Green House projects are a new model for long-term care

The Green House atmosphere is homelike and the staff considers the residents to be their bosses

January 16, 2015

The Green House project, a new model for long-term care, creates a nurturing environment where elders and the frail can thrive, according to an blog on The New York Times website.

The Green House project, co-founded by Dr. Thomas and Steve McAlilly of Mississippi Methodist Senior Services, has been adopted in 27 states, with four more on the way. 

Green House residents, whose care is financed by Medicaid, Medicare or private funds, live in cottages with private rooms and private baths. They participate, when able, in food preparation and eat in a communal setting that is more like a home dining room than a cafeteria. Unlike the regimented meals in nursing homes, Green House residents are free to choose when to eat, the article said.

In the homelike atmosphere of the Green House it is commonplace for debilitated elders to come back to life.

Read the article.



See the latest posts on our homepage Share

Topic Area: Architecture

Recent Posts
Recent Posts

AHA Sheds Light on Workplace Violence in Healthcare Facilities

This case study also offers advice and insight into how to mitigate violent incidents.


More Hospitals to Leave the Mississippi Hospital Association

The reason for the hospitals leaving is still unclear.


PAM Health and Kettering Health Enter Joint Venture for Rehabilitation Hospital

The new 62-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital will be in Dayton, Ohio.


How Touchless Soap Dispensers and Nursing Station Hand Sanitizers Affect Germ Spread

Soap manufacturers discuss how both play a role in preventing the spread of germs.


SCHA Receives Grant from The Duke Endowment to Address Workforce Problems

The three-year grant was given to SCHA to help them tackle their ongoing workforce issues.



News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

You Might Like