If you have tools you would like to share with the Eden Registry community, please send them to the Community Builder at email@example.com.
Renewing Eden Registry Status
Eden Alternative Warmth Surveys
Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being Tools
Eden Tree Plaque and Symbols of Recognition
CMS Quality of Life Guidelines, July 2009 and CMS Requirements of Participation, Updated 2017
The Eden Alternative Journey: Impacting the MDS 3.0 and QIS Process
Eden Alternative Principles in Action Tool
Eden Registry Member Data Submission
Creating Home with The Eden Alternative
The Eden Alternative and Convivium
Removing Overhead Paging
Tools from Registry Members
Educational Articles from The Vine
Click here to learn more about the top ten benefits of renewing annual Eden Registry Membership. Beginning in 2014, all organizations currently listed on the Eden Registry will renew their status annually in January by submitting updated contract information, their current Path to Mastery Assessment Tool, and paying the annual renewal fee. Twice a year the organization will have a brief call with the Community Builder or the Eden Registry and Community Liaison to share stories and identify support needs. Click here to download the contact information sheet. Click here to pay the annual fee online.If you have questions, contact the Community Builder at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Eden Registry and Community Liaison at email@example.com.
The Eden Alternative Warmth Surveys measure the levels of optimism, trust and generosity within an organization that is going through change. With warm soil, people’s heart will be open so they can embrace the change process. It is recommended that organizations conduct the Eden Alternative Warmth Surveys as they begin their journey and then regularly throughout the journey. Organizations on the Eden Registry should attempt to do all or a good cross-section of the employees, Elders and families annually just to make sure that perceptions about the amount of warmth in the organization is accurate. Cold soil, no matter where it may be found, can become a barrier as new ideas are implemented. The surveys can be completed on paper forms and/or entered online for aggregated results. Online submission is free to Registry Members. Contact the Community Builder at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your organization set-up for this service. Reports are then accessed electronically and available as soon as the last survey is entered. Below are the Eden Warmth Surveys:.
To assist in analyzing the results of the Eden Alternative Warmth Surveys, we have created analysis reports to assist you. The following are reports that are tailored to organizations working on Milestone 1 in the Path to Mastery:
The following are Eden Alternative Warmth Survey analysis reports tailored to organizations working on Milestone 2 in the Path to Mastery:
The following are Eden Alternative Warmth Survey analysis reports tailored to organizations working on Milestone 3 in the Path to Mastery:
The ultimate goal of culture change is well-Being for all – all care partners (employees, family members, volunteers, and the Elder herself), the organization and ultimately the larger community. How can you take the concept of well-being and make it come alive for those who live and work in your community? The Eden Alternative has answered this need by identifying seven Domains of Well-Being: identity, growth, autonomy, security, connectedness, meaning and joy. Assessment Tools have been created to measure well-being for individuals, teams and groups. Once understood, the language of the seven domains can be woven into daily life. Well-being, as a frame of reference, requires a focus on strengths, possibilities, dreams and goals of each individual. Well-being presents the opportunity to define quality of life in terms of what each individual can do and what they have to offer their communities. Download the packet and Excel spreadsheet below to learn more about the Domains of Well-Being and how they can be measured. An online version of the Assessment Tools is available. Contact the Community Builder at email@example.com if you are interested in using the online option or have any questions. The July 29, 2012 webinar recording is also available along with a handout of the slides.
How often do you celebrate along the Eden journey? Do you know that the Eden Tree plaque provides ten more opportunities to grow and celebrate along the Eden journey? If your organization has not yet affixed any symbols of recognition to your Eden Tree plaque, then this document will be of assistance to you. Eden Registry Members can use the criteria for each of the Ten Principles outlined in the Eden Alternative Handbook and Haleigh’s Almanac as a basis to determine their level of mastery with each of the Principles. The Resource Guide for each Milestone in the Path to Mastery has a chart that compares each step in the Milestone to the Ten Principles. It can help an organization see which Principles they are working on as they master the Milestone. These Gardening Hints are another resource to assist you. When a level of mastery is reached, as a community find and affix a symbol of recognition to your tree. When all the spots are full, set the symbols aside, pull out the guidelines and start anew. What a way to continue to grow along the Eden Alternative journey!
