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Who Will Care for Us?

Renee Lohman

Cape and Islands housing options for our nurses, doctors, certified nursing assistants (CNAs), and other essential personnel are extremely limited, resulting in healthcare operators facing the stark reality of becoming workforce housing developers. State Senator Julian Cyr recently noted that, ‘Our failure on the housing front will be suffocating our ability to provide services to … Read more

Dr. Aliya F. Browne Joins Board of Directors of Navigator Homes of Martha’s Vineyard

Aliya F. Browne, MDiv D.O. FACC

Renee Lohman, CEO and President of Navigator Homes of Martha’s Vineyard and the Board of Directors are delighted to announce that Dr. Aliya Browne has accepted a position on the Board of Directors. Aliya F. Browne, MDiv D.O. FACC Dr. Aliya Browne is a board-certified clinical cardiologist who specializes in integrative cardiology at Martha’s Vineyard … Read more

LTSS Choices: Empowered Direct Care Worker: Lessons from the Green House Staffing Model

The staffing model is unique and fundamental to Green House’s philosophy and results in positive outcomes for residents and workers alike. A national evaluation of the Green House model demonstrated that Green House homes consistently perform in the top tier of nursing homes on clinical/health outcomes of residents. (They have also fared much better than … Read more

Review Begins for New Elder Care Facility in Edgartown

Early review has begun on a plan by the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital to build a large new senior living and nursing home facility in Edgartown. The new facility would be sited on 26 acres off the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, abutting Teaberry Lane and Hallsgate Way. If the plan can clear a gauntlet of regulatory hurdles, … Read more

Project deserves town’s support

To the Editor: I am writing in support of Navigator Homes of Martha’s Vineyard as proposed on land in Edgartown. I am not a resident of Edgartown, but I am a lifelong Island visitor and resident, primarily from Vineyard Haven. I have been active on the boards of the Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation (then known … Read more

The Green House Project Takes on New Relevance

The Green House Project opened its first home nearly 18 years ago. Since then, nearly 360 eldercare homes across 32 states are designated “Green House” homes. But more recently, this not-for-profit organization committed to redefining traditional nursing homes has garnered extensive media exposure for defying the odds. Covid-19’s impact on these communities proved marginal in … Read more

A New Culture of Aging

Avoiding institutionalized care and remaining an active and integral part of community is what most people hope for in later years. So why is it so difficult? On The Point, we talk about changing the culture of aging, and new housing options that keep people empowered, connected and contributing members of the community. Guests on … Read more

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Navigator Homes of Martha's Vineyard, Inc, is a 501c3 registered in the state of Massachusetts. The tax ID number is 84-5182763.

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Navigator Homes of Martha's Vineyard, Inc.
923 Main St., Building #4, Unit O
Yarmouth Port, MA 02675