This concept of person-centered care has been developed with certified trainers facilitating change by working closely with stakeholders that include non-profit, faith-based, or home health organizations, adult day services, hospices and independent living communities. One such partnership is with a non-profit foundation to promote wellbeing and a better quality of life for individuals with cognitive disabilities and the staff who support them.
Intergenerational relationships with younger members of the community are also encouraged – including volunteers as young as 11 – to help change attitudes on aging and establish a fresh pool of younger carers.
The Eden Alternative provides a wide range of training and teambuilding services, as well as caregiver certification and maintains a registry of trained, certified care providers that adhere to the organization’s standards and principles.
1How We Serve, Eden Alternative
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