COVID-19 devastated nursing homes — here are safer, more cost-effective options

And many advocates tout the Green House model, a small-homes approach in which 10 to 12 residents get their own private rooms and bathrooms with access to an open kitchen and common area. “It’s much, much more home-like,” Grant said. A June report showed that 95% of Green House facilities had stayed COVID-19-free between early February and late May, while cases and deaths among residents and staff were lower compared to national nursing-home data.

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