Parkland House are hoping to become an Eden Alternative accredited Home. Why do we want to achieve this and what is the Eden Alternative?
The Eden Alternative is an American philosophy which compliments our vision for our homes. It focuses on changing the culture of care, from one where ageing is seen as a period of decline to one where individuals continue to grow.
The Eden Alternative is a person centred approach to care aimed to support residents play a full and active role in their community by challenging loneliness, helplessness and boredom.
We believe it helps us provide exceptional care and support from our team who are committed to promoting resident independence and well-being.
The Eden Alternative believes the solution to the three plagues are:
Loneliness is loving companionship. Contact with people and animals in and out of the home.
Helplessness is to create opportunities to give as well as receive care.
Boredom. Daily life full of variety and spontaneity. Our homes to provide an environment where unexpected and unpredictable interactions and happenings take place.
We hope that you will support us to ensure residents live the best life possible whilst at Parkland House.