Eden: A Way of Embracing Life

Shuksan Healthcare Center provides a broad range of rehabilitation and skilled nursing services.

Beyond medical care, our elders also experience a lifestyle called “Eden.”

Dr. William H. Thomas, Eden’s founder, states that elders do best when they are immersed in a real-world human habitat. Shuksan Healthcare Center has surrounded itself with a loving, caring staff, gentle pets and birds, and children from many walks of life who visit often and brighten everyone’s spirits.

Dr. Thomas has written three books on the Eden lifestyle:

  1. What Are Old People For? How Elders Will Save the World
  2. Life Worth Living: How Someone You Love Can Still Enjoy Life in a Nursing Home – The Eden Alternative in Action
  3. In the Arms of Elders: A Parable of Wise Leadership and Community Building