The Impact of the Green House® Project and Action Pact’s Household Model
The Green House model and Action Pact’s Household model both provide self-directed living for the frailest among us. Each has unique characteristics, but also commonalities. Households and Green House homes both result in new physical layout, organizational redesign, and resident directed life.
Join Senior Director of The Green House Project, Susan Frazier Ryan and Action Pact’s, Megan Hannan, to gain insight into lessons learned about the process for creating deep and sustainable change. High involvement and serious investment from many stakeholders in the organization is the path to changing habits and systems that create new and sustainable culture. Regardless of the current physical layout, it is essential that cross discipline teams are engaged in the process and able to apply what they learn to their day to day work. Participants will leave this webinar with an understanding about the importance of transforming the thinking of the organization first to produce those changed behaviors that result in in quality resident directed living.
- Describe the key components of both The Green House model and Households, noting their similarities and differences.
- Recognize physical, organizational and practice differences between institutional models of care and the household model.
- Understand the evidence base that supports small house models and the positive outcomes that are associated with this new paradigm.
Susan Frazier Ryan, BSN, MA, has over 25 years of nursing experience with a predominant concentration in the field of gerontology and Alzheimer’s/dementia care. She currently serves as Senior Director of The Green House Project. Her passion for improving the quality of life for elders has been demonstrated in a variety of settings. Prior to working with The Green House® team, Ms. Ryan served on the leadership team of a non-profit continuing care retirement community, where the organization transformed their culture by assessing industry innovation and outcomes and developing strategic and educational protocols. Additionally, her experience includes leadership roles as Director of Nursing for a nursing home and as a Geriatric Nurse Educator providing grant-funded programs to support deinstitutionalization of community seniors. She has also worked extensively with older adults in a home care setting.
Megan Hannan, MS is a nationally recognized speaker, facilitator, and consultant in aging, long term care, culture change, and dementia. She has provided insight and support around quality of life, dementia care, leadership, and change facilitation for over 25 years. As an Executive Leader with Action Pact, she works directly with organizations guiding the process of deep change. Megan participates with elders, families and staff to shape innovative and meaningful environments for people living in, and working for long- term care. She has presented at numerous conferences and meetings including the World Congress on Alzheimer’s, the International Eden Conference, and every one of the Pioneer Network conferences. Megan was appointed to the Pioneer Network board of directors in 2003, led the education committee for 10 years and sat on the Executive committee for five years, the most recent as the Board President.