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The transformation of institutional long-term and post-acute care

The Green House Project (GHP) partners with senior living providers to create homes for elders that demonstrate more powerful, meaningful, and satisfying lives, work, and relationships. We implement comprehensive culture change as well as dementia education and training to create person-directed, relationship-rich living environments.

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IN THE MOMENT

Proven to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, the Green House model is a radical redesign of the traditional nursing home.

Data from an ongoing study of Green House homes shows that infections and deaths due to COVID-19 were significantly reduced as a result of the model’s philosophy and design. Learn how the Green House model was made for this moment.

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Time to Rethink Long-Term Care Facilities

“Instead of a large, multi-unit facility, The Green House is a small residence with 10-12 private rooms, each with it’s own bathroom. Each room is centered on a communal open kitchen where residents have the opportunity to socialize and interact.”

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Research Summary

  • 4X more staff engagement time
  • 23–31 minutes more direct care time per elder per day
  • 4X more staff engagement time with elders
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Partner with us to create real homes with meaningful lives and empowered staff. Green House homes offer outstanding quality of care and quality of life for those who live and work there.

Elder Centered Solutions

Build a Green House
Best Life Memory Care Approach
Cultural Transformation
Expertise

Create homes for elders that give them more powerful, meaningful, and satisfying lives and relationships.

Who We Serve

Healthcare Providers
Developers
Elders/Family Members

RESEARCH STUDY

Increases in care, satisfaction, and financial performance

4X more staff engagement time

23–31 minutes more direct care time per elder per day

4X more staff engagement time with elders

RESEARCH STUDY

Meaningful Savings in The Green House Model for Eldercare

Costs less to taxpayers.

$1,300 to $2,300 less in total Medicare and Medicaid costs per resident over 12 months for residents in Green House vs. traditional nursing homes.

TESTIMONIALS

The Green House Model is one of the most important transformational concepts in long-term care that I’ve experienced in my 40 years in the field of aging services. Most certainly, nursing homes will be a part of long-term care’s future. More providers must adopt Green House principles. When you walk in to a Green House home, you understand — the way it makes people feel at home is just extraordinary.

Larry Minnix

Former President & CEO, LeadingAge

The Green House Project has shown the field of long-term care how a different model can still put people at the center of care and be affordable under current reimbursement levels. They have shown that by making changes to the building and environment along with different staffing arrangements, person-centered care that individuals want is possible.

David Gifford, MD, MPH

Sr. Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Affairs, American Health Care Association

At the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, the first integrated VA-Navy facility, The Green House Model epitomizes our cultural transformation journey in long-term care. Residents and staff alike have embraced the concept. The Green House Model has created not only an educational experience for seniors, families, and staff, but it has become a livable journey to life. The elders and staff embrace the resident-centered care philosophy that is designed to foster their well-being.

Patrick Sullivan

Former CEO, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, VA

The only regret that you’ll have is having not done it earlier.

Roger L. Meyers

President & CEO, Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (Operator of Two Green House homes in Detroit)

We really want to know who [the elders] are and what will get them out of bed and excited. If they want to do house chores or help cook, they can do that. If they want to watch the Broncos game, play board games or listen to music, we’ll help them do that. This is their home. It’s not supposed to feel like a hospital.

Lisa Czolowski

Former CEO, Hover Senior Living Community (Green House Homes)

We recognize that we are a part of a rapidly growing national movement to change the face of care and rehabilitation. Our elders deserve this.

Gerry Stryker

CEO, John Knox Village

I know what it is like to build nice, traditional facilities, but Green House is exponentially better than that. All of the new campuses we are developing now are exclusively Green House – because the model works.

John Ponthie

Managing Director, Southern Administrative Services (Operator of 33 Green House Homes in Arkansas)
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