We didn't invent doors. We just decided that they matter.
True Doors ® decals help improve the lives of people with dementia.
When doors become events in themselves, they reveal a story of their own. Here we share True Door stories, from our community, of personalisation, happy memories and that all important feeling of home.
In this fund a need video Jennifer Tucker, clinical practice manager, and Elders explain the results of the pilot project.
Karen Hodgson, Facility Manager at Cypress View Lodge, New South Wales, Australia, initiated a True Doors project after reading about our work on an online magazine.
In my recent summary of the first year of True Doors projects in Australia, I described the heart-warming reaction from one particular elder while my Husband, John, and I were applying four True Doors during the trial at TLC Aged Care, The Heights in Donvale, VIC.
The True Doors project at Nazareth Home was initiated by Michael Buckman, Director of Development, with the supported of an incredibly committed team.
This year Kings Way LifeCare Alliance has introduced True Doors to both its nursing homes in New Brunswick, Canada. We spoke with Megan O’Hara, Community Development Coordinator.
Last week we hosted a couple of webinars to summarise our first year of working in Australia.
Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada, recently completed a True Doors transformation, where residents’ chose their True Doors with help from family, staff and local students. Students help to use True Doors as a tool for person-centered care at Nashwaak Villa.
A collection of videos with the residents and staff at De Wever de Bijsterstede retirement and care home in Tilburg, The Netherlands. This was going to be a one-off project on the theme of “feeling at home” in March 2014. While we were there we realised that True Doors could be helpful for people with dementia.
True Doors ® decals are person centred care solutions to improve quality of life for elders with dementia, while also transforming cold institutional spaces into warm and familiar homelike environments.
Residents' identities are brought to the fore. Reminiscence and social interaction is stimulated. People recognise and find their own doors. Privacy and sense of safety increases. Facilities feel more like homes.
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From nursing staff, family members and people with dementia.
I have never seen these doors before, but they are beautiful. They look so real!- Nancy McNeill | Daughter of a resident at Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada
I've noticed through speaking with the residents that their is a sense of pride in their door and thier room now. "This is my door". " This is my room" "Isn't it lovely.' "Aren't I lucky".- Penny West | Member of staff at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
The hallway looks very nice and I like my door the best. I'm very positive about it!- Ariana | Resident at HVO Querido in Amsterdam
Some of the residents walk straight to their room, now that the True Doors are installed. They think the doors are fun and they experience more freedom than before. One resident told us he feels more at home now.- Johan Anker | Nurse at Topaz Overryhn in Leiden
It looks very nice! Also, it's easier to find my room now.- Willem | Resident at HVO Querido in Amsterdam
Residents seem to be searching for their own door, family and staff are also excited over their doors, talking about happy memories they have had. Staff see other residents admiring all the doors.- Lorraine Mills | Member of staff at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia