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Chautauqua Rehabilitation & Nursing Center¬†celebrated the beginning of their Eden Alternative¬†journey last week! The home hosted a large celebration to commemorate the hanging of their “Eden” tree.

The home began working on the Eden Alternative’s Milestone 1 at the beginning of 2012. Through much work and determination they were able to successfully meet the criteria to move forward on their culture change journey as an Eden Alternative home.

 The Eden Alternative Registry is a group of homes that span the globe that are moving to initiate person directed care into the fabric of their organization. Currently the registry is made up of around 200 homes worldwide that are striving to truly change the culture and views surrounding aging.

Our Chautauqua home is striving to bring an environment in which both Elders and Stakeholders can flourish together. The ten principles that are the foundation of the Eden Alternative will be a guiding force in assisting the home to create a true human habitat. The celebration this week only marks the beginning of the journey the home is embarking on to bring true person directed care to life.