Senior Services Winston-Salem is one of the nation’s largest broad-based non-profits serving elders to undergo a company-wide transformation in its culture through Eden at Home, with the goal of enhancing the quality of life of the older people they serve.
We are told by a prominent and highly-respected geriatrician that the three plagues of growing old are loneliness, helplessness and boredom. I respectfully disagree.
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.
Kingston Nursing Center in Conway, South Carolina is having a great time honoring National Scrabble Day. The team thought it would be fun to honor National Scrabble Day and the hot new game “Words with Friends” together. The Administrative Secretary and the Enrichment Team worked together to create this amazing interactive bulletin board. The idea […]
Let’s face it. Care that is genuinely person-directed can’t exist without a dedication to diversity awareness.
When people first encounter The Eden Alternative they have many questions about what it is, how it works and what exactly it looks like. A new mini documentary produced by one of Canada’s largest Eden Alternative homes does an amazing job of capturing the entire scope of transforming a residential care environment into a truly person-centered home.
At the Eden Alternative we’ve known about the plague of loneliness for a long time. We teach about loneliness, helplessness, and boredom, the three plagues of the human spirit, and the negative effects they can have on Elders and their care partners, robbing them of their well-being and quality of life. Our teaching about loneliness […]
Last week, the Archives of Internal Medicine published the results of a study involving 1,600 Elders, confirming what the Eden Alternative Philosophy has upheld for many years. Medical experts found that Elders suffering from loneliness were at significant risk for declining health over short periods of time. In 2002, participating Elders were interviewed about how […]