Welcoming Spontaneity and Empowerment.
As you know, HBH is working towards becoming an Eden Alternative facility. The Eden Alternative approach to residential care seeks to create a “human habitat” that ensures that loneliness, helplessness and boredom are replaced by companionship, meaningful activity, spontaneity and variety. Last December, HBH was awarded our first four Eden Principles. This year, our focus is on three new Principles, which ask us to create an environment that encourages spontaneity and meaning, and to ensure that decisions are made by the resident or as close to the resident as possible (family, friends and staff who know residents well). Our goal is to have another Eden audit early in 2016 and hopefully be awarded these next three principles. So look out for spontaneous and resident-driven activity happening all around HBH!