On Tuesday morning, September 25, Congressman Frelinghuysen made a visit to Green Hill Inc., in West Orange, where he toured the Green House Homes and discussed senior long-term care issues with President and CEO Toni Lynn Davis.
Due to the redistricting of New Jersey’s Congressional Districts, West Orange will be a part of the Congressman’s district beginning in January 2013. Frelinghuysen was invited to meet and be greeted by Green Hill elders who are interested in meeting their new Congressman and to speak to him about their concerns.
“Congressman Frelinghuysen spoke with Green Hill Executive Director Toni Lynn Davis about challenges in funding for long-term senior healthcare,” said Public Relations consultant for Green Hill, Amy Simon. “They toured the Green House Homes, the first of its kind in New Jersey, and the Congressman introduced himself to residents and answered some hard hitting questions about Medicaid, public education, and his thoughts on the new towns in his district.”
“We were thrilled to have Congressman Frelinghuysen visit Green Hill and take the time to speak with us on the issues that concern our community,” said Toni Lynn Davis. “We have very politically active residents here and they very much appreciated sharing their thoughts and ideas with the Congressman.”
The Green House Homes at Green Hill are the first of its kind in New Jersey and represent a complete culture shift in the way long-term health care is provided to elders. The Green House Home model is proving to be a cost-effective alternative to institutionalized care that provides elders with a home environment, 24-hour attention, private rooms with private bathrooms, an eat-in full-service kitchen, and 24-hour health care, at or below the cost of traditional nursing homes.