By Rachel Scher McLean / Posted on November 1st, 2013
Over the past 10 years, we’ve worked to change the way elders live in long term care. Currently, there are 153 open and operating Green House homes 25 states with many more in development. In fact there are 24 more homes scheduled to open in 2014, and we are gaining momentum. Because of these innovations, over 1550 elders are able to live, grow and thrive in real home environments where they are able to give and receive the care that they need.
In honor of our 10th Anniversary, we reached out to 10 thought leaders in the field of aging, and asked them to share their perspective on the impact that The Green House model has made on aging and long term care. Below you will see the support that they voiced for this model, and the work that has been done to move the field forward.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to this strong statement that Aging and Long-Term Care can be different.
- Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, President and CEO, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Audrey Weiner, DSW, MPH, President and CEO, Jewish Home Lifecare in New York
- Larry Minnix, President and CEO, LeadingAge
- Vivian Vasallo, Vice President Housing Impact Program, AARP Foundation
- Carol Shockley, Director of the Office of Long Term Care, Medical Services, Arkansas Department of Human Services
- Dr. David Gifford, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs, AHCA/NCAL
- Dr. Judah Ronch, PhD, Dean and Professor, Erickson School of Aging at University of Maryland Baltimore County
- Meg LaPorte, Managing Editor, Provider Magazine
- Patrick Sullivan, Director, James A. Lovell Federal Health Center
- Mary Jane Koren, MD, MPH, Vice President, Delivery System Reform, The Commonwealth Fund