West Orange, NJ June 10, 2013; On June 5 & 6th dozens of long-term care health providers from around the nation participated in a workshop at Green Hill Inc. in West Orange, New Jersey to learn about The Green House® Homes Project.
Green Hill is home to the first and only Green House Homes in New Jersey, and has become a leading communicator on the benefits and attributes of investing in, and utilizing Green House Homes and the Green House model of nursing care for elders.
“It is great to be a part of this innovative concept bringing a better life and care to our elders at Green Hill,” said Toni Lynn Davis, Green Hill President and CEO. “I passionately believe in this model and love being able to share with elder care providers the benefits to the Green House model in the hope that all elders will have the opportunity to live fully with individualized quality care in a ‘home’ environment throughout their final years. “
Presented by The Green House Project Community Solutions Group, LLC of NCB Capital Impact, the two-day workshop helps providers understand the process of choosing the Green House Homes model from working with boards and investors, to financing, site development, architecture, economics, culture change, training and more.
“We came from Puerto Rico to participate in this workshop and see the Green House Homes at Green Hill,” said Zoraida Vega the executive director of Esperanza para La Vejex. “We really love the concept and the houses here at Green Hill,” said Ange-Luis Mercado, Esperanza chairman of the board.
“It’s a wonderful concept and so empowering for seniors,” said Cathy Hyland, Risk Manager at Morris Hall in Lawrenceville, NJ “Green Hill showed us a great example of this process in action. They did a beautiful job,” added Juvy Gonzales, director of nursing.
The Green House Homes is a completely new care model for long term care for elders that incorporates a complete culture change in service and care, where the elder’s needs and desires is the primary focus and everyone is equally involved in the ‘best practice’ of care to meet those needs. The economic model for the Green House Homes is at cost, or lower in cost per elder than traditional long-term care models.
The Green House Homes at Green Hill provide a skilled nursing environment that feature private rooms and baths, home-cooked meals, spacious backyards, a front porch overlooking the neighborhood, 24-hour individualized care, a family of consistent care givers, and many individual and group activities. This kind of long-term care is what one has come to expect from a retirement community with a 147-year tradition of thoughtful, attentive, and personal care.
For more about the Green House Homes at Green Hill visit www.gogreenhousehomes.com.