A Different Type of Elderly Living Facility -The Movement Away from Traditional Nursing Homes

April 21, 2015 at 1:14 PM Leave a comment


2015 04 21 Geriatric Green Homes Chart

“Green Project” homes are communities of 7-10 elders in a private house. Since 2003, 153 Green Homes have been developed and 120 more homes are under development for future use. The Green House Model is different from other assisted-living communities in that residents are considered the “bosses,” instead of having to adhere to a structured schedule of a traditional geriatric living facility. Residents have proven to show improvement in health and over-all well-being when placed in a more non-conventional setting. 

Source 1: Brody, J. (2014, December 15). The Green House Effect: Homes for the Elderly to Thrive. Retrieved April 20, 2015.

Source 2: www.thegreenhouseproject.org (accessed April 20, 2015.)

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