There are four residential retirement and/or nursing homes established by the Daughters of the British Empire in the U.S.A. (DBE) and now supported by the DBE and other British-American philanthropic organizations. Each Home has its own characteristics, but all are beautifully furnished, often with personal belongings of the residents. The public rooms are attractive and comfortable with a cheerful atmosphere.
The British Home in California, Ltd.
The Western Home – is situated at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Located in a quiet residential area of the City of Sierra Madre, there are five separate “cottages”, each having their own elegant living rooms and full-size kitchens. Of the five cottages, one is designated to assisted living. The Home also has a main dining room, commercial kitchen, and reception area for special events and entertainment. The facility is designed to accommodate 37 residents in spacious single rooms with private baths. The colorful gardens and beautiful green lawns surrounding the facility make it Southern California’s best-kept secret. Visit their website to learn more.
The Eastern District is a not-for-profit skilled nursing facility situated on a charming Victorian estate overlooking the Hudson River. It embodies the values of its founders and has a professional staff whose only concern is the care, comfort, dignity and happiness of 49 residents. Victoria Home was incorporated in 1916 and is located in Ossining, New York. Visit their website to learn more.
Mountbatten House is built along the lines of an English country home. It has 24 private rooms, 2 living rooms, and a beautiful dining room. The spacious beamed main living room with fireplace provides a warm and inviting place to receive guests. It is located in Highlands, near Houston, Texas. The Southern Home was opened in 1983. Visit their website to learn more.
The British Home Community
in Brookfield is located 10 miles west of Chicago on 10 beautifully wooded acres. Established in 1920, this Midwestern District Home provides Independent and Assisted Living apartment homes, private Sheltered Care accommodations and State-licensed Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation care. Wye Valley Apartments offer 66 apartments to independent and active seniors. Construction was completed on The Woodlands Assisted Living Residence in the Spring of 2003, providing just the right amount of assistance to maintain and enhance the independence of the residents of this fun 73-apartment community. Our HealthCare and Rehabilitation Center contains 72 beds (46 are Medicare licensed) where individuals receive the excellent nursing care and therapy necessary to return to their own homes or to be welcomed into one of our more independent accommodations. The ‘Staying At Home’ program enables over 1,000 older adults to remain in their own homes in the surrounding communities through a variety of non-medical services. Handy Menders provides low-cost basic home repairs to local seniors. Caring Helpers Volunteers enhance the quality of life of those living on campus, assist with Spring and Fall yard cleanup in the local suburbs during Community Service Projects, and deliver home-cooked meals to older adults who are unable to prepare meals for themselves at Holidays.’