for Aged Jews, 2436
-do..
65
North 50th St.
Milwaukee Protestant Home for Aged,
65
.do..
2449 North Downer Ave.
St. John’s Home, 1222 North Cass St...
_do..
65
St. Joseph’s Home, 504 West Galena St Catholic order, Carmelite Sisters of the
Divine Heart of Jesus.
Scandinavian American Old People’s Private organization................................
Home, 2331 West VieauPl.
5 Must be aged.
i
• No data.
*Including children.
Data as of 1929.




60
65

300
fl500

(JO)

(10)
(9)
10
,0 0

1,500
*1,500
1,000
1,000

D IR E C T O R Y

OF

OLD

P E O PL E’S

121

HOMES

for the A g ed in the United States — C ontinu ed

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

Other

Whom
admitted

Capac
ity
(aged
only)

Both sexes and 1 250
couples (also
children).
White, transfer of property to home on admission, normal Women only... 45
health.
Negro, voting citizen, indigent.................................................... Both sexes and
40
couples.
Member of sponsoring order (or wife, widow, or orphan)

$ 0p er m o n t h
2

.

White, Protestant, transfer of property to home___________ Men only____
White, 5 years’ residence in State, transfer of property to Women only...
home, good character, normal health.

$25 per month 9__
$30 per month9.
$40 per month9$25 per month9..
$1 per day 9.

29
17

Transfer of property to home on admission (5 percent interest Both sexes___
thereon paid to resident), without relatives able to support,
sane, normal health.
White, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of property to home Both sexes and
on admission, good character and disposition, normal couples.
health.
White, 2 years’ membership in Masons (or wife or widow) or - ..d o — ......... .
Eastern Star in Wisconsin, 2 years’ residence in State, trans­
fer of property to home on admission, not a hospital case.
Veteran of any war (or dependent), resident of State, transfer
do.
of 20 percent of income to home.
White, Catholic, able to care for selfdo.
White, free from communicable diseasedo.
White, 1 year’s residence in county, transfer of property to
do.
home on admission, 6-month trial period, normal health.
White, Catholic, transfer of part of property to home on ad­
do.
mission, sane, free from communicable disease.
White, member of sponsoring order (or wife or widow), trans­
do.
fer of property to home on admission, sane, free from con­
tagious disease, able to care for self.
White, ambulant__________________________ ____________
do.
Good disposition, doctor’s certificate of health
do.

13

White, sane_____ ________________________ _________ ___
(10)— ............
$30 per month9.. White______________________ _____ ___________ _________
(")------------------ White, transfer of part of property to home on admission, not
a hospital case.
(6)----------------------------------- ------------------------ -------------------White, poor, respectable, sane______ _____________________
$8 per week, $30 White, member of Methodist Church (if life-care resident),
transfer of property to home on admission.
per month.
W hite, 2 years' residence in State, transfer of property to home
on admission (interest thereon paid to resident), normal
health.
White, Jewish, 1 year’s residence in State, transfer of property
to home on admission.
White, 2 years’ residence in State, transfer of property to home
on admission.
White, 10 years’ membership in Episcopal Church, 2 years’
residence in diocese, transfer of property to home on admis­
sion (interest thereon paid to resident), normal health.
$25 per month 9._ White, Catholic, normal health_____________________________
White, 1 year’s residence in city, transfer of property to home
on admission, good character, normal health.
9 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.
10 Each case is considered on its individual merits.
17 Covers rent only; residents must be able to support selves, otherwise.
(8)




do.
do.
do.

65
120
600
26
85
26
80
135
45
60
94
58
40

(6)_____ ___
Both sexes and (6)
161
couples.
Women only...
15
Both sexes and
49
couples.
___ do_____
45
___do._............ 140
Women only...
40
Both sexes and
couples.
....... do................

63
40

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HOMES FOE AGED IN THE UNITED STATES
D irecto ry , and E n tra n ce R equ irem ents o f H om es

Entrance require­
ments
Name and address of home

Wisconsin—Continued
Oshkosh: The Home, 840 Main St_______
Portage: St. Savior’s Annex, 706 Prospect
Ave.
Racine:
Palmeter (John H.) Old Ladies’ Home,
1547 College Ave.
St. Anne’s Home, 1226 Park Ave_____
Theresa and Elizabeth Home, 1403
West 6th St.
Sheboygan:
King’s Daughters Home, 809 North 6th
St.
Reiss (Anna M.) Home of Aged, 9th
and Superior Ave.
Sparta: Morrow Memorial Home for Aged,
401 South Water St.
Stoughton: Skaalen Home for Aged______
Wauwatosa: Lutheran Altenheim, 7500
West North Ave.
Wittenberg: Homme Home forAged.
Wyoming

Sponsoring or controlling organization Mini­ Minimum
mum entrance fee
affe
for life
members
Ladies’ Benevolent Society__________
Catholic order, Sisters of the Divine
Savior.
Trustees of John H. Palmeter estate___
Catholic order, Sisters of St. Dominic..
Private organization.______________

60
50

$750

60

1,500

70

1,500

Wisconsin branch, King’s Daughters
and Sons.
Catholic order, Hospital Sisters of St.
Francis.
West Wisconsin Conference, Metho­
dist Episcopal Church.
Norwegian Lutheran Church of
America.
Lutheran Altenheim Society of Wis­
consin.
Norwegian Lutheran Church................

