The Eden Alternative® is an international, nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization that provides education and consultation for organizations across the entire continuum of care. As a person-directed care philosophy, it is dedicated to creating care environments that promote quality of life for Elders and those who support them as care partners.
The Eden Alternative's principle-based philosophy empowers all care partners (employees, family members, volunteers, and the Elders themselves) to transform institutional approaches to care into caring communities where life is worth living. Led by our internationally-recognized co-founder, Dr. William Thomas, we apply our 20 years of experience to guiding organizations through the journey of culture change.
Our Vision: To eliminate loneliness, helplessness, and boredom.
Our Mission: To improve the well-being of Elders and their care partners by transforming the communities where they live and work.
Our Principles: The Eden Alternative Ten Principles
Our Story: IT CAN BE DIFFERENT!
Our Educational Offerings: LEARN AND GROW WITH US
Our Eden Registry: JOIN THE JOURNEY, ENRICH THE COMMUNITY
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