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Pilgrims View welcomes Executive Director of Filos Community Services

10 September 2018

Avante Care & Support has adopted the Eden Alternative as its Philosophy of Care and is implementing its ideas across the nine care homes and two domiciliary care services it operates. The Eden Alternative is based on the core belief that ageing should be a continued stage of development and growth, rather than a period of decline.

As advocates of the Eden Alternative, Avante Care & Support was asked to meet with Dr Foo Executive Director of Filos Community Services, based in Singapore, to show how Implementation of the Eden Alternative is a powerful tool for improving the quality of life and quality of care for those living in care homes.

Filos Community Services runs services for older people, with a focus on integrating health and social care for elderly living in the community. Sue Connelly and Dawn Dwyer, Branch Managers for Home Care and Support , Frances Lake PA to the Director of Quality and John Ogbe, Home Manager, met with Dr Foo at Pilgrims View, where they were able to give Dr Foo some ideas and information on how to start her organisation on its Eden journey. Also, this contact will provide Avante Care & Support with a global view of Eden in practice.

For her part, Dr Foo was able to give an insight on how social care is implemented in Singapore, where volunteers play a very important role in meeting clients for an hour every week for meaningful interaction. After tea, coffee and biscuits and a tour of the care home, thanks were exchanged all round and promises made to keep in touch. Watch this space - there will be more news from Singapore at a later date.

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