Want a look at how The Green House Project got launched? It wouldn’t have happened without backing from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and their willingness to test a radical new idea presented to them by Dr. Bill Thomas.
Bill’s idea was radical but simple — move elders into a home in their community that can provide the same quality of care (or better!) as a skilled nursing home at the same cost.
The intent was never to convert every nursing home in the country into a “Green House”, explained Jane Isaacs Lowe, senior program advisor at RWJF in a new video exploring the origins of The Green House Project. The goal has been “to use this model as a catalyst for significant social change.”
“What we look for is those ideas that are going to transform a field, that create the impetus for significant change. It’s really about major significant change in how we think about and care for older adults,” Lowe said.
Check out the video below — RWJF is all about changing aging and we love!