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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 leverage the Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being®

Feel the fire . . .

“We all suffer from burnout at some point in our lives. We start to wonder if our inner flame for what we do has been extinguished. The Eden Alternative makes you feel that fire again! It reminds you why you started in this field. It’s an ongoing process that not only reignites that fire, but supplies the fuel to spread that fire.”

~ Cindy Patrick, LPN, Georgia

Course Pricing Options

Individual Registration - $605
Group Rate - $515
Eden Members get a discount

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

Are you participating via the Penn Temple RISE grant? If so, email for the links to register your team at no charge.

This class is limited to U.S. participants.

Apr. 4 - May 9, 2023

6 weeks - ONLINE
Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET

Participants will also 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

This Course Includes...

  • Online Group Learning Sessions

    Join other change agents in the making for live online learning sessions.

  • Downloadable Workbook

    Take your exploration of the Eden Alternative deeper through exercises, reflection questions, and content highlights.

  • Downloadable Educational Materials

    Enrich your learning journey with additional learning resources designed to support your exploration of person-directed care practices.

  • Posting Access to Private Course Community Group

    Network with other students through a private community group. Share questions, challenges, and successes in a peer-to-peer forum.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why choose an online, group learning course?

    Live, online group courses combine the flexibility and ease of online learning with the ability to connect with others on a similar path. There is the potential for small and large group discussion and engagement, as well as the potential to share successes, challenges, and questions. Students also find that making a commitment to come together with other students at a designated time each week holds them more accountable to make the best of their course experience.

  • May I share my login credentials with other colleagues in my organization?

    No. Course registration is per individual. Sharing your login privileges with individuals who have not paid for the course is considered a copyright violation. Individuals who are not appropriately registered for the course are also not eligible for a Certificate of Completion or CEUs. We track each student's learning journey, so that we may better support your learning goals.

  • Are CEUs available for this course?

    Yes. This course has a pre-approval for 16.5 continuing education hours available through the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB).

  • Who do I contact, if I have questions along the way?

    Send your questions to

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