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green project icon GREEN HOUSE PROJECT


woman living at Green HouseSmall Residences for the Elderly Provide More Personal, Homelike Care For greater warmth and nurturing, seniors are turning to small residences like Green House, which is part of a complex of senior housing and care options, and privately owned care homes that are often unmarked in residential neighborhoods. They are usually newer, sometimes cheaper, and generally offer more customized care than most nursing homes. – The New York Times

cartoon of 2 women in wheelchairsThe Green House Effect: Homes for the Elderly to Thrive Dr. Bill Thomas, a Harvard-educated geriatrician helped create the Green House project, a new model for long-term care, its name suggesting a nurturing environment where elders and the frail can thrive. The Green House project has spread to 27 states, with four more soon to join the movement. Green House residents, whose care is financed by Medicaid, Medicare or private funds, live in cottages with private rooms and private baths. — The New York Times

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