Londonderry Village is growing with its residents’ needs through Fox Run project

“Residents maintain their own private room and full private bath inside a 7,000- to 8,000-square-foot ranch home, featuring an open concept living/dining room and an on-site kitchen.

Londonderry Village is the only Green House community in Pennsylvania, and operates six of only 400 or so Green Houses that exist nationally.

Shireman said that during the pandemic, this concept fared particularly well due to the fewer number of staff circulating through the facility, with nurses typically working in the same home day after day.”

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  • The Center for Innovation, or CFI, the parent organization of the Green House Project and Pioneer Network, is reorganizing its leadership as it focuses on growth. Susan Ryan will serve as the Center for Innovation’s first CEO … Ryan has led GHP as it grew to include more than 370 homes in 32 states.”

  • “New HUD housing policy can align with and support calls for change in the nursing-home industry. Updating HUD’s existing public-private infrastructure with grants and loan terms targeted at specific innovations such as the small-home design, presents a logical place to originate much of the proposed reform that policy makers and consumers are advocating.”

  • “Research demonstrated the relative advantage of Green House homes over traditional nursing homes. Technical assistance made the model less complex for potential adopters and less expensive because technical assistance staff worked with states to mitigate potentially costly regulatory hurdles and provide a process and model for the development of Green House homes.”

  • “One way to attract and retain nursing home staff is to house them in nearby, affordable apartments, an idea used with success by at least several healthcare companies on the East Coast. The latest to create this employee benefit is Navigator Homes of New England. It is in development to bring Green House Project-inspired homes to 70 seniors with skilled nursing needs in Martha’s Vineyard.”