About Implementing the Eden Alternative in Aged Care Training
Eden in Oz & NZ Ltd offer a range of training courses and workshops which focus on applying the Eden Alternative® by changing the culture of care in residential care and community care environments. "Implementing the Eden Alternative in Aged Care" is a three day training course providing a practical pathway to practice for all homes and organisations who have chosen this model of person directed care.
The Eden Alternative® addresses the three plagues of Loneliness, Helplessness and Boredom through organisational culture change.
The first part of any culture change process requires as many staff as practicable (i.e. 25% of employees) are trained through the Certified Eden Alternative Associate course. This training course can only be delivered by EiON qualified trainers who have an understanding and experience in the challenges and successes of implementing the Eden Alternative in their own "Edenising" homes.
Implementing the Eden Alternative® requires a commitment from owners, boards of management, managers and all staff to support those within their organisation who are genuinely able to effect change when providing care services to our Elders or residents, including relatives and the wider community.
Eden Education training options include In House Group Training and Open Training. Open training is for individuals who want to make a difference within their own sphere of influence.
As your Eden journey continues there are other Eden Alternative training courses and workshops available that assist all individuals and organisations to continue to be world makers.
Some of the benefits of Implementing the Eden Alternative in Aged Care include:
- Improved staff retention and staff satisfaction
- Improved resident satisfaction
- Decreased use of medication and other psychotropic interventions
- Improved wellbeing for all
- Increased involvement with wider community and relatives groups
- Improved reputation within the community
- Overall improvement in an organisation's financial position.
If you are interested in Eden Alternative® education and training, please go to our Upcoming training page to read about scheduled training, read our testimonials from residential aged care clients or community care clients or contact us to discuss training at your facility or for further information on your specific training needs.