Small-House Nursing Homes (Green House®)

The Long-Term Care Resource Center is engaged in studying the evolution of small-house nursing homes. These are self-contained buildings housing small numbers of residents and organized in a way intended to maximize normal living environments and routines, resident autonomy, sense of community, and quality of life. One or more small-houses can be licensed as a nursing home or part of a licensed nursing home. Green House® is a trademarked version of a small-house nursing home, developed in concept by William Thomas, founder of the Eden Alternative.