"In the Covid era, these alternatives are getting new attention. Research shows that Green House homes weathered the early pandemic far better than traditional facilities. The need for innovation and reform in [...]
Replace aging and outdated facilities, particularly in low-income communities. Moving forward, nursing homes and other institutional settings should be smaller, with single-occupancy rooms and low staff-to-resident ratios (see, for [...]
As part of the Green House Project, a network of clinicians and caregiving executives who are creating (or restoring) high‐quality environments and services for older adults, Berman understood immediately [...]
Alternative designs have been in the works, such as the Green House Project, founded by innovator and anti-ageism advocate Dr. Bill Thomas. The nonprofit organization facilitates development and operation [...]
Simpson was in particular discussing the development of cottage-style nursing home developments, a model exemplified by the Green House Project — a non-profit that supports the construction of post-acute [...]
"Once fully funded and all regulatory boxes checked, elders needing nursing support or rehabilitation will have the option of communal living with private bedrooms and baths, shared living and dining space, a country kitchen, and a sense of independence. In other words, a place that provides licensed, skilled nursing, but contained in a setting that feels and looks more like home."
"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."