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The Eden Alternative is committed to helping people maximize their educational opportunities.  An ON-DEMAND webinar (short for Web-based seminar) is a user-friendly, online format available as a recording of one of our Feature Webinars that delivers both audio/visual content directly to your desk.

Your purchase of an ON-DEMAND selection offers the equivalent of purchasing the live event, with the exception of having the opportunity to ask the presenter questions.  You have the opportunity to play back the event multiple times, if you wish, up until the expiration date for the recording, which is noted for each ON-DEMAND option listed below.

In your purchase confirmation information, you will be provided with a link to the recording you chose.  Please follow directions carefully.  When downloading ON-DEMAND webinar recordings, please allow for occasionally lengthy buffering times.

Sustaining Your Gains

Sustaining Your Gains

Once improvements are in place, how do you sustain them? Organizations are often challenged not to slip back into outdated practices and old roles or abandon new systems when the going gets tough. Through ongoing team feedback and systems review

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Creating a Continuous Quality Improvement Culture

Creating a Continuous Quality Improvement Culture

With a stronger participatory culture in place, teams are poised to make performance improvement an ongoing priority.  By empowering team members to identify strengths and build on them, organizations are better equipped to notice what isn’t working and eliminate barriers

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Engaging the Whole Team

Engaging the Whole Team

Performance improvement is often envisioned and driven by leadership alone.  A person-directed care provider shifts the paradigm by empowering diverse teams of care partners.  When all members of the care partner team (Elders, family members, and employees) are actively engaged

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Aligning Action with Vision

Aligning Action with Vision

Performance improvement is often envisioned and driven by leadership alone.  A person-directed care provider shifts the paradigm by empowering diverse teams of care partners.  When all members of the care partner team (Elders, family members, and employees) are actively engaged

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Reframing Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Support

Reframing Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Support

This webinar event is the third in a 3-part series entitled Person-Directed Clinical Practices – A QAPI Strategy. A common misconception is that person-directed practices and short-term post-acute care don’t mix.  This session will explore how to bridge the perceived

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Promoting Mouth Care for Health and Well-Being

Promoting Mouth Care for Health and Well-Being

Current wisdom maintains that proper mouth care is essential to the prevention of life-threatening conditions, such as pneumonia.  Person-directed practices support excellent mouth care for everyone and particularly ease the challenges of providing mouth care for individuals living with dementia. 

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Minimizing Preventable Illnesses

Minimizing Preventable Illnesses

Proactive approaches to illness prevention can transform both quality of care and quality of life. This session will focus on how one long-term care community piloted a new Kimberly-Clark protocol for reducing preventable illnesses and discovered that their person-directed culture

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Creating Joy by Decoding Distress

Looking at the Eden Alternative Domains of Well-being™, it can be said that the first six domains, together, provide a pathway to joy. Joy, however, can also be created in even the smallest of moments, in spite of one’s cognitive

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Defining Purpose, Meaning, & Growth

Meaning and growth are often the most difficult domains to visualize for people living with dementia. In this fifth webinar, we will discuss how to approach these very important domains, and how they can underlie some of the hardest-to-decipher forms

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Understanding the Many Levels of Autonomy

Autonomy is a domain that is challenged early, and often severely, as a result of societal stigmas surrounding dementia. Loss of autonomy is also a common source of anger and resistance. We tend to think of autonomy in terms of

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Security is More Than an Alarm System

We tend to think of security in terms of safety issues, such as falls or leaving the building unattended. But much of the challenge to security comes from everyday features of the care environment that can be easily improved. Understanding

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Seeing & Relating to the Whole Person

As the principles of person-directed care remind us, the first step is to build relationships and help people to become well-known. This relates closely to the domains of identity and connectedness. In this second webinar, we will discuss how identity

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The Big Picture

In this first webinar, Dr. Power highlights the drawbacks of the traditional “biomedical” view of dementia and shows how it not only fails to address people’s needs, but can actually worsen their situation. He will outline the seven Eden Alternative

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Facilitating Life Passions in Care Partner Teams

Facilitating Life Passions in Care Partner Teams

Across all care settings, the life passions of Elders and their care partners define the distinct personality and character of the organization’s person-directed culture.  Facilitating life passions involves collaboration, creativity, a commitment to participatory process, and leadership that is prepared

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Facilitating an Appreciation of Diversity

Facilitating an Appreciation of Diversity

Building effective teams requires that leaders foster an organizational culture that respects, honors, and appreciates the unique differences, qualities, and values of each member of the team.  Celebrating diversity is a cornerstone of building meaningful relationships and creating an inclusive

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Facilitating Empowerment

Facilitating Empowerment

Facilitative strategies transform passive participants into inspired change agents.  At first, the idea of empowerment may intimidate and overwhelm team members.  Thus, leaders must consider creative and sensitive strategies for facilitating empowerment that reassure, motivate, and engage all involved. Facilitative

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Facilitating Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution

Facilitating Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution

Organizational success hinges on growing a culture that prioritizes the use of effective communication and conflict resolution skills. Teams must develop agreed-upon communication guidelines to facilitate high involvement of all stakeholders. Creating a participatory culture calls on leaders to provide

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Recreating the Role of the Therapy Professional in Person-Directed Care

Recreating the Role of the Therapy Professional in Person-Directed Care

Organizations committed to person-directed care rely on the support and expertise of therapy professionals. In order to be an effective member of the team, therapy professionals must be given the opportunity to understand and reflect the organization’s culture change values.

