www.thegreenhouseproject.org – NCB Capital Impact
Innovative program transforming long-term care!
NCB Capital Impact headquartered in Arlington, Virginia is a national nonprofit organization and a certified Community Development Finance Institution which helps support people and communities to reach their highest potential at every stage of life. The Green House® Project is a program of NCB Capital Impact and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Their mission is to transform institutional long-term care and restore individuals to a home in the community by creating viable small homes that are combined with the full range of personal care and clinical services expected in high-quality nursing homes. All homes meet all applicable federal and state regulatory requirements. In March, The Green House® Project was named as one of the Decade’s Top 10 Senior Design Innovations by Long Term Living magazine.
Baby boomer families will appreciate this evolutionary model of residential long-term care that protects, nurtures, and empowers our loved ones to enjoy excellent quality of life while receiving top-notch quality care. Green House homes are independent, self-contained homes that are designed to look like a private home or apartment. Every community is unique, warm and inviting and fosters emotional and spiritual well-being and provides seniors the opportunity to live happier and more satisfying full and vibrant lives. Loved ones receive a high level of personalized and professional medical care to promote maximum functional abilities and physical comfort from a staff which includes nurses 24-7, social workers, therapists, physicians, pharmacists, and activities and dietary professionals. A team of universal workers provide personal care, meal preparation, and housekeeping and laundry.
Homes are designed to let in the natural world and created using cost-effective smart technology like electronic ceiling lifts. Safety features are carefully incorporated into each home and allow for easy access to all areas of the house. Homes vary in size, design, and amenities and can accommodate 6-12 people. Individuals have a private bedroom that allows for ample sunlight and a full bathroom. Pleasing aesthetics include a central hearth/living area and an open kitchen and dining area to encourage social interaction and meaningful relationships. Beautiful outdoor patios and gardens are great gathering places. There are currently more than 99 Green House homes in 27 states. We think this model of residence and care will really take off over the next few years.