A True Doors transformation
True Doors decals stimulate the wellbeing of seniors and people with special needs living in care facilities, improving quality of life and contributing to person-centered care.
People recognise and find their own doors. Reminiscence and social interaction is stimulated. Facilities feel more like homes. Residents' identities are brought to the fore.
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From nursing staff, family members and people with dementia.
They are colourful and alive , creative and engaging. The True Door helps mum identify her room. It feels more homely and adds a lot more interest- takes away the “sanitation” of aged care. Everyone I show who sees the doors thinks they are marvelous.– Rose Spinks | Daughter of resident at Mercy Health in Victoria, Australia
It’s nice to have a point of difference for residents and staff- gives a nice feel to their wing.– Kerri O’Dea | Registered Nurse at Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
It looks very nice! Also, it’s easier to find my room now.– Willem | Resident at HVO Querido in Amsterdam
I lived behind that door for 30 years. From when I was one. I was a really naughty there! At age 84, I returned the front door key, because another family member has lived in that house as well. So for 83 years, I owned that key. The front door name plate was made by my father. We had a copper door bell that we often polished.. and the tiny window above the door, we had to clean that too. Boy, did I have to clean that one!– Mw. van der Kooy | Resident at Pieter van Foreest Weidevogelhof in Pijnacker
My mother has lived behind this door for the most part of her life. I can tell it is easier for her to find her own door now. Sometimes she says the mailbox should be fixed. I believe she recognises her front door, because she says: “I’m going home”, whenever she returns to her apartment.– J. van Bastelaar | A family member of a resident at Archipel Zorggroep Passaat in Eindhoven
There are many positive reactions. Residents often mention the True Doors and they point at them. The ward looks less like a hospital. It looks beautiful and cosy and it’s more like a home. That’s why it feels like a safe place to be.– | Nurse at De Waalboog Verpleeghuis Joachim en Anna in Nijmegen
This is the door from my mum’s childhood home, where she had a wonderful time. Since she received her personal True Door, we talk about the past more often, about where she lived. Other residents used to accidentally walk into my mum’s room. That doesn’t happen anymore, now that she has a True Door. This gives her peace and privacy. Every resident has his/her own personalised door, so they’re finding their owns room more easily. When the family visits her, it feels more like we are entering her home, rather than being in a nursing home.– E. van Velzen | A family member of a resident at Topaz Overryhn in Leiden
The doors look fabulous and make it look more homely. Love them and this was a great idea.– Michelle Ingram | Daughter of a resident at Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada
It’s just a whole different atmosphere. People seem to be more chatty and everyone loves the doors. And it’s opened up conversations that we have never even thought of before… It’s just a wonderful thing… They’re breathtaking.– Melody O’neill | Director of Care at Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada