Resident Growth and Wellness Plans
We advocate for a shift from institutional models of care to person-directed values and practices. Person-directed care is structured around the unique needs, preferences, and desires of the individual in question. The measurements for quality outcomes are based on well-being.
Well-being, as a frame of reference, requires us to focus on the strengths, possibilities, dreams, and goals of each individual. It is the ultimate outcome of a human life. The Eden Alternative® has identified seven primary domains of well-being:
We use these domains to guide us in the assessment and interview process of each individual. In the traditional health care model, care plans are used as a way to establish one’s identity in terms of what assistance they need and the deficits they live with, defining care needs in term of diagnosis or disease. When we use well-being as our frame of reference, the care plan becomes focused on strengths, preferences, goals, and growth. Then, we know how to partner with each resident to highlight and strengthen the sense of individuality to define assistance needed within the culture of caring.
Learn more about each of our wellness domains.