Resthaven Care Center Main Building

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- Resthaven Home Office

9 E. 8th St., Holland MI 49423
616-796-3500 | 616-796-3508 fax

- Resthaven Care & Rehabilitation Center

- Vern & Lois Boersma Cottage

- Resthaven Rehabilitation Cottage

- Good Shepherd Home

280 W. 40th St., Holland 49423
616-796-3600 | 616-796-3609 fax

- Home Care By Resthaven

828 Lincoln Ave., Holland 49423
616-796-3800 | 616-393-9817 fax

- Resthaven Maple Woods

49 E. 32nd St., Holland 49423
616-796-3700 | 616-796-3494 fax

- The Warm Friend

5 E. 8th St., Holland MI 49423
616-796-3550 | 616-796-3553 fax


Learn More About GREEN HOUSE® Living

Wouldn’t you rather live in a garden than in a “nursing home facility?”

The concepts of the Eden Alternative and the GREEN HOUSE® model are deliberately spreading throughout Resthaven.  Our goal is to create a culture where all feel welcome, individual needs are respected, and the positive aspects of “family” are celebrated.

We invite you to find out more about Harvard-trained Dr. Bill Thomas, the Green House concept, and his remarkable dedication to improving the quality of life of older adults dependent on medical care.   Some interesting links are provided to your right.


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Links to explore:

The originator of the Eden Alternative and the Green House model of living, Dr. Thomas was chosen as one of U. S. News and World Report’s Top 100 People to Watch in 2006.  Dr. Thomas works with national legislators and Medicare/ Medicaid to bring about change in the area of long-term care.  You can read the U.S. News and World Report's article at

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is so enthusiastic about the Green House concept that they have provided funds to NCB Capitol Impact for a “Green House Replication Initiative.”  This group helps organizations like Resthaven build Green House homes, train staff, and set standards for successful operation.

Eden Alternative® • Resthaven aspires to the principles of the Eden Alternative

Green House® Movement • Combining the principles of the Eden Alternative (above) with a made-to-order building

Dr. Bill Thomas on the Eden Alternative • AARP video clip

Dr. Bill Thomas on the Green House® Movement • AARP video clip