The Eden Alternative is a philosophy that seeks to change the culture of today’s old age homes, long term care facilities, and other residential care settings from sterile medical institutions to human habitats – environments where residents want to live and carers enjoy working.
Eden Alternative communities encourage the continuation of residents’ personal growth rather than their decline and value what’s important to the person – like individual routines, pets, plants and other unique aspects that makes life worth living.
Through education, consultation, and outreach, The Eden Alternative offers person-directed principles and practices that support organisations in addressing the unique needs of individuals, fight loneliness, helplessness and boredom and enable well-being, longer and healthier lives – reducing the need for medical interventions and drug therapies.
Improving the lives of older people and their cares by transforming the communities in which they live and work. – Femada Shamam, CEO of TAFTA
[kc_row use_container="yes" force="no" column_align="middle" video_mute="no" _id="694192"][kc_column width="12/12" video_mute="no" _id="978398"][kc_column_text] Dear Eden friends, Welcome to our March 2021 newsletter. The New President & CEO of The Eden Alternative® What inspires you about The Eden Alternative®? PB: Revolutionizing how we think and talk about growing older… I grew up with all my grandparents and other elders who lived nearby playing a valued and important role in our small immigrant farming community. This experience growing up deeply shaped who I am today. So, I am personally motivated by the Eden Alternative mission and vision of transforming care, as we know it, and creating fundamentally…Read more