Provider Magazine’s Extra News Online
May 19, 2010
St. Martin’s in the Pines, a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community in Birmingham, Ala., found itself in this position when it looked to replace its 1950s-era facility. Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of its elders, St. Martin’s recognized the benefits of The Green House® Model early on and committed to transitioning its skilled nursing facility into a neighborhood of Green House homes.
Initially, there were some concerns that The Green House model could not be fully realized as a multilevel structure for several reasons: A primary tenet of the Green House concept is for each home to function autonomously and create its own intentional community; Green House homes must be similar to housing in the community in which an elder might have lived and considered home; and elders must have immediate access to the outdoors.
Provider Online GH Homes Grow Up_May 2010 (pdf)