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Well-Being Strategies: Reframing Policies and Procedures for Person-Directed Care

Well-Being Strategies: Reframing Policies and Procedures for Person-Directed Care

An organizational community is defined by the unique individuals who work and make a home there. No two organizations are alike and their policies, documentation, and procedures should reflect this singularity. Many organizations suffer from the continued use of outdated

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Redefining “Activities” Culture and the Role of the Activity Professional

Redefining “Activities” Culture and the Role of the Activity Professional

A powerful way to transform the institutional model of care, as we know it, is to re-frame how we experience the concept of “activities.”  Since relationships are at the core of person-directed care and practices, re-thinking how we engage with

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Transforming Job Descriptions and Performance Evaluations to Promote Culture Change

Transforming Job Descriptions and Performance Evaluations to Promote Culture Change

Successful organizations committed to person-directed care understand the difference between task and role. Traditional job descriptions frequently list tasks, requirements, and boundaries. While accurate, this information often falls short of describing how to be a valuable asset to an organization

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Conversations with Dr. Bill & Jude Thomas: Creating Convivium

Conversations with Dr. Bill & Jude Thomas: Creating Convivium

Food nourishes us, body and soul.  Breaking bread together embodies powerful symbols of well-being and acceptance and builds relationships between people of all ages.  Join Dr. Bill and Jude Thomas, Co-Founders of The Eden Alternative®, in the third of a

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Conversations with Dr. Bill & Jude Thomas: Reclaiming Elderhood

Conversations with Dr. Bill & Jude Thomas: Reclaiming Elderhood

Our popular culture offers little that can lead us toward a deep understanding of Elders and Elderhood.  Instead, we are tutored day and night in the virtues of youthfulness.  Join Dr. Bill and Jude Thomas, Co-Founders of The Eden Alternative®,

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Conversations with Dr. Bill & Jude Thomas:  Ending Ageism

Conversations with Dr. Bill & Jude Thomas: Ending Ageism

In our society, aging has been cast as the road to decline and deterioration with little to offer the community at large.  Join Dr. Bill and Jude Thomas, Co-Founders of The Eden Alternative®, in the first of a three-part webinar

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Dementia Beyond Drugs - Decoding Distress

Dementia Beyond Drugs – Decoding Distress

In the third of a three-part webinar series, Dr. Allen Power, award-winning author of Dementia Beyond Drugs, will focus on how the experiential model of dementia can inform how we decode distress and identify unmet needs in individuals living with

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Dementia Beyond Drugs - A Culture Change Perspective

Dementia Beyond Drugs – A Culture Change Perspective

In the second of a three-part webinar series, Dr. Allen Power, award-winning author of Dementia Beyond Drugs, will focus on the transformative aspects of culture change, as they apply to the experiential model of dementia. Topics will include how certain

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Dementia Beyond Drugs - The Paradigm Shift

Dementia Beyond Drugs – The Paradigm Shift

In the first of a three-part webinar series, Dr. Allen Power, award-winning author of Dementia Beyond Drugs, will focus on a new view of dementia, described as the “experiential model,” and contrast it with the traditional biomedical perspective. Real-world examples

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The How of Change: What You Do Matters

It’s not just what you do, it’s how you do it. Change is always most effective when everyone who will be affected by the change has a part in shaping it. Learn how to achieve a high level of staff

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Practices in Staff Stability: What You Do Matters

Make sure your resources are working for you. Learn how to use quality improvement processes for staff stability, the foundation for high quality individualized care. This webinar presents a case study of one nursing home’s journey from instability and contention

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Leadership: What You Do Matters

People matter most. This session presents an approach to leadership that offers proven, practical strategies participants can immediately implement to achieve staff stability, trigger a boost in employee morale and catalyze person-directed care.   The actions of leaders play a significant role in

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Creating Home: Two Different Journeys in Household Development

Creating home is a highly individual experience, and the development of smaller living environments in the form of households is no different. Join two leaders who have successfully accomplished the transition from institution to households via two very different journeys.

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Moving from Department to Team

For lasting change to occur, we must develop cross-functional, cross-departmental empowered teams to successfully redesign the culture of our organizations. Through a grant from the Colorado Culture Change Accountability Board, Piñon Management undertook a year-long project within five of their

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Surplus Safety: When Can Safety Harm Us?

In long term care, there is no accounting for Upside Risk. There would never be a newspaper headline stating in shocked tones, “PEOPLE PREVENTED FROM GROWING!”, and yet, this is what happens every day in a system focused entirely on

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MDS 3.0 and the QIS Process: Implications for Culture Change and Your Eden Alternative Journey

The new MDS 3.0 focuses on identifying Elders’ “voice and choice.”  The implications are significant for culture change, as these revisions challenge organizations not yet committed to change to take the leap.  Join us to connect the dots between these

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