Avante Care & Support, a long-established charitable provider of care and support, has recently become the first health and social care provider to have all 9 care homes Eden Accredited.
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.
Northbourne Court in Sidcup and Weybourne in Abbeywood both received their Eden Accreditation and were recognised as care homes who can demonstrate how the care and support their staff provide is supporting residents to have meaningful activities, eradicate boredom and loneliness and to live a vibrant and fulfilling life within residential care.
With the two recent accreditations this has meant the company has become the first care provider to have all of its portfolio of care homes Eden Accredited.
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 Director of Quality, Jacqui Morris, commented, “We are so pleased to have all 9 care homes now on the Eden register. Special thanks to all of our residents and staff, for the continued commitment in embedding the Eden philosophy into everyday practice. By working together, they are helping to deliver Avante Care & Supports vision; ‘Communities where everyone has a vibrant and fulfilling life’.
We are hoping to achieve Eden validation for our two Home Care and Support Services shortly, these in addition to our care homes will mean all Avante care homes and care services will have Eden validation”.
Avante Care & Supports care homes provide care and support to older people and to those living with dementia across Kent, Medway, Bexley and Greenwich.