Green House Model Overview Webinar: January 15, 2013

By / Posted on December 10th, 2012

The Green House Model Overview Webinar will target audiences seeking both basic and advanced information about the model, financial and operational outcomes, current research, and how to join The Green House Project. Primary audiences sought will be leadership staff of long term care provider organizations (non-profit and for profit), leaders and staff of other healthcare aging services organizations, consumers, advocates, and healthcare professionals. The Overview Webinar will give opportunities for questions and discussion.

Objectives:
•Review the fundamentals of the 3-part transformation from traditional skilled nursing services to The Green House model.
•Explore results from 3 research studies into the model’s effectiveness and viability.
•Discuss the process and potential next steps for assessing the “fit” of The Green House model as an option for your community.
•Review and Discuss Audience Questions regarding The Green House Model.

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST

Location: Web address and log-in details will be sent by email a week prior to the scheduled session.

Cost: The Webinar registration fee is $95.

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Green House Model Overview Webinar: February 12, 2013

By / Posted on December 10th, 2012

The Green House Model Overview Webinar will target audiences seeking both basic and advanced information about the model, financial and operational outcomes, current research, and how to join The Green House Project. Primary audiences sought will be leadership staff of long term care provider organizations (non-profit and for profit), leaders and staff of other healthcare aging services organizations, consumers, advocates, and healthcare professionals. The Overview Webinar will give opportunities for questions and discussion.

Objectives:
•Review the fundamentals of the 3-part transformation from traditional skilled nursing services to The Green House model.
•Explore results from 3 research studies into the model’s effectiveness and viability.
•Discuss the process and potential next steps for assessing the “fit” of The Green House model as an option for your community.
•Review and Discuss Audience Questions regarding The Green House Model.

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST

Location: Web address and log-in details will be sent by email a week prior to the scheduled session.

Cost: The Webinar registration fee is $95.

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First Community Initiated Green House Homes!

By / Posted on September 26th, 2011

In a first for THE GREEN HOUSE ® Project (at least that we know of), resident research contributes to the adoption of The Green House model:

[Excerpts from The Thursday Flyer, a weekly newsletter of the residents of John Knox Village of Florida as published September 22, 2011] “In a landmark move to cement the position of John Knox Village as the premier state-of-the-art nursing home provider in the State of Florida, the JKV Board of Directors…voted to apply for membership in The Green House Project.  That motion, from an Ad-Hoc New Health Center Building Committee including ten members who are JKV residents, came before the Board with the unanimous approval of the Board’s Building Committee and Finance & Audit Committee, and passed the Board by near unanimity.

Board Chair Bill Knibloe pointed out that The Green House Project, with more than 100 homes open and functioning, has gained extensive experience operating in 27 states over the past seven years.  They are the only organization, Knibloe said, to have developed a comprehensive, time-tested model embodying the philosophy of person-directed care, a supportive building plan and a corresponding cost-effective staff reorganization model.  Rather than trying to “reinvent the wheel,” JKV will be better served by adopting the proven Green House model.

Board Member and prominent geriatric neurologist Dr. Murray Todd, who visited an operating Green House home in Birmingham, Alabama, earlier this year with Health Center Administrator Mark Rayner, Director of Nursing Christina Desposito and JKV resident Nancy Matthews, said all four had been impressed with what they saw and that he personally was convinced the Green House model was the way to go.  It is more like a real home than an institution.

Addressing the question of cost, Resident Board Member Norm Rasmussen cited extensive independent scholarly research showing that the costs of Green House construction and operation are on a par with those of other first-class skilled nursing facilities featuring all private rooms, as does the Green House model.  Resident Board Member John Thompson had spoken with the Health Center Administrator and CFO at a 5-star California CCRC operating, as does John Knox Village, with “Type-A” insurance-policy contracts and set to start construction of the first Green House homes  in California in a few months.  Both were enthusiastic about their project.  The Administrator praised in particular the skill of The Green House Project in negotiating their project’s approval through three demanding California state agencies.  The CFO said they would not raise monthly maintenance fees at all due to expected operating costs of Green House homes.”

The Green House Project is thrilled to be working with such a strong partnership of staff and residents.


Milwaukee VA Medical Center (VA Great Lakes)

By / Posted on September 1st, 2011

Milwaukee, WI

Operating: 0
In Development: 4
Square Feet per Home: 0

Description

Four 10-bedroom Green House homes will replace 40 Community Living Center nursing home beds.

Project News

For more information, visit http://www.milwaukee.va.gov/

Sponsoring Organization History

The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center is located on 125 acres on the western edge of Milwaukee and part of VA Integrated Services Network 12 (VISN 12), which includes facilities in Iron Mountain, MI; Tomah and Madison, WI, and North Chicago, Hines, and Chicago. The Medical Center delivers primary, secondary, and tertiary medical care in 168 care acute operating beds and provides over 500,000 visits annually through an extensive outpatient program. The nursing home care unit of 113 beds offers geriatric programming and the 356 domiciliary beds are the locus of programs in Substance Abuse Rehabilitation, Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder care.

