Pilgrims View care home maintains its place on the Eden UK Register of Homes
Pilgrims View care home in Snodland, Kent, has been reaccredited as an Eden Alternative home. With many of the staff certified Eden Associates and 31 other staff members completing the Eden awareness training course, the philosophy is very evident and growing within the home.
The Eden Alternative is based on the core belief that ageing should be a continued stage of development and growth, rather than a period of decline.
Studies show that implementation of The Eden Alternative is a powerful tool for improving quality of life and quality of care for those living in care homes. Also, homes that have adopted Eden as an organisational-wide philosophy have found that there is improved staff satisfaction and retention and significant decreases in use of medication.
Pilgrims View care home was assessed on 21 March 2018, by June Burgess, Regional Co-ordinator and Paul Bailey, Eden Mentor & Educator who form the validation team for the Eden Alternative in the UK. They spent the day observing the character of the home and speaking with residents and staff.
The Eden report states ‘Special friendships have clearly been formed between residents including one relationship reported between two residents one of whom does not have any family. She was invited and spent Christmas Day with the family of her friend who is also a resident in the home.
Comfortable, friendly exchanges were observed between staff and residents during the visit and everyone working in the home was reported to be involved in enhancing the wellbeing of the residents’.
Paul Bailey, Eden Mentor & Educator commented, ‘Staff and residents, under the positive leadership of Home Manager John, his Deputy Manager Lisa and the Eden Associates have definitely adopted the Eden Alternative philosophy of care and have made great progress’.
For more information on Pilgrims View care home or to arrange a viewing please call John, Home Manager on 01634 241906 or visit our website here.