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Must-watch film shows 'simple' benefits of Green House care

Must-watch film shows 'simple' benefits of Green House care

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A new long-term care documentary might eventually be called "the cattle prod" because it could be just the nudge needed to unify more communities to build a newer type of care home for the elderly.

Wyoming group races to find donations for Green House

Organizers that hope to build a Green House in Wyoming are trying to raise $6.7 million by Nov. 15.

Reducing depression through person-centered care

Reducing depression through person-centered care

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Culture change, the Eden Alternative, whatever you call it, things are moving in that direction. In my experience, the nursing home I worked in that was most attentive to the psychosocial needs of the residents was the one that was in the process of becoming an Eden Alternative home

Design Decisions: Cottage industry pioneer

Design Decisions: Cottage industry pioneer

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'Universal' work teams, small-home designs bring Missouri its first taste of an increasingly popular new model of long-term care

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announces $2.75M grant for The Green House Project

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has announced a third three-year grant to NCB Capital Impact in order to fund The Green House Project.

Would you want to live in the LTC home where you work?

Would you want to live in the LTC home where you work?

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I used to live in a fabulous old fourth-floor walk-up apartment in Manhattan. When I moved out of Manhattan to a borough of New York City for an elevator building with a laundry room in the basement, I made a conscious choice to pick a place I could live for the rest of my life if I had to. "That ramp could come in handy if I need a wheelchair, I reasoned. And if worse comes to worse, I'll move into a nursing home and blog from there."

I saw the (nursing home) sign, and it opened up my eyes

I saw the (nursing home) sign, and it opened up my eyes

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When talking to long-term care leaders about new construction or facility renovations, I hear the word "residential" spoken often, and with great excitement and pride. And I've accepted that a less institutional, more homelike building is indeed something to celebrate. But two things — a recent experience and a conversation — have gotten me thinking.

Slow gardener, fast study

Slow gardener, fast study

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Stephen McAlilly, CEO and president, Mississippi Methodist Senior Services

Green House, Blue Valentine, and the way people talk about long-term care

Green House, Blue Valentine, and the way people talk about long-term care

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Last week, NPR ran a story lauding The Green House Project — and slamming traditional nursing homes. The piece began with this summary of people's fears: "One thing just about everyone dreads as they age is the possibility of ending up in a nursing home. We all think we know what that's like: sharing a room with strangers, sitting slumped in a wheelchair all day, rigid schedules, bad smells. And for more than 1 million Americans, this is home."

First Green House homes in California

California's first certified Green House homes opened today at Mt. San Antonio Gardens. Twenty residents will live at the Evergreen Villas.

Green House in our midst

Green House in our midst

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I almost feel like I'll need to find a confessional booth after completing this blog post. I come not to bury the Green House project but to praise it. This is tough to do.

Top geriatric medicine professionals gather at ASCP's annual conference

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists' 2011 annual meeting and exhibition will take place Wednesday through next Friday at the Phoenix Convention Center. Kicking off the event will be a keynote presentation by Bill Thomas, M.D., founder of the Eden Alternative® and the Green House Project®. On Friday, renowned researcher Howard Friedman, Ph.D., will present "Findings from the Longevity Project: Discoveries for Health and Long Life from an Eight-Decade Study." Numerous educational sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities also will take place, as top senior care medication professionals gather to learn from one another.

After economic storm, new long-term care business strategies

After economic storm, new long-term care business strategies

Long-term care organizations are looking differently at their operations as a result of the economic crisis of 2008 and 2009.

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