A nursing home in Minnesota has set a goal to eliminate all personal alarms for “high fall risk” residents in order to create a better home for Elders.
Working in the world of nonprofits and giving back to her community are just part of Maura’s lifestyle. As she says, “I’ve just always been drawn to nonprofits.” So it’s no surprise that her Master’s Degree is in Nonprofit Association … Continue reading →
via Jennifer Ray: St. Martin’s in the Pines hosted a celebration to honor Veterans and the grand opening of a third Cottage on November 11, 2012. The Cottages represent a new direction in the care of elders requiring skilled nursing. … Continue reading →
Via McKnights As the World Series is getting underway you may not be aware that the new Green House homes in Baltimore have a special connection to both baseball and football! Read more about this special project and how the … Continue reading →
Emily is one of 24 grandchildren, yet she has a special bond with her grandparents…especially her grandfather, who at 90 was still downhill skiing. At a young age, Emily’s grandfather demonstrated the potential for growth and meaning in late life. … Continue reading →
Rachel knew she had to “do something with people” for her career, and she found her answer while volunteering during her undergraduate program—working with Elders! Her first exposure to Skilled Nursing was a dance recital—and even at the age of … Continue reading →
It’s not often that you get the chance to hear the author read excerpts from their book, but that was the case Tuesday as Dr. Bill Thomas discussed his latest novel, The Tribes of Eden. The lucky audience was attendees at the Pioneer Network 2012 National Conference. The book is set in the near future after the utter collapse of society. It introduces a new vision of old age to counter ageist views that hinder our efforts to improve care for older adults.
To many, a person with dementia is a complex and misunderstood being, and currently the only way most people treat them is with medication. Dr. Al Power, M.D., a board certified internist and geriatrician and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester, New York couldn’t disagree more
Kate always wanted to be a teacher. As a child her “classes” would include her brother and all of her dolls. She thoroughly enjoyed leading her “pupils” through their lessons. So it’s easy to understand that she has found teaching … Continue reading →
During the month of July when we celebrate our nation’s independence, it’s also a time to honor those who have served in our military preserving our freedomDuring the month of July when we celebrate our nation’s independence, it’s also a time to honor those who have served in our military preserving our freedom over the years. 92 year old June Rolison, a WWII Army Nurse, is one of those individuals. over the years. 92 year old June Rolison, a WWII Army Nurse, is … Continue reading →
The “Land of 10,000 Lakes” will soon be the home of the first Green House Assisted Living homes! Groundbreaking ceremonies took place on a gorgeous sunny morning June 27th in Mankato, Minnesota.
“The Sage occupies a honored place in a Green House home,” that is how Dr. Bill Thomas, the founder of The Green House Project®, describes the importance of this volunteer position in each home.
aka Catholic Health East Horizons “We see far fewer elders struggling with behaviors, which we believe is a result of a quieter, calmer environment, increased privacy and a deeper knowing of the elders by staff who provide the care,” said … Continue reading →
Nursing homes, traditionally marked by long, institutional corridors designed to be efficient for staff are ungoing a culture change across the country and Green House homes are a prime example for the industry. That’s why two nursing home associations have asked the state to expand incentives to replace or remodel aging facilities. Read more about their efforts and tell us what you think!
via Texas AARP “The state supports a culture change” in institutional care that would allow more Green house homes in Texas, says Chris Traylor, commissioner of the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. Elders and family members are extremely … Continue reading →
Lisa visited her first nursing home when she was 12 years old. She was playing violin at the time with a youth orchestra, and her mother thought playing for the residents would be “good practice” for her. It turns out … Continue reading →
It takes a variety of homes to make up a neighborhood—so why not build Green House homes in existing communities? There are those who would question whether it’s possible…but in upstate New York it’s proving to be a wonderful addition … Continue reading →
via CaliforniaHealthline.org “It puts the ‘home’ back into nursing home.” That’s how California Senator Elaine Alquist (D-San Jose) described SB 1228 when addressing the Senate Committee on Health this week. The bill would create a new health facility licensing category … Continue reading →
Via commercial-news.com “My motto is: ‘Put the veteran at the center of everything you do, and you won’t go wrong.’” While that statement was made by Emma Metcalf, the new director at the Veterans Affairs Illiana … Continue reading →
Live, Grow and Thrive. Three words that describe what we want every elder to experience in a Green House home. Three words that reflect the opportunity to learn, experience, and make positive developments in our lives. Something I believe we … Continue reading →