Our friends worry about us. What are you going to do when you get old? Who’s going to take care of you?
Most us have some canned answers to these questions, usually staring with “With the money we’ve saved by not having kids, we can…
...afford in-home care” or
…stay at the Marriott Residence assisted living place” or
…buy some long-term health care insurance.”
Or stay at a Green House. I first heard about this new model of residential eldercare when my friend Linda gave me a copy of an article titled “Where to Live as We Age” written by Susan Fine for Parade magazine.
A Green House is the brainchild of geriatrician Dr. Bill Thomas who, with the help of a foundation and a non-profit organization, piloted this new type of residential living for the elderly. The Green House near
The residents say the best thing about this model is the homey feel and intimacy and the fact that they can choose their meal times and live with their pets.
Sounds like a great place to be when it comes time…
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