Karen Schoeneman, Technical Director of CMS Division of Nursing Homes, shares impressions of The Green House Model

Published On: October 6th, 2011By Categories: Uncategorized


Karen Schoeneman with the CMS Division of Nursing Homes talks about what separates Green House Project homes from traditional nursing care facilities and what makes the Green House model a viable policy option for the future.
“This is way beyond homelike and goes all the way to home…[traditional]nursing homes are more like bus stations, you can sit by people and not really know them…this makes is easier for the staff to realize what they value is the persons day, not an institutional schedule, once you change that attitude, then anything is possible.”