Category Archive for "Registry Members"

It’s Time to Celebrate!

We are very excited to announce that Sherbrooke Community Centre has been on the the Eden Alternative journey for 15 years; and what a wonderful 15 years it has been. We have so many reasons to celebrate and so many

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Welcome Aboard Llanfair House

Llanfair House in Wayne, NJ joined the Eden Registry on March 14, 2014. They are home to about 165 Elders. They are divided into three living areas. The building is designed so that each living area has its own patio

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Windsor Garden

Windsor Garden

Windsor Garden Care and Rehabilitation Center in East Orange, NJ joined the Eden Registry on March 14, 2014. Three neighborhoods within the building are home to 215 Elders: Presidential Estates, Orange Terrace and the Grove. The main gathering space that

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Welcome a New Registry Member

Welcome a New Registry Member

Evergreen Living Center, St. Ignace, MI, joined the Eden Alternative Registry on March 5, 2104. Located near the beautiful Mackinac Island with a view of Lake Huron they provide a cozy human habitat for 48 Elders. You will instantly feel the

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Welcome Morgantown

Morgantown Care and Rehabilitation Center in Morgantown Kentucky, a Signature Home, joined the Eden Registry on February 18, 2014. Nestled in the heart of Kentucky, Morgantown Care and Rehabilitation Center is home to 120 Elders and is supported by over

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An Elder Speaks: John

An Elder Speaks: John

You can meet ordinary, extraordinary people everywhere you go. Today, meet John.

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Guest Blog: The Eden Alternative and The Flood

Guest Blog: The Eden Alternative and The Flood

Rachel Wynn, MS CCC-SLP is speech-language pathologist specializing in geriatric care. She blogs at Gray Matter Therapy, which strives to provide information about geriatric care including functional treatment ideas, recent research, and ethical care. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, or hiking with her dog

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A Home Where Love Matters

One mantra that Dr. Thomas has consistently put forth is “when the Eden Alternative is embraced, you create a home where love matters.” We are reminded of this every time a new organization joins the Eden Registry. When leaders understand

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Jill Vitale-Aussem: Life Long Learning

This guest blog comes to us from Jill Vitale-Aussem and Christian Living Communities.  Some people thought we were crazy. But, last April, Clermont Park was the first retirement community in the nation to equip every apartment home with Samsung Galaxy

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Riverside North Joins The Registry

Riverside North, Ames, Iowa joined the Eden Registry on January 23, 2014. They are a warm, cozy home to 35 Elders that drive the rhythm of daily life.  Recent renovations are under way to give the home and update and

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Welcome To Henry Clay Villa

Henry Clay Villa, Markleysburg, PA Joined the Eden Registry on January 14, 2014. Snuggled in the Laurel Mountains in Southwest Pennsylvania, 69 Elders call Henry Clay Villa home.  To create smallness and community Henry Clay Villa divided into two neighborhoods

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Family Ties Through Story

This story comes to us from Heather Reynolds of Mission Health Services in Utah, and her blog Marvin on a Mission “A child who knows where her grandmother went to school may be more resilient than a child who doesn’t.”

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Remembering the Why’s

The recent Neighborhood Guide Training with the team from Sunset Retirement Communities was a good reminder of why this training, and growing empowered teams of employee care partners, is so important for our 2014 New Year’s growth plans. Throughout the

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Nashville's High Notes

As a native Tennessean, you can imagine my excitement when we named Nashville the host city for the 7th Eden Alternative International Conference. There’s something captivating about Nashville, bursting with culture, history and Southern charm. You’ll find artisans here rooted

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Windsor Elms Amazing Wheelchair Race

This story comes to us from our Registry Member, Windsor Elms. Allanna Jost, our Occupational Therapist coordinated an “Amazing Wheelchair Race” as part of Occupational Therapy month. The goal of the race was to raise awareness about occupational therapy while

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Where’s the Passion?

What feeds your passion in caring for Elders? Is it the state and federal regulations? Is it the quality measures you are tracking? Is it the new guidelines coming out with the Affordable Care Act? Is it QAPI? Is it

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When Elders Go On Vacation

Great video from Signature HealthCARE‘s 3rd annual elder vacation. Several of our Registry Members were in attendance and had a wonderful time.

