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There are over forty ways The Green House Cottages of Walnut Ridge are different from traditional nursing homes.

Respect & Dignity

  • We emphasize quality of life, including privacy, dignity, autonomy, and emotional well-being.
  • Family satisfaction – Green House families are more satisfied with the care of their loved ones than in traditional facilities.
  • Elders in Green House Cottages experience lower depression rates.
  • Elders in Green House Cottages also experience lower levels of helplessness versus traditional homes.


  • Green House Cottages promote a deep understanding of each elder, their likes and dislikes, their wants and desires.
  • Elders in our Green House Cottages have unfettered access to the outdoors.
  • In our Green House Cottages, the Elders have freedom of choice, including: when to wake up and when (and what) to eat.
  • Our nutritional services are second to none!
  • Made to order meals, prepared fresh in the home.
  • Family-style dining – no Cafeteria trays.
  • Elders select the menu.
  • Largely eat what you want, when you want.
  • Elders and family can participate in kitchen activities, including cooking.

Feels Like Home

  • Our cottages feel just like home, not an institution!
  • No medical sign posts, no alarms, no buzzers, no med cart, no loudspeakers, no restraints.
  • Green House homes represent the “pinnacle of culture change“ and are the most progressive long term care living environment in existence today.
  • Technology is integrated into each Green House cottage to leverage the “world of the Internet” at the fingertips of elders, fostering engagement, and mental acuity.
  • Holidays and special events are a “down-home” celebration. Christmas is Christmas. Your birthday is your birthday.
  • Families come more often and stay longer. They are integrated into the elder’s life.
  • Kids are always welcome – if not encouraged.
  • Rather than an “artificial” activity schedule, the Green House model of care promotes a rhythmic, comfortable, natural flow reminiscent of living in all the special moments of home.
  • The Green House Cottages of Walnut Ridge not only encourage family participation, but they also provide a great environment to visit and even eat meals with Elders.
  • Our Green House Cottages offer a spa/beauty salon for each cottage.
    All living quarters provide access to kitchen, laundry, and common areas.

More Direct Care

  • A 4:1 direct care staff ratio, substantially more than the State/Federal average.
  • Meaningful engagement – we have four times the number of meaningful, one to one engagement between elders and direct care workers than traditional nursing homes.
  • We offer 75% more direct care staff than the average nursing home in Arkansas

Superior Outcomes for Therapy and Rehabilitation

  • Each of our staff members will have at least 120 hours of extra training for elder care in the green house model.
  • Rich relationships with caregivers, other elders, and their families are formed and become the foundational part of a quality life.
  • Job satisfaction – Green House staff members are more satisfied with their jobs and more likely to stay longer at those jobs.
  • Green House Cottages have decreased staff turnover rates.
  • The Green House Cottages promote empowered staff by providing continuous education and ongoing training development.
  • The Green House Cottages of Walnut Ridge will offer sub-specialized cottages such as orthopedics, cardiopulmonary, and sepsis.
  • What better way to rehab from hospital to home than in a home with functional rehabilitation.
  • We have the ability to imitate, not simulate, your everyday activities.
  • Our therapy ratio is 1:1.

Enjoying greater quality of life doesn’t have to cost more.

Come Visit

1500 West Main Street,
Walnut Ridge, Ar. 72476

Contact Us

870-886-9022 - General Info
870-359-8094 - Direct Line