Care – Philosophy of Care

The Eden Alternative

Broadway Lodge practices the Eden philosophy, addressing the three “plagues” of long-term care:

Loneliness, helplessness and boredom.

The Eden Alternative promotes ten guiding principles – you will see these posted around the Lodge. Each principle was developed focusing on de-institutionalizing care homes and to encourage a healthy human habitat, a safe community for elders living in long-term facilities.

We believe it is crucial to receive input whenever possible and to honour and improve the well-being of all care partners (elders, family, friends and staff members) of Broadway Lodge. Therefore, we aim to provide a home-like, person-directed and non-institutional culture celebrating individual identity, growth, autonomy, security, connectedness, meaning and joy

Care practices at the Lodge subscribe to the Eden philosophy, addressing the three “plagues” of long-term care: loneliness, helplessness and boredom.

Each principle was inspired to support culture change, encouraging the development of a healthy human habitat – a safe, familiar community for elders living in long-term facilities.

  • We seek to build our care partner relationships. By definition, care partners include residents, their families/friends who support them, staff and volunteers.
  • We believe it is crucial to receive input whenever possible and to honour and improve the well-being of all care partners (elders, family, friends, volunteers and staff members) of Broadway Lodge.
  • We aim to provide a person-directed, non-institutional, healthy human habitat celebrating the domains of well-being: individual identity, growth, autonomy, security, connectedness, meaning and joy.

For more information about the Eden Alternative, click here.