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Not Just One Day, Everyday

We want to share this testimonial written by Carleta Schwartz, a care partner at Holly Nursing Care Center in Holly, CO.  Being one of the newest team leaders here at HNCC I did understand, in part, the elevated stress upon

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Sunrise Manor

Signature HealthCare of Sunrise Manor joined the Eden Registry on November 22, 2013. This home’s motto “Family Taking Care of Family” is lived out each day as Elder’s and care partner employees come together ensure well-being for all. Sunrise Manor

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Welcome, Erin

Signature HealthCARE of Erin joined the Eden Registry on November 20, 2013. This home is snuggled in the quaint little town of Erin, Tennessee where folks often come together to lend a helping hand to one another. Community matters in

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Christopher House

This story was sent to us by our Registry Member, Christopher House in Denver, CO. Christopher House is an Eden Registered facility, in fact we were the first Eden Registry Member in the Denver metropolitan area. The Eden Alternative is a

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Toby's Story

  This story comes to us from the Anchorage Pioneer Home in Anchorage, Alaska. At the Anchorage Pioneer Home, in Anchorage Alaska, our care-partners just keep giving and giving.  We have our care-partner Toby Tobias-Anderson who had worked for in

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Elders Go Elementary

This story comes to us from our Registry Member Kings Way Care Center in Quispamsis, Canada. Our Elders at Kings Way Care Centre have become an integral part of our local Community. Whether they are planting in our community garden, visiting

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An Elder Speaks: Elizabeth Haberman

Our final installment in our Fall Elder Stories series is brought with thanks to LifeBio and the Elders at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. Elizabeth Haberman spent the first chapter of her life  in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter.

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An Elder Speaks: Ed Shlessel

Our fourth installment in our Fall Elder Stories series is brought with thanks to LifeBio and the Elders at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. Ed Shlessel was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. A kind of everyman, Ed started

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What Makes A House A Home

Awesome video of our Registry Member Bruce McCandless Colorado State Veterans Home, and a big thanks to Brave World Productions for putting it together.  

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An Elder's Story: Helen Wollman

Our third installment in our Fall Elder Stories series is brought with thanks to LifeBio and the Elders at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. Helen Wollman owned a music shop in Baltimore for much of her life. She recalls having

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A Clarion Call To Being Great

This week Signature HealthCare of Rogersville was added to the Eden Alternative Registry. They are documenting their journey through person directed care with a series of journal entries that can be made by Elders, Stakeholders, Volunteers and/or family members.

Annie Galbreath, Quality of Life Director, at SHC Rogersville shares her first journal entry below:

How is our journey going? I am glad you asked. A little bumpy at first, you see, we were not sure where we were going or if we had what it took to make the long journey. Our attitude was “We are comfortable here and we are doing a good job. Why change? Why leave the safety of what we know? It is too big and it is going to take a lot of effort and energy.

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The Registry Grows

Mountain City Care & Rehabilitation Center joined the Eden Registry on October 8, 2013. This rural Tennessee home is shared by 120 Elders. They enjoy living in one of three neighborhoods with consistent care partners that foster deep meaningful relationships

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Stay Tuned For Fun

This coming week we will be tagging along on Signature Health Care’s annual Elder Vacation in Branson, Missouri. Elders from 38 homes, including eight Eden Registry Members (and another eight working on Milestone 1) will be attending. Signature has embraced

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An Elder Speaks

We are happy to present a new series that will be running throughout the fall. The Eden Alternative, in partnership with our value added partner LifeBio, spoke with the Elders of  Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. We would first like

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Calling all Eden Alternative Registry Members…We want to feature you!

As we all know becoming well known is vital to the success of your care partner teams. When we make connections that deepen relationships we are able to grow and learn from each. On a larger scale, it is equally

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Welcome Travellers

Nanaimo Travellers Lodge in Nanaimo, BC, Canada joined the Eden Registry on August 30, 2013. They are home to 90 Elders and have has been providing genuine, person-directed care for over thirty years. During the day they offer three specialized

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What A Wonderful Home

Broadway Terrace in Regina, Saskatchewan, joined the Eden Registry on August 9, 2013. This independent and assisted living community is the first of its kind in Canada to join the Eden Registry. This vibrant community is home to 164 Elders.

