Every two years The Eden Alternative puts on an event. This is not just any event. It is an EVENT! We call it our international conference, but it is an EVENT. Note the capitalization for emphasis. For me, my very
These Educators return to their peers, and the Elders they serve, this week equipped with new ideas and knowledge, prepared to facilitate learning experiences for all the care partners they support.
In preparing to facilitate an upcoming Certified Eden Associate Training, I started contemplating Principal Six and the things that are meaningful to us. I was thinking how a seemingly worthless item sitting on our Elder’s nightstand may have great meaning and worth. That’s when I remembered a tiny pair of scuffed up red shoes that are sitting in my nightstand.
“It’s all about who you know.” Have you heard that saying before or said it yourself? I believe it has more to do with trust and respect than just who you know. What’s been your experience? When I refer someone
Eden Educator and all around awesome person Jean Dobay has a guest column on McKnight’s about creating a human habitat. It’s something we should all take five minutes to read. Things were so much less complicated when I started into
In case you haven’t seen it, one of our educators, Frosini Rubertino, was plugged by McKnights Long-Term Care News for doing her part in the culture change movement with her book Carmelina. “It comes from the heart, through professional and personal experiences in the long term
Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Chipley, FL joined The Eden Registry on May 13, 2013. Located in a small rural town in the Florida panhandle, they are home to approximately 155 Elders. Person-directed care coupled with meaningful relationships is the
“An Elder is someone who has lived the history that we can only read about in text books. Now is the time to honor their sacrifices and record their stories.” Marvin Maxwell Melbourne III. One day recently on a Eden
Kingston Nursing Center in Conway, South Carolina is having a great time honoring National Scrabble Day. The team thought it would be fun to honor National Scrabble Day and the hot new game “Words with Friends” together. The Administrative Secretary
Eden Alternative Educators and Mentors came from all over the U.S. and Canada to St. Petersburg, Florida October 5 & 6, 2012 for our bi-annual face to face gathering. Many hot topics were discussed such as identifying new paradigms that
As of this month, our global reach at The Eden Alternative has officially extended to 6 out of 7 continents! On September 4th, Dr. Bill Thomas added South America to the list when he landed in Bogotá, Colombia as keynote
Two culture change leaders, The Eden Alternative and the Lifespan-Network’s Wellspring Program, are now one. The official announcement of The Eden Alternative’s acquisition of the Wellspring Program was made last week at the 6th Eden Alternative International Conference. Charlotte Eliopolous, Executive Director of the Wellspring Program, joined Dr. Bill Thomas, co-founder of The Eden Alternative, and me to make the exciting announcement at the opening session of our International Conference in front of more than 350 people from seven different countries.
National Nursing Home Week is a time to celebrate all those that are making a positive difference in the lives of thousands by combating loneliness, helplessness and boredom. We invite you to add to the story, increasing the depth of
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched a national action plan aimed at reducing the use of antipsychotics by raising public awareness, increasing public reporting, regulatory oversight and research and assistance. The Eden Alternative has responded by launching two new groundbreaking programs to help reduce the off-label use of antipsychotic drugs: Reframing Dementia and Dementia Beyond Drugs.
On March 12, 2012, Dr. Bill Thomas and 186 culture change advocates gathered at the The Brookwood Community in Brookshire, Texas to share in a movement to transform the culture of care regardless of where people live. The day was filled
The Eden Alternative is excited to introduce a new development pathway for Eden Educators with an open invitation to participate in our 2012 Train the Educator Intensives. It is our desire to seek people that have the qualifications, skills, and
Creating, growing and sustaining neighborhood/household teams has been a struggle to many on the culture change journey. What we have learned is the success of an empowered team is based largely on the skills and knowledge of the person leading them. There has been too little resources and tools provided to ensure success in building strong, caring empowered teams. This new offering, we hope, will be the answer.
The Journey Through Aging radio program sponsored by Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services has been featuring the Eden Alternative’s 10 Principles in a series of interviews with Eden Educator Jennifer Heston. Host Joel Wrobbel talks to Jennifer about how the growing