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Green House Project at Healthia

ACH Group’s Healthia will be the first residential care home in Australia to implement the U.S.-founded Green House Project (GHP) model of care.

What is the Green House Project?

Informed by person-directed care principles, GHP maximises the independence of residents, empowers staff, and enhances the benefits of the highly regarded small household design that Healthia has adopted.

Owned and overseen by the U.S.-based Center for Innovation, the GHP model has been successfully implemented in nearly 400 private and not-for-profit care homes in the United States.

Why is ACH Group partnering with the Green House Project?

ACH Group was drawn to GHP because of the opportunity to accelerate the culture shift to person-directed care within its workforce at Healthia and the benefits to be experienced by residents and staff.

For more than 70 years ACH Group has had an innovative mindset committed to reimaging aged care through innovative built forms and care models to support older people to live good lives.

There is an increasing urgency and growing expectation for change within Australia’s aged care sector – driven by residents, customers, the workforce, 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.

What difference will residents at Healthia experience?

Residents living at Healthia will feel an increased sense of control, have an improved quality of life, and a fulfilling and positive experience.

GHP and person-directed care have strong synergies with ACH Group’s Good Lives Philosophy based on the delivery of 4Rs – right relationships, real experiences, reablement, and roles – for residents. GHP is an innovative model of care which delivers on our purpose of Good Lives for Older People and is an extension of the high-quality care our staff currently provides to residents.

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