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More than Medical Care

The Eden Alternative® Philosophy

Eden Alternative

The Eden Alternative® approach to caregiving is about more than medical care. It is about improving the overall well-being of individuals and their care partners. Many of our Vivage communities maintain their program registration by upholding the Eden Alternative® values of innovation, integrity, community, empowerment, and passion.

This approach to person-directed care has expanded its reach to all care settings, including care communities. The Eden Alternative® focuses on enhancing the quality of life for older adults and believes that cultural change happens one relationship at a time.

The Ten Principles of the Eden Alternative®

Principle One:

Loneliness, helplessness, and boredom are painful and destructive to our health and well-being.

Principle Two:

A caring, inclusive and vibrant community enables all of us, regardless of age or ability, to experience well-being.

Principle Three:

We thrive when we have easy access to the companionship we desire. This is the antidote to loneliness.

Principle Four:

We thrive when we have purpose and the opportunity to give, as well as receive. This is the antidote to helplessness.

Principle Five:

We thrive when we have variety, spontaneity, and unexpected happenings in our lives. This is the antidote to boredom.

Principle Six:

Meaningless activity corrodes the human spirit. Meaning is unique to each of us and is essential to health and well-being.

Principle Seven:

We are more than our medical diagnoses. Medical treatment should support and empower us to experience a life worth living.

Principle Eight:

Decision-making must involve those most impacted by the decision. Empowerment activates choice, autonomy, and influence.

Principle Nine:

Building a collaborative and resilient culture is a never-ending process. We need to keep learning, developing, and adapting.

Principle Ten:

Wise leadership is the key to meaningful and lasting change. For it, there can be no substitute.


Explore our Eden Alternative® registered communities and find the perfect fit for you or someone you may know.

Arvada, CO

Arbor View Senior Living

Services Offered

  • Post-Hospitalization Rehabilitation
  • Memory Care
  • Eden Registered
  • Rental CCRC
  • Respite Care & Short-Term Stay
Olathe, CO

Colorow Care Center

Services Offered

  • Post-Hospitalization Rehabilitation
  • Memory Care
  • Long-Term Care & Skilled Nursing
  • Eden Registered
  • Respite Care & Short-Term Stay
Greeley, CO

Fairacres Manor

Services Offered

  • Post-Hospitalization Rehabilitation
  • Memory Care
  • Long-Term Care & Skilled Nursing
  • Eden Registered
  • Respite Care & Short-Term Stay
Holly, CO

Holly Nursing Care Center

Services Offered

  • Post-Hospitalization Rehabilitation
  • Long-Term Care & Skilled Nursing
  • Eden Registered
  • Respite Care & Short-Term Stay
Denver, CO

North Star Rehab & Care Community

Services Offered

  • Post-Hospitalization Rehabilitation
  • Long-Term Care & Skilled Nursing
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Behavioral Health
  • Eden Registered
  • Respite Care & Short-Term Stay
Denver, CO

Rowan Community

Services Offered

  • Post-Hospitalization Rehabilitation
  • Long-Term Care & Skilled Nursing
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Behavioral Health
  • Eden Registered
  • Respite Care & Short-Term Stay

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