In June of 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued new surveyor guidelines that promoted culture change ideas. This is another big step forward in linking the hard work you are doing to the overall goals of the federal regulations. The Eden Mentors and Registry Members looked over the guidance and were able to describe how embracing the Ten Principles would help organizations achieve success with the survey process as well as the Eden journey.
CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) issued updated requirements of participation (regulations) and part of those went into effect on November 28, 2017. A team of Eden Mentors and Educators scoured the requirements of participation and created a document that crosswalks the regulations to the Eden Alternative Principles, Domains of Well-Being, Path to Mastery Milestone steps and other Eden Alternative resources. With almost 700 pages of regulatory guidance, this resource is both a bit lengthy and comprehensive. As you review the document, you will see that continuing to grow mastery in the Path to Mastery, and making full use of the resources The Eden Alternative has to offer, can support efforts to meet and exceed regulatory expectations. Please contact Denise Hyde or Suzette Molina if you have any questions.
The MDS 3.0 and the QIS process are linked to culture change through assessments designed to bring forth the Elder’s voice and choice. The Eden Alternative has long advocated through Principle Eight that the Elders be the decision-makers in their home. This paper describes how embracing the Ten Principles of the Eden Alternative can help organizations be successful with the implementation of both the MDS 3.0 and the QIS Survey process.Promising Practices by The Pioneer Network
The Eden Alternative Principles in Action Tool can be used anytime during a organization’s Eden journey to assess how they are doing at integrating the Ten Principles. The tool is designed for use by long-term care settings.
All organizations on the Eden Registry are being asked to submit data annually to a secure online survey site. The data will be used in aggregate form to help show others that implementing The Eden Alternative can make a difference for the Elders, care partners and the organization as a whole. The data can be submitted at any time during the calendar year, coordinating submission with the annual fiscal reports. If your organization does not collect a data element on the worksheet you can just skip that.item. Please contact the Community Builder at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need assistance. The following data collection worksheets aid in collecting the data. The online links are included at the top of each worksheet.
What does the transformation process from the institutional model of care to the Eden Alternative look like when filtered through the Ten Principles? We have created a document that demonstrates that process. It is called Creating Home with the Eden Alternative. Review the document and send us your thoughts of other ideas you would include based on your experiences in going through the transformation process.
The transformation process as it applies to mealtime in the Elder’s home is something that is easy to approach using a programmatic approach. For example, moving from a tray line to the buffet or to a piece of paper that lists the main meal and the alternate. It could mean having the person delivering Meals on Wheels spend time setting a nice table and visiting with the person. Everyone is looking for the next dining program to implement. The Eden Alternative Principles guide us to see the mealtime experience through a different lens, seeking instead to move toward the goal of convivium; good food shared with good friends. Convivium happens when a group of people who know each other well, sit down and share a meal. The manner of meal service is secondary to the relationships between the people sharing the meal. The Eden Alternative and Convivium outlines the progression of the mealtime transformation as it will relate to the Milestones in the Path to Mastery. Included in the document are the resources The Eden Alternative has to offer and the regulations that are impacted by these changes. If you want to learn more about how to apply the Eden Alternative Principles to your mealtime transformation process contact the Eden Alternative Home Office who will connect you with a consultant who can assist you.
Nothing sounds quite so institutional as the sounds of voices traveling through the air all day paging people and announcing events. The removal of overhead paging is one way to transform the environment and create a more relaxed environment. Several organizations have shared their ideas of how they have removed the overhead paging in their homes. Their ideas might be useful if this is a resource you are looking for on your Eden journey.