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Veteran's Day Interview Project

    Veteran’s Day Interview

In honor of Veteran’s Day, The Green House Project would like to honor those who have served to protect our country and our freedom by collecting meaningful stories to honor their lives and contributions:

To participate in this project:
• Collect important information about who that veteran is (where they served, important life highlights)
• Conduct short interview with a veteran in your community or one who knows them well
• Share a photo/video with the veteran’s interview with The Green House Project (email Rachel, rscher@ncbcapitalimpact.org)
• Present the story to your local media outlets Continue reading “Veteran's Day Interview Project”

Veteran’s Day Interview Project

    Veteran’s Day Interview

In honor of Veteran’s Day, The Green House Project would like to honor those who have served to protect our country and our freedom by collecting meaningful stories to honor their lives and contributions:

To participate in this project:
• Collect important information about who that veteran is (where they served, important life highlights)
• Conduct short interview with a veteran in your community or one who knows them well
• Share a photo/video with the veteran’s interview with The Green House Project (email Rachel, rscher@ncbcapitalimpact.org)
• Present the story to your local media outlets Continue reading “Veteran’s Day Interview Project”

John A. Hartford Foundation reflects on the Green House Project 100th home celebration

The Green House Project has been featured in a new post on Health AGEenda, a blog of the John A. Hartford Foundation.

The post’s author, Wally Patawaran, attended the Green House Project’s 100th home celebration event in West Orange, NJ and wrote about his experience learning about project for the first time and experiencing it all firsthand.

Here’s an excerpt: Continue reading “John A. Hartford Foundation reflects on the Green House Project 100th home celebration”

The Huffington Post: "The Green House Project Reinvents Long-Term Eldercare"

The Green House Project is featured today in a new story on the progressive news and commentary website The Huffington Post.

 

Titled The Green House Project Reinvents Long-Term Eldercare, the piece explores the value of the Green House model. Here’s an excerpt:

While the number of Americans considering retirement is growing, The Green House Project is shrinking the traditional model of the nursing home in an effort to reinvent the structure of long term elder care.

Continue reading “The Huffington Post: "The Green House Project Reinvents Long-Term Eldercare"”

The Huffington Post: “The Green House Project Reinvents Long-Term Eldercare”

The Green House Project is featured today in a new story on the progressive news and commentary website The Huffington Post.

 

Titled The Green House Project Reinvents Long-Term Eldercare, the piece explores the value of the Green House model. Here’s an excerpt:

While the number of Americans considering retirement is growing, The Green House Project is shrinking the traditional model of the nursing home in an effort to reinvent the structure of long term elder care.

Continue reading “The Huffington Post: “The Green House Project Reinvents Long-Term Eldercare””

The New York Times calls The Green House Project "the most comprehensive effort to reinvent the nursing home"

New York Times reporter Laurie Tarkan recently visited The Green House Project homes in West Orange, NJ (Green House celebrated opening its 100th home at the time). Her new story highlights the impact of the model on the traditional nursing care industry and its ability to permanently transform long-term care.

The article, A Nursing Home Shrinks until it Feels like Home, shares how far we have come since the 1987 act.  The positive reflections of research and antecdotal  support demonstrate how The Green House model affects the quality of life and care for all stakeholders of the model. For example: Continue reading “The New York Times calls The Green House Project "the most comprehensive effort to reinvent the nursing home"”

The New York Times calls The Green House Project “the most comprehensive effort to reinvent the nursing home”

New York Times reporter Laurie Tarkan recently visited The Green House Project homes in West Orange, NJ (Green House celebrated opening its 100th home at the time). Her new story highlights the impact of the model on the traditional nursing care industry and its ability to permanently transform long-term care.

The article, A Nursing Home Shrinks until it Feels like Home, shares how far we have come since the 1987 act.  The positive reflections of research and antecdotal  support demonstrate how The Green House model affects the quality of life and care for all stakeholders of the model. For example: Continue reading “The New York Times calls The Green House Project “the most comprehensive effort to reinvent the nursing home””

Preliminary Implications from Early Hospitalization and Pressure Ulcer Data

Sharkey, Hudak, Horn, and colleagues (2010) collected data to examine differences in staffing utilization in Green House homes compared to traditional nursing homes. During the study, clinical outcome data were collected and analyzed to help frame future research. Resident acuity data were reviewed to assure comparability among sites. As the researchers analyzed the clinical data, several important trends emerged that provide insight into The Green House model’s impact on hospitalization and pressure ulcer rates as well as costs. The information below reflects the results of additional analysis of these data by Sharkey and Horn and a preliminary cost analysis of these data by The Green House Project. Current research being conducted by a collaborative of research partners under Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funding will examine these areas further.

Preliminary Implications from Early Hospitalization and Pressure Ulcer Data