70

8 2, 000

65
70

8 800

65
65

81,500

Buffalo: Wyoming State Soldiers’ and State of Wyoming................................ .
Sailors’ Home.
Laramie: I vinson Memorial Home for Trustees of Edward Ivinson estate___
Elderly Women.
9 Applicants occasionally accepted without fees.




(10)

65

123

DIRECTORY OF OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES
fo r the Aged in the United States— Continued

Entrance requirements—Continued
Boarders’
rates

Other

Whom
admitted

White, 5 years’ residence in city, normal health.
Sane__________________ __________________

Women only.
Both sexes and
couples.
White, transfer of property to home on admission, sane, doc­ Women only...
tor’s certificate of health.
$10 per week___ White, Catholic, sane, normal health____________________ ----- do-----------White, transfer of property to home on admission, good char­ Both sexes and
acter.
couples.
White, 2 years’ residence in State, transfer of part of property Women only...
$10 per week
to home at death, deed to cemetery plot, recommendations
from prominent citizens, sane, normal health.
$35 per mqnth ®._ White, able to care for self__________________ ____ _______ Both sexes and
couples.
White, Protestant, 1 year’s residence in State,transfer of prop­ ___do________
erty to home on admission, sane, normal health, able to as­
sist around home.
White, member of sponsoring church, transfer of part of prop­
doerty to home on admission, sane, able to care for self.
White, Lutheran, transfer of property to home on admission,
dogood character, sane, free from epilepsy or communicable
or objectionable disease.
do
White, Lutheran, free from contagious disease..........................
. Honorable discharge from war service, 1 year’s residence in ........do________
State, without other means of support, free from com­
municable disease.
. White, 5 years’ residence in State, good character, good dispo- Women only...
sit ion, normal health.
MEach case is considered on its individual merits.

230808°— 41-




-9

Capacity
(aged
only)

19
21
22

32

80
41

45
122

Appendix A .— Cooperative Homes for Aged
Below are listed the homes which some of the aged people in receipt
of old-age assistance in the State of Washington are operating for

themselves on a cooperative basis.
Capacity
15
Aberdeen M e n ’s C lu b, 407 W e st W isk ah Street_______________________ M e n ..
Bingen: Bingen Pioneers C lu b ______________________________________________d o _____
Brem erton:

10

Brem erton Pioneers C lu b, 29 08 Porter Street_____________________d o _____

14

Sunset C lu b, 870 Bur well Street___________________________________W o m e n . _

12

E v erett: Port Gardner Pioneers C lub, 3522 C olby S t ___ _______________M e n . .

17

M cK e n n a :

M c K e n n a Pioneers C lu b _______________________________________d o _____

30

R ed m on d: R ed m on d Pioneers C lu b _______________________________________ d o _____

12

Seattle:
In terbay Pioneers C lu b, 32 32 W e st 1 7 th ____________________________ d o _____

11

O zanam M e n ’ s C lu b, 19th and Spruce______________________________ d o _____

28

View R idge C lub, 906 Shelby Street______________________________ W o m e n ..

12

Spokane: Riverton M e n ’s C lu b, E . 1624 South R iverton _______________ M e n . .

25

W a lla W a lla : W a lla W a lla Pioneers C lu b, 116 N orth T h ird ___________ d o _____

12

Appendix B.— Structural Requirements for an Old People’s Home
The Old People's Home Foundation, South Bend, Ind., formulated
the following standards which it suggested should be followed in the
establishment of a home for aged. These standards, designed to
insure the maximum efficiency, comfort, and convenience, were given
in the July 1935 Newsletter of the Foundation and are reprinted
here as of possible assistance to groups intending to open an old
people's home.
O

ld

P

e o p l e

’s

H

o m es

of

t h e

F

u t u r e

Rooms, porches, and outside walks easy of access for those weak or uncertain
of their step.
Comfortable sized rooms (single or double), with possibly private or connected
bath, lavatory, and, in all cases, hot and cold running water convenient.
Sound-proof walls, insuring elimination of objectionable or disturbing noises.
Sufficient, but not too much, cross ventilation through transoms, door blinds,
or other controlling devices, that the odor of senile decay and other “smells”
may be quickly removed.
Proper and regulated artificial heat for cool or cold weather, either under the
control of each room occupant or by thermostats at different parts of the structure.
Ample natural and artificial lighting in rooms and halls. Fixtures that may
be “stepped down” or dimmed during retirement, and maximum service as
occasion requires.
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APPENDIX---- HOME STRUCTURAL REQUIREMENTS

