Replication of the Green House Project: Developing small community homes as alternatives to nursing homes
Green House re-imagines what long-term care can be by creating and perpetuating the small house model as a higher quality of life alternative to institutional skilled nursing care. Green Houses are small, self-contained houses for 6 to 10 elders that operate under a state skilled nursing home license. They represent a radical departure from traditional nursing home practices and environments, and are a novel alternative for improving the quality of life for the elderly. Each element of the Green House operation and design is crafted to deinstitutionalize skilled long-term care practices and return control, dignity and a sense of well-being to residents, their families and direct care staff.
Amount Awarded $9,584,202.00
Awarded on: 10/18/2005
Time frame: 11/1/2005 - 10/31/2012
Grant Number: 53217