Pioneer Network’s Small House Webinar Series
|Has your organization been considering renovating into or building households, Green Houses or other small house models?|
Are you interested in learning more about these new long-term care options?
Here is your chance to learn from some of the leading experts in the field. Creating Home: Pioneer Network's Small House Webinar Series is open to all in the field of aging as well as those in other related health and social service areas who are interested in attached and detached small houses and smaller environments as ways to create home for those needing long-term care.
UPDATE: The webinar series is now concluded. Follow up Q&A for each session is posted by date with its individual session description below and also all Q&A are posted on our forum. Click here. If you were unable to attend the webinar series please see the webinar by date to register to view the archived recording.
We have created a virtual meeting place so that those who have an interest in the financing and delivery of person-directed care through small houses and those who have experience providing related services to other population groups can begin working together and learning from one another.
You are invited to continue our Small House dialogue with others from around the nation. Click here to join the discussion, strategically plan and learn more about issues that need to be addressed to effectively transform the long-term care system into small households and homes.
Recorded sessions no longer available
Session 1 March 5, 2009 1:00 PM EST
Creating Home: The Essential Elements of Small Houses
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Answers from this session
Robert Jenkens, Director, THE GREEN HOUSE® Project
LaVrene Norton, Executive Leader, Action Pact, Inc.
- What is a small house?
- The essential elements of the operational and organizational aspects of small houses.
- The essential elements of the physical environment of small houses.
- The essential elements related to individual residents of small houses and the small house community.
Session 2 March 12, 2009 1:00 PM EST
Creating Home: Lessons Learned from Small House Models
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Ruta Kadonoff, Deputy Director, THE GREEN HOUSE® Project
Megan Hannan, Senior Consultant/Trainer, Action Pact, Inc.
- An overview of the small house models that exist today for elders as well as other populations.
- The differences between the household, Green Houses and other small houses.
- The financial aspects of building and operating the various small houses.
- The unintended consequences of each style of small house and how they can be mitigated.
- The current evidence base for small houses and additional research needed.
- Small house living and its affects on the residents, families, and staff.
Session 3 March 19, 2009 1:00 PM EST
Creating Home: Policy, Regulatory and Reimbursement Issues
Lead Guides from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services:
Karen Schoeneman, Deputy Director, Division of Nursing Homes
Sheila Lambowitz, Director, Division of Institutional Post Acute Care
Jim Merrill, Life Safety Specialist
- Licensure issues for small houses.
- Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues for small houses.
- Life Safety Code issues for small houses.
- Public policies affecting the financial aspects of building and operating small houses, including, but not limited to, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues.
- State efforts to rebalance long-term care and its impact on the small house movement.
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