When John Knox Village embarked on a journey to build a new health center, their research led them to THE GREEN HOUSE® Project. What began as a quest for private rooms and baths has become a better way to care for our residents. Gone is the traditional nursing home and in its place is the The Green House model.
The Green House model goes beyond better, safer, elder-centered health care: it's a way to demonstrate the values of our community—which is already so strong—to support our seniors, to empower our staff, and to create a real home within a health care environment. This health care is less about performing duties and following procedures, and more about providing individual care for seniors.
Together each elder, with the help of the Shahbazim, creates a flexible daily routine that meets their individual needs and preferences, and recognizes their unique qualities. The Green House model is rooted in the kind of elder-directed, relationship-based care that creates opportunities for personal growth and development. Everyday tasks and events – such as personal care and mealtimes – allow elders to shape their own lives as they relate to neighbors and staff members.
The Green House model is an innovative, nationally recognized initiative that acknowledges the individuality of elders and honors their autonomy, choice, privacy, and dignity. Everything about the homes is centered on creating an environment for elders and staff to form deep relationships.
Meals are prepared in an open kitchen and served at a dining table where staff, residents and visitors dine as a family. A living room with a heart, together with the dining room and open kitchen, will be the center of life in The Woodlands at John Knox Village. Each elder will have a private room with a private bathroom.
Our Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are in the training process to become Shahbazim. Each Shahbaz (singular) is dedicated to protecting, sustaining and nurturing the lives of our elders. The Shahbazim work as a family and manage the care, cooking, cleaning, laundry and housekeeping for each home in The Woodlands.
JOHN KNOX VILLAGE
is a Life-Plan Retirement Community encompassing a full range of senior services including independent living, assisted living and on-site skilled nursing care in The Woodlands at John Knox Village. The 65-acre campus of rare tropical beauty is located in Pompano Beach, Florida.
at John Knox Village will be the new Health Center. It offers a health care “household” that consists of 12 private rooms and baths encircling a family-like living room, open kitchen and dining areas. It also provides care that features a higher ratio of staff to residents than traditional skilled nursing centers.
JOHN KNOX HOME HEALTH
is Broward County Florida’s largest home health agency. In home assistance includes aides, LPNs, and RNs. From weekly help with housekeeping, shopping and medical minding, on up to 24/7 nursing care, the John Knox Home Health Agency has the staff and experience to assist you with quality care in the comfort of your own home.