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Lessons Learned from COVID-19: The Green House Model Data and its Application to Nursing Homes

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • On Demand Webinar

       Susan Ryan 

As the Senior Director of The Green House Project, Susan Ryan is a leader in the strategic development of innovative thinking and cultural paradigm shifts. With international speaking and project management experience, she has served as an integral part of the Green House team for over 12 years, and has led the team through key transitions, and the quest to grow with integrity. Susan offers a unique combination of skills in nursing, gerontology, Alzheimer’s and dementia and leadership development. She has a background in nursing, with over 30 years of experience serving elders.

Presentation Synopsis:
As COVID-19 ravaged its way across the country, nursing homes were hit particularly hard, with an estimated 45% of all US deaths occurring in long-term care environments. In addition, as facilities went on lockdown to prevent outside visitors in a quest to keep residents safe, the unintended consequence of social isolation became a significant issue. The Green House Project underwent a study commencing in late May that captured data among the roughly 300 homes across the country to better understand the experiences in those small house environments as compared to the traditional counterparts. Preliminary data shows a significant difference in the small house environments ability to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the Green House COVID-19 data and its comparison to CMS data for all nursing homes.
  • Discover the ways the Green House homes achieved success in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 through the lens of the model’s core values.
  • ·Identify the best practices in managing and preventing the coronavirus in long-term care and how to apply them to skilled nursing facilities more broadly.
  • Small-house design, the Green House core values, and how they contributed to keeping elders safe, healthy, and connected via a sense of normalcy.

Company Bio:
Since 2003 when the first Green House homes opened in Tupelo, MS, The Green House® Project has sought as its mission the transformation of long-term care environments by creating real homes that provide a more meaningful living experience among those that live there. At its core, the initiative seeks to de-institutionalize, de-stigmatize, and humanize long-term care so that all elders are seen and valued as individuals of intrinsic worth. They envision these homes in every community as an affordable and accessible option for all, and where staff are also empowered and equipped to support the elders that live in the homes.

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