 Sponsoring Organization Mission

VAMC Milwaukee’s Mission is to provide:

  • Medical Care
  • Education
  • Research
  • Back up to D.o.D.

“… to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan…”  -Abraham Lincoln

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Tomah VA Medical Center (VA Great Lakes)

By / Posted on September 1st, 2011

Tomah, WI

Operating: 0
In Development: 3
Square Feet per Home: 0

Description
Three 10-bedroom Green House homes will replace 30 Community Living Center nursing home beds.

Project News
For more information, visit http://www.tomah.va.gov/

Sponsoring Organization History
VAMC Tomah has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to veterans living in a Western/Central area of Wisconsin.

Sponsoring Organization Mission
1. Quality, Compassionate Care
2. Every Veteran
3. Every Day

Honor and serve Veterans by providing exceptional healthcare that improves their health and well being.

Contact
Marlene Schultz, Program Specialist
Tel: 608-372-3971
marlene.schultz@va.gov
500 East Veterans Street
Tomah, WI 54660-3105


Loretto Health and Rehabilitation Center

By / Posted on September 1st, 2011

Syracuse, NY

Operating: 0
In Development: 13
Square Feet per Home: 0

Description

Project News

For more information, visit http://www.loretto-cny.org/

Sponsoring Organization History

Sponsoring Organization Mission

Contact


Jewish Home and Hospital For Aged (Manhattan)

By / Posted on September 1st, 2011

New York, NY

Operating: 0
In Development: 24
Square Feet per Home: 0

Description

Project News

For more information, visit www.jewishhome.org

Sponsoring Organization History

With more than 160 years of experience as a not-for-profit elder care system, Jewish Home Lifecare provides a broad spectrum of care and serves as a resource on concerns of aging for elders and caregivers.

Sponsoring Organization Mission

Contact
Miriam Levi, Director of Community Life Activities
(212)870-4618
mlevi@jhha.org
Jewish Home Lifecare, Manhattan Division
120 West 106th St.
New York, NY 10025


Martha Coker Green House Homes

By / Posted on September 1st, 2011

Yazoo City, MS

Operating: 6
In Development: 0
Square Feet per Home: 0

Description
The Nation’s first “stand alone” Green House homes.  There are six Green House homes, with ten bedrooms in each house and an open floor plan of the hearth, dining and kitchen area.  There is a private den and spa area in each home for the Elders to enjoy.  Elders are also able to enjoy an outside covered patio in a secured area.  There is a neighborhood feel as you drive through the campus. 

Project News
For more information, visit http://www.mss.org/marthacoker/

Sponsoring Organization History
In 1961, United Methodist Senior Services of Mississippi established a special committee on aging ministries to develop plans for providing facilities and services to older persons in North Mississippi.  We are a nonprofit organization, and where possible, a charitable basis to serve without regard to religious affiliation, racial or ethnic background or economic circumstances.  The Green House homes are warm, sacred places filled with meaning.  They are places where Elders and Shahbazim come together to live, work and nurture each other.   They are places where all who assist Elders are honored and respected.

Sponsoring Organization Mission
“To serve older adults in the spirit of Christian Love.”

Contact
Julie Hoffman, Executive Director
(662) 746-4621
jhoffman@mss.org
2041 Grand Ave.
Yazoo City, MS 39194


Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (VA Great Lakes)

By / Posted on September 1st, 2011

North Chicago, IL

Operating: 0
In Development: 6
Square Feet per Home: 0

Description

Six 10-bedroom Green House homes will replace 60 Community Living Center nursing home beds.

Project News

The North Chicago VA has made considerable progress on phase one of the development of their Green House homes.  Phase one, which consists of two 10-bedroom Green House homes is projected to open in March of 2012.  For more information, visit http://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/

Sponsoring Organization History

The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense (DoD), integrating all medical care into a fully-integrated federal health care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission.

Located in North Chicago, Illinois, the Lovell FHCC was established on Oct. 1, 2010.  The arrangement incorporates facilities, services and resources from the North Chicago VA Medical Center (VAMC) and the Naval Health Clinic Great Lakes (NHCGL).  A combined mission of the health care center means active duty military, their family members, military retirees and veterans are all cared for at the facility.  The health care center ensures that nearly 40,000 Navy recruits who transition through Naval Station Great Lakes each year are medically ready.  We care for nearly 67,000 eligible military and retiree beneficiaries each year, and bring Veterans throughout Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin first-rate care.

Sponsoring Organization Mission

As the first integrated health-care federal facility, we are proud to provide comprehensive, compassionate, patient centered care to our veterans and DoD beneficiaries while maintaining the highest level of operational readiness.

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