Eden Alternative®

The Eden Alternative® is a fast-growing philosophy that seeks to change the culture and environment of today’s nursing homes and other long term care institutions.

Founded in 1991, by Dr. William Thomas, a Harvard-educated physician and Board Certified Geriatrician, the Eden Alternative® now claims over 250 registered homes in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. The staff and management of these homes continue to work towards meaningful cultural change through ongoing training and a continued dedication to making life better for those in their care.

Dr. Thomas, his wife Judy, 19 Regional Coordinators, 48 Mentors and more than 7,000 associates teach that places where Elders live must be habitats for human beings, not sterile medical institutions.

Our Motto: It Can Be Different

Our Mission: Improving the lives of Elders and Caregivers by transforming the communities in which they live and work

Our Vision: The elimination of Loneliness, Helplessness, and Boredom

Our Values: The Eden Alternative® 10 Principles

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