The Green House Project, with Susan Ryan

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“This has been a Call to Action. COVID has exposed the flaws that have been in senior care for quite some time. And the flaws are systemic. Now we have the chance to take a long hard look at how we got here, our role in it, and advocate for reform.”

Susan Ryan, Senior Director, The Green House Project

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The Mavericks talk with Susan Ryan, Senior Director, The Green House Project.

What a treat it was to talk with Maverick Susan Ryan! Susan has been working to drive change in the senior care system throughout her entire career. As the Senior Director of The Green House Project, an American national non-profit organization, she is dedicated to creating alternative living environments to traditional nursing home care facilities.


Watch this episode to hear how:

  • Why The Wall Street Journal says, “The Green House Project is nothing short of a revolution.”
  • How they are reinventing skilled nursing care
  • Why now is a reckoning for the industry overall and our call to action

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Mavericks of Senior Living is sponsored by Serenity Engage, Inc. and Assured Assisted Living. This episode was produced by Katherine Wells and Francis LeGasse.   You can subscribe to Mavericks for Senior Living on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher. You can also find us on TwitterFacebook, or via email at challenges@mavericksofseniorliving.

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