Nursing homes were broken long before Covid-19
The Green House Project includes a long-term care facility in Memphis called Ave Maria, which has nine cottages and 100 beds staffed by skilled nurses. In each cottage, the rooms are laid out around a central community living space. ‘The priority has to be helping folks age with dignity,’ said Frank Gattuso, Ave Maria’s executive director. People ‘want to read the paper while they have coffee and do their own laundry,” he added.