An Eldercare Community
One of the defining characteristics of Elmhurst Extended Care is our designation as an Eden Alternative home. This innovative philosophy of Elder Care, founded by Harvard-educated geriatrician William Thomas, MD.emphasizes quality of life and choice. Eden incorporates pleasant reminders of life into the traditional nursing home setting. The end result is an “elder-centered community,” one with a strong focus on choice, meaningful interactions, and a life worth living.
Today, the Eden philosophy is spread across all aspects of Elmhurst. We believe that our Elders are to be honored and respected for the wisdom they bring to our community. Individuality and personal preferences are revered. Elders have the freedom to pursue cherished activities, interact with others and experience new things.
Examples of the Eden philosophy in practice include:
These unique perspectives on Elder Care encourage variety and the spontaneity that comes with living a full life. In turn, they greatly enrich the experience for both Elders and staff, and ultimately exceed any expectations you may have for a nursing home. In short, at Elmhurst Extended Care, we create environments for living, rather than facilities for the frail and aging.
We invite you to learn more about the values and beliefs we hold dear. Visit the official Eden Alternative web site.