ON-DEMAND Free Webinars

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 Free Webinars that delivers both audio/visual content directly to your desk.

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Learn About The Eden Alternative Academy

Learn About The Eden Alternative Academy

The Eden Alternative is excited to introduce the Eden Alternative Academy, an affordable, webinar-based educational forum. As a peer-to-peer learning experience, the Eden Alternative Academy is facilitated by culture change leaders who have successfully implemented person-directed care.  Experienced Associates and

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Meeting Unmet Needs:  A Community-Based Approach

Meeting Unmet Needs: A Community-Based Approach

Traditional skilled nursing homes have been systems orientated, focused on efficiency and risk aversion.  This tendency towards efficiency and overly safe environments has pulled elders seeking assisted living or skilled nursing care from their communities, severing vital connections to home

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Meeting the Need for Connection & Companionship - Beating Loneliness Through Life Story

Meeting the Need for Connection & Companionship – Beating Loneliness Through Life Story

A recent U.S. study found that social isolation is worse than obesity, smoking 15 cigarettes a day, or alcoholism.  This report joins a host of other recent studies revealing what those of us on the culture change journey already know: 

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Person-Centered Technology: Bridging  the Past, the Present and the Future

Person-Centered Technology: Bridging the Past, the Present and the Future

We all take technology for granted.  It’s how we do our work, it’s how we stay connected to friends and family… it’s as much a part of our life as breathing.  Yet, for many elders living in nursing homes, technology

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From Inside Out: Gardens Meet Unmet Needs

From Inside Out: Gardens Meet Unmet Needs

Gardens in all environments have long been an untapped resource.  These green oases can increase engagement and improve quality of life for Elders and their care partners. Being outside in a garden helps improve appetite, regulate better sleep habits, increase the

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The Leader's Toolkit for High Performance Teams - Neighborhood Guide Training

The Leader’s Toolkit for High Performance Teams – Neighborhood Guide Training

Many leaders talk about empowering others, but struggle with finding the tools to be successful. A hierarchical organizational structure no longer meets every day Eldercare challenges, such as cuts in reimbursement, increased pressure from regulatory agencies, QAPI, and increased competition for

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Meeting the Unmet Needs of Consumers, Before Their Search Begins

Discovering the need for care begins in the private homes of Elders, long before they’ve met you and know what you do.  Their friends or children are typically the ones who begin the search for care. During these beginning stages,

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Do You Have a Spa Party in Your Care Plan?

Planning for Care is another way of saying that, in addition to providing appropriate healthcare services, the community is also planning to provide its Elders with respectful and sensitive attention that will enhance their dignity and overall sense of well-being. 

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What Would Steve Jobs Want in His Care Plan?

Technology in Eldercare, is usually all about electronic medical records, MDS software, clinical tools, etc.  There is nothing wrong with this type of technology, but often the “soul” of the person is left out of the equation. This webinar, designed

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Celebrate the Person, Enrich the Care Plan: The Power of Personalized Music and Spiritual Support Systems

Research shows that music and spiritual support are therapeutically beneficial to our health. For centuries, music and spirituality have been cornerstones of our well-being.  They communicate, when we cannot find the words; motivate, when we can’t find the energy; and

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Workforce Strategies: Hiring & Retaining a Mission Minded Workforce

Data from Eden Registry Members in 2011 reveals a turnover rate of 26.4% for CNAs and 16.9% for nursing staff, nearly a 50% reduction from the national average.  Results like these really highlight the power of person-directed approaches to care. 

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INTERACT III Advance Care Planning Tools

Advance Care Planning assures the individual’s voice and choice is heard when acute changes in condition occur. In this last webinar, we will learn about INTERACT III informational tools that inform individuals and their care partner (interdisciplinary) teams about the

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INTERACT III Decision Support Tools

Deciding when it is appropriate to transfer someone to an acute care setting is often based on personal experience and clinical skills. So, from person to person, the decision may vary. To standardize the process, INTERACT III has decision support

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INTERACT III Communication Tools

Communication across the continuum of care is challenging and often a detriment to the individual being served. This webinar will explore the tools INTERACT offers to help streamline and standardize the communication process for acute care transfers. By engaging the

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INTERACT III Quality Improvement Tools

INTERACT has tools to support an organization’s quality improvement efforts related to acute care transfers. In the first webinar, we will explore tools that assess your current hospitalization rate, why people are being hospitalized, and identify trends that can lead

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Grow Strong Care Plans and Employees Through Customer Satisfaction Surveys

Successful person-directed care is structured around the unique needs and preferences of the individual. Organizations that value, pursue, and apply feedback from all members of the care partner team (Elders, employees, and family members) convey a warm, caring culture that

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I-Care Plans Made Easy

Every Elder is like a book with many chapters.  Beth Sanders of LifeBio will address ways to quickly get to know people deeply. How can we see the whole Elder, take in her vast personal experience, and then use this

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Revolutionizing the Experience of "Home" by Bringing Well-being to Life

Technology in Eldercare, is usually all about electronic medical records, MDS software, clinical tools, etc.  There is nothing wrong with this type of technology, but often the “soul” of the person is left out of the equation. This webinar, designed

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The Power of the Coaching Approach

Sue Misiorski, National Director of Training and Organizational Development at PHI and Cean Eppelheimer, Midwest Training and Organizational Development Specialist at PHI will share an overview of the PHI Coaching Approach series that is designed to infuse fundamental communication skills

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CMS Interpretive Guidelines and The Eden Alternative

Join Karen Schoeneman, Deputy Director of the Nursing Homes Division at CMS to review the 2009 changes to the CMS Quality of Life Interpretive Guidelines, made in response to recommendations from the CMS/Pioneer Network Environment Symposium.  Following Ms. Schoeneman’s presentation,

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