Alternative ‘Green House’ nursing homes keep covid-19 at bay

These facilities, part of a national movement to create less-institutionalized long-term care, stand out in a pandemic that has killed more than 61,000 nursing home residents since March. At Green House homes, the best-known nontraditional model, residents are five times as likely to be coronavirus-free as those who live in typical nursing homes — and 20 times as likely to have survived the pandemic.

For Harvard-trained doctor Bill Thomas, who specializes in geriatrics, the contrast is bittersweet.

He has spent two decades calling for the “abolition” of standard nursing homes in favor of the “Green House” model, which allows the elderly to live in groups of eight to 10 in settings that resemble homes rather than hospitals.

The model has been praised by academics and doctors, and seems far better suited than traditional facilities to stave off the spread of infection and isolation that has devastated the elderly in recent

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Local Real Estate Investors Provide Alternative to Foreclosure

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Working with homeowners in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, PGH Cash Buyers helps people who are looking to sell a home quickly or sell without a realtor. The company’s services are intended for sellers who are facing foreclosure and or a job loss/relocation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Paying cash for homes with a quick closing, PGH Cash Buyers enables sellers to not only get the funds they need, but sooner than they may through a traditional means of selling.

“We are always working toward a win-win situation,” said Kyleigh Haynes, CEO of PGH Cash Buyers. “If we can help you get cash for your home, for whatever reason, in a quick and easy process that positively affects your life, that’s our goal.”

In addition, the company closes on the date of the homeowner’s choice and covers all closing costs. Homes

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Noah Home Equity Alternative Now Available on East Coast

Expansion includes New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland

Noah, the California-based company that provides homeowners access to their home equity without incurring debt, is announcing that they are vastly expanding availability. Noah is now available to homeowners on the East Coast including New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland. The company has operated since 2016 in California, Washington, Colorado, Utah, and Oregon, where they have already invested in over $230 million worth of homes.

“Homeowners deserve a way to access their hard-earned equity without being forced to sell their homes or to incur more debt. Increasingly in the US, homeowners are house-rich but cash poor. Collectively, they are sitting on $20 trillion of home equity wealth, yet face mounting expenses without a clear way to access it,” said Sahil Gupta, Founder of Noah. “With Noah, homeowners get access to that cash and we

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