From the opening of our first Small House community in 2014, life in the Small House has centered around the needs and preferences of the residents. Wake-up times, activities and mealtimes are based on personal preference – not institutional convenience.
The staff has a role far different from that in a traditional nursing home. Called Adirim (from the Hebrew word for ‘noble’), the care partners at the Small House communities all share cooking, housekeeping and the daily caregiving for the residents.
They truly become a part of this unique and life-affirming community.
Also in the works in the Green House model will be The Living Center of Manhattan. The Jewish Home’s new building will be New York City’s first nursing care residence to operate according to the Green House model of eldercare. It will also be the first Green House residence to be built in a major urban center.