Green House Webinars
Green House Webinars
Green House webinars seek to break the boundaries of traditional senior living models to create truly person-centered environments with expertise and thought leadership that is both provocative and grounded in reality.
Green House Design: Real Homes that Revolutionize Care
This three-part series explores how physical design supports the Green House core values, what works well, and how it worked during COVID-19.
Building Social Connectedness in a Disconnected World
Our first webinar series of 2021, titled Building Social Connectedness in a Disconnected World, examines the tragic social isolation that COVID-19 has created among elders, especially those living in nursing homes and assisted living settings.
Green House Gratitude Gathering
Our first-ever virtual Green House Gratitude Gathering took place on Tuesday, Nov. 24, for the purpose of honoring the incredible work that Green House team members and supporters have done and continue to do amid the pandemic to keep elders safe, healthy, and connected.
Green House 2.0 Design & Cultural Transformation
In collaboration with THW Design, this four-part webinar series was designed for skilled nursing, assisted living, and small-house providers who want to transform their communities into person-directed, relationship-rich living environments.
Aug 6: Senior Housing Design & COVID-19
How Senior Housing Design Can Reduce Transmission of COVID: An Architect Panel examines the impact of critical design elements in the mitigation of COVID-19 spread in long-term and post-acute care environments. This panel discussion includes Scott Pfeifer of RDG Planning & Design, Martin Siefering of Perkins Eastman, and Rob Simonetti of SWBR.
June 22: What Your CNA Staff Won't Tell You
Lori Porter, cofounder of the National Association of Health Care Assistants, will tell it like is with regard to how CNAs really want to be appreciated and recognized. If you want to understand how to retain CNAs (and Shahbazim), this webinar offers a candid perspective.
June 23: Workforce Wellness & Stress
As we celebrate CNAs, nurses, and other frontline staff members, Dr. Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, examines many aspects of caregiving wellness for working settings amid COVID-19.
This webinar is the second of a two-part series. Watch the first one HERE.
Green House Responds to COVID-19 Webinar Series
This power-packed series of eight webinars offers the lived experiences and expertise of leaders from a broad range of senior living environments who are managing amid this global crisis. Each webinar explores how the core values of The Green House Project can profoundly address COVID-19-specific issues in long-term care.
June 19: CNA Appreciation Happy Hour
We will celebrate CNA (and Shahbazim) Week beginning on June 19 with toasts and tributes to the healthcare heroes of 2020!
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Special Nurses Week Webinar
Made for this Moment: Nurses on the Frontlines of COVID-19 is a free webinar that recognizes nurses in celebration of National Nurses Week and the Year of the Nurse and as designated by the World Health Organization. Barbara Bowers, PhD, nurse and researcher, examines the research behind Green House and nurses, while Jonathan Evans, MD, pays tribute nurses and discusses his experience with nurses and their heroism on the frontlines of a COVID breakout.
In recognition of National Nurses Week 2020, and the Year of the Nurse, the Green House team, along with some friends and supporters rose our glasses (and coffee cups) in a toast to the healthcare heroes who get things done everyday for elders in senior living
This tribute to nurses is made very special with virtual performances by Perrin York, singer and songwriter who recently competed in Season 3 of ABC's "American Idol."
Watch the video HERE.
More Green House Content
Green House webinars are packed with powerful content that covers topics such as workforce, dementia care, senior living design and innovation, culture change, cultural transformation, and much more.
To view past webinars and other content, please follow our YouTube channel HERE.
Green House homes are built upon the principle of creating real home. The spaces where life happens in our own homes are the same spaces where life happens in a Green House home. A Shahbaz is an important ingredient in bringing the home to life with shared experiences, meaning, and authenticity. This session will explore how shared experiences are created in Green House homes through the following topics:
- Living Room - Waiting for and entertaining visitors; resident interaction with family, staff, and each other; resident personalization; and other activities, such as sitting by the fireplace and reading
- Dining Room - Convivium, coffee, and a newspaper; games and activities; and staff work areas
- Kitchen - Residents’ visibility; comfort; meal preparation sounds and aromas; resident engagement and therapy; and Shahbazim roles versus traditional staff models
- Den - Resident choice and alternatives; small group programming and activities, including television viewing; staff meetings and care planning; private family visitation and overnight guests
- Porches - Connections to exterior environments with families, visitors, or staff
- Staff Engagement - GHP heroes during the pandemic, staff culture on sites with legacy nursing homes, visitation, and staff spaces
All-private rooms set Green House homes apart from most nursing home environments. It is the most personal and individualized place in the house. There are important features to this building block of the home, but just as in the shared areas of the house, the role of the Shahbaz is paramount to the wellbeing of each resident. This session examines how Shahbazim support dignity, privacy, and choice in Green House homes through the following topics:
- Vestibule - Medication, documentation, supplies, coats, purses, and mobility devices
- Bedroom - Resident control, including lighting, temperature, and views; technology; visitors; therapy; and lifts
- Bathroom - The balance of resident autonomy with resident safety and resident and staff storage features, including floor drains and grab bars
- Insights from COVID-19 – Ceiling lifts and better infection control, personal protection equipment, and sanitization; and individual, mechanically controlled air distribution