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Welcome, Willow Lodge

Willow Lodge, Home for Special Care in Tatamagouche, NS joined the Eden Registry on July 24, 2013. All 61 Elders in this home live in one of three neighborhoods, each with its own unique culture and style. Elders enjoy relaxing

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St. Johns Recognized In Local Paper

The Eden Alternative’s strength is drawn from its members. This is why we love to see our Certified Eden Associates, Educators, and Mentors grow. It is why we love to see our Registry Members thrive. We shared a story last

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Moments Like These

          Where were you June 11, 2013? We know where we were; Right here welcoming Heritage Manor in Newton, Iowa to the Eden Registry. It is often said to the folks that work at Heritage Manor,

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Bringing Dementia Training to Wisconsin

The Eden Alternative and LindenGrove, Inc. are partners on a grant proposal to fund Dementia Beyond Drugs training based on the award-winning book by G. Allen Power of the same name, Dementia Beyond Drugs. The 2-day training  from The Eden Alternative applies person-directed care

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The Beverly Centre Glenmore joins the Eden Registry

The Beverly Centre Glenmore Calgary, AB, Canada joined the Eden Registry on May 23, 2013.  The Beverly is home to 215 Elders and they also provide meaningful experiences to 40 Elders that attend the Adult Day Program.  Beautifully decorated it

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Another Signature HealthCARE Home Joins the Tribe

Our newest addition, Signature HealthCARE at The Courtyard,  joined the Eden Registry on May 21, 2012. Nestled away in the lush trees of Marianna, Florida, 120 Elders call The Courtyard their home. Elders here enjoy the picturesque grounds that are

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Welcome to the Tribe

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

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Eye-Opening and Inspiring!

“This experience has been eye-opening and inspiring!”, a quote from one of the participants at the Neighborhood Guide Training in Conneautville, PA. The training was generously hosted by Rolling Fields, an Eden Registry Member. Twenty-four leaders, committed to growing empowered

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Mission Health Services: Fighting the Negative Effects of Ageism

 “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

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Celebrate National Nursing Home Week…..You Make a Difference!!!

  As we come upon National Nursing Home Week, the reality is that we aren’t likely to see a special section of the greeting cards aisle in the store dedicated to this theme. But who needs greeting cards anyway! I

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Sherbrook Community Centre: Using Community Involvement to Reframe Aging

Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon, Canada truly values the larger community in ways that bring meaning and joy to all that become involved. Read below what Patricia Roe, Leader, Communications and Public Relations has to say about their community outreach.

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Moving from Hallways to Neighborhoods

“I’m sitting in a room in Oklahoma city for a five-day Neighborhood Guide training. We are on day 4 of the training which has created an exhausted group of sixteen that have a new vision. Today, the room is electric!

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Words With Elders

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

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Getting “Real” With Quality of Life

Getting “Real” With Quality of Life

[Originally published on the Signature Lifecare Quality of Life blog] I wrote an article for ChangingAging recently entitled, I Hate Bingo.  I have had a few days to really reflect on my article and some of the comments that were sent

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Promoting Engaged Teams

The Canterbury at Cedar Grove Care & Rehabilitation Center in Cedar Grove, NJ has started Pop Up Groups as a way of promoting engaged teams. To create each Pop Up Group, they took the employee list and every team got

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Renewing Commitment to Culture Change

Worth the Effort: Renewing Commitment to Culture Change  The Eden Steering Team at Spectrum Health Reed City Campus in Reed City, MI thought they had a good idea for 2012. Little did they know just how great an idea it

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Strong Communication Skills: Step One to Building a Participatory Culture

Successful culture change calls on leaders to create an organizational culture that actively engages everyone in change initiatives.  Leaders who just pay lip service to creating a participatory ethos find out very quickly that they are building their culture change

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Meeting Advancing Excellence Goals with The Eden Alternative®

Goal #1: Improve Staff stability Description & rationale: A stable workforce is fundamental to providing the highest quality care and life in nursing homes and sustaining performance improvement. Working on this goal will provide nursing home staff with resources and

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Art Brings Forth Expression and Innovation

Erin Partridge, MA, ATR, RYT, Art Therapist, Life Enrichment Coordinator  – Salem Lutheran Home, Oakland, CA We spent a sunny afternoon on the Terrace arranging our recent artwork into a ‘gallery’ on the wall of the activity room.  As we

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Care is More than Customer Service

For many years companies have pursued great customer service as a competitive strategy. Think the Disney model. Organizations in the health care arena, especially long term care providers, have more recently taken up the same charge. Think “If Disney Ran

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Brethren Retirement Community Celebrates the Holiday Season – by Holly Hill

At Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio no two days are alike which allows for excitement and fulfillment each and everyday.  Last month was no exception, as Brethren Retirement Community turned into a Winter Wonderland for all to witness followed

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Pinnacle Quality Insight Becomes Eden Alternative Value-Added Partner

This past month, The Eden Alternative added Pinnacle Quality Insight® to its growing list of value-added partners. Pinnacle offers customer satisfaction measurement to senior care providers. Their feedback process is based on the idea that healthcare should be evaluated just

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