This May, The Green House Project was named by Long-Term Living magazine as one of its “top 10 innovations in Long Term Care.”
In fact, it took the #1 spot.
Richard L. Peck, contributing editor to the publication (and formerly its editor-in-chief) described the initiative as “Dr. William Thomas’ second act.”
In what might be described as a case of function following architectural form, this homelike arrangement encourages personal interaction among residents and staff and flexible scheduling of services and activities. The Green House model has even evolved its own language-the living area is the Hearth space, its universal workers are known as Shabazim, and its administrators serve as staff “coaches” and “guides.”
The article is a “who’s who” of initiatives that have impacted long-term and person-centered care, architectural innovation and financial stabilization. The multi-faceted view of the culture change movement demonstrates the power of this niche to create major change in the mainstream field.
Other organizations highlighted include The Pioneer Network, Beacon Hill Village and the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care Industry (NIC).
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