THE GREEN HOUSE® Project

THE GREEN HOUSE® Project

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.

Contact

The Green House Project

2011 Crystal Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22202

(703) 647-2311
Website

Operating costs of a Green House are equal to those of a traditional nursing home.

Source: The Green House Project

 

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Celebrating Ten Years

A radical departure from traditional nursing homes, the Green House is a place where elders can receive assistance and support with daily living and clinical care without the assistance and care becoming the focus of their existence.

A radical departure from traditional nursing homes, the Green House is a place where elders can receive assistance and support with daily living and clinical care without the assistance and care becoming the focus of their existence.

Celebrating Ten Years

A radical departure from traditional nursing homes, the Green House is a place where elders can receive assistance and support with daily living and clinical care without the assistance and care becoming the focus of their existence.

Related Research and Policy Briefs

Health Policy Brief: Can Culture Change Offer Viable Solutions to Meet Increased Demands for Long-Term Care?

Until recently, long-term care meant placement in an institution such as a nursing home. The “culture change” movement is transforming long-term care by promoting more home-like facilities and providing more options for consumers to receive care how and where they want it, in their communities. These models typically include new types of physical environments, organizational practices, and workforce features that benefit consumers and direct care workers while remaining cost-effective.

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