"AARP Michigan advocacy manager Lisa Dedden Cooper added AARP is calling on Michigan to use some of its funds from the American Rescue Plan to invest in alternative long-term care delivery models."
"According to preliminary project plans, the hospital, in partnership with Navigator Elder Homes of New England, wants to build an approximately 70-bed skilled nursing facility using the Green House elder home model.
"Lutheran received a $5.9 million state grant for the project, with an additional $1.5 million from foundations. Lutheran is expected to invest more than $15 million in the estimated $22 million project ...
A new nursing home that’s only the sixth of its kind in Arkansas is close to being completed. “No one can plan for a pandemic, but they did a great job of doing that and we’re still right on schedule for a late fall open and we’re proud of that,” vice president of strategic operations John Montgomery said.
In the Green House Cottages, elders live in a home-like environment. In contrast to traditional nursing homes with long hallways lined with rooms, the facility is made up of small cottages with private suites surrounding a common living area.
"The elders are happier in this atmosphere,” stated Rhonda Hall, registered nurse at Green House Cottages. "What you’re doing is observing them on a more personal level and interacting with them more."
Unlike a typical nursing home setting, the Leonard Florence Center consists of 10 7,000-square-foot condominium-style “homes” on six floors that care for both short- and long-term care residents.
TRU Community Care created a “hug tent” on Friday for residents at the Hover Green Houses senior living community so their loved ones could embrace them, in some cases for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began.
We are declaring our vision that a Green House Cottage facility should be no more than 60 miles from any community and any family in Arkansas.