Caring for the Elderly at Green House

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A look inside a bedroom within the newest  cottage at the Green House Living Community in Sheridan. Residents can choose between having a traditional bed or a hospital bed. Photo by Chris Foy.
A look inside a bedroom within the newest cottage at the Green House Living Community in Sheridan. Residents can choose between having a traditional bed or a hospital bed. Photo by Chris Foy.
The backyard of the newest cottage features space for gardening and an impressive view of the Bighorn Mountains.
The backyard of the newest cottage features space for gardening and an impressive view of the Bighorn Mountains.
The Founders Cottage was on display Saturday during an open house.
The Founders Cottage was on display Saturday during an open house.

The newest cottage in the Green House community in Sheridan, designed specifically for elderly people who require active nursing care, was displayed in an open house Saturday.

Green House Administrator Chris Szymanski explains some of requirements to live in one of their four cottages.

Szymanski said that the community is Medicare and Medicaid certified, which means the prices are set. But she said if paying out-of-pocket, residents pay $252 per day.

Each cottage houses up to 12 people and has dedicated nursing staff. And each room has its own private bath, equipped with non-slip flooring, an emergency call button and is designed in European style to accommodate those with physical limitations.

Barbara Walter, a co-chair of fundraising is also a board member and a volunteer at Green House. She said volunteers, called sages, serve as friends to the residents.

To learn more or to volunteer, people can call 672-0600 or visit www.sheridangreenhouse.org.

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