4-20-12: The Future of Senior Living

April 20, 2012 at 8:15 am 2 comments

The "hearth." Photo via Catholic Charities of Baltimore.

The Green House Residences at Stadium Place officially opened their doors yesterday, an alternative nursing home that’s part of the big redevelopment of the old Memorial Stadium site on 33rd Street. The project was developed by Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation and will be operated by Catholic Charities.

Green Houses are a new approach to building nursing homes, organized with a dozen bedrooms around a central living area, or “hearth.” Stadium Place is the first Green House project in Maryland.  The physician who thought up this approach, who also teaches in the Erickson School at UMBC, is Bill Thomas.

Sheilah talks about the future of senior living with Bill Thomas, and with Brown University assistant professor Zhanlian Feng, who has led ground-breaking research about the changing ethnic and racial make-up of nursing home residents.

Web extra: Dr. Feng outlines his take on the future of senior living:

Listen to our interview last year with Bill Thomas.

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