The month of May became a nice snapshot of The Green House journey, ranging from the 10 year Anniversary in Tupelo, MS, to opening California’s first Green House home.
A recent New York Times article quoting Dr. Al Power reminds us that people living with dementia have much to teach us about being fully present with one another.
The Eden Alternative and LindenGrove are partners on a grant proposal to fund Dementia Beyond Drugs training based on Dr. G. Allen Power’s award winning book.
One day recently on a Eden Registry Networking call we began to discuss ageism and its effects on society and our youth.
As we come upon National Nursing Home Week, the reality is we aren’t likely to see a special section of the greeting cards aisle in the store dedicated to this theme.
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 conference theme highlights the power of the Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being™ and how they [...]
Engagement with the broader community helps bring meaning and joy to elders living in The Eden Alternative-registered Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon, Canada.
NEW VIDEO: Steve McAlilly, the visionary leader who believed in The Green House model and brought it to his organization, tells a story about its impact.
As Westerners, we’re not conditioned to be deep listeners. It takes commitment to lead by example to shift our cultural tendency to speak first and listen later.
The Wall Street Journal Real Time Economics Blog highlights the financial impact of The Green House model on slowing the cost increase of dementia care.
A recent article in McKnight’s Long Term Care magazine highlights a study that concludes it is safe in most cases to eliminate antipsychotic drugs.
LakeWood Care Center in Baudette, Minn. has installed digital slideshows in their home with pictures of care partner employees, Elders, family members and activities.
Let’s face it. Care that is genuinely person-directed can’t exist without a dedication to diversity awareness.
Feeling empowered is vital to our continued growth and development, no matter who we are, or where we live or work.
Check out what Design for Generations has to say about the unique impact gardening can have in care environments in his article, “Incorporating Gardens Care Planning.”
A recent survey asks “Would you recommend this (skilled nursing) facility as a place to work?” Not surprisingly, there’s a 20 percent gap between administrators and CNAs.
Because the needs of elders differ from the needs of younger patients, hospitals should make changes to create an emergency department geared to the needs of seniors.
When patients over age 65 come into the emergency department at St. Mary Mercy Livonia Hospital they are triaged to a 14-bed dedicated senior emergency department.
Aging in community presents a viable and appealing third option to institutional long-term care or “aging-in-place” that fosters and draws on social capital.
A core belief of The Eden Alternative is that all decisions belong to the Elders or those closest to them.