We are passionate about working in healthcare and serving the active aging community.
We believe in empowering individuals to realize their potential where they live and work.
We value Integrity, Grace, Respect for Individual Choice, Compassion and Innovation.
We are changing our organization from provider-driven to person-driven and transforming the way individuals’ age.
Come Home to Exception Living
For more than 100 years, The Overlook has provided a continuum of care and services for Massachusetts Residents and their families. Today, The Overlook tailors to individuals with a wide variety of needs – from assisted living to independent living – from healthcare to hospice.
Our Culture of Service Excellence
Our Team strives to enhance the lives of our Residents, Patients and Clients each and every day. By providing quality care through compassion, respect and dignity in every interaction we have, we become more than caregivers, we become an extended part of the family. When you entrust us with your care and services, you can expect the following: Responsive to your Requests We listen attentively to your questions and observations. Adjust the treatment plan to reflect new information. Take time to listen to you, to follow through on coordination of treatment, provide you feedback, to educate you. Good communication is the most important element of providing quality care. Customer Service The Overlook strives to meet the expectations of our Residents, Patients and Clients. Problems will occur from time to time. We are committed to responding promptly and attentively to addressing and resolving your concerns. Involving you in the Care Plan A care plan meeting including various members of the health care team, Resident/Patient/Client and Family is held in the care planning process. Your involvement will improve communications and outcomes. Specialized Treatment Different areas of care require specialized focus on certain conditions. Whatever the condition, The Overlook has the experience and skills necessary to provide great care. Respect for the Resident’s, Patient’s and Client’s Rights It is important to be respectful of the independence of Residents, Patients and Clients. Right to Accessibility, availability and continuity of care. Right to Dignity and Privacy of Patient. Right to ensure Safety. Right to Confidentiality of Information. Safe and Secured Atmosphere The Overlook has strict supervision on Campus and the safeguard of all Residents, Team Members and Guests against fire, smoke and other hazards on a regular basis. We take adequate steps to ensure Residents are comfortable living in the rooms assigned to them. High Quality of Life We work tirelessly to improve every aspect of life for our Residents, Patients and Clients. Providing personal, professional care and service from a Team Member who truly cares. Contact us today to learn more.
Our Services Include
Independent Living 204 residential apartments and 14 cottages with amenities and supportive services. A focus on lifestyle, with enjoyment, engagement, wellness, physical activity and lifelong learning at the forefront. Healthcare and other services can be contracted separately for a fee. Stonebrook Enhanced Living 28 residential private suites promoting independence with an engaging lifestyle focus and nursing support as needed. Private Pay and Medicaid certified Fieldstone Memory Care 14 private suites in a secure neighborhood with a focus on staying active and engaged through specialized programing. Fieldstone promotes opportunities to maximize social interaction and independence. Private Pay Vista Adult Day Program Vista is an adult day program offering socialization and a day of purposeful engagement for people living with Dementia and memory loss. Offering active companionship with our Team Members and peers. Private Pay Memory Café The Overlook’s Memory Café is a monthly social gathering for individuals living with dementia, and their caregiver, in a safe, relaxing and welcoming setting. We offer refreshments, guest artists, speakers and education about memory changes–in an environment that fosters interaction, connection and friendships. We invite you to join us at no cost! Post-Acute (Short Term Rehabilitation) 27 private suites with private bathrooms offering comprehensive care, for post hospital and transitional stays. Multiple insurances are accepted; dually certified for Medicare and Medicaid Overlook Health & Rehabilitation Center (Long Term Skilled Nursing) 112 private rooms with private bathrooms, providing 24-hour continuous nursing care in small neighborhood settings. The skilled nursing area offers specialized programing to promote an engaged lifestyle. Multiple insurances are accepted; dually certified for Medicare and Medicaid Overlook Visiting Nurse Association Home health care provided by Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Social Workers, Home Health Aids and Certified Alzheimer’s Caregivers. Specialized care and education services are available. Overlook Visiting Nurse Association provides services to over 180 towns throughout Massachusetts. Multiple insurances are accepted; dually certified for Medicare and Medicaid Private Care Provides care and services that enable our clients to live with independence and dignity as their condition permits. Our goal is to enable clients to continue enjoying their life independently and manage life in the comfort of their home. Compassionate solutions for your life. Private Pay Overlook Care (Care Management) A life care management practice that provides advocacy and support in all settings to help clients successfully meet their individual needs. Overlook Care uses a collaborative team approach, so our Clients achieve independence for daily living. We offer peace of mind for our Clients and their families. Private Pay Overlook Hospice Services Hospice provides respectful, quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness. Specialized attention is focused on physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Hospice embraces a philosophy of enhancing the quality of life for patients and families to live each day to its fullest in their personal setting, wherever they call home. Multiple insurances are accepted; dually certified for Medicare and Medicaid Palliative Care Provides pain and symptom management for those with advanced illnesses. Multiple insurances are accepted; dually certified for Medicare and Medicaid
Why Residents Choose Overlook
When Residents join us at The Overlook, they come home every day to their spacious Apartment or Cottage Homes, complete with plenty of natural light, well-equipped kitchens and convenient floor plans. To make sure the individuals we serve enjoy the highest possible quality of life, The Overlook offers monthly fitness classes, health workshops, and customized Wellness Road Maps (tailored to the individual) that focus on seven distinct dimensions of wellness: emotional, environmental, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual. At the end of the day, Residents enjoy the savory dining options and delicious fresh meals prepared by our Culinary Team. Whether it’s a walk in the woods or happy hour with friends, we pride ourselves on creating a dynamic, exciting environment for our Residents, and providing ample opportunities to explore, recreate and relax.
