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Eden Alternative

Eden Alternative

A cornerstone of the Eden Alternative concept is that residents should have close and continuing contact with as much human habitat as they choose to embrace.  Grand Traverse Pavilions has adopted this concept.

The Eden Alternative was originated by William Thomas, M.D., of Sherburne, N.Y.  Dr. Thomas has extended his personal congratulations to Grand Traverse Pavilions for its role in introducing and implementing the process.

Grand Traverse Pavilions embraces the 10 Eden Alternative Principles.

These principles include:

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 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.

Principal Seven:
We are more than our medical diagnoses., Medical treatment should support and employer us to experience a life worth living.

Principal Eight:
Decision-making must involve those most impacted y the decision. Empowerment activates choice, autonomy, and influence.

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

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

Rev. 11/17/2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pavilions offers special performance for Caregivers "Mrs. Kelly's Journey Home" Click here for details.

Now hiring for a Social Worker, starting wage of $26.00/hour - 80 hour/flex position - apply today by clicking here!

Now hiring for a Speech Language Pathologist, starting wage of $33.88 - 80 hour/flex position - apply today by clicking here!

Check out available jobs to join a career that loves you back by clicking here!

 

Grand Traverse Pavilions is proud to AGAIN be recognized by the U.S. News as a High Performing facility in both the Long-Term Care and Short-Term Rehabilitation categories.

US News and World Report

The Best Nursing Homes reflect U.S. News’ analysis of data collected and published by the federal government using a methodology defined by U.S. News that evaluates factors that U.S. News has determined most impact resident care, safety and outcomes. All measures in both ratings were developed from publicly available data from CMS as of July 2021. COVID-19 vaccine information reflects publicly available data as of October 2021. For more information about this year’s updates and new ratings, please refer to the methodology. U.S. News also profiles Assisted Living Communities, which in many cases provide services that overlap with traditional nursing homes. For the full list, visit the Nursing Home Finder

Now Hiring!

Now Hiring! Certified Nurse Aides with full-time positions offering a starting wage of $22.22/hour, with $2.00/hour shift differential, $1.00/hour weekend differential, and $2.35/hour Essential Worker Bonus. Position performs basic resident care activities and related non-professional services in caring for the personal needs and comfort of residents. Qualified must have already completed a recognized Nurse Aide Training program and obtain a current State of Michigan certification.

Apply now at www.gtpavilions.org/jobs

Beautification Project

Be part of our Campus Wide Beautification Project!  We will be accepting orders throughout the year to enhance our beautiful campus.  Bricks, Park Benches, Picnic Tables and more can be purchased!

Donations

All donations to the Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation are tax deductible charitable contributions as approved by the IRS.  For a full list of giving options please review our various Giving Opportunities below:

Giving Opportunities

The Wellness Center

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Grand Traverse Pavilions

1000 Pavilions Circle
Traverse City, MI   49684

Phone: (231) 932-3000