If ever there was an angel on earth, we were fortunate enough to know her. Sarah Rowan was not only charming and kind; she was engaging, introspective, and intuitive. Her words were like...
The news from US Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, warns* that loneliness and isolation is a NEW health crisis, affecting people of all ages, especially children…
Recently, along with some of the Eden Alternative team and our Board Chair, Angie McAllister, I had the good fortune to spend time with Eden Alternative founders, Dr. Bill and Jude Thomas, at their home on Cayuga Lake, NY.
I am excited to introduce our newest course bundle that includes The Framework: Reveal the Possibilities and The Groundwork: Rethink Your Paradigm. Growing and adjusting as an organization, as our world became highly virtual starting in 2020, pushed us to develop two courses that cover the basics of the Eden Alternative approach to person-directed care. These courses take you deeper into the transformations required to create and support a home where well-being is experienced by all.
The Eden Alternative Board of Directors has appointed Kathy Hagen, MBA, interim CEO for The Eden Alternative. Angie McAllister, NHA, is the newly elected Board Chair.
The Eden team is excited to add Tina Taylor, who brings years of experience in Eldercare. Get to know Tina on our latest blog.
The Eden team has added three new team members with decades of combined experience and expertise. Get to know our newest teammates on our blog.
We are delighted to have veteran strategist and innovator in aging, Sarah Thomas, join the Board of Directors of The Eden Alternative.
We are delighted to have a long-standing friend of The Eden Alternative® join our Home Office Team. Welcome Mel Coppola!
We are more than the sum of our parts. Person-directed care begins and ends with the quality of our relationships. And building stronger caring relationships means understanding and honoring the unique identity of every individual we support – their challenges, their strengths, their stories… and the “intersection” between them.
We kicked off the new year with the addition of two exceptionally talented people to the Eden Alternative Home Office Team.
Every time we help just one person feel seen, or feel safer, or feel unconditionally accepted – no matter what their wounds may be – we help create a kinder, more inclusive world.
The Eden Alternative believes that words make worlds. So let’s get clear about this. How much turnover constitutes a “little?” Is it 10%, 20%, 30%? What is reasonable for current leaders to expect (according to the mythology)?
Creating empowered cultures calls on us to take risks, try new things, and be boldly creative.
That’s how we should view the word ‘facility’. As the queen mother of all dirty words. The F-bomb. Pay attention and you’ll notice it’s still spoken by people in our field constantly. And used by our regulatory agencies. It’s time to eradicate “facility” from our vocabulary.
Nursing Homes Need Support, Not Blame. The vast majority of nursing homes are full of incredibly talented, passionate and dedicated leaders and team members who are doing the very best they can during a devastating and unprecedented time.
What if everything you were taught was based on the wrong assumptions and there is a better way?