Get Results with
THE Framework

97% of course participants agreed that this course provided valuable information and/or perspectives.

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Empower Team Members...

With tools and strategies designed to shift your mindset, engage enthusiasm, deepen commitment, save time, and realize outcomes. Experience a focused exploration of the Eden Alternative approach in a flexible, ONLINE, self-study format.
THE Framework provides...

  • Engaging learning that makes concepts easy to understand

  • Practical strategies for applied learning

  • User-friendly ONLINE format that supports lasting change

  • Access to CEUs via the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards

  • Flexible application... dive into the Eden Alternative approach for the first time OR renew and revitalize your team's commitment to person-directed care with a fresh, new angle

"This Course Helped Me Put Things in Perspective!"

This course was very inspiring during a very difficult time in our facility. Our residents have been isolated for months and your course really helped me put things in perspective and offer insight to
our staff on ways to help our
elders through the pandemic.

Kay L. Whitley
BSN, RN, MBA, NHA CEO/NHA
Spanish Peaks Veterans
Community Living Center

Finished with one-and-done programs that don’t make a difference?

Make an impact with
THE Framework...

THE Framework
will teach you strategies that will help you . . .

  • Uphold the voice and choice of the people you support

  • Address the crippling impact of negative perceptions of aging

  • Support empowerment, purpose, and growth for all involved

  • Create high engagement among elders, family, and employees

  • Exceed new regulatory expectations for care that puts the person first

  • Inspire and initiate lasting change

"Great Learning Model!"

Continuous growth is an individual's way of changing the culture to improve the lives of those we serve. This is a great
learning model for all!!

Shaire Chavez
Community Outreach, CNA, Eden Educator
Ebenezer Lutheran care Center

The Course Includes...

  • 22 Focused Video Lessons

    Learn the WHAT, WHY, and HOW behind the Ten Principles of The
    Eden Alternative® and how they
    help you support seven, essential
    Domains of Well-Being.

  • Downloadable Workbook

    Take your exploration of the Eden Alternative approach deeper through exercises, group discussion questions, practical applications and
    calls to action.

  • Lifetime Access to the Course

    Your purchase includes lifetime access to the course through our system.

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Frustrated by High Turnover?

“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

Get Results with THE Framework!

Among course participants . . .

  • 97%

    Agreed that this course provided valuable information and/or perspectives

  • 94%

    Said that they could envision ways to use what they learned in their current role

  • 91%

    Were inspired to share what they learned in this course with others

This course was inspiring!

And I hope to be able to bring some of the concepts to my
day-to-day interactions at our communities.

-Kim Bock
Regional Clinical Director
Cappella Living Solutions

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THE Framework
for $199

Learn About the Faculty

Denise Hyde, PharmD, was inspired by person-directed care, when she learned about The Eden Alternative, and the three plagues of loneliness, helplessness, and boredom. As a pharmacist, she had an epiphany that all of the medication recommendations in the world would not be sufficient enough to improve quality of life for older people. No stranger to organizational change, Denise has firsthand experience initiating and implementing person-directed care (and all of the challenges along the way). Her change journey began in a Nebraska long-term care community and then expanded through her tenure as a mid-west Eden Alternative Regional Coordinator – a role that involved mentoring organizations committed to change across six states. In 2009, she joined the Eden Alternative Home Office Team as Community Builder and has been learning from, and coaching, hundreds of core leadership teams in implementing person-directed care across the US and Canada ever since.                                  

Laura Beck, MPAff, discovered The Eden Alternative in the mid 1990’s as a family member. Given only 30 days to find a new nursing home for her father, she stumbled onto a community that was practicing this person-directed approach… and she was hooked.  An Eden Educator since 2004, Laura has trained hundreds of change agents and has worked with aging specialists worldwide in the development of curricula, educational materials, and messaging that promote the practice of person-directed care. As the daughter of an Eden-nurtured Elder who lived with Alzheimer’s disease, she has experienced first-hand the powerful effect of person-directed care, particularly as it impacts the lives of individuals living with dementia.  A member of the Eden Alternative Home Office Team since 2003, Laura serves as Learning and Development Guide. Her efforts include adapting Eden Alternative education for home and community-based services.  

Meredith Martin first learned about The Eden Alternative as a college student focused on early childhood development. Inspired by the approach, she switched gears and set her sights on a career in aging services. She began actively applying The Eden Alternative® in 2003 as a leader in an Eden Registry Member Organization. An Eden Educator since 2006, she has taught hundreds of change agents about the impact of loneliness, helplessness, and boredom and the power of person-directed care.  In 2009, she joined the Eden Alternative Home Office Team. As Education Coordinator, Meredith manages the coordination of all educational events and the growth and development of Eden Educators, as well as cultivating new, potential educational initiatives and opportunities, such as Eden Alternative LIVE. 

Kristine Angevine began exploring person-directed care when she enrolled in a course she knew nothing about – Certified Eden Associate Training. She brings an in-depth knowledge of creating small homes within organizations, with a focus on empowered work teams and person-directed care. Having strong roots in the food and dining industry, Kris has applied this knowledge to what the dining experience looks like through a person-directed lens. She was the Guide for the Penfield Green House Homes in Rochester, NY for the first 5 years of operations and a Guide/Operations Manager for various long-term care “neighborhoods”. An Eden Educator since 2012, Kris has had the pleasure of teaching hundreds of change agents. She joined the Eden Alternative Home Office Team in November 2018. As a Community Builder, Kris collaborates with her colleague Denise Hyde, as a coach, mentor, and educator for organizational teams across the US and Canada.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the self-study course experience like?

    You can watch video lessons through your phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop. You will create your own learning schedule, although we highly recommend that you take 1 to 2 weeks to complete a single chapter. Since the course content builds on itself, this will make the course feel more cohesive and your overall course experience more impactful.

  • Will I be able to pause the video in the middle of a lesson?

    Absolutely. This makes it possible for you to make notes, as you wish, and absorb the concepts shared at your own pace.

  • 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. On a shared account, it would be hard for an individual to keep track of their progress through the course. The system is designed to track student progress and resume course content where they left off. As such, it's impossible for the experience to be replicated for more than one individual.

  • What is your refund policy?

    Our goal is to make sure that you have the best learning experience possible. If Evolve Online Learning isn’t for you, then email us within 10 days of the date of your purchase, and we’ll offer a full refund for your course. Courses that are more than 50% complete are exempt from the refund policy. Send refund requests to theedenalternative@edenalt.org.

  • Are CEUs available for this course?

    Yes. This course is pre-approved for 2.25 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 theedenalternative@edenalt.org.

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