The Green House Project

Pioneer Network to host 14th annual national conference in Kansas City

Pioneer Network will host its 14th annual national conference, "Journey to the Heartland," from Aug. 4 to 7 at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center.

I finally visit a Green House (and it blows my mind!)

I finally visit a Green House (and it blows my mind!)


In my last post, I discussed culture change and its positive impact on the mental health of the residents, particularly at Eden Alternative facilities. I recently also had the opportunity to tour a Green House, which I'd heard about but had never seen. I found this model turned everything I'd known about nursing homes upside down.

Direct-care workers to be focus of summit examining best practices, research and policy

It's said approximately 90% of direct long-term care is performed by aides, and it is that category of worker that will be highlighted at a daylong summit Thursday in the nation's capital. The invitation-only event will feature a keynote address by Gerri Fiala, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. Stakeholders involved in eldercare, research and policy will conduct panel sessions focusing on current and future conditions.