Category Archive for "Education"

Building Bridges Offers Experiential Youth Track at International Conference

At each Eden Alternative International Conference, we get a chance to take a fresh look at culture change as a community issue. Through Building Bridges, Elders and youth, ages 11 to 15, come together to learn more about each other

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AHCA Members and The Eden Alternative Help Meet Quality Goals

The 4th Annual AHCA/NCAL Quality Symposium was a powerful reminder that The Eden Alternative has resources to help American Health Care Association members meet their quality goals in long term care. “Some is not a number and soon is not

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Eden Alternative Train the Educator Intensives Kick Off New Educator Pathway

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

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Bowman and Gifford Teaming Up at Eden Alternative Conference

Carmen Bowman and Dr. David Gifford, two of the most influential people in the world of long-term care culture change, are teaming up to present at the upcoming 6th Eden Alternative International Conference May 30-June 1 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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Connie Goldman to Appear at the 6th Eden Alternative International Conference

Nationally-acclaimed writer and speaker Connie Goldman will be a featured speaker at the upcoming 6th Eden Alternative International Conference, May 30-June 1, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. An award-winning National Public Radio producer and the author of six books, Ms. Goldman

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First Ever Training To Support the Neighborhood Model

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.

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Eden Alternative Trainings Offer New Way to See Dementia

The Eden Alternative is launching new trainings focused on helping long-term care communities see dementia through new eyes. The new two-day training Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care, based on Dr. Al Power’s award-winning book of the same name, debuted Feb. 8 in Providence, R.I., and attracted dementia caregivers from around the U.S. and Canada.

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Join Dr. Bill Thomas For a Day-Long Culture Change Conference in Indiana

Join Dr. Bill Thomas, co-founder of The Eden Alternative, along with local culture change leaders for a day-long conference “Making the Culture Change Journey Together” in Kokomo, Ind., on Dec. 14.. Taking the journey together means identifying the unique needs

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Dementia Beyond Drugs: A Culture Change Perspective

There are two webinars left in our three part webinar series featuring Dr. Al Power and his award winning book Dementia Beyond Drugs. Click here to register! In the second part of the series Sept. 28, Dr. Power will focus

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Transforming Culture: 'Eden Alternative at Home' Training in Illinois

The Eden Alternative mission extends past the walls of the nursing home and can be embraced by home and community-based caregivers through the innovative “Eden at Home” initiative. Eden at Home captures the essence and successes of the Eden Alternative’s Ten

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'Changing Minds' Alzheimer's Education Symposium This October in Colorado

Mark your calendars for the 22nd Annual Alzheimer’s Association Education Symposium “Changing Minds” presented by Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado in partnership with the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine Oct. 12 at the Marriott Denver Tech Center. The one day

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Fall Webinars You Do Not Want to Miss!

Alternative Approaches to Care and Well-Being: Two Success Stories Alternative therapies and approaches to care can significantly enhance person-directed care practices. Those committed to shifting the culture of care understand the importance of quality of life and maximizing one’s potential

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Changing the Culture of Care for LGBT Elders

An Eden Alternative registered facility in Oakland, Calif., has launched a research-based cultural sensitivity initiative targeting the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders receiving skilled nursing and long-term care, the Bay Area Reporter reportered this week. Raising awareness of LGBT

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Care Partnership & Eden at Home Featured on AFA's "Care Connection"

On Thursday, July 14th at 1:00 p.m. ET, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Care Connection will feature Laura Beck from the Eden Alternative Home Office for “Care Partnership: Breathing New Life into the Giving & Receiving of Care.” As a concept, “care partnership” promotes a

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Explore 'Dementia Beyond Drugs' With LeadingAge Ohio and Eden Alternative

LeadingAge Ohio and the Eden Alternative are proud to co-sponor a ground-breaking day-long workshop July 22 focused on the new “experiential” model of dementia care that provides a drug-free, person-centered approach to treating people living with dementia. Lead by Eden

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How Eden Alternative Can Help Your Aging Parent and You

Please join “Transition Aging Parents” radio host Dale Carter for an upcoming broadcast focused on the Eden Alternative featuring Holly Whiteside, author of the “The Caregiver’s Compass. Dale and Holly will explore the benefits and principles of the Eden Alternative

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Back From Colorado ACCORD

A shout out to the Colorado Culture Change Coalition for a great event this week. Awesome learning and networking opportunities for more than 400 culture changers. Hope to see other state coalitions doing the same to grow the movement.

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Trailer of Bill Thomas in The Art of Creating a Caring Community

Join award-winning geriatrician, Dr. Bill Thomas, for The Art of Creating a Caring Community, a powerful journey through the key concepts behind the Eden Alternative’s Ten Principle Philosophy.  Choose from fifty-three different vignettes, organized by principle, to explore the Eden Alternative’s

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