John A. Hartford Foundation reflects on the Green House Project 100th home celebration

Published On: November 2nd, 2011By Categories: Blog

The Green House Project has been featured in a new post on Health AGEenda, a blog of the John A. Hartford Foundation.
The post’s author, Wally Patawaran, attended the Green House Project’s 100th home celebration event in West Orange, NJ and wrote about his experience learning about project for the first time and experiencing it all firsthand.
Here’s an excerpt:

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of being invited by NCB Capital Impact to learn more about The Green House Project, which is led by Robert Jenkens, and to celebrate the opening of the 100th Green House home in West Orange, New Jersey. The Green House home is an alternative model to the traditional nursing home and is designed to transform the way skilled nursing care is currently delivered. It is differentiated by the interior design, the staffing pattern, and the philosophy of delivering skilled care, all of which are designed with individualized and personal care for elders in mind … All this has helped to create an environment that’s inviting for the residents and supportive and respectful of the people who work there.

The author with Green House Project founder Bill Thomas

 
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Founded in 1929, the John A. Hartford Foundation is a committed champion of health care training, research and service system innovations that will ensure the well-being and vitality of older adults. Its overall goal is to increase the nation’s capacity to provide effective, affordable care to its rapidly increasing older population. Today, the Foundation is America’s leading philanthropy with a sustained interest in aging and health.