Green House Brings Intentionality to Eldercare
The Green House® Project’s mission is simple. We believe that everyone has the right to age without sacrificing the joys of life. Since the beginning, Green House has worked to destigmatize aging and humanize care through the creation of deliberately non-institutional eldercare environments that empower the lives of those who live and work there.
The first Green House homes opened in 2003 in Tupelo, Miss., with the network growing significantly over the following years with initial support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).
When the pandemic descended upon nursing homes in 2020, elders and staff in Green House homes fared significantly better than their counterparts in traditional buildings. Research has since demonstrated that the Green House model is highly effective in preventing and mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and other viruses on elders.
Today, the Green House Project has helped organizations to build nearly 400 homes across 35 U.S. states and now Australia, redefining what it means to grow older with dignity. In partnership with our allies at Pioneer Network, GHP continues to develop and refine new ways of delivering eldercare services and supports with a focus on dignity, autonomy, and choice.