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the eden alternative 

 

The first part of any culture change process requires as many staff as practicable to be trained as Certified Eden Alternative Associates. The Eden Associate training is delivered by  qualified trainers who have an understanding and experience in the challenges and successes of implementing the Eden Alternative.  Additional trainings are available to help organizations through their culture change transition.

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Training and Eden Events


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 in long-term care.  Revised in 2017, the training incorporates principles of LEAN MANAGEMENT.


Dates: May 28 to 30, 2018

Hosted by: Bay Side Home

Location: Barrington, Nova Scotia


Dates: TBD in 2018

Hosted by:TBD

Location: Ontario

Contact Kathleen Burnett at 905-736-0084 OR edencan@cogeco.net to request a registration form.



Neighbourhood Guide Training (Two-3 Day Sessions) - Atlantic Canada

Dates: Part 2: April 16 to 18, 2017

Hosted by: The Meadows -  Yarmouth, Nova Scotia 


Watch for our 2018/2019 Dates for Parts 1 & 2.


To accomplish this, the Vivage culture change team, led by Nancy Fox, has created a dynamic curriculum designed to help managers in culture change communites to make the shift from managing departments to guiding empowered self-managed teams. These Neighbourhood Teams are cross-department,cross-shift, and cross-management and staff. Each Guide is given a Guide’s Log that is composed of 29 one-hour modules that can be used to guide a Neighbourhood Team to self management. Each module is divided into a soil-warmer, a follow-up from the previous module, a main topic, and learning circle topic and homework assignment for the team. Each module is complete with all of the handouts needed to deliver the curriculum. This important tool assists the Guides in moving a team toward self-management, participation in process improvement, problem-solving, and decision making about their daily work. Never before has this kind of resource and training been available for long-term care communities.
If your organization is in pursuit of culture change, organizational redesign out of department and into team is the only path to deep and sustainable transformation. This is an opportunity you should not miss. Finally, the tools you need to grow empowered Neighbourhood Teams!

 

Person-Centered Leadership: Elevating the Art, NS

Facilitated by: Nancy Fox


Nancy is the Chief Innovation Officer for Vivage Senior Living in Lakewood, Colorado.    Prior to her current position, Nancy served as the Executive Director of the Eden Alternative, an international not-for-profit person-centered care organization.  Nancy holds a nursing home administrator’s license. She was recently appointed by the Governor of Colorado to serve on the Colorado Nursing Home Innovations Grant Board, and is a past Board Member of the Colorado Culture Change Coalition. In 2015, Nancy was awarded the Vesta Bowden Award by the Colorado Health Care Association as its highest honor in long-term care in Colorado.  Nancy is a national and international speaker and educator and has presented at many major conferences. She is the author of a book, The Journey of a Lifetime: Leadership Pathways to Culture Change in Long-Term Care, published in March, 2007.  Her second book, Lessons in Leadership for Person-Centered Elder Care is scheduled for publication in May 2017.  Her most important role, however, is grandmother to Nicolas, age 10, and Riley, age 2.


Dates: April 12 & 13, 2018 (Limited Seats Register Early)

Hosted by: Tideview Terrace, Digby, Nova Scotia

Tel:902-245-4718

Contact Kathleen Burnett at 905-736-0084 OR edencan@cogeco.net to request a registration form.

 

Dementia Beyond Drugs, ON

Facilitated by: Dr. Allen Power


Based on the award-winning book by G. Allen Power, M.D., this in-depth 2 day learning experience uses the framework of culture change to create a new approach to caring for people who live with dementia. Learn from Al why the current paradigm for dementia care can never produce satisfactory results and explore an experiential model that facilitates growth, meaningful engagement, and improved well-being via the application of person-directed practices.  Registration fee includes a copy of Dementia Beyond Drugs, training workbook, lunch and refreshment breaks.

Dates: June 4 & 5th,  2018

Hosted by: Christie Gardens, Toronto, ON

Tel:416-530-1330

Contact Kathleen Burnett at 905-736-0084 OR edencan@cogeco.net to request a registration form.


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!



Dates: TBD in 2018

Hosted by:TBD

Location: Nova Scotia and Ontario

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