Fax: 970-342.2267

Hours: M-F 8-5

Members of the retirement community at Green House Homes at Mirasol

A Meaningful Life

The Green House® model is person-directed, relationship-based care. The model embraces elderhood as an opportunity for continued growth and development. It creates an environment in which individual needs are met because each person is deeply known and valued as creative, resourceful and whole. Everyday tasks, such as personal care, bathing and mealtime, are seen as opportunities to support elder autonomy, decision making and meaningful engagement. Elders cultivate relationships with neighbors of all ages, and continue to serve as integral members of their communities.

Empowered Staff

Based upon “the conviction that we need a new framework around which to organize the experience of those who protect, sustain, and nurture our elders”, the innovative organizational structure in the Green House® model challenges the traditional nursing home hierarchy to create environments that empower elders and those who are closest to them. The direct-care providers function within self-managed work teams to provide the day-to-day care for the elders and act as managers of the home. These individuals, called Shahbazim, partner with nurses and other clinical team members to create an empowered clinical care team of excellence.
A guide assisting a resident at dinner
Elderly woman smiling

Real Home

The physical environment of each Green House® home is designed to be a real home. The innovative Green House® model moves from an institutional concept that serves the administrators, to a residential model that nurtures up to 10 elders in each home. Green House® homes fit within the current regulatory and reimbursement structures, and are thus able to nurture people of all abilities, disabilities and financial circumstances. Each home is reflective of those in the surrounding community and is characterized by elements that are “warm, smart, and green.” A warm home is a welcoming place of comfort, safety and refuge. The interior materials, colors and furnishings project a sense of belonging for those living and working in the home. The elders’ private bedrooms allow ample sunlight and have easy access to a common hearth, with a living room, open kitchen and dining area. Smart technology is used to create a comfortable and safe environment that fosters the well-being of elders and those who work with them. A green environment is one that supports growth through meaningful interactions with life-enhancing natural resources, such as plants, natural light and therapeutic outdoor spaces.

The Green House Homes Difference

Role of a Shahbazim

Role of a Nurse

Role of a Guide

Role of a Sage

Phone: 970.342.2400 Fax: 970.342.2267

490 Mirasol Drive Loveland, CO 80537

Email info@mirasolgreenhousehomes.org

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