The History of Belmont Manor

Belmont Manor - 1967

In November of 1967 Belmont Manor Nursing Home opened its doors. Edgar Karger was the founder and had been in the nursing home industry for over a decade. Mr. Karger was a contractor by trade and became interested in nursing homes when he built additions for older facilities. He then purchased, successfully renovated, and began operating three facilities in Massachusetts. He realized the need for a state-of-the-art nursing facility and set his sights on the town of Belmont, Massachusetts which didn’t have a nursing home and needed one. Shortly after Belmont Manor opened, Edgar sold his other facilities in order to concentrate on the daily operations of Belmont Manor until he retired in 1985. Belmont Manor still remains the only nursing and rehabilitation home in the town of Belmont.

The History of The Karger Family

Edgar Karger

In keeping with the tradition of the family, Edgar’s daughter Susan joined the Belmont Manor family after graduation from college in 1975. Susan began as the clinical social worker for the facility and now held the position of Admissions Coordinator until 2023.

Stewart Karger, Edgar’s son, joined Belmont Manor after he graduated from college in 1979. Stewart worked as an administrator in training. He became Belmont Manor’s full-time Administrator when his father retired.

The Karger family is proud to call Belmont Manor family, providing 88 combined years of experience serving families in the community and beyond. We look forward to continuing to have the Belmont Manor family take care of your family.