Move Over Nursing Homes — There’s Something Different

Move Over Nursing Homes — There’s Something Different

ne thing just about everyone dreads as they age is the possibility of ending up in a nursing home. We all think we know what that’s like: sharing a room with strangers, sitting slumped in a wheelchair all day, rigid schedules, bad smells. And for more than 1 million Americans, this is home. But there’s an effort to change all that, and it’s known as The Green House Project.

In the past 10 years, more than 140 of these alternative, nonprofit nursing homes have been built in 24 states.

There are four residences in Baltimore, on the grounds of the old Memorial Stadium, where the Orioles used to play baseball. A little league field remains, and you can see it from the front porches of the Green House homes here.

Read more here: http://health.wusf.usf.edu/post/move-over-nursing-homes-theres-something-different