Episcopal Homes of Minnesota Becomes First Nursing Home in the State to Implement Green House Model of Skilled Nursing Care
Senior living organization introduces The Gardens nursing home, designed to look and feel like a private home
Continuing its decades-long tradition of providing state-of-the-art nursing home facilities and high-quality care, Episcopal Homes of Minnesota has opened the doors of The Gardens, Minnesota’s first nursing home designed around the Green House Model of Care. The past ten years, Green House homes have set a standard for quality care with a model that is both proven and practical.
A recent study conducted by the Green House Project found that approximately 80 percent of families surveyed had concerns about their loved ones living in a conventional nursing home because of the lack of individualized attention, institutional atmosphere and the loss of independence. The Gardens was designed to address those concerns.
“A Green House home is created from the ground up to foster the same feeling and experience as living in a real home,” says Marvin Plakut, CEO of Episcopal Homes of Minnesota.
The Gardens has six Green House homes with a maximum of ten residents, each with a private room and bath. All meals are prepared within the home in its custom kitchen, and residents are able to help prepare meals as they are interested or able. Each home also includes formal dining with enough room to accommodate residents, their families and staff to enjoy home-cooked meals.
All caregivers are Certified Nursing Assistants trained to ear the title of “Shahbaz,” which comes from a mythical Persian royal falcon that transformed lives by protecting, nurturing and sustaining its people.
The Gardens is part of Episcopal Homes of Minnesota’s $45 million expansion at the Midway campus.
To learn more about this event or the Green House model of nursing home care visit www.episcopalhomes.org.
ABOUT EPISCOPAL HOMES OF MINNESOTAFounded in 1894, Episcopal Homes of Minnesota is building community and enriching lives of older adults. Our senior communities offer a continuum of housing options, services and affordability. We have four locations in the heart of Saint Paul, with the Midway campus conveniently located along the METRO Green Line. Whether you seek the comforts of a peaceful senior community or the reassurance of 24-hour nursing care, Episcopal Homes of Minnesota is sure to meet your needs. For more information, visit www.episcopalhomes.org.