Holistic Education & Life Care Planning

On-Site Training

Through our certification and training by The Eden Alternative and other degrees, certifications and professional experiences, we understand that to open minds, you must open hearts first. We offer an array of participatory training experiences that honors this natural evolutionary process and also speaks to additional non-traditional methods of providing supportive care to all members of your care partner teams – professionals and non-professionals.

Open minds, Open hearts

An Introduction to the Ten Principles of The Eden Alternative

Open the hearts of everyone who lives and works within your organization with this compelling introduction to the power of the Eden Alternative’s Ten Principles. This 4-hour learning experience, available both as a do-it-yourself training kit and as an in-person training, is a meaningful, cost-effective way to welcome new employees to life in a person-directed care culture. Once hearts are opened, minds will follow!

Participants will:

  • Gain a foundational understanding of The Eden Alternative;
  • Be inspired to join the organization’s culture change journey; and
  • Learn why change is important to the well-being of the whole care partner team.

Cost: The training cost per participant is $150. This training is offered in conjunction with The Eden Alternative  and has a required minimum number of registrants before the class can be scheduled.

 

Certified Eden Associate Training

Changing lives for over twenty years, Certified Eden Associate Training is an exciting and challenging 3-day journey into the world of person-directed care. As the most widely practiced, comprehensive approach to person-directed care, Certified Eden Associate Training has been proven to offer practical tools, resources, and inspiration that empower individuals and teams to initiate and maintain effective change.

Through our Ten Principle approach to person-directed care, participants will:

  • Tap into the cutting edge of the person-directed care movement;
  • Return equipped and inspired to initiate change;
  • Gain powerful team building skills to strengthen care partnerships;
  • Learn how person-directed care drives improved quality and financial performance;
  • Get connected to a broad network of person-directed care resources worldwide; and
  • Contribute to reframing the culture of care and perceptions of aging in our society.

Cost: The training cost per participant is $150. This training is offered in conjunction with The Eden Alternative and has a required minimum number of registrants before the class can be scheduled.

 

Certified Eden at Home Associate Training

Applying the Eden Alternative Principles to Home and Community-Based Care

This 3-day training empowers participants to serve as change agents, prepared to infuse person-directed practices into the daily operations of their organizations. Participants learn how to apply the Eden Alternative Ten Principles across different home and community-based settings to create a life worth living for all members of the care partner team.

Since education is central to this process, Certified Eden at Home Associates are also prepared to facilitate Eden at Home Care Partner Workshops, a turn-key learning experience designed to share Eden at Home concepts with a variety of care partners (employees, family members, volunteers, and the Elders themselves). Certified Eden at Home Associates focus on inspiring care partners to build collaborative teams that include the active participation of the Elders themselves.

Participants learn how to inspire others to:

  • Put the Eden Alternative Principles into action sustainably and effectively;
  • Develop meaningful connections through thoughtful and effective communication;
  • Prevent loneliness, helplessness, and boredom for all on the care partner team; and
    Work together to reduce stress and burnout.

Cost: The training cost per participant is $150. This training is offered in conjunction with The Eden Alternative and has a required minimum number of registrants before the class can be scheduled.

 

Reframing Dementia: An Eden Alternative Perspective

This 1-day learning experience, available both as a do-it-yourself training kit and as an in-person training, explores the art of building meaningful relationships as the fundamental building block of care that puts the person living with dementia first. Participants gain a powerful appreciation for the role of sensitivity, awareness, and presence in identifying the needs of those living with dementia in long-term care communities. By reframing our perspective of what’s possible, we create a culture of care focused on the continued growth and development of people living with dementia and design a life worth living for all!

Participants will:

  • See dementia and those living with it through different eyes;
    Explore the impact of loneliness, helpless, and boredom on those living with dementia;
  • Apply practical approaches to relieving these Three Plagues that draw on the development of deep connections with people who live with dementia; and
  • Identify how we benefit from the unique gifts people living with dementia have to offer.

Cost: The training cost per participant is $299.00. This training is offered in conjunction with The Eden Alternative and has a required minimum number of registrants before the class can be scheduled.

 

Caregiver Support, With a Holistic Approach

Identify the many support resources available. Create a care plan and learn how to use non-drug alternatives to support quality of life.

  • Non-Drug holistic support.
  • Optimize memory at any age.
  • Blood sugar issue.
  • Brain health and cognitive support.
  • Pain and inflammation.
  • Introducing God’s pharmacy.
  • Essential oils, Support for sleep and air purity, energy, nutrition, and other resources.
  • Non-Drug holistic support.
  • Optimize memory at any age.
  • Blood sugar issue.
  • Brain health and cognitive support.
  • Pain and inflammation.
  • Introducing God’s pharmacy.
  • Essential oils, Support for sleep and air purity, energy, nutrition, and other resources.
  • Creating a Plan for Life.
  • Helping to prevent re-hospitalization.
  • 800 lb. gorilla – How do you pay for Long term Care?
    (Medicaid & VA Aid & Attendance)

Cost: The training cost per participant is $150.00 and has a required minimum number of registrants before the class can be scheduled.

 

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