Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How is The Green House® Village of Goshen different from other nursing home models?
Just like in a real home, elders are surrounded by caregivers who know them like family, so they notice the little things, before they become issues. Our high staff-to-elder ratio makes this individualized, higher standard of care possible. There are other providers who may, for example, offer care in a smaller, home-like setting. But that doesn’t necessarily ensure that the person who lives there has the experience of living in a real home. Nor does it ensure that it is able to cater to an elder’s unique and personal needs. Trademarked Green House® homes, on the other hand, combine small size and home layout with advanced staff training and more care time. That ensures that elders receive highly personalized care from a true caregiver in a real home.
Is The Green House® Village significantly more expensive?
No. We make it possible to get the best care in a setting that is as close as possible to a real home for about the same cost as living in a traditional nursing home and for less than many other culture change models. Our innovative staff model makes this possible, allowing our caregivers to work more efficiently while giving elders four times more personal and social contact.
Can I visit my loved one whenever I want?
Yes! We want to provide elders with as much independence and freedom as they would have in their own home. We welcome and encourage family to visit and partake in everything we do at The Green House® Village of Goshen just as you would in your own home. In order to maintain the sense of community that gives our homes a family-like atmosphere, we work to deeply know you and your loved ones to ensure that everyone is happy, healthy, and safe.
What is The Green House® Project? How are Blue Diamond Communities and The Green House® Village of Goshen related to them?
Our homes carry the trademark of The Green House® Project to ensure that we offer the best care possible in an environment that looks and feels in every way like a real home. The Green House® Project trademark means that our homes meet and maintain key standards, including small home size (12 elder max.), home layout, elder directed, advanced staff training and a high staff to elder ratio. What makes a real home is all of those things combined, not just one or the other.