Home and Community-Based Services Featured in Special Track at International Conference

June 08, 2012
Laura Beck, The Eden Alternative

Home and community-based services had their own track at the International Conference, highlighting the adaptability of the Eden Alternative Principles to different care environments. Featured sessions included:  Person Directed Practice in Home Health Care, Transforming CCRC Culture Through Eden at Home, and The Guiding Vision of The Eden Alternative in Hospice.  

Guiding Change Across the Care Continuum: A State Coalition’s Story
focused on how the Culture Change Network of Georgia used Eden at Home as a strategic tool to create a shared language across the spectrum of home and community-based services across the state. They are the first state culture change coalition to make their commitment to the full continuum of care their primary focus, recognizing the undeniable impact that different care environments and services have on one another.

Eden at Home in the Aloha State: Triumphs & Challenges featured the successful grassroots effort of a faith-based respite care service organization, Project Dana, to share culture change concepts via Eden at Home Care Partner Workshops with over 400 volunteers and family members across the Hawaiian Islands.  Undaunted by limited funding and the geographic challenge of traversing different islands, Project Dana has gracefully demonstrated the power of teamwork and commitment to changing the culture of care wherever Elders live.

We are looking forward to seeing what the 2014 conference will have to offer in this new conference track! 

To learn more about taking culture change ideals into home and community-based care, click here.

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