Then.Founded by award-winning geriatrician Dr. Bill Thomas and his partner Jude Thomas, The Eden Alternative® began as a grant-funded project in a single nursing home.
Today, we are a global, 501c3 non-profit organization that impacts hundreds of thousands of people across 22 countries and transforms caring relationships throughout all care settings and services.
We get results.
The Eden Alternative increases hope, the will to live, and higher quality of life.
Lower employee turnover
62% lower! The 2019 employee turnover rate for organizations implementing The Eden Alternative was 35.6% vs. an average US turnover rate of 94%.
Eden Registry Member nursing homes outperform other US nursing homes with higher overall CMS 5-Star ratings, higher survey 5-Star ratings, and fewer substantiated complaints.
Greater reduction in harmful drug use
110% greater! Organizations experiencing Eden Alternative education reduced antipsychotic use by 26.3%, while non-participating organizations dropped usage by only 12.4%.
Significant positive impact
Implementing organizations experience a significant positive impact on clinical measures, quality of life, financial outcomes,
and overall well-being.
Eden Members are inspired influencers and innovators that demonstrate exceptional commitment to practicing our unique approach to care.
Certified Eden Educators are intentional disruptors. Trained to facilitate Eden Alternative training events, they help you create an empowered culture of care.
Our global partners are 23 countries strong. Check out this network of tenacious leaders and learn how you can engage with The Eden Alternative where you live.