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The Eden Alternative™ Philosophy

Transforming Senior’s Housing at Connecting Care

At Connecting Care, we proudly embrace The Eden Alternative™ philosophy as a guiding force for every facet of community operations. This revolutionary approach to care prioritizes resident directed principles, fostering an environment that goes beyond meeting physical needs to truly enhance the well-being of our residents.

Foundations of The Eden Alternative™ at Connecting Care

Individualized and Meaningful Care

Our commitment to providing individualized care plans ensures that each resident's unique abilities, strengths, and personal interests are at the forefront. We understand that meaningful engagement is essential for promoting a fulfilling and enriching life. Residents will always be encouraged to maintain their independence in all activities of daily living and care needs.

Empathetic and Well-Trained Care Partners

At Connecting Care, our care partners undergo continuous training to create meaningful connections with residents. This empathetic approach ensures that our community thrives on compassion and understanding.

Respecting Life Histories

We honour the life histories of our residents. This respect guides our planning of services and support, creating an atmosphere that cherishes every individual and their unique life experiences and story.

Whole Well-Being

Our commitment extends beyond physical care, addressing the holistic well-being of each resident. Emotional, spiritual, and social needs are paramount in creating an environment that fosters a sense of belonging and emotional security.

Autonomy and Dignity

Residents at Connecting Care experience an environment that values and preserves their autonomy, privacy, dignity, and confidentiality. Our approach is centered on empowering individuals to maintain their independence and encourage the use of their abilities to enhance their sense of self.

Cultural Sensitivity

Connecting Care celebrates diversity, fostering an inclusive environment that respects and values individual interests, customs, beliefs, as well as cultural, spiritual, and ethnic backgrounds.

The 10 Principles of Eden Alternative™

Connecting Care has worked to ensure The Eden Alternative™ philosophy is present in every aspect of our operations. The 10 core tenets of this philosophy direct us towards creating an environment that transcends traditional caregiving, focusing on the well-being and individuality of each resident.


Acknowledging that loneliness, helplessness, and boredom are detrimental to well-being, we actively work to create a community where residents find meaningful connections, purposeful engagement, and a vibrant atmosphere that enhances their health.


Striving for a community that is caring, inclusive, and vibrant, regardless of age or ability, we work towards creating an environment where everyone can experience a profound sense of well-being.


We understand that easy access to companionship is crucial, serving as an antidote to loneliness. Our community fosters an environment where residents can form connections and alleviate the feelings of isolation.


We believe that having a sense of purpose and the opportunity to give and receive is the antidote to helplessness. Residents thrive when they are actively engaged and contributing to their community.


Residents thrive in an atmosphere that embraces variety, spontaneity, and unexpected happenings, providing an antidote to boredom and ensuring a dynamic and engaging lifestyle.


Understanding that meaningless activity erodes the human spirit, we focus on providing activities that hold personal significance to each resident. We believe that a life filled with meaning is essential for overall health and well-being.


Recognizing that individuals are more than their medical diagnoses, we ensure that medical treatment supports and empowers residents to lead lives that are fulfilling and worth living.


Decision-making involves those most impacted, activating choice, autonomy, and influence. We empower residents to actively participate in decisions that affect their lives.


Acknowledging that building a collaborative and resilient culture is an ongoing process, we are committed to continuous learning, development, and adaptation to ensure a supportive and dynamic environment.


Wise leadership is recognized as the key to meaningful and lasting change. At Connecting Care, we prioritize leadership that guides our community towards continuous improvement and positive transformation.

Living The Eden Alternative™ in Every Community

From daily interactions to long-term planning, The Eden Alternative™ philosophy guides our decision-making, program development, and community engagement. We continuously strive to create vibrant and engaging spaces that reflect the ten principles of The Eden Alternative, ensuring that every resident feels at home, connected, and valued.

By choosing Connecting Care, you are choosing a community where the principles of The Eden Alternative™ shape our culture, interactions, and commitment to providing exceptional care. Experience the transformative power of resident directed living with Connecting Care.

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