When Al Power was in med school and specializing in geriatrics, he would visit his grandmother in a nursing home.
Recently, I was honored to speak at the Michigan LANE (Local Area Network for Excellence) conference in East Lansing that was attended by close to 300 dedicated leaders of skilled nursing facilities. It was there that I was reminded of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Triple Aim – 1.) Improve the persons’… read more >>
One of the subjects that have befuddled Long Term Care leaders over the years is worker motivation. One of the foremost researchers in this field is Frederick Herzberg, an industrial psychologist. It is Herzberg’s work on motivation and job enrichment that strikes at the heart of the success of self-direction concepts that are so foundational… read more >>
Maria Shriver’s blog recently featured The Green House model and how a small environment and deep-knowing relationships helped to create a meaningful life for one family.
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.
As many know, I’ve joined The Green House Project and I am privileged to be a part of The Green House team and Peer Network of adopters.
Leading Age President and CEO, Larry Minnix will host a luncheon and briefing on The Green House Project at the national Leading Age office in Washington, D.C., Feb. 20.
Last week, The Green House Project participated in a conference presented by The Erickson School’s Institute for Leadership. The School’s mission is to convene leaders in the field of aging services, through summit educational programs and research, to discuss and develop solutions to the common challenges that await in the future.
This holiday season, we reflect on the power of creating real homes, meaningful lives and empowerment for those who live and work in Green House homes. We are gratified to know that in 32 states across the country, a Green … Continue reading →
He plays his sweet saxophone every day by my local grocery store. He stands on the street, because he’s not allowed to play in front of the store, but I always hear him. I know when he’s there, because in spite of the noise from traffic, I hear him because he plays from his heart. I don’t know his name, but I do know his sound and he gives me hope. I’ve often wondered why this lone saxophone player gives me hope? I can’t really explain it except that he embodies goodness. I can see it in his face and I feel it when he plays. His music moves me. I always give him a dollar and he’s incredibly grateful. But he gives me something far more valuable than what I give to him. Today he was playing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and it brought me to tears. At first I couldn’t figure out why today was so different from any other day and then I realized that he was my connection to what is still good in our world, that he helped me find some hope in the face of the horrific tragedy in Newtown, Read More…
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 →
New national index, comparable to the S&P 500, has the potential to transform charitable giving NEW YORK, November 15, 2012 — Today, the Social Impact Exchange launched the Social Impact 100 (S&I 100) (www.SI100.org), the first-ever, broad index of U.S. … 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 →
In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Health Affairs GrantWatch Blog is highlighting those foundations that have supported programs to make life better for our nation’s heros. They pay tribute to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Funded Green House Project’s work with … Continue reading →
Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center Green House homes were featured on the local news. They broke ground on their two homes, and are planning to open in Spring of 2014. As State Commander, John Fredrickson said, these homes will be, … Continue reading →
The Green House Project has been called the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) signature example of bringing game-changing ideas to scale. It started with an idea 12 years ago for a housing and skilled-nursing care environment that could provide a … Continue reading →
It was a clear sky with not one cloud to cause a shadow on what was about to commence: the ribbon cutting on the first of 12 Green House homes to care for the veterans who so selflessly gave their … Continue reading →
At a recent conference attended by our Green House Guide, Rhonda Wolpert, she heard Dr. Bill Thomas explain how important it is that a home has a story. At our Home Blessing, Laura Voth and Doug Luginbill shared the initial … Continue reading →
FACT: There are over 44 million family caregivers caring for aging family members.
When the dust settled after two intense years of managing her mother’s care, caregivers, and finances, Faye Levow was determined to create a comprehensive resource so that no one would ever again be lost in a whirlwind of caring for aging family members.
“I want to call your attention to the wind. I don’t know if you’ve noticed but it’s been blowing!” With those words, Dr. Bill Thomas stated the obvious but also drew attention to how the “winds of change” have been blowing at Mennonite Home Communities for over fifty years.