The cottages at Green House Cottages of Carmel are located in the heart of Carmel, Indiana. Unlike other skilled nursing communities, the cottages are designed to have a real home atmosphere that allows Elders to thrive.
Green House Cottages of Carmel consists of six cottages each with 12 private suites. The cottages include a family-style hearth room, open kitchen, and dining areas. When you step inside one of our cottages, it will feel like home not a traditional skilled nursing community. With high-vaulted ceilings, natural light, and other great features, we’re able to provide a more comfortable, Carmel skilled nursing community for Elders to receive the care they need to live as independently as possible.
As Indiana’s first cottage-style, skilled nursing home, Green House Cottages of Carmel offers a new kind of skilled nursing community. Each cottage is staffed with a small, self-managed team of Certified Nursing Assistants who provide around-the-clock personal care. A clinical team of nurses is also available 24/7. We also provide social workers, therapists, physicians, activity coordinators, and dietary professionals on an as-needed basis. Unlike any other Carmel nursing home, we don’t have a predetermined routine for Elders. Instead, our skilled nursing community focuses on providing them with the ability and opportunity to pursue their interests. In fact, Elders have unrestricted access within the cottages because someone is always there to support them, even if they want to eat at three in the morning.
I started out working in healthcare in 2002. I have worked in many different roles in the healthcare field ranging from a C.N.A to a social worker to an Executive Director. Having built a strong foundation and working as a C.N.A it has allowed me to truly understand the demands that our front line staff face every day.
I have a strong passion for working hard to advocate and better the lives of our elders. I won an American Medical Director Association award in 2015 for Quality improvement. I have earned an outstanding achievement award from CMS for low re-hospitalizations rates. I have served on the advisory board of both Optimistic and the SMART campaign in which both are initiatives in the state of Indiana to improve practices within skilled nursing and long-term care facilities.
I graduated from MacMurray College in Jacksonville Illinois with a B.S. in Psychology. I am currently licensed as an Indiana Healthcare Administrator. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family and watching my two son’s play football, baseball and basketball.
Gina is the Admissions and Marketing Director of Green House Cottages of Carmel LLC. She comes to us with 20 years of health care experience working in several different realms of care such as long-term care, acute hospital care, and home health care. Gina earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University. She then began her career in long-term care. Her experience spans companies both large and small as well as not-for-profits.
Gina’s passion is helping families navigate through the health care system. She thrives on being a resource for Elders and their families. Her experience has allowed her to serve as a board member for the Boone County Senior Services for the past three years.
She resides in Carmel with her husband and children. Gina is an active member of Trader’s Point Christian Church. She enjoys the outdoors, spending time with her family, and watching her son play soccer.
I began working in long term care in 2001. Prior to joining the team at Green House Cottages I worked for therapy service providers in various roles, from Therapy Program Manager, Regional Director, to Regional Vice President of Operations. My past work experience allowed me to become deeply involved with many different skilled nursing facilities all over the country.
When I learned about The Greenhouse Project and its philosophy I was excited for the opportunity to join an organization that was unlike any I had come across in my 15 years in the industry. It is extremely fulfilling to be part of the team that provides the highest level of service that our Elders deserve.
When I am not here at the cottages chances are you’ll find me running after one of the kids, or enjoying a night out with my lovely wife…hopefully catching a Colts game.
When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My passion is helping elders and their families transition through life’s changes by building trusting relationships and providing quality care for their duration of stay in our community. I help our elders and their families understand and cope with their specific stressors. I inspire our staff to embrace the Greenhouse Way and personalize the service we provide to each individual with care and compassion.
Nikki has dedicated her nursing career to service in long term care, with a passion for caring for the elderly. She has several years of health care experience in varying roles in the long-term setting, from direct patient care to management.
Curious about all of the great amenities we offer at Green House Cottages of Carmel? Check out our Carmel skilled nursing community gallery to see pictures and floor plans of the cottages.