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A 3-day, interactive, in-person training experience

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Now, more than ever...

Loneliness, helplessness, and boredom are a serious threat to health and well-being.

In the COVID era, the impact of isolation has never been more profound.

For over 25 years, The Eden Alternative has focused its approach to care on eliminating the three plagues of loneliness, helplessness, and boredom for elders and their care partners.

Research reveals a significant correlation between social isolation and serious health effects, including lower immunity, poor sleep, depression, higher levels of inflammation, and a greater risk of heart disease and stroke.

Participants of this training will

  • Understand the WHAT, WHY, and HOW of the person-directed care movement

  • Learn how person-directed care improves quality of life and quality of care

  • Discover how to exceed new regulatory expectations

  • Help transform perceptions of aging in our society

  • Leave the course equipped and inspired to initiate change

  • Gain practical strategies and techniques that transform the culture of care

  • Learn how to apply the Ten Principles of The Eden Alternative®

  • Explore how to attain the Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being®

Profound impact . . .

“I had the pleasure of attending a 3-day Eden Alternative training. From start to finish, I was so impressed with this approach. Our discussions were robust and presented different perspectives that would not normally be considered.

As a registered nurse with over 20 years of clinical experience,
this training made me rethink and reconsider senior care.

This has made a profound
impact on how I plan to continually challenge
and improve clinical care in senior living.”

~ Lynne West
Regional Director of Clinical Services, Colorado

Participants will learn how to

  • Gain

    Powerful team-building skills that strengthen care partnerships

  • Drive

    More impactful outcomes, more efficiently

  • Help

    Reduce staff turnover and improve financial performance

  • Create

    High engagement among Elders, family members, and employees

  • Explore

    Innovative strategies that support empowerment, purpose, and growth for all

Exceptional content . . .

“The quality and content of Eden Alternative education is exceptional. It exceeded our expectations, and it will assist us to change the culture of care
to a person-directed approach.”

~ Jackie Simkins
General Manager, Kaitaia, New Zealand

This course includes:

  • Participant workbook

    Leave with a rich resource that includes your own insights.

  • Downloadable bonus material

    Gain access to additional resources that will help you deepen your learning.

  • Suggestions for next steps

    Discover how to extend your education and better apply what you've learned.

Course Pricing Options

Individual Registration - $605
Group Rate - $515
Eden Members - *Special Discount

*If you are an Eden Member, a State Surveyor, a Long-Term Care Ombudsman, or a returning Certified Eden Associate, you qualify for a discount. For more information, contact

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The Eden Alternative is an international, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization focused on creating a world that celebrates aging and human potential. Dedicated to creating quality of life for elders and their care partners, wherever they may live, we offer person-directed training and consultation services designed to create revolutionary shifts in the culture of care. From the nursing home to the neighborhood street, The Eden Alternative provides a flexible framework for personal and organizational transformation that honors each individual and supports empowerment, growth, and purpose. For more information, visit