Touchstone Communities®
Caring For Families, One Generation At A Time.®
The Small House

The Small House

Caring For Families, One Generation At A Time.®

More than a decade ago, the Touchstone Communities®’ team adopted a new concept, the Small House, as a more innovative, caring way to provide long-term, skilled nursing care for elders in a more intimate, small-home setting.

Based on The Green House® model, the Small House is a neighborhood–-style development that provides elders the best communal aspects of a skilled nursing facility with the privacy and freedom of residential living.


An Experienced Development Partner

As an experienced development partner, Touchstone Communities® has the expertise to assist long-term care providers and healthcare organizations in the implementation of the Small House model, the future of long-term care. Our services include comprehensive planning and development, operational management services and staff recruitment and training.

The Small House model encompasses much more than a cultural change. Higher direct care staffing ratios and consistent staffing fosters relationship-based caregiving that delivers a measurable impact on the health and quality of life of elders in many ways.

  • Creating better clinical outcomes
  • Increasing mobility and social interaction
  • Fostering more situational awareness and renewed appetite
  • Lessening unplanned weight loss
  • Promoting a higher quality of life and emotional well being
  • Decreasing significant injuries related to falls
  • Lowering the number of hospitalizations and re-hospitalizations
  • Supporting improved chronic disease management
  • Developing more opportunities for cost savings
  • Reducing medication usage including psychotropics

When you’re ready to discuss your next long-term care development, give us a call. We can show you how to leverage the power of the Small House, the next major innovation in elder care.

Learn more about how the Small House Concept works by reading this feature from the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.


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