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.
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 http://www.usnews.com/usnews/biztech/articles/
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. http://www.ncbcapitalimpact.org/default.aspx?id=508&terms=green+house
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 www.ncbcapitalimpact.org/default.aspx?id=146
Dr. Bill Thomas on the Eden Alternative • AARP video clip http://assets.aarp.org/external_sites/caregiving/
Dr. Bill Thomas on the Green House® Movement • AARP video clip