The Eden Alternative is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to nursing home culture change and the reshaping of long-term care, an effort that closely aligns with Signature’s own mission and vision.
In order to join the registry, nursing homes must reach a number of milestones demonstrating their commitment to the Eden principles.
Much of the Eden Alternative organization’s work has revolved around de-institutionalizing the culture and environment of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. The Eden Alternative’s core concept is to view places where elders live as ‘habitats for human beings’ rather than ‘facilities for the frail and elderly.’
For more information about the Eden Alternative, please visit their website at http://www.edenalt.org/