Green House model expands to Australia with ACH Group

Susan Ryan, Senior Director at The Green House Project

The Green House model, which has been successful in the United States since 2003, is expanding to Australia through a partnership with ACH Group. This marks the first formal expansion of the Green House model outside of the U.S. ACH Group will implement the Green House model in its newest residential care home, Healthia, scheduled to open in Elizabeth, South Australia in August 2023.

The Green House model provides an alternative to traditional residential aged care and assisted living communities, offering private rooms and bathrooms, ample outdoor space, and a philosophy based on small homes of no more than 10 to 12 residents. The model has been adopted by nearly 400 Green House homes across the U.S. Inside Ageing recently spoke with Susan Ryan from The Green House Project about their unique approach – read that interview here.

Healthia will be the first community outside of the U.S. to implement the Green House model in its entirety. Leaders from the Centre for Innovation (CFI), the non-profit parent organisation of The Green House Project and Pioneer Network, will travel to Australia to provide training and operational support ahead of the August opening.

Residents living at Healthia will feel an increased sense of control, have an improved quality of life, and a fulfilling and positive experience,” ACH Group CEO Frank Weits said.

“There is an increasing urgency and growing expectation for change in Australia– driven by residents, customers, workers, and regulators alike – to move to a model of care where the priority is the older person’s preferences and staff skills are developed and nurtured. The Green House Project delivers this, “Mr Weits added.


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