While those of us who work with Elders in Green House homes know what a wonderful place it is…it’s always nice when the model is included in an article for a national financial organization.
Kiplinger’s Retirement Planning 2014 booklet includes information on finding the right nursing home, and this month an article includes information on culture change advocates including The Green House model. Here is an excerpt from the article:
Rather than making incremental changes, some culture-change advocates are starting from scratch. The Green House Project, for example, builds skilled-nursing facilities that house about 10 residents around an open kitchen. Each resident has a private room with a private bath. There are no nursing stations, room numbers, call bells or medication carts, says David Farrell, senior director of the Green House Project. Each Green House is “built from the ground up to look and feel like a real home,” Farrell says.
Click here to read the entire article including information about culture change and nursing homes.