The Green House Residences at the Brooks Rehabilitation Center in Jacksonville are not filled with plants, but as of last week, they are fostering a new type of nurturing and growth.
The pair of houses were built at Brooks so that seniors suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease could feel more at home.
“(A) greenhouse is where plants grow and flourish. The Green House Project is where elders grow and bloom,” said Brooks' healthcare innovations manager Sama Beg. “So the whole core of the model is making it home, de-institutionalizing long term care.”