President & CEO Masonic Health System of MA
Chief Operating Officer
Executive Director Overlook Communities Independent Living
Nursing Home Administrator
Chief Information & Security Officer
Chief People and Culture Officer
Executive Director Overlook Visiting Nurse Association
Director of Sales & Marketing
Director of Care Coordination
Sr. Director of Facilities & Capital Planning
Director of Life Enrichment
Our Proud Masonic Heritage
In 1908, the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts pooled their resources to purchase The Overlook Hotel in Charlton, MA. They wanted to open a nursing home to provide care for the sick and aged Masonic brethren and their families, while also promoting quality health and services statewide. The Masons also agreed the Grand Lodge should provide a continuum of housing, community, and health care as part of its mission. From this vision, the Masonic Health System was born.
With that in mind, here’s a timeline of The Overlook’s history:
In 1904, Mount Hope Lodge of Fall River, made a donation that was to be used toward establishing a Masonic Home for the care of distressed Masons and their families. The Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts agreed to buy The Overlook Hotel complex and approximately four hundred acres in 1908 as the future Masonic Home.
The Masonic Home was dedicated with appropriate ceremonies on May 25, 1911. The first Resident, Mr. Taylor arrived in October. By the end of 1911, thirteen men and one woman were living at the Home.
The Williams Building provided an additional fifty rooms and contained a solarium, smoking & card room, barber shop, dental room, kitchen, doctor’s consultation room and fifteen bed infirmary.
The Davenport Building, the second dormitory building added to the Masonic Home, provided for an additional 68 Residents. The building included a solarium, auditorium, laundry room and a dairy room for the barn. In 1975, 44 private nursing home beds were added to the north end of the infirmary wing.
Masonic Home tears down Nursing Home (Williams Building) and builds a new Health Center, Overlook Masonic Health Center.
The Overlook added Home Health to its continuum, with the acquisition of Mariner Health Care Home Health division, New Bedford, MA. A full service Medicare and Medicaid home health agency, offering specialized services and programs throughout Massachusetts.
New state-of-the-art 112 bed private room Skilled Nursing Facility offers long term and dementia related care and comprehensive around-the-clock nursing and medical attention whenever required.
The Overlook turned over 27 skilled nursing beds to sub-acute care beds prior to the Health Center being occupied. This newly constructed state-of-the-art unit offers private rooms with private bathrooms, restaurant style dining and modern rehabilitation equipment and programming.
The Overlook expanded Home Health to include hospice services, with purchase of Harrington Hospital’s home care and hospice division.
The Overlook added Independent Living to the campus which comprised of 207 apartments and 14 stand-alone cottages along with many amenities. The amenities include such things as onsite restaurants, fitness center and pool, and theatre.
Overlook Care established in 1999 as one of the first care management practices in Massachusetts, was acquired by Overlook Visiting Nurse Association, offering Consultation, Advocacy, and Resources for Elders.
Fieldstone at The Overlook, is a private pay, Assisted Living, 14-bed neighborhood for those with memory related impairments.
The Overlook Vista Adult Day program
Since 1911, The Overlook has enjoyed expansive growth and progress. While we remain proud of our Masonic heritage, our Team serves both Masons and non-Masons, promoting inclusivity and exceptional healthcare for everyone.
An Inviting Community for the Next Phase of Life
Here at The Overlook, we want to help our Residents, Patients and Clients take the stress and hard work out of living the best life possible. We simplify the good life and make it convenient, effortless and easy. As part of the Masonic Health System’s continuum of health services, The Overlook strives to help Residents, Patients and Clients enjoy abundant, vital, exciting lives via a strong community and an ongoing commitment to exceptional care. Ready to learn more about The Overlook? Visit us in person to get the full story.