Talk about Green House homes for long-term senior living seems to be on the rise in both media coverage and in the medical field. The Green House Project, established in 2003 and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2005, now has over 100 Green House homes throughout the nation and this number is continuing to rise.
The structure, thinking, and routine of the Green House is the complete opposite of nursing homes in the United States. The Green House home has a focus on individualized care that helps an elderly person feel as if they were at home. With only 10-12 residents per home, medical staff is able give more efficient and direct care to each person. While the Green House philosophy is opposite of nursing homes throughout the U.S., they meet both state and federal care facility regulatory and reimbursement criteria.
In addition to more direct care, these homes are painted in warm colors, offer private rooms with ample sunlight, open kitchens and living spaces and calming outdoor areas where elderly persons can relax.
Illinois nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys welcome all new initiatives to better care for our nations’ elderly. To learn more about shopping for better care, visit our blog post, Living in an Aging America: Shopping Early for Long-Term Care.
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