Eden Alternative Principle #4 states ” An Elder centered community creates opportunity to give as well as receive care. This is the antidote to helplessness.” It is critical that nursing homes across the continuum create opportunities for Elders to give in different areas. No job is too small and the rewards are huge for the Elders who live in these homes!
The link below shows how some Signature HealthCare homes have brought Principle 4 to life in their homes. The Elders in these homes have a dedication to their communities that does not end upon admission to a nursing home and that love for others is bringing a new culture to the homes they now are part of.