Check out Friday’s issue of USA Today for a special supplement on Alzheimer’s Disease. The story features Green House Project Director Robert Jenkens as part of an “expert panel” discussing new approaches to caring for people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Created by our own Dr. Bill Thomas, the Green House model embodies principles that support elders living with dementia to have full and supported lives. To learn more about the model become a fan of The Green House Project on Facebook today. Find Green House homes in your state. If you’d like to get involved in bringing the Green House Project to your community, download the new Consumer Tool Kit here.
From the Green House Project Blog:
A Green House home is a small house for elders who need help with daily activities. Unlike a traditional nursing home, The Green House home is much like a private home with an open kitchen, a hearth, a single dining room table and lots of natural light.
The Green House model enhances the quality of life of an elder by emphasizing privacy, dignity, meaningful activity, relationships, and independence as well as improved quality of care.
Don’t take our word for it! Below, a group of elders describe living in Green House homes in their own words at the 2010 Annual Green House Meeting and Celebration.