Eden Alternative Registry Marks Culture Change Milestone for Monroe County
Tompkinsville, Ky., August 17, 2017 – Signature HealthCARE of Monroe County was officially added to a national list of certified nursing homes. The Eden Alternative Registry represents a growing number of nursing homes changing the industry.
Monroe County’s journey to be added to the national registry has motivated a new mindset, a person-directed care approach, for every employee, from the administrator to nurses. A person’s unique needs and particular wants are considered in daily care and health care decisions with person-directed care at the heart of the staff.
“This milestone isn’t something that we achieve and then leave behind. Being added to the Eden Registry marks a point of culture change at Signature HealthCARE of Monroe County. From this point forward, the staff is guided by Eden principles that consider a person’s desires in their daily care,” Angie McAllister, Director of Cultural Transformation at Signature HealthCARE said.
“This milestone is a big win for our staff. Our team serves our residents every day with their needs in mind, and to be added to the Eden Registry is an honor. I am filled with an overwhelming sense of pride in our team for staying the course throughout the journey of becoming a certified Eden Alternative center,” Rita Crabtree, Administrator at Signature HealthCARE of Monroe County, said.
Nursing homes on the Eden Alternative Registry, including dozens of facilities operated by Signature HealthCARE, work to transform the well-being and daily life of elders who call nursing homes their home. In addition, nursing homes on the Eden Alternative Registry experience less staff turnover, according to data from a survey of 2011-2016 members of the registry.