Backed by Evidence

The Green House model is the only culture change model that is backed by ongoing research  to evaluate quality of care, quality of life and financial viability.  The Green House model has proven in organizations across the country to increase occupancy rates and revenues, while maintaining operating costs equivalent to a traditional nursing home. It is trusted in states throughout the country to improve lives and bottom lines.

Research conducted during the pandemic has demonstrated that the Green House model is highly effective in preventing and mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on elders.

Families prefer it.

“Significantly better outcomes than a nursing facility in family experience and in all global satisfaction items.”

4X more staff engagement time.

23–31 minutes more direct care time per elder per day

4X more staff engagement time with elders

Compelling ROI.

7% higher overall occupancy
24% higher private pay occupancy
= or less in capital costs
0% change in staffing costs

Costs less to taxpayers.

$1,300 to $2,300 less in total Medicare and Medicaid costs per resident over 12 months for residents in Green House vs. traditional nursing homes.

Elders in Green House homes have the same acuity as in traditional Nursing Homes.  Caregivers spend 4x more time in direct care.  

“It is the most important aspect of The Green House model.  With Peer-to-Peer learning, we are raising the standards together.”

Marvin Plakut, CEO, Episcopal Senior Living

“The Peer Network provides continued value through follow up visits, educational webinars, and The Green House Annual Meeting.”

Melissa Fortner, Vice President of Supportive Living, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community

“The Green House Project shows commitment to everyone’s success by staying in touch, soliciting input from operators, connecting organizations for best practices, and always looking to raise the standard of excellence for all.”

Melissa Fortner, Vice President of Supportive Living, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community

“The most valuable part of being a part of The Green House Project is the ongoing support that we receive not only from Green House Project staff, but also from the Peer Network of Green House adopters, it is like a family.”

Toni Davis, Executive Director & President, Green Hill

“I can’t say enough about the value of the peer support."

Terry Rogers , CEO, St. Martin's in the Pines