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Person-Directed Appreciation

By Denise Hyde – From her wisdom and experience with many an organisation, Denise shared the following on the blog of The Eden Alternative website www.edenalt.org ‘Those that know me, or have had me facilitate a training, know that the phrase “I read a book …” is stated often. Well, it’s true, and here is one […]

Alexander Forbes took note…

The Eden Alternative was mentioned in Alexander Forbes’s annual Benefits Barometer publication as ‘a transformative model of care that advocates person-directed solutions of care as opposed to the conventional practice where the institution dictates the daily routines for an individual’ Part 2, Chapter 5, p122.  This phenomenal (341 page) document is worth a read. Its origin […]

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 […]

Carol Ende is coming back!

We are very excited about welcoming back Carol Ende from Alaska. Carol has seen the Eden Alternative grow with Dr. Bill and his wife Jude Thomas from its infancy. And now, Carol is part of our journey in South Africa. And trust me, The Eden Alternative in South Africa is growing… Last year Carol presented the […]

Commitment Ceremonies

Rand Aid Association’s Ron Smith Care Centre is now officially an Eden Alternative Registered Home!  In order to acknowledge and thank all staff and volunteers for their contribution towards this major achievement, management initiated Commitment Ceremonies on each of the residential wings and for all care centre departments.  Each person was gifted with an “Eden […]

First Eden Registered Home

Eden Alternative South Africa® is proud to announce that Silwerkruin ACVV Huis vir Bejaardes is the first to become a member of our Registry, not just in South Africa but in Africa. Silwerkruin joins more than 350 international long-term care communities committed to improving the quality of life and care for the people they serve. […]

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