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Session Description: This session will present information related to the Green House model of nursing home care, most notably as related to structures, processes, and outcomes of clinical care. Given that Green House nursing homes are rapidly expanding across the country, and serve as a model of small house nursing homes, the topics to be addressed in this session will be of broad interest.
Describe the evidence related to Green House Homes in terms of areas in which care is better and in which there is no evidence related to better care
Discuss barriers to adoption and how to overcome those barriers
Explain optimal models of clinical care in Green House homes
Speaker(s) Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD Barbara Bowers, PhD
Reference(s): Zimmerman, S., & Cohen, L.W. (2010). Evidence behind The Green House and similar models of nursing home care. Aging Health 6 (6), 731-751. Grabowski, D.C., O'Malley, A.J., Afendulis, C.A., Caudry, C.A., Elliot, A., & Zimmerman, S. (2014). Culture change and nursing home quality of care. The Gerontologist, 54 (Supplement 1), 35-45. Grabowski, D., Elliot, A., Leitzell, B., Cohen, L., & Zimmerman, S. (2014). Nursing homes implementing culture change. The Gerontologist, 54 (Supplement 1), 65-75. Elliot, A., Cohen, L.W., Reed, D., Nolet, K., & Zimmerman, S. (2014). A "recipe" for culture change? Findings from the THRIVE survey of culture change adopters. The Gerontologist, 54 (Supplement 1), 17-24. Bowers, B.J, & Nolet, J. (2014). Developing the Green House Nursing Care Team: Variations on Development and Implementation. The Gerontologist 54 (Supplement 1), 53-64.
Distinguished Professor, Co-Director, Program on Aging, Sheps Center for HSR,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill