Where To Begin

When you are exploring the idea of a skilled nursing community for your cherished family member, knowing where to begin and understanding some of the most important elements of skilled nursing can help ensure your loved one is receiving the support they need to live their best life.

Whether your loved one has experienced a sudden change in health such as a fall, or is dealing with a chronic condition like mobility challenges, skilled nursing can provide round-the-clock care for complex medical needs. At Green House Homes, our skilled nursing community is dedicated to providing expert medical attention while fostering a nurturing, supportive environment all in an innovative real-home setting.

What Is Skilled Nursing?

Skilled nursing is a specialized form of medical care provided by trained professionals. Services can include a wide range of comprehensive care, including wound care, medication management, intravenous therapy, and various other therapies. Skilled nursing involves the administration of complex medical treatments and monitoring of patients with acute or chronic health conditions, such as those recovering from surgery, managing a chronic illness, or requiring rehabilitative services.

Wellness and Rehabilitation

At Green Hoouse skilled nursing extends to in-house rehabilitation featuring therapy equipment tailored for physical, occupational, speech and respiratory needs. In addition, we provide on-staff registered dietitians who specialize in nutritional therapy, ensuring comprehensive care for our residents. 

Who Qualifies for Skilled Nursing?

This specialized form of care is often recommended for people who have recently undergone surgery, experienced a severe injury, or are managing complex health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, or respiratory disorders. Additionally, it may be right for those who need rehabilitation after a stroke or a debilitating illness, as well as those requiring specialized treatments like intravenous therapy or wound care. Older adults with deteriorating health or mobility limitations may benefit from skilled nursing services to receive comprehensive support and supervision tailored to their specific medical needs. Eligibility for skilled nursing care is determined based on the individual’s medical condition and the necessity for continuous monitoring and medical intervention. Contact us for a personalized assessment if you are not sure if skilled nursing is right for your loved one.

What is the Green House Homes Difference?

Green House Homes is an innovative model of care and living that changes everything you know about the traditional notions of skilled nursing. The model is centered on the belief that all individuals, regardless of age or ability, deserve to live in a place that feels like home, where they are respected, cared for, and part of a warm and supportive community.

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We have nine state-of-the-art homes that each nurture 10 residents who enjoy all private rooms and baths. Our environment intentionally fosters a personal and familial atmosphere that encourages strong relationships between residents and caregivers. Developed by Dr. Bill Thomas, our nationally recognized model aims to revolutionize traditional skilled nursing experience. Instead of cold clinical terms, our caring staff are referred to as Shahbazim, Nurse, Guide and Sage and are all highly trained in their area of expertise as well as our philosophy of care, communications skills, person-directed care and more. We believe that quality of life is just as important as quality of care and the high levels of satisfaction reported by family members, residents and staff indicate this model is raising the standard of care for our loved ones. For valuable insight on transitioning your loved one to a skilled nursing community, explore our helpful tips.

The Dining Experience at Green House Homes

Residents in skilled nursing facilityOur dining experience is not merely about providing sustenance; it is about creating an environment that promotes social interaction, emotional well-being, and a sense of normalcy through shared meals. Our dining area is designed to resemble a family dining room, fostering a warm and inviting atmosphere. The culinary team works closely with residents, caregivers, and dietitians to create menus that cater to individual tastes and any specific dietary requirements. Depending on the capabilities and interests of the residents, some residents are involved in meal planning and preparation. This interactive approach not only promotes a sense of independence and purpose but also encourages social engagement and a feeling of contribution to the community.

How to Pay for Skilled Nursing

Green House Homes fits within the current regulatory and reimbursement structures, including being Medicare certified. Most managed care and commercial insurance as well as private pay and Medicaid are accepted. Our goal is to be able to nurture people of all abilities, disabilities and financial circumstances. 

Finding the right care for your beloved family member is a major milestone in their lives and yours. We would be honored to provide you with more information about how Green House Homes can offer exceptional care and comfort for your loved one, ensuring they feel cherished and supported every step of the way. Please reach out to us if we can provide more information to assist you.