Green House Homes – Elder Care Reinvented

I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at nursing homes, assisted living centers and senior living centers lately. I’ve seen some wonderful places and some not so wonderful ones. Today, I came across a new concept for skilled nursing homes that blew me away. Green House® homes, skilled nursing homes with a heart.

THE GREEN HOUSE® model creates a small intentional community for a group of elders and staff. It is a place that focuses on life, and its heart is found in the relationships that flourish there…. Its primary purpose is to serve as a place where elders can receive assistance and support with activities of daily living and clinical care, without the assistance and care becoming the focus of their existence… The Green House model is intended to de-institutionalize long-term care by eliminating large nursing facilities and creating habilitative, social settings.

Looking through the photo albums on their web site, these homes really do look like homes and are the polar opposite of what I’ve seen in some nursing homes. Here’s hoping this and similar concepts prove successful and become affordable for all. Dignity in aging. A simple wish.

4 thoughts on “Green House Homes – Elder Care Reinvented”

  1. Would like to know locations of Green House Models near Birmingham, AL. Would it be possible to recieve information via snail mail? If so, please mail to:


    Also, if you have information on area needs of Green House Models, and what may be involved in developing said model, please include.

  2. I would like to know if you have any Green House Asst, Living Homes in Colorado Springs, Co or Castle Rock, Co. Please send me the Web sites or any infromation to the above e-mail. I appreciate your time. Thank you, Jan

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