Eden Alternative - page 3
Does anyone work in a facility that is currently under going the Eden transformation and if so-what do you think? Our facility has embraced the concept-we are in the very beginning stages...so far... Read More
Aug 13, '03Occupation: RN, Elderly Mental health Joined: Jun '01; Posts: 3,115; Likes: 51Wasn't there something similar, but without the livestock, called "Planetree"? 10 years or so back.
Aug 13, '03Occupation: ER RN Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 5,322; Likes: 1,329How do they address the issues of residents or staff who have allergies to animals? Will residents have to take another med to control it?
I'm allergic to just about any kind of animal with fur. (Yes, I have a dog, and cat, and plan to get a horse but I keep the allergy under tight control, so it doesn't bother me)
Aug 21, '03Occupation: L.P.N. in LTC Specialty: med surg,homecare,hospice ; Joined: Aug '00; Posts: 4,682; Likes: 4,825Originally posted by Tookie
I know you started thhis thread some time ago and l wanted to ask if your facility did indeed introduce the concept and how successful it was
If you could spare a few thoughts l would appreciate this - Also if any others who have previously answered or who may be expereincing this now l would appreciate your thoughts as well.
Aug 21, '03Occupation: L.P.N. in LTC Specialty: med surg,homecare,hospice ; Joined: Aug '00; Posts: 4,682; Likes: 4,825Originally posted by debralynn
Also I am glad that I have never looked upon my patients as dumb or ignorant. I look upon them as someone who may not have had the same opportunities as me, or someone who is just different!Last edit by ktwlpn on Aug 23, '03
Aug 22, '03Occupation: icu nurse Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 10,260; Likes: 233One Central Queensland hospital I worked at had pets for the rehabilation patients and the only real problem was that the dog was a labrador and so constantly as round as he was long from gorging on biscuits fed to him by the doting patients. I know of a few places that use pet therapy One the pet is a "failed" guide dog not quite good enough to make it through the guide dog program but in every other way a good dog this animal was in a facility for the severly mentally handicapped children and was in danger of being loved to death.
Aug 23, '03Occupation: worker bee Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 444; Likes: 26We are fully engrossed in this PIA project. We started this about a year ago. It started with just one small dog, then we progressed to Birds in our Activities area, then we added two more dogs (The facility decided we could not handle these two dogs so they were going to send them back to the pound-guess where they ended up?), now we have an aviary. I do think that is all we have. I refuse to clean up dog poo, I am a Nurse-NOT A VETERINARIAN. They are cute and fun to play with but not in a Health Care setting. The diseases from the birds alone..................
Sep 1, '03Occupation: charge nurse Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 124; Likes: 6the facility I work for has recently started Edenizing...we have 4 totally annoying birds and a cat that about half our residents claim they're allergic to...also one family called in state to investigate the cat....sounds like the Eden people are old hippies (I'm one myself) who have lost sight of what our job entails...I love animals as much as the next person, but not when you're told you have to clean out the litter box at the end of the shift and you find fortified cat milk in the med fridge next to the novasource..get real people!!!!