The Green House Project
News, Events & Updates
Positive Press Elevates Green House Exposure & Brand
Requests for interviews continues for GHP. With more than 40 positive media hits since April, we are enjoying more press coverage than at any time in the organization's 17-year history. It is not a stretch to say this is a watershed moment for GHP. It is in this spirit that the team is hard at work strategizing ways to leverage the coverage to broaden the reach and deepen the impact of our mission.

New Ventilator Program Boosts Mobility for Recipients
A new ventilator program at the Leonard Florence Center for Living (LFCL) enables individuals to live each day to the fullest, according to a press release from Chelsea Jewish Lifecare, the umbrella organization of LFCL.

Located at the Chelsea, Ma.-based Green House homes, vent-dependent residents live independently in a “real” home, receive exceptional skilled nursing and compassionate care, and are treated with dignity and respect. 

As the only Green House ventilator program in the country, Leonard Florence now offers a new, state-of-the-art, multi-function ventilators on the market today. They provide a unified respiratory system that makes it easy to switch and customize therapies, creating a simple system to use and manage.

According to a press release, also most important about the new program is that the ventilators offer greater mobility, enhancing the quality of life for residents. “We are thrilled to offer this revolutionary program to our residents,” said Barry Berman, Chelsea Jewish CEO. “Life on a ventilator in a Green House is truly a ground-breaking experience. It has, in fact, dramatically changed the lives of our residents.”

Patrick O'Brien (in photo on left) has been a resident of the Leonard Florence Center since 2010. After moving in, he directed and produced Transfatty Lives, an extraordinary documentary that won the Audience Award at the Tribeca and Milano Film Festivals. Prior to living at the Center, Patrick was in a nursing home that did not have the staff or capabilities for Patrick to even get out of bed.
Green House Design & Cultural Transformation Series Available to Watch
GHP's latest webinar series, which ended today, was one of the most popular to date, with higher-than-usual attendance. Designed for skilled nursing, assisted living, and small-house providers who want to transform their communities into person-directed, relationship-rich living environments, the four webinars in the series was sponsored by THW Design.

The events, which showcased the Green House 2.0 Cultural Transformation initiative, explored new opportunities for long-term care providers in a COVID era.

Elements such as architectural, interior, and landscape design are examined through the lens of GHP's core values of Real Home, Meaningful Life, and Empowered Staff.

New GHP ECHO Serves Arkansas Nursing Homes

This is the third initiative that GHP has implemented with Project ECHO.

The CAN initiative provides free training and mentorship to nursing homes across the country to increase the implementation of evidence-based infection prevention and safety practices to protect residents and staff. It is being offered to Arkansas nursing homes in partnership with Angela Norman, director of the Centers on Aging at the University of Arkansas.
Dr. Louise Aronson Podcast Episode Drops
Don't miss this week's Elevate Eldercare episode with Louise Aronson, MD, geriatrician, author, and professor of medicine at UCSF.

Senior Director Susan Ryan sits down with Dr. Aronson to discuss the ageist stigmas and stereotypes that devalue and disregard elders within the healthcare system, as well as the COVID crisis; the inequities across the care continuum, particularly for people of color; and her role with the San Francisco Department of Public Health COVID Response Unit.

>>Find it HERE on Apple Podcast
>>Find it HERE on Spotify
>>Find it HERE on Stitcher
First Virtual Green House Educator Course Launches
Some 22 Green House adopter team members are participating in GHP's first Core Education course for partners. Typically offered in person, the pandemic has forced it to go online.

Core Education is a train-the-trainer resource for Green House in-house educators as they open and serves to equip team members for success. It is considered one of the contributing factors in staff retention and is foundational teaching all Green House team members to support the Elders living in Green House homes.

The course is running on Tuesdays between October and early November.
COVID-19 Best Practices ECHO Tackles Range of Issues
Workforce, visitations, testing, and leadership are just a few of the topics covered during the twice-monthly sessions on the Project ECHO Zoom platform. These sessions have been very popular with nursing homes across the country and in a number of countries around the world.

Subject matter experts offer educational presentations and case studies are presented during each session so attendees can learn and offer their own advice and suggestions.