Northbourne Court included on the Eden Registry
On the 26 April Northbourne Court was accredited as an Eden Alternative registered home.
The Eden Alternative is a philosophy of care based on the core belief that ageing should be a continued stage of development and growth, rather than a period of decline.
The evaluation went well with staff demonstrating how they are working to the principles of Eden Alternative through their care delivery. The assessor commented on what she was impressed with and spoke with staff, residents and visitors during her visit to fully assess everyone’s views on embedding the Eden Philosophy within the home. Staff were positive about starting their Eden journey and were fully aware of the need to put residents at the centre of their day to day decisions about their care. Residents also gave positive feedback, as did all the visitors.
Northbourne Court in Sidcup and Weyboune in Abbey Wood both received their Eden Accreditation in April 2019 joining Avante’s seven other homes on the Eden Register consequently making Avante Care & Support the first health and social care provider to have all care homes Eden Accredited.
The Accreditation is recognition that residents live a vibrant and fulfilling life in residential care, with staff providing meaningful activities, engagement with the community and promoting companionship.
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.
Avante’s homes provide care and support to older people and to those living with dementia across Kent, Medway, Bexley and Greenwich.
Avante Care & Support is a long established and highly thought of charitable organisation that has delivered care and support for over 28 years to over 1000 people. Eight out of the nine care homes Avante Care & Support owns and manages have been rated by the Care Quality Commission as either Good or Outstanding, with its Home Care & Support service in Kent and Bexley also recognised as a Good Home Care provider by the CQC.
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