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New Research Reveals Positive Impact of Person-Directed Care

A Signature Research Institute study highlights the impact of the Eden Alternative Ten Principles Authors Angie McAllister and Jeff Beaty have detailed the results of a recent study completed by Signature HealthCare regarding the impact of person-directed care practices on some of their communities.  Published in the Journal of Aging Science, their article shares the […]

End of life lessons from Dad: #5

Dad’s lesson #5 is that specialists aren’t always special. Nancy Fox would tell you that as human beings, we are all about creating constituencies. It is amazing how fast a group of complete strangers can bond and begin to demonstrate isolationist thinking, even in an educational setting. Creating community, collaboration, cooperation, building on each other’s […]

No more uniforms

Cheryl George tells the story of how uniforms can no longer be seen at Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon, Canada. ‘Thanks for the opportunity to share our experience at Sherbrooke. We actually quit wearing uniforms over 10 years before we started our Eden journey. One of our guiding principles is Normalcy and we knew that […]

Loneliness twice as unhealthy as obesity for older people, study finds

(Article published by Ian Sample in Chicago, The Guardian, Sunday 16 February 2014) Loneliness can be twice as unhealthy as obesity, according to researchers who found that feelings of isolation can have a devastating impact on older people. The scientists tracked more than 2,000 people aged 50 and over and found that the loneliest were nearly […]

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