Implementing the Eden Alternative in Aged Care course is the premier three day program in the Eden Alternative®. This course is aimed at individuals and/or representatives of organisations who believe that providing resident directed care or client centred care and creating a life with meaning for older persons is the right thing to do. This requires a commitment to changing an organisation’s culture and embrace the Eden Philosophy as the framework for culture change in aged care and community care. This commitment is a strategic decision which has many benefits for all people associated with your home or service.
Becoming a Certified Eden Associate requires completion of this course, through either attendance in an in-house or open group session. At the end of this 3 day course, participants who complete the certification competency requirements become Certified Eden Associates. You will join more than 1500 Eden Associates in Australia and New Zealand, and a world wide network of world makers in aged care and community care.
It is recommended that those in management positions be the first to attend this course.
Having knowledge and understanding of the Eden Alternative and the Eden Philosophy ensures that your organisation’s culture change journey will begin with wise leadership, which is a key principle of the Eden Alternative. This is also in line with the Eden Golden Rule that “What Managers do to the Staff, so shall staff do unto the Elders or Residents or clients”. Once you have completed the course “Implementing the Eden Alternative in Aged Care” then you can plan how to maximise the culture change focus with the rest of your staff, residents, volunteers, and the wider community.
Becoming a Certified Eden Associate is the opportunity to gain membership and connections to other like minded individuals who believe that they can make a difference in the lives of residents and elders and work towards eliminating the three plagues of loneliness, helplessness and boredom in aged residential and community care environments.