Nursing and Philosophy of Care

Philosophy of Care

Broadway Lodge provides 24 hour nursing care, seven days a week. Elders are admitted to the Lodge with complex care needs related to aging and dementia.

Our staff are receiving training in the Gentle Persuasive Approach (GPA), the P.I.E.C.E.S. model of approach focused on thoughtful assessment and planning to meet individual needs; and EPAIRS the most current perspective on providing a palliative approach to quality care near end of life.

 

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.