By Rachel Scher McLean / Posted on September 17th, 2015
In order to change the way that the world sees aging, it is important to not just implement The Green House model, but also to sustain it. Through experience and research, we have found that this occurs most successfully when culture change exists throughout the organization, not just within The Green House homes.
Jefferson County Nursing home in Tennessee opened their three Green House homes in 2010, and have experienced successful outcomes and stories of transformation. As they look to the future, they have decided to partner again with The Green House Project on a process called, The Legacy Blueprint. This program is offered to Green House organizations when they also have a legacy home to promote alignment of the core values and essential practices of The Green House model. All elders, regardless of where they live, deserve a small, flexible and warm environment with opportunities for choice, and a sense of purpose.
Roger Mynatt, Executive Director of Jefferson County Nursing Home, shares, “We chose work with The Green House Project on the Legacy Blueprint because it will create the perfect bridge between the Legacy Building and our Green House homes. We are taking the best of our mission and complimenting it with the Green House Core Values to create staff empowerment and person-directed care.”
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