A New Approach
The George E. Whahlen Ogden Veterans Home embraces the Eden Alternative philosophy.
The Eden Alternative is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to transforming care environments into habitats for human beings that promote quality of life for all involved. It is a powerful tool for inspiring well-being for Elders and those who collaborate with them as care partners.
The Eden Alternative’s principle-based philosophy empowers care partners to transform institutional approaches to care into the creation of a community where life is worth living. The main focus is to eliminate loneliness, helplessness and boredom.
“The Eden Alternative is the beginning, not the end, of an epic journey. It shows us what is possible and encourages us to continue exploring – to continue asking how we can improve the well-being of our Elders and, in doing so, bring a new Elderhood into being” – Dr. William Thomas
Veterans and their spouses or surviving spouses who are residents of Utah and in need of nursing home care may be admitted to the nursing home. Veteran is defined as an individual who has served on active duty in the armed forces for more than 180 consecutive days, or was a member of a reserve component who served in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal has been authorized and who has been separated or retired under honorable conditions; or any person incurring an actual service-related injury or disability whether or not that person completed 180 days of active duty.
How to Apply
Contact the George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home Admissions Manager at: (801) 334-4315.
George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home Printable Application Forms