At Piner's, we believe that care is about more than doctors and pills. Care should involve the whole person, including their thoughts and emotions, their desires and their concerns. That's why, several years ago, we decided to become and Eden Home. The Eden Alternative is about striving to make the world within our walls a better place for our Elders. It is more than pets, nice gestures, and fancy talk, it's about listening to our Elders and doing our best to make sure they don't feel lonely or bored. It's about engaging them in the world around them, giving them a purpose in life, and helping them see that they are needed.
You might see some unique things when you visit us. You might walk past a sleeping dog (he likes a scratch behind the ear) when you enter our front door, or be greeted by a chirping bird, some residents choose to adopt a pet while they stay with us. Some residents find gardening to their liking. You might smell fresh bread baking, or notice someone watering the many beautiful plants located throughout our halls. These are all signs of life--real life--and our commitment to making Life Worth Living!
For more information on The Eden Alternative, please visit www.edenalt.org.