The Green House Model to be adopted by Jewish Home in Manhattan and Westchester
There’s a revolution in eldercare, called The Green House Project, which advocates replacing large institutions with facilities built around home-like, smaller communities. There are now more than 140 of these alternative, nonprofit nursing homes, and Jewish Home plans to increase this number with The Living Center in Manhattan and The Small House/Green House project on the Sarah Neuman Campus.
NPR’s Ina Jaffe visited a Green House home in Baltimore, and broadcast highlights of her visit on July 24 in Move over Nursing Homes — There’s Something Different.
Her report gives a taste of life in a Green House, especially the departure from traditional rigid schedules. She points out that research now shows that residents in a Green House maintain their independence longer than at a traditional nursing home, and shares the impetus behind Dr. Bill Thomas’ development of The Green House Project.