Green House Blog

Ryan Addresses International Alzheimer’s Conference

Being seen goes deeper than recognizing the visible attributes of a person. When a person is truly seen their inner complexities shine and all labels associated with them (such as Alzheimer’s disease) are shed. Their preferences in everyday life are understood and their uniqueness is honored. This was the message that Susan Ryan, The Green House […]

St. John’s Selects Vice President of Skilled Services: Nate Sweeney

The Green House Project Team congratulates Nate Sweeney on his new position with St. John’s! Rochester, NY via The Post Aug 22, 2018 St. John’s recently announced that Nate Sweeney joined its team as vice president of skilled services. Sweeney is bringing 17 years of experience in the health care industry, with nearly a decade spent […]

Loveland Housing Authority Fundraising Gala Kick-off Event Has A Surprise Ending from Mother Nature!

I had the pleasure of attending Mirasol’s Gala fund raising kick-off event in late June. The Loveland Housing Authority has decided to build two additional Green House homes by raising money through an aggressive capital campaign. Invitees included influential members of the Loveland community. They had already received a generous contribution of $100K from one […]

Breakthrough Skilled Nursing Facility Opening In Central Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (PRWEB) JUNE 28, 2018 The Green House® Cottages of Poplar Grove (https://poplargrove.care/) announced today the planned Fall 2018 opening of the their long term and rehabilitative care facility in Little Rock, Arkansas. Poplar Grove is the first facility in Central Arkansas based on the Green House® model of care. (thegreenhouseproject.org) “Poplar Grove is […]

Resthaven Breaks Ground for Second Green House Home

“The Green House helps give us tangible ways to live out our mission in the way we give care” – Deedre Vriesman, Resthaven CEO. On June 25, Resthaven team members celebrated the groundbreaking of their second Green House home, officially kicking off development of the Janssen Cottage.  In 2007 the Boersma Cottage opened at Resthaven […]

Picture Perfect Day in Longmont, Colorado to Break Ground for Four Green House Homes

Hover Senior Living Community will soon be the site of Green House homes for 48 elders.  In late May, the weather cooperated in providing a beautiful backdrop for the groundbreaking ceremony. The planning for these homes began five years ago and Hover President, Lisa Czolowski credited the community‘s volunteer board of directors for their dedication, saying, […]

The First Green House Homes Turn 15 Years Old

“For thousands of years, elders have been held in high esteem and involved in the community,” says Steve McAlilly, CEO of Mississippi Methodist Senior Services. As the world shifted and the role of elders changed, Steve sought a way to bring them back to a place of reverence and respect. 15 years ago, Steve courageously […]

The Small House Pilot in California, Changing the Face of Aging

Update, 05/18: The Green House Senior Director, Susan Ryan was honored to join Leslie G. Moldow, FAIA, LEED of Perkins Eastman and Mary Muñoz of Ziegler at the LeadingAge California conference to speak about The Small House Pilot, and how providers can seize this moment to enhance the way elders in California age. Collaborating with strong leaders in our field makes our collective voice louder and […]

Deep Knowing for a Person Living with Dementia Changes ‘Behaviors’ into Messages

Joe moved into to Eddy Village Green (EVG) in early December 2017. His wife had been caring for him at home with great devotion for several years but was completely exhausted. They had four children who were all very involved and supportive of their parents. Joe moved in with the diagnoses of Parkinson’s disease, dysphagia, delusions, adjustment […]

The GREEN HOUSE Project Showcased in #ElderCareChat Discussion on Innovations in Senior Care

The GREEN HOUSE Project was pleased to join the April 25 #ElderCareChat, with Director of Operations Debbie Wiegand serving as an expert panelist. Wiegand engaged participants in an informative Twitter conversation about innovations in senior care while also describing how The GREEN HOUSE Project has come to be recognized as the leader in creating high-quality, […]

Green House Featured on Panel at Ziegler CFO Workshop

Small House Nursing Homes is a trend that providers are recognizing as a solution to the growing workforce crisis, the pursuit of high quality at a lower cost and consumer demand.  Green House Senior Director, Susan Ryan, was invited to the Ziegler/LeadingAge 2018 CFO Workshop join a panel with Otterbein, and discuss, “Keys to Operating […]

Improving the Long Term Care Workforce with Strategies that Work

In the opening session of our “Workforce” series, Robyn Stone, Senior Vice President for Research at LeadingAge provides an overview of the demographics, trends, and challenges of the workforce in Elder care. Robyn begins by urging listeners that as providers, we must invest in our workforce to produce the high quality of care we are […]