"Green House" model

  1. I'm journeying back to LTC/ rehab world, but with a twist. I've accepted a position with a company that has successfully opened several Green House model "homes" in my area. I did my research (about the agency and the Green House concept) and think that this job will be a good "fit" for me and my skills set. I'm hearing positive feedback from a current nurse who works there (and I worked with at another agency), a friend who was a patient there and from several professional contacts I have in the local medical community.

    Curious if anyone else is working in a facility that uses this model of care, I'd love to hear what your thoughts are... All the threads I found were quite "old" and I suspect this model of care has evolved from when it first was being implemented.
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  3. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from vampiregirl
    I'm journeying back to LTC/ rehab world, but with a twist. I've accepted a position with a company that has successfully opened several Green House model "homes" in my area. I did my research (about the agency and the Green House concept) and think that this job will be a good "fit" for me and my skills set. I'm hearing positive feedback from a current nurse who works there (and I worked with at another agency), a friend who was a patient there and from several professional contacts I have in the local medical community.

    Curious if anyone else is working in a facility that uses this model of care, I'd love to hear what your thoughts are... All the threads I found were quite "old" and I suspect this model of care has evolved from when it first was being implemented.
    I had to look it up. Sounds a whole lot like board and care, but with a new marketing twist.
  4. by   heron
    I wonder how such facilities deal with total care or behaviorally disturbed/severely demented residents.
  5. by   vampiregirl
    Quote from Sour Lemon
    I had to look it up. Sounds a whole lot like board and care, but with a new marketing twist.
    Glad to know I'm not the only one not familiar with this concept!

    The facility is a state licensed SNF with the beds certified either Medicare/Medicaid or Medicare (for the rehab homes). They also accept private insurance and have a few private pay patients (long term care).

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  6. by   vampiregirl
    Quote from heron
    I wonder how such facilities deal with total care or behaviorally disturbed/severely demented residents.

    Good questions! I already asked about behaviors - they have a psych provider contacted but it doesn't sound like they have many behaviors. I didn't see any when I toured. This model has better staffing and is more individualized to the patients - I suspect that contributes to few behaviors. The houses are designed for safety for dementia patients and they are not in the same "home" as the rehab patients where I will be.

    Hmmm. I will have to inquire about total care though.
  7. by   Thanksforthedonuts
    From what I know, the Green House Project is not necessarily a "model" of care but a franchise that helps independent owners to open up LTC/ALF or Adult Family Home. It is a franchise that will help with the organization of a facility (from the business aspect) and help fund (to some extent) the opening of a facility. the GHP shadows them for a few years to help them get off the ground. They do mention that people interested in working with them need to have plans assisting financially needy residents in someway or another...such as, taking medicaid/medicare or providing reduced monthly rates, it cannot be a "private pay only" facility. I considered working with them to construct a AFL but decided against it.

    Their website is confusing in the sense that they appear to be a LTC/ALF company that provides a different approach to care... but it isn't really..it is a franchise to help create more senior LTC facilities with a "do good" component.
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  9. by   Kallie3006
    Is this like a "community" built for "residents" to maintain a somewhat independent life style? Like with the coffee shop, grocery store ect within this gated community? Or am I completely in left field with the concept?
  10. by   vampiregirl
    Quote from Kallie3006
    Is this like a "community" built for "residents" to maintain a somewhat independent life style? Like with the coffee shop, grocery store ect within this gated community? Or am I completely in left field with the concept?
    That's a different concept, I think that is more popular somewhere in Europe. But that one sounds fun too!

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