125

Convenient and well-located public toilets and baths for visitors as well as
members and servants, careful consideration being given as to the fixtures in­
stalled and drainage system to insure maximum sanitation, comfort, and privacy
at reasonable cost, not overlooking the floor that it be “ nonskidding” and the
tubs that they may be of safe and easy access; also, that if showers be provided
they may be simple to operate and foolproof.
Ample closet space in each m em bers room, with shelves and clothes hangers,
being mindful that members need more than ordinary space for their “ keepings.”
All walls and ceilings (particularly in sleeping rooms and toilets) to be coated
with an easy-to-clean paint or enamel and of tone and texture in harmony with
the trim, also furniture therein.
Windows should be weatherstripped to eliminate drafts and also to preserve
heat, and equipped where practical with (easy to roll up or remove) nonrusting
wire screens. Window sash should also be easy to operate.
Mindful of the expense of operating passenger elevators, ramps are recom­
mended for two- and three-floor structures. If hand or power elevators are
installed, then at least one should be of generous “ cab” size to permit transporta­
tion of the sick or deceased.
The advantage of having the kitchen and dining room on the upper floor is
the elimination of food odors permeating the rest of the house. It also affords
light and scenery while eating and makes available “ attic space” convenient to
the servants’ quarters. Dumbwaiters solve the transportation problem.
Hall and sleeping-room floors should be of easy-cleaning and replacement
composition, of a pleasing “ warm” material, soundless to footsteps, and of color
in harmony with the decorative scheme employed.
Even if of fireproof construction, no home for the aged should be permitted to
operate that is not equipped with the latest improved (and working) fire protection,
also fire-escape device; all outside doors swinging out, also equipped with self­
unlocking cross bars.
It must not be forgotten that rooms equipped with open-grate fireplaces of
generous proportions (when in operation) make desirable rendezvous for old folks.
The administrative office, while apart from the reception room, should be con­
nected therewith, and adjacent thereto should be a room equipped to handle mail
matters, vend small merchandise needed by members, also the house intercom­
municating telephone service and “ outside” communication; here would be the
station of the clerk on duty, who could act as “ public” and manager’s stenographer.
The arrangement, equipment, and location of various “ service departments”
such as kitchen, laundry, furnace room, food, and fuel storage quarters are
problems a book could be written on, but, at any event, calling for expert advice
to fit each particular requirement as planned.
The system to adopt for power and heat depends upon the character and location
of the building planned, and also calls for expert advice. However, it is not out of
place to suggest that all pipes and wires be of easy access so that they may be
“ got at” should trouble occur necessitating repairs.
In planning storage departments for meats, vegetables, canned goods, and dry
foods, the matter of their location and control (from shortages and “ leaks” ) through
a thief-proof food-dispensing system, should be considered. It must be remem­
bered that the income of every home is via the “ Queen Anne front,” but the losses
and much of the operating expenses go via the “ Mary Ann back;” therefore the
latter should be provided with all kinds of “ safety devices.”
Dry, moth-, vermin- and rodent-proof storage space, or “ lockers,” for furniture
(and apparel of the departed) is of no small importance and should be protected
from unauthorized visitors.




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Servants’ quarters should be provided and equipped so as to preclude disturbing
those who retire early, and should be modem, sanitary, and comfortable, to
insure housing satisfaction of those employed to serve members.
A “ living” or
help’s assembly room does much to make the servants’ quarters “ homey.”
Ample
toilet and bathroom accommodations, as well as proper heating and ventilation are
also necessary. Access to and egress from the servants’ quarters should be planned
for supervision— “ for reasons.”
The home’s main assembly hall, auditorium, chapel (or whatever title may be
assigned to it), as the gathering place for worship or entertainment, should be of
easy access for the blind, the lame, and the halt. It should be sufficiently large to
meet all requirements, provided with a movable platform, or stage, have a “ drop”
or “ pull” curtain, concealed except when in use, and care should be exercised
regarding accoustic properties, heat, light, and ventilation. Of late, instead of
benches or pews, the trend of such public gathering places has been toward individ­
ual chairs, easily removed, if desired, and placed in storage space conveniently
near.
Of course, the “ nursery” (for the sick folks), linen and laundry assorting room,
the houseman’s shop for carpentry, upholstery, and odd jobs, will not be
overlooked.
Recreation rooms, sun parlors, porches, library, reading, writing, smoking,
card, and game rooms; also the drug, barber, and beauty shops; possibly a “ plunge”
and members’ pastime rooms for special cooking, laundering, sewing, wood­
working, art painting, and whatnot undertakings always make attractive induce­
ments for membership.




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