“There’s a guy on stilts, in costume, at a theater talking about the process — the journey, really — of aging? Why?” Dr. Bill Thomas asks rhetorically, aware of how ridiculous the proposition must sound out of context.
Do UStream? You should.
Look for us at the 6th Annual Green House Meeting and Celebration in Boston, MA November 18-20th.
The month of May became a nice snapshot of The Green House journey, ranging from the 10 year Anniversary in Tupelo, MS, to opening California’s first Green House home.
When Al Power was in med school and specializing in geriatrics, he would visit his grandmother in a nursing home.
In 2001, the Institute on Medicine released a seminal report titled “Crossing the Quality Chasm” that described healthcare in America as impersonal and fragmented.
Should The Eden Alternative and The Green House Project become more active and aggressive and place a new emphasis on showing providers what change looks and feels like?
NEW VIDEO: Steve McAlilly, the visionary leader who believed in The Green House model and brought it to his organization, tells a story about its impact.
If McKnight’s Long Term Care News thinks The Green House Project is the Apple of aging services, let me introduce you to the “Steve Wosniak” of the Green House.
The Wall Street Journal Real Time Economics Blog highlights the financial impact of The Green House model on slowing the cost increase of dementia care.
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 >>
LeadingAge CEO Larry Minnix shared an inspiring blog about how far aging services have come and singled out leading programs to watch, including The Green House Project.
I am excited and honored to welcome my good friend David Farrell as the new director of The Green House Project.
“Part of being home is being where you belong,” states Dr.Bill Thomas.
I grew up surrounded by the biggest names in aging. Eden’s first class of Regional Coordinators was initiated in my house, and I have met countless aging professionals since. My father took me to see the first Green Houses open in Tupelo, Mississippi. As a child I wore one of the first Eden shirts ever to come off the press. The point is I have been connected to the aging movement since I first started aging myself.
I’ve often said that “aging is a team” sport. It is also true that “changing aging” is a team sport. For the past six years I have enjoyed working with and learning from Kavan Peterson as he has shown me how our message of a new and better old age can be communicated around the globe.
This month Provider Magazine profiled Kavan as one of the 20 people to watch for his work on ChangingAging.org and as a partner in the creative consulting company ChangingMedia. The profile hit on his essential qualities:
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 →
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 →