Green Houses

Geared towards our elders who require 24 hour skilled nursing care the four Green Houses® on our campus are stand alone homes that accommodate up to ten elders per home. Each elder has their own private bedroom and private bathroom. The seven thousand square foot home provides an open floor plan where elders and staff can engage in meaningful conversation, develop a close knit family relationship, can participate in various activities and dine together as a family.

The staff that works in the homes is called a Shahbaz or Shahbazim (plural), is an all around worker who provides many services in the home such as care for the elder, meal planning, preparation and serving, activities, laundry services and some light housekeeping. Each Shahbaz has gone through additional training to be certified as a Shahbaz in a specific home.

The home is free from nurses’ stations, medication carts, regimented meal times and many other familiar items in nursing homes. Rather, the nurses have an office in the home, medications are kept in a built in locked cabinet in an elder’s room and elders are free to eat what they want to eat, when they want to eat, just like home.

When available, a couple moving to a Green House® would have their own separate room that has an adjoining door so that they can be together as a couple as they choose.

The staff and elders work as a team to create the type of home environment that is desired by the elders living in that home. When family and friends come to visit they are welcomed not as visitors, but as family and friends in the home.

Please check the nursing page for rate information. The room rate in the Green House® would be the daily rate of a private room. For more information regarding The Green House® please click on this link for more information: www.thegreenhouseproject.org.

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