Category Archive for "States"

Reflections on Making a Difference in Oklahoma

Reflections on Making a Difference in Oklahoma

  Hank Hartsell is the Deputy Commissioner of Protective Health Services for the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). OSDH has granted funds to help representatives of Oklahoma nursing homes learn more about reducing antipsychotics for those who live with

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Mississippi Fights the Good Fight

Mississippi Fights the Good Fight

A year ago, I posted a blog about the efforts of the State of Kentucky to help decrease antipsychotic use.  Like the State of Tennessee before them, Kentucky change agents had chosen education as a key feature of their reduction

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Website for 2014 Eden Alternative International Conference Launches

We are excited to announce the launch of the 2014 Eden Alternative International Conference website.  Check it out and get pumped up for Strike a Chord, Resonate Well-Being in Nashville, the Music City, from April 30 to May 2, 2014!  The

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St. John's Home Staff Member Becomes Eden Mentor

St. John’s Home is pleased to announce that Joanne Panarisi-Bottone, Training Coordinator for the Work Life Team, has been named an Eden Mentor by the Eden Alternative Home Office this week. The following is a description of the important role of Eden Mentors:

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Eden-Registered Elim Rehab in ND Undergoes $7 Million Renovation

The Forum in North Dakota reports that Eden registered Elim Care Center in Fargo broke ground this week in a major $7 million renovation and expansion of their facility that will create 20 private single-occupancy rooms and make rehabilitation services more accessible and person-centered.

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Vote For West Jordan In The Pink Glove Dance Competition

Why would perfectly sane and incredibly busy Eden Alternative care partners agree to dance in a YouTube video viewed around the world? Eden Alternative Registered West Jordan Care Center in Utah is proud to submit a video in the national Medline Pink Glove Dance competition.

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Mission Health Services Explains Eden Alternative To TV Audience

Marla Devries of Mission Health Services in Utah was featured this week on KSL TV’s Studio 5 health and wellness program discussing the Eden Alternative’s principles of care. Mission Health Services is a community-based non-profit organization providing services across Utah’s

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'Changing Minds' Alzheimer's Education Symposium This October in Colorado

Mark your calendars for the 22nd Annual Alzheimer’s Association Education Symposium “Changing Minds” presented by Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado in partnership with the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine Oct. 12 at the Marriott Denver Tech Center. The one day

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Oregon Eden Alternative Home Builds a 'Community of Memory'

Oregon Eden Alternative Home Builds a 'Community of Memory'

The Eden Alternative blog commends reporter John Darling for leading a news story on Eden Alternative registered home Roxy Ann Memory Community with this simple but powerful pro-aging statement.

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Changing the Culture of Care for LGBT Elders

An Eden Alternative registered facility in Oakland, Calif., has launched a research-based cultural sensitivity initiative targeting the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders receiving skilled nursing and long-term care, the Bay Area Reporter reportered this week. Raising awareness of LGBT

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'What is the Eden Alternative?' A Board Member's Point of View

'What is the Eden Alternative?' A Board Member's Point of View

Earlier this week we blogged about Community Place, a non-profit Eden Alternative nursing home in Jackson, Miss., breaking ground tomorrow in a major development to completely relocate their facility onto an innovative 22-acre campus of cottages, assisted and independent living complexes

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Eden Alternative Inspires Major Elder Care Transformation

Eden Alternative Inspires Major Elder Care Transformation

Community Place in Jackson, Miss., breaks ground this Friday in a ceremony culminating seven years of work to relocate and transform the non-profit nursing home into an innovative 22-acre campus of cottages, assisted and independent living complexes and skilled nursing

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Home is Where the Heart Is

Home is Where the Heart Is

The press leads with this… Beeping call bells, medication carts, rigid meal times and other elements of traditional nursing homes have been scrapped on the 13th floor of The Cunningham nursing home in Syracuse. The changes are all part of

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One Thousand Cranes Connect Elders from the USA and Japan

The parts of Japan impacted by the tsunami are still reeling from the devastation, including the destruction of  more than half of the elder care facilities in the affected ares. In sympathy, elders from St. John’s Home in Rochester, NY made

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Denver's Saint Paul Heath Center Joins the Eden Registry

Denver's Saint Paul Heath Center Joins the Eden Registry

The Eden Alternative is proud to announce that Saint Paul Heath Center in Denver has joined the ranks of The Eden Alternative® Registry, marking its commitment to improving the quality of care and quality of life for its residents and staff. Saint

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Portrait of an Eden Registered Home: Providence Horizon House

Providence Horizon House, Anchorage, Alaska Providence Horizon House in Anchorage, Alaska, renewed their Eden Registry status on April 20, 2011. This home provides assistance to elders living in apartments or one of two cottages for people with Alzheimer’s disease or

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Celebrating Eden Principle 6 at Elmhurst Extended Care

Eden Alternative Registered home Elmhurst Extended Care is proudly celebrating their achievement of Principle 6 of the Eden Alternative and Milestone 1 in the The Path to Mastery™: The Art of Creating a Caring Community. Elmhurst shared their achievements on

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Eden Alternative Facilities in the News: Elim Rehab and Care

Eden Alternative member Elim Rehab and Care Center in Fargo, N.D., broke ground this week on a major $7 million expansion to create 20 new rooms plus dining and activity spaces. The new expansion and construction aren’t the only changes

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