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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Despite ongoing efforts over many years to bring a whole-personal approach to aged care, with various models such as the Eden Alternative or her own model PILS, "I don't think we have quite got there yet".
A NURSING home in Cardiff has been named as one of only three in Wales on the Eden Alternative UK Register of Homes for its commitment to improving the quality of life of its residents.
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.
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.
The Eden Alternative, a long-term care patient-centered model, places a large emphasis on the care partner, who they describe using phrases such as mutual respect and working together effectively.
An Introduction to Eden Alternative presented by Jill Vitale-Aussem, Clermont Park Christian Living Communities
The Eden Alternative [TM] is one example of a culture change model that aims to promote autonomy and self-determination, and emotional and social wellbeing, as attainable goals for aged care residents.
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).
The efforts of Eden Alternative homes have reduced the need for psychoactive and sedating medications, and reduced the number of bedfast residents and pressure ulcers (Thomas, 2004).