Posts in category "Green House"
It is not often that a resident of an assisted living facility prompts a public dialogue about the nature of residing in an ALF. On July 9, the Washington Post published a provocative article written by Martin Bayne: a 62 years old journalist, buddhist monk and publisher. He lives in an assisted living facility (ALF) due to young-onset Parkinson’s... Read more »
Reading “Moving Toward Person Centered Care,” the recently published report by the AARP Public Policy Institute resonated with me as I thought of the challenges two friends faced when directing care for ailing parents who live far from Chicago. In both instances, fragmentation in the delivery of health care and long term supportive services created barriers for my... Read more »
I credit several readers for their careful reading of Sunday’s post and thank them for bringing to my attention the new Green House recently opened in central Illinois. The VA Illiana Health Care System opened the first of a proposed 10 Green House’s on their downstate campus in Danville This exciting development marks the first... Read more »
The Green House movement is in the news and I suspect that many are wondering why none of the 117 Green Houses across the country are located in Illinois. Good question! What is a Green House? As fully realized, a Green House is a building created around the Eden Alternative model of operating a skilled nursing... Read more »