Eden Philosophy of Care

Our Philosophy of Care

To transform our communities and improve the well-being of Elders and their care partners.
-Eden Philosophy Mission

Langley Lodge has adopted the Eden Philosophy of Care.  It is best described as a shift from a medical model and institutional approach to a person-centered approach, where the elder is at the center of their own healthcare. Care services revolve around the Elder’s needs rather than the needs of healthcare providers.

A care partner team includes the Elder and all of the people who support their success. Together, these Elders, employees, and family members work collaboratively to place decision-making in the hands of the Elders or those closest to them.

The Eden Alternative philosophy asserts that no matter how old we are or what challenges we live with, life is about continuing to grow.  Building on this new paradigm, it affirms that care is not a one-way street, but rather a collaborative partnership.  Together, care partner teams strive to enhance well-being by eliminating the three plagues of loneliness, helplessness, and boredom.

To eliminate loneliness, helplessness, and boredom.
-Eden Philosophy Vision
-Eden Values

The Eden Alternative firmly believes that culture change unfolds one relationship at a time, and that deep change can only take root when the entire continuum of care is involved.  

Your Support is Our Key To Success

Our intent is to create wellbeing for all care partners on the team by strengthening their sense of identity and autonomy, ensuring security, enhancing connectedness with the community and surroundings, driving meaning deeply into daily life experiences, promoting ongoing growth by building on strengths, and taking time to experience moments of joy as they come.

What Do We Hope to Achieve?

What we hope stands out is our relationships with our elders and families, and a vibrant atmosphere in our home. We are committed to empowering people and engaging them in a better quality of life through a sense of purpose and fulfillment and the experience of caring connections and interactions.

We invite you to join our caring community and our work together in creating a culture shift.

Eden Philosophy in Practice: A Shift in Approaches

Institutional CarePerson Centered Care
Care Givers/ReceiversCare Partners
DiseaseChanging Abilities
Physical CareHolistic Care
Seeing BehavioursAddressing Unmet Needs