Capitol Hill Briefing - Friday, February 8, 2013

Redesigning the Nursing Home:  How The Green House® Project is Improving the Way We Care for Older Americans   

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is hosting a briefing to share results from a pilot study showing that Green House homes save Medicare and Medicaid dollars, as well as new consumer research showing that the Green House model is strongly preferred by family caregivers.


Jane Isaacs Lowe, PhD, senior adviser for program development, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Moderator)

David Grabowski, PhD, professor of health care policy, Harvard Medical School

Robert Jenkens, MSRED, managing director, Aging and Independence, NCB Capital Impact

Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, FAANP, director, Division of Nursing Homes in the Center for Medicaid, CHIP and Survey & Certification, Department of Health and Human Services (invited)

Pamela Sanberg, RN, NEA-BC, MS, NHA, Green House home guide, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (invited)

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Lunch available at 11:45, program will begin at noon.

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC 208-209


As Americans age, they worry about finding a place to live happily and comfortably, that provides the care and services they need.

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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.

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