Green House Blog

Person-Directed Lives Exemplified Through Interviews

Lori Gonzalez, is a researcher with Claude Pepper Center at Florida State University. She wrote an Op-ed for a Tampa Bay newspaper about the need for Green House homes in the state, and the national initiative reached out to discuss further collaboration. Recently, The Claude Pepper Center had the opportunity to capture interviews at The Woodlands in John Knox Village, and highlight the words of the people living this model everyday.  Check them out here:

Lebanon Valley Brethren Home Releases New Video Highlighting Their Green House homes

At Lebanon Valley Brethren Home we believe in empowering our elders and providing innovative ways to care for their needs both in mind, body and spirit. This video is the story about our Green House homes, which are designed to serve those who need the highest level of nursing care.

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Lebanon Valley Green House home

We decided to tell our story by video for a few different reasons.  First and foremost, we wanted to create a clear and visual way to describe The Green House model to prospective elders and their families.  Because we limit outside visits to preserve the value of ‘real home’,video is another way to create that “seeing is believing” experience.

Additionally, this video is a great way to educate our team, community and stakeholders about The Green House model.   By ensuring that our network understands the value of this model and the life that we are creating at Lebanon Valley Brethren Home, we are looking forward to their support in building more Green House homes in the future.

Thank you for taking the time to watch our video, and if you would like to learn more about our community, please visit our website.

Jeff Shireman is the President and CEO of Lebanon Valley Brethren Home

 

Where Love Matters: 18 Minute Video

This video takes you into four open and operating Green House homes around the United States. All of these homes are licensed as skilled nursing facilities, and uphold The Green House principle of creating Real Home: elders are able to remain in The Green House home regardless of their physical, cognitive status, or their ability to pay.

While the best way to understand The Green House model is to visit a home, watching this video, is a great first step. This model transforms long term care by changing the environment, philosophy and organizational structure. To date, the results show, that this radical transformation positively impacts the lives of those who live and work there, and has the potential to change aging as we know it.