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The Future Nursing Home Is Community-Centric and Embraces AI, While Rejecting Institutional Living Spaces

2023-09-28T12:33:48-04:00September 28th, 2023|Categories: In The News, National Media Items|

"CFI leaders said their vision counters a 'stark decision' the sector faces. They can either stick with the status quo and fail to provide for the next generation of seniors, or pioneer breaking the cycle. But breaking out of a decades-old rut will mean creating something truly new and different. "

How Nursing Homes Failed to Protect Residents From Covid

2023-08-21T11:24:56-04:00August 21st, 2023|Categories: In The News, National Media Items|

Facilities could improve their ventilation systems. They could abandon “semiprivate” rooms for private ones. Dividing buildings into smaller units with consistently assigned staff — an approach pioneered by the Green House Project — would both bolster relationships and reduce residents’ exposure to infection from workers coming and going.

Anderson: Fix long-term care, starting in these 3 areas

2023-08-04T09:24:42-04:00August 4th, 2023|Categories: In The News, National Media Items|

AARP Iowa state director Brad Anderson: "Another approach would be investing in Green House homes, which are small skilled nursing homes and assisted living facilities with private rooms, kitchens, and living rooms that look and feel like a home. These homes provide better care with lower staff turnover and are popping up in states across the country. Let’s start trying this model in Iowa."

The Green House Cottages of Northwest Arkansas unveils renovated facility

2023-06-22T09:32:11-04:00June 22nd, 2023|Categories: Local News Items, In The News|

"The incredible leaders at this facility have not only created a state-of-the-art long-term care facility but also crafted a nurturing home where residents can live lives filled with purpose, joy, and fulfillment," said Bentonville Mayor Stephanie Orman. "As we unveil these remarkable renovations, we also celebrate the power of empathy and quality care for our aging population."

Valley Life: Jamie’s Place Spring Chicken Fundraiser

2023-06-20T16:12:45-04:00June 20th, 2023|Categories: Local News Items, In The News|

"Jamie’s Place is based on the Green House model, which de-institutionalizes the standard nursing home model through intentional community, intimate facilities, personalized care, and a degree of independence and control not typically seen in elder care. ... Although they are unique in senior care, at Jamie’s Place they are routine. 'All the best things at Jamie’s Place are completely normal.'"

Global aged care alliance forms consortium to advocate for small household models

2023-06-16T09:38:47-04:00June 16th, 2023|Categories: In The News, National Media Items|

"CEO Susan Ryan highlighted the advantages of small-home alternatives, particularly underscored by the COVID-19 pandemic, which demonstrated their resilience compared to traditional eldercare settings. She expressed her delight in collaborating with partners from around the world to share their knowledge and build the next generation of eldercare services and support."

How person-centered care can improve outcomes for people with dementia

2023-05-22T17:32:03-04:00May 22nd, 2023|Categories: In The News, National Media Items|

“Our Best Life approach comprehensively and holistically looks at who the person is and [asks] how do we really ensure each person is living his or her best life? It’s really about seeing the person,” Ms. Ryan explained.  “As it pertains to somebody living with dementia, how many times do we just focus on loss and decline and say they can’t do that anymore? We have labels and we see the label before we see the person. “I challenge you to see who that person is. We’re going to shift beliefs.”

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