How We’re Different

The Green House Cottages of Belle Meade standout from Traditional Nursing Homes in Paragould, Arkansas.

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Respect and Dignity

  • Every resident is respectfully addressed as Elder as opposed to resident
  • Quality of life is most important and includes the right to privacy, dignity, autonomy, and emotional well-being.
  • Green House Cottage families are consistently satisfied with how their aging loved ones live and the care they receive.
  • Elders in the Green House Cottage model experience lower depression rates.
  • Elders in Green House Cottages have more autonomy versus traditional homes.
  • The Green House model connects and interacts with the local Community.
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  • Every elder’s likes, dislikes, wants, and desires are heard.
  • Elders at Belle Meade have free and unrestricted access to the outdoors.
  • Elders choose when to wake up and when (and what) to eat.
  • Elders are free to choose from a variety of nutrient dense meals.
  • Elders are free to choose to eat in a family-style setting or alone.
  • Elders have the choice to participate in kitchen activities, including cooking.
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Feels like Home

  • Elders don’t see medical signposts, alarms, buzzers, med carts, loudspeakers, or restraints.
  • The same technology found at home is integrated into each Green House cottage.
  • Holidays and special events feel like they do at home. Christmas is Christmas. Your birthday is your birthday.
  • Families are encouraged and welcome to come more often and stay longer.
  • Kids and grandkids are always welcome and encouraged.
  • No set schedules – Belle Meade allows for a rhythmic, comfortable, natural living flow just as one would live at home.
  • Every elder as free access to kitchen, laundry, and common areas.

Experienced and Trained Staff

  • Every staff member has a minimum of 120 hours of extra training in elder care.
  • Green House staff members are more satisfied with their jobs compared to traditional institutions and more likely to stay longer in their role.
  • Belle Meade provides continuous education and ongoing training development for our staff.
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Better Outcomes for Therapy and Rehabilitation

  • The Green House Cottages of Belle Meade offer specialized care in areas such as orthopedics, cardiopulmonary, and sepsis.
  • Our therapy ratio is 1:1.
  • The Green House Cottages model of care has shown readmission rates of less than 1%, compared to traditional institutional settings of 18% and higher.
  • The average length of stay for short-term rehab in a Green House Cottage is around 19 days compared to the traditional 28 days.
  • Green House Cottages have lower infection rates compared to traditional homes.
  • The Green House Cottages of Belle Meade offers customized rehab programs with a holistic approach to care.