Jewish Home Lifecare in New York City is the latest Green House Project to get the green light and is arguably the most ambitious project to date.
Unlike the majority of other Green House Projects, Jewish Home is planning a 24-floor highrise in Manhattan consisting of pods with private rooms and bathrooms designed to feel more like home. They faced enourmous hurdles figuring out how replace their traditional nursing home with the more space-intensive Green House model in Manhattan’s high rise environment.
The new Jewish Home facility will use a care-giving approach based on what’s known as the “Green House” model, which has 29 current projects and another 25 in development. But most of those are ranch houses or townhouses in low-lying, suburban communities, where the costs of building a sprawling facility are significantly lower.
“This is taller and bigger than anything we’ve done before,” says Robert Jenkens, director of the national Green House Project, a nonprofit partnership that oversees the model pioneered by physician Bill Thomas.