If Charles House in Chapel Hill, N.C., sounds like a Green House Project home, it’s not an accident. When executive director Paul Klever and his colleagues set out to design the homes, their goal was to create the farthest thing from an institution as possible.
The Green House Project’s landmark approach to skilled nursing care will be highlighted at the White House Conference on Aging.
“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.
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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?