The Edmond Sun


August 30, 2013

Home-based elder care company to expand

Eden Care to open new location

OKLA. CITY — Building on the success of its north Edmond location, Edmond-based Eden Care opened a second home in early August, expanding access to the business’s non-traditional eldercare model.

“Our first home has generated so much interest in the community and our second home is already almost fully reserved,” said Shannon McClure, owner and executive director for Eden Care Homes. “We are excited for the opportunity to offer our special style of care to more people.”

To protect the safety and privacy of its residents, Eden Care does not publish its business address, but the new location will be in north Oklahoma City.

Founded in 2011, Eden Care offers a traditional single-family assisted-living home designed for those in need of help with the activities of daily living. The home is staffed full time by trained and certified caregivers, and Eden Care limits its residency to no more than five residents to allow for a more natural residential environment.

“Many people who need assistance with everyday tasks are hesitant to move to a large facility,” McClure said. “We offer our residents the chance to live in a traditional home while receiving highly individualized care and assistance around the clock.”

McClure, a registered nurse with almost two decades of experience in senior care, said the home-based setting allows for more flexibility and individualized service for residents.

“We have had a married couple living in our home who perfectly illustrates the beauty of the Eden Care model,” McClure said. “Both residents required assistance with everyday tasks but their needs were very different. In a traditional senior care facility this couple would most likely be forced to live in separate areas because of the vast difference in their needs. We were able to provide the individualized care each of them needed while allowing them to live together as husband and wife, just as they had for decades. This was good for their minds and their hearts.”

Eden Care is licensed by the State of Oklahoma, and the home is supervised by an experienced registered nurse who is available to consult with the in-home caregivers, residents and their families, as needed on a 24-hour basis.

In addition to the homey environment, Eden Care also offers a variety of therapies not typically found in assisted living centers. Music therapy, aromatherapy, therapeutic touch and massage therapy are all included in the center’s available services.

Eden Care residents also enjoy a traditional outdoor patio, a paved walking trail, raised gardens in the home’s backyard and full use of the home’s kitchen.

“We have a resident who enjoys baking, so we help her do that,” McClure said. “Other residents enjoy gardening or just being able to watch the sunset from our patio, so we make that possible. No one wants to live out their final days in a nursing home. I do not consider Eden Care a ‘facility’ and it is not ‘home-like’, it is ‘home’.”

McClure recognizes the anguish faced by families who are struggling with how to best care for the health and safety of their aging parents. Eden Care residents enjoy an open door policy, and family members are free to visit their loved ones any time without restrictive visiting hours.

Eden Care’s approach to eldercare led Jane Collins to choose the Edmond location for her parents last November.

“I cannot tell you how thrilled I am with the personalized care and attention provided by Shannon and the other caregivers,” Collins said. “It is like truly night and day compared to a facility. We all just felt immediately at home here at the Cottage.”

FOR MORE information, contact McClure at 285-5983 or visit

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