As many of you know, obtaining a Certificate of Need is no easy task these days and that is why we are so pleased with the news from Missouri this week!
The Healthcare Facilities Review Committee of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services unanimously granted an 80-bed Certificate of Need to Focused Senior Communities to build and operate the first Green House homes in that state.
There will be 8 homes built on the campus in Ozark. Each 7,000 square foot home will include a central dining room, hearth room and open kitchen surrounded by just 10 private bedrooms, each with a full private bathroom. A screened porch will lead out to a large patio, with a walkway and gardens between homes.
Al Beamer, CEO, said that his family had researched all the options and found the Green House model to be far and away the best choice.
He said “even with all the studies and pictures and testimonials and national press support, it is not until you walk in the door that you truly ‘get’ the ‘Green House Magic.’
A number of local officials strongly supported the project including State Senator Jay Wasson who referenced the Green House model:
“These homes in many other states are well known for providing residents the dignity, care and compassion they deserve.”
Beamer said they plan to break ground in the spring and be open by late fall, 2015. Congratulations to all and we warmly welcome everyone to the Green House family!
Click here to read about the project as reported in local media.