January 8, 2016

Partnering With The GREEN HOUSE Project

The Green House Project JGS Lifecare will be working with THE GREEN HOUSE® Project to help us implement the small house model of care. Green House has worked with over 170 nursing homes around the country, establishing a new standard in long term and post acute care with higher quality outcomes and increased elder and caregiver satisfaction. The Green House model will be implemented in the Sosin Center for Rehabilitation when it is completed in approximately 10 months. The Sosin Center will be the only Green House certified facility in western Massachusetts, and just the third in the Commonwealth. The model will be implemented throughout the Leavitt Family Jewish home community over the course of the next 16 months.

A Green House home is a self-contained home for up to 12 elders, designed to be similar to a real home or apartment. Each home features lots of natural light, a central living area, kitchen, and dining room.

Staff are certified nursing assistants who are rigorously trained in the Green House philosophy. Green House model core values are Meaningful Life, Empowered Staff and Real Home.