Why build?

For more than 160 years, Jewish Home has been a leader in defining, creating and providing healthcare services and assistance for elders in New York. We’ve become a leader in geriatric care through our Research Institute on Aging. We are also training the next generation of healthcare workers through our award-winning Geriatric Career Development program. The Living Center of Manhattan is the next step in continuing our longstanding tradition of individualized care.

Doesn’t a Green House® belong in the suburbs?

The Green House model is a revolutionary approach to traditional skilled nursing care. It creates an environment in which residents receive the personal care and clinical support they need in a living space designed as a private home, and focuses on the needs and desires of the resident, rather than the operational needs of the institution. Physically and philosophically, The Green House model puts the home back into nursing home.

The Living Center of Manhattan will be the first time the Green House model is adapted to fit within a major metropolitan environment, where “home” is typically a vertical apartment building. Until now, Green House projects have been predominantly developed in suburban or rural settings.

Where will it be?

jhl view 2 Crop 280pxThe Living Center of Manhattan will be built on West 97th Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues.

What will it look like?

The Living Center will be designed to complement the aesthetics of the surrounding neighborhood. The 414-bed facility will combine in one high-rise, residential skilled nursing, a therapy center for rehabilitation as well as outdoor and indoor public spaces.

It’s urban living, down to the smallest details. While The Green House promotes privacy, residents will feel like they’re still part of the city through the social interactions the design supports. In addition to the common living area that is central to each home, The Living Center of Manhattan has public areas including outdoor gardens and an indoor promenade with a gift shop and bistro.

What is the floorplan of a typical Green House home?

Green House Floor PlanElders will live in households, each with 12 private bedrooms and bathrooms surrounding a spacious living room with a hearth, large open kitchen where meals are prepared from scratch, communal dining area that seats 14 people, a den for recreation and a balcony with views of the city.

Every effort from the ground up is dedicated to creating a home in which individuality, freedom and choice are top priorities, while also delivering expert clinical care. The typical floorplan includes:

  •  12 Private Bedrooms/bathrooms
  • 1 Living Room
  • 1 Chef’s Kitchen
  • 1 Dining Room
  • 1 Den
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Personal Laundry
  • Program Area

One of the key tenets to the Green House model is a communal dining experience. If an elder enjoys cooking, they can help out in the chef’s kitchen they share with the 11 other residents. Meals are served to the group at the dining room table where lively, family-style conversation is welcomed – just like home. If an elder gets hungry later on, one of the dedicated staff will prepare a snack for them.

How far along is the project?

Groundbreaking is scheduled for 2016 and it will be completed by 2018.

How can I find out more?

As the project progresses we will provide the community with updates. Watch this website for more details.

How can I support this project?

To find out about funding opportunities and to make a donation, contact Andrea Fram Plotkin, Vice President of Development, gro.e1542306832mohhs1542306832iwej@1542306832nikto1542306832lpmar1542306832fa1542306832