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CEDAR SINAI PARK TO BREAK GROUND ON $33 MILLION CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

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Ceder Sinai Park (CSP) is happy to announce it will be breaking ground on a $33 million construction project focused on renovation of the Robison Jewish Health Center and its transformation into a 44-bed post-acute rehabilitation center. The project will also include the construction of two additional buildings with four homes in THE GREEN HOUSE® model – providing 12 beds each (48 total) for an improved model of long-term care.

“We commend Cedar Sinai Park for their vision to further their mission by implementing The Green House model, and their commitment to transform long term care in Oregon” said Susan Frazier, Senior Director, The Green House Project.

CSP is committed to helping people stay at home as long as possible or maintain lower levels of care and is moving forward with this project in response to community needs for post-hospital sub-acute care rehabilitation services to facilitate returning home after a medical event such as a hip replacement or surgery.

Four new homes will be part of the Harold Schnitzer Health & Rehabilitation Care Center, focused on providing state-of-the-art long-term care in the model of Green House homes across the country. These homes will emphasize quality-of-life; person-directed care which results in improved healthcare outcomes for residents who can no longer remain at home due to conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Multiple Sclerosis.

On Wednesday, July 15th, we will officially break ground on the new center. The groundbreaking will take place at 4:00 p.m. on the corner of SW 62nd Avenue and Boundary Street, and will include remarks from CSP and community leaders.

“We are pleased to see this dynamic construction project begin. It is important to Cedar Sinai Park and the entire community that we develop a 21st century service capacity that is both beautiful and able to meet changing healthcare demands,” said Jim Winkler, Capital Campaign Chair.

“Cedar Sinai Park is proud to be working with LRS Architects and R&H Construction on this project” according to David Fuks, CSP Chief Executive Officer. “These two firms represent the highest quality teams and we are glad to be teaming with them on this very important work.”

The Green House Project is a radically new, national model for skilled-nursing care that returns control, dignity and a sense of well-being to elders, their families and direct care staff. In the Green House model, residents receive care in small, self-contained homes organized to deliver individualized care, meaningful relationships and better direct care jobs through a self-managed team of direct care staff working in cross-trained roles. Green House homes meet all state and federal regulatory and reimbursement criteria for skilled-nursing facilities.

About Cedar Sinai Park: Cedar Sinai Park provides residential and community-based care to elders and adults with special needs, allowing them to live with comfort, independence, and dignity in a manner and in an environment based on Jewish values. A nonprofit organization, we are committed to delivering a broad-based continuum of care that can be tailored to individuals’ unique needs. Our services include independent and assisted living (Rose Schnitzer Manor), nursing home care (Robison Jewish Health Center), daily respite care (Adult Day Services), affordable housing for seniors and people with disabilities (Rose Schnitzer Tower, Lexington Apartments, Park Tower Apartments, The 1200 Building), in-home care (Sinai In-Home Care), a collaboration with Jewish Family & Child Service), and affordable housing for developmentally disabled adults (Kehillah).

Sophie’s Corner Suite of Charisma at Episcopal Homes of Minnesota

The Gardens – The First Green House skilled nursing homes in Minnesota

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Sophie Canelake resides at Episcopal Homes of Minnesota on the third floor of The Gardens, which is a Green House home.  A Green House home is an intentional community for 10 elders, that provides skilled nursing care. She adores her room, because the quaint corner location provides a wonderful view of the outdoors, and easy access to the rest of her home.  At 91 years old, Sophie truly appreciates her new home, and the life she lives here!

Sophie is originally from Wisconsin, and spent most of her life in northern Minnesota.  Sophie’s daughter resides in Minneapolis and this move enables her to visit  frequently during each week. “The convenience of living in close proximity to my family is extremely important,” explained Sophie.  Sophie and her family felt it was in her best interest to be in a community with the greatest level of care. A family friend of Sophie, who is an expert in senior care housing, highly recommended The Gardens – Nursing Home for the undeniably welcoming staff and respectable reputation Episcopal Homes has been providing for over 100 years.

She has her own independent bathroom and bedroom to decorate. “I love rearranging furniture and adding decorative touches as I see fit,” said Sophie. She has two large windows in her suite that bring in a plethora of sunshine every day.  Her room is cozy, but there is also enough space  to host family and friends.   The important thing is that at The Garden’s, Sophie has a sense of belonging, and ownership of the space.  This is her home.

sophie“The transition into The Gardens was very smooth and staff has been supportive” said Sophie.  Sophie expressed her transition was stress free because of the welcoming staff. She didn’t know what to expect when moving into her new home, but her favorite part of moving in was the comfort and homey feel The Gardens provides.

At Episcopal Homes of Minnesota, The  Gardens community is a part of the national  Green House Project. The Green House model  is created to foster a feeling of home and comfort for elders. The trailblazing model supports meaningful lives for elders, empowered staff and a real home. With a goal to eliminate loneliness, helplessness and boredom from  the lives of elders,  The Gardens will create lives worth living through relationship based care.

Episcopal Homes of Minnesota: Despite Harsh Winter, Major Construction Progress has Occurred for Six Green House Homes

While we are all anxiously waiting for spring to truly arrive this year, none could be wishing for that more than the construction workers on the project for the Episcopal Homes of Minnesota!  Warmer weather and fewer snow storms will be welcomed with open arms!  Despite the tough winter season, major progress has been made on the $45 million dollar project.

Midway Village will provide a variety of living options for Elders including skilled nursing services in The Green House homes.  Ten Elders will live in each of the six homes which is being called “Episcopal Church Home – The Gardens”.  Not only will Elders enjoy their own bedroom, bath, home cooking, a hearth and balcony or terrace…they will also be able to enjoy the laughter of children each day.  A day care center will be part of Midway Village.  It’s something the organization has wanted to do for years, but they never had the space to provide the services.  The center will be available to staff and neighborhood infants and toddlers.  A truly wonderful inter-generational experience for all!

Another important aspect to the project includes light rail service that will pass right in front of the project…making transportation more convenient for Elders, staff and families.

The Green House homes are slated to open in February of 2015 and will be the first skilled nursing Green House homes in Minnesota.

 

Jewish Senior Life to build Green House homes in Rochester, New York

Via  Rochester Business Journal

A major $100 million dollar project is underway on the campus of Jewish Senior Life.  It will include a number of upgrades for the facility…but the focus of the construction will be 14 Green House homes.  Each will be complete with a private bedroom, open kitchen, large hearth and dining area.

Read more about the project and tell us what you think!

The Green House Project at AHCA Independent Owners Conference in New Orleans

The Green House Project is looking forward to the opportunity to participate in the  AHCA-NCAL Independent Owners Conference. The Green House Project is a radically new, national model for skilled nursing care that returns control, dignity and a sense of well-being to elders, their families and direct care staff. In the Green House model, residents receive care in small, self-contained homes organized to deliver individualized care, meaningful relationships, and better direct care jobs through self-managed team of direct care staff working in cross-trained roles. Green House homes meet all state and federal regulatory and reimbursement criteria for skilled nursing facilities. Recent research shows that Green House homes significantly improve quality of life and care, create better direct care jobs, cost the same or less to operate than traditional nursing homes, and save the healthcare system costs associated with avoidable hospitalizations and pressure ulcers.
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