Here’s what Forbe’s had to say about Renee Lohman
Renee Lohman, Navigator Homes of New England LLC
When Renee Lohman needed to find residential, skilled nursing care for family members, she visited a plethora of facilities with drab hallways crowded with medical equipment and a few patients slumped in wheelchairs; hundreds of shared bedrooms, each divided by a hospital curtain. With 32 years of experience in startup, development, financing, management, and operations of healthcare services, she set out to disrupt the institutional model of long-term care. She learned of “The Green House Project”, where each home contains 12-14 private bedrooms/bathroom, an open plan living/dining room, copious natural light, a patio with raised garden beds, and a country kitchen where the residents can share their favorite recipes.
As the Founder and CEO of Navigator Elder Homes of New England, LLC, Renee has demonstrated that after Covid, after the loss of over 230,000 lives in institutional nursing homes, there is now an enormous awareness and need and interest in the Green House Model as the safer alternative for Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing.
Committed to creating safe, comfortable, and engaging homelike settings, Renee is developing Green House Project inspired homes in New England, including the $43 million-dollar, non-profit Navigator Homes of Martha’s Vineyard, which in 2023 will replace the only existing nursing home on the Island. On Cape Cod, Renee is bringing new innovation through repurposing through the conversion of an existing hotel to that which will provide a new housing community for older adults.
Prior to her work to improve longevity, in 2012, when residents of MA were still going to hospital emergency rooms for low-acuity routine medical care, Renee founded, funded and scaled the first chain of Urgent Care Centers in Greater Boston, CareWell Urgent Care Centers.