The Movement Grows
Updated: Jan 27
The revolution grows stronger by the day as new Green House communities are being planned and built. Not only do Green Houses meet the fundamental desires of families that want a real home with real relationship for their loved ones, they also have proven better at protecting seniors during t he Covid-19 pandemic.
To date, there are 359 Green House homes in 32 states.
Here are some of the new communities in the works or recently built.
Methodist Senior Services
Their new Green House home will open soon in Tupelo Mississippi – the site of the first Green House home ever built, in 2003. Methodist Senior Services is planning more Green Houses too.
They will build their 20th Green House home – the Dan and Margaret Maddox Green House Home – in Hernando, Mississippi to serve individuals with dementia.
Otterbein SeniorLife recently converted its 47 small house skilled nursing and rehab homes to Green House standards, earning the Green House designation. The Ohio-based nonprofit offers independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, rehab, memory support, respite care, home health care, and hospice services in 20 locations throughout Ohio, and in Franklin, Indiana.
Jefferson Park at White Pine
This facility in Dandridge, Tennessee is scheduled to come online in late 2021 to early 2022. It will be a skilled nursing care facility with 30 beds in three Green House Homes. It is a project of the
Jefferson Park nursing care organization, which has been in existence for over 50 years, and will offer services such as long-term care, therapy and rehabilitation services, and extended health services within the Green House framework.
The Homeplace at Midway
Located in in Midway, Kentucky, this cottage-style Green House community is home for 48 elders. The first Green House community in Kentucky, the facility offers skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care within the warm, family environment of the Green House model.
The Green House Community at Vernon Homes will add to the living option that is making a
difference for seniors across the country. It will be the first one in Vermont and, among other
benefits, provide small-home advantages when it comes to Covid-19 and other infectious
“As the excitement continues to grow around the construction of our community, we are inspired and encouraged by the solid efforts of other like-minded visionaries to transform elder care. This is a movement whose time has come,” said Brad Ellis.