A radical departure from traditional nursing homes
THE GREEN HOUSE® Project represents a revolution in long-term care, creating small homes that return control, dignity, and a sense of well-being to elders, while providing high-quality, personalized care.
A Green House home differs from a traditional nursing home in terms of facility size, interior design, organizational structure, staffing patterns, and methods of delivering skilled professional services. Green House homes are designed from the ground up to look and feel like a real home.
At the center of The Green House model are skilled nursing assistants called shahbazim who manage residents' care, with support from nurses and therapists—a reversal of the traditional nursing home model.
The results of The Green House Project are simple and profound: elders are happier and healthier. RWJF support is helping to spread The Green House model across the United States. More than 260 Green House homes in 32 states are open or under development.