The Eden Alternative is an elder centred care philosophy. Through Eden we positively support residents to actively combat loneliness, helplessness and boredom.
Alive and well throughout our rest homes, the Eden Alternative Philosophy is based on ten core principles that help create living environments that nurture and celebrate companionship, spontaneity, enjoyment, choice, meaningful activity and a balance between the giving and receiving of care.
Eden is a transforming way of being. The Eden Principles are respected throughout the PSSC community, from our Board, Senior Management team, staff and volunteers to most importantly, the residents who share their homes with us. Resident-centred decision making and involvement is in evidence everywhere, from small changes to significant initiatives. Benefits for all are rewarding, often unexpected and most often, subtle.
Wander around our rest homes and you will be greeted by not only residents and staff, but families, children, volunteers, cats and dogs. A core Eden belief is that life revolves around close and continuing contact with plants, animals, and children, with these relationships providing young and old alike with a pathway to a life worth living.
Feel “at home” and part of our family as you discover residents baking, gardening, planning outings or working together on projects, see artwork on display and crafts or handiwork in everyday use. At Margaret Wilson, Wallingford or the Croft, you’ll experience environments where giving is valued as much as receiving, loving companionship is understood to be the antidote to loneliness and meaningful activity is known to be essential to human health.
Through Eden, we sow the seeds for change and are privileged to nurture a garden of rewards. Creating an Elder-centered community is a never-ending process – we invite you and your family to share the journey with us.
To learn more about the Eden Alternative talk to any of our staff or visit www.edeninoznz.com.au