Hank Hartsell is the Deputy Commissioner of Protective Health Services for the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). OSDH has granted funds to help representatives of Oklahoma nursing homes learn more about reducing antipsychotics for those who live with
A year ago, I posted a blog about the efforts of the State of Kentucky to help decrease antipsychotic use. Like the State of Tennessee before them, Kentucky change agents had chosen education as a key feature of their reduction
We are excited to announce the launch of the 2014 Eden Alternative International Conference website. Check it out and get pumped up for Strike a Chord, Resonate Well-Being in Nashville, the Music City, from April 30 to May 2, 2014! The
St. John’s Home is pleased to announce that Joanne Panarisi-Bottone, Training Coordinator for the Work Life Team, has been named an Eden Mentor by the Eden Alternative Home Office this week. The following is a description of the important role of Eden Mentors:
The Forum in North Dakota reports that Eden registered Elim Care Center in Fargo broke ground this week in a major $7 million renovation and expansion of their facility that will create 20 private single-occupancy rooms and make rehabilitation services more accessible and person-centered.
Why would perfectly sane and incredibly busy Eden Alternative care partners agree to dance in a YouTube video viewed around the world? Eden Alternative Registered West Jordan Care Center in Utah is proud to submit a video in the national Medline Pink Glove Dance competition.
Marla Devries of Mission Health Services in Utah was featured this week on KSL TV’s Studio 5 health and wellness program discussing the Eden Alternative’s principles of care. Mission Health Services is a community-based non-profit organization providing services across Utah’s
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
The Eden Alternative blog commends reporter John Darling for leading a news story on Eden Alternative registered home Roxy Ann Memory Community with this simple but powerful pro-aging statement.
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
Earlier this week we blogged about Community Place, a non-profit Eden Alternative nursing home in Jackson, Miss., breaking ground tomorrow in a major development to completely relocate their facility onto an innovative 22-acre campus of cottages, assisted and independent living complexes
Community Place in Jackson, Miss., breaks ground this Friday in a ceremony culminating seven years of work to relocate and transform the non-profit nursing home into an innovative 22-acre campus of cottages, assisted and independent living complexes and skilled nursing
The press leads with this… Beeping call bells, medication carts, rigid meal times and other elements of traditional nursing homes have been scrapped on the 13th floor of The Cunningham nursing home in Syracuse. The changes are all part of
The parts of Japan impacted by the tsunami are still reeling from the devastation, including the destruction of more than half of the elder care facilities in the affected ares. In sympathy, elders from St. John’s Home in Rochester, NY made
The Eden Alternative is proud to announce that Saint Paul Heath Center in Denver has joined the ranks of The Eden Alternative® Registry, marking its commitment to improving the quality of care and quality of life for its residents and staff. Saint
Providence Horizon House, Anchorage, Alaska Providence Horizon House in Anchorage, Alaska, renewed their Eden Registry status on April 20, 2011. This home provides assistance to elders living in apartments or one of two cottages for people with Alzheimer’s disease or
Eden Alternative Registered home Elmhurst Extended Care is proudly celebrating their achievement of Principle 6 of the Eden Alternative and Milestone 1 in the The Path to Mastery™: The Art of Creating a Caring Community. Elmhurst shared their achievements on
Eden Alternative member Elim Rehab and Care Center in Fargo, N.D., broke ground this week on a major $7 million expansion to create 20 new rooms plus dining and activity spaces. The new expansion and construction aren’t the only changes