Testimonials

What people have been saying about the Green House Cottages of Belle Meade and the nationwide Green House movement:

“The Green Houses … offer residents greater autonomy and a homier, less hospital-like environment than at most nursing homes”
—The New York Times

“It’s a home atmosphere here with everyone who works here. This will be her final stop and it will be a good stop.”
—Tommy, a son of an Elder at the Cottages of Belle Meade

“The staff here are multitaskers. They’re all involved in the total comprehensive care of the Elders. This is the furthest thing from institutional care.”
—Michelle is the daughter of an Elder living at the Cottages of Belle Meade.

“One of the most unique things about Belle Meade is that they have a full-time nurse practitioner. I’m here full time to serve the needs of every Elder.”
—Emily Carpenter, APRN

“It’s about a meaningful life. It’s about relationships. It’s about an empowered staff that wants to be there for all the right reasons.”
—John Ponthie, Project Developer

“One gentleman was a mechanic. So, we got out nuts and bolts and had him working with that as opposed to other therapy equipment. We wanted it to be relevant to him. That personal touch is something that’s rare.”
—Donna Joyce, Regional Director of Operations at ProCare Therapy

“The opportunity to develop deep relationships with the Elders in turn helps them live a better life.”
—Pam Diggs, Administrator and a Guide at the Cottages of Belle Meade