Eden Alternative

Eden Alternative

(ēd′ĕn)
An international nonprofit organization that advocates the creation of long-term care environments for the elderly that emphasize aging as a period of development rather than a period of decline through the use of facility design, staff training, and a core philosophy of care.
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The Eden Alternative brought to light the idea that we each have a daily or simple pleasure.
She is also a certified Eden Alternative Associate, promoting culture change in nursing homes.
The article, "The Promise, Practice, and Problems of the Eden Alternative," described the facility's struggle to achieve the fullest possible benefit from the process of Edenization.
The aims of the society fit well with the aims of Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital, which has a strong focus on intergenerational mixes under their Eden Alternative philosophy.
The goal of the Eden Alternative is to eradicate boredom, loneliness and isolation.
The Eden Alternative, the Green House Project, the Gentlecare System, Native Alaskan-centered care--no matter what name it goes by, a movement is afoot to de-institutionalize long-term care in the state of Alaska.
April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Homewatch CareGivers International and The Eden Alternative are announcing the launch of a co-developed online version of The Eden Alternative's Certified Eden at Home Associate Training.
Physician, associate professor of medicine, Eden Alternative mentor, author and advocate for seniors here and abroad, G.
With six houses on-site, each equipped to accommodate ten residents, the property encourages gardening as it adheres to the Eden Alternative Principle, maintaining that God intended man to live in the Garden of Eden.
An Introduction to Eden Alternative presented by Jill Vitale-Aussem, Clermont Park Christian Living Communities
He describes the current view of dementia and its behavioral expressions, trends in medication use worldwide, and the research the prescribing patterns are based on; the problems with this model of care; a new experiential model of care for people with dementia to experience well-being and growth with little or no medication; and approaches to care based on his work with the Eden Alternative, a movement that is working to change elder care.
For example, programs such as the Eden Alternative, the Pioneer Network, and the Wellspring Institute provide models for implementing culture change in nursing homes that emphasizes humanistic caring (Stone, 413).