The Green House Core Values
Transforming the Culture of Long-Term Care
A Green House home is created from the ground up to foster the same feeling and experience you get from living in a real home.
Each home is designed for 10-12 residents, keeping it flexible and maintaining a warm feel. The comfort of private rooms and bathrooms are combined with the family-like atmosphere of open common spaces.
An innovative staff model gives residents four times more contact and reduces staff turnover.
"The culture of the Green House [model] … presumes a right to late-life development that is an essential component of the human life cycle. Such growth, while undoubtedly difficult, can also be understood to have worth and meaning. Those who live in, work in, and care about a Green House [home] share the duty to foster the emergence of late-life development within the daily life they create...more >>
The innovative organizational structure in the Green House model is based upon “the conviction that we need a new framework around which to organize the experience of those who protect, sustain, and nurture our elders.” The structure challenges the traditional nursing home hierarchy to create environments that empower elders and those who are closest to them.
The direct-care...more >>