From nursing staff, family members and people with dementia.
Some residents recognise their own door and finds it easier to orient. I think the True Doors lift up the atmosphere and are highly appreciated.
H. Ebbing | Nurse at De Waalboog Verpleeghuis Joachim en Anna in
More homely, make a big difference. Good for talking about.
Chris Varley | Son of resident at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in
Maggie has just moved into Bethlehem and the door was already up. Ironically – previously Maggie’s door was purple and the colour is very similar. It’s too early to tell whether mum will recognize this door but aesthetically mum feels it is comforting and homely. I think that visually it provides a wonderful sensory environment a feeling of home and a warm personal touch. The doors invite conversation and a person-centred approach with the doors unique to the individual. I would love to go through the process to see mum’s reactions to other doors and would be interested to see if she would continue to choose a certain door or whether this would change on a day to day basis. I love the concept of bringing a more homely environment into Residential Care that integrates the lives of each individual and the era to which their memory resonates.
Samantha Parke | Daughter of resident at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in
For some of the residents, it’s easier now to recognise their own door. Some say it feels more like “home”. There are days when they say they are proud of their doors. They talk about about how pretty the doors are.
| Nurse at Stichting Elisabeth in
This True Door makes me feel at home, it suits me. My sister thinks so too.
Jan de Lange | Resident at Amerpoort in
She recognized her own door and thinks it is beautiful. She lived behind that door from 1957 until 2012.
A. Schoots | A family member of a resident at Hof en Heim Zorgcentrum Suderigge in
The doors are creating opportunities to talk with other families about their doors and the stories behind the doors. the doors are all so beautiful – it’s magic- you’ve done a wonderful job!
Margaret Wilson | Wife of resident at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in
I can tell my mother feels happier and safer since she received a True Door. She really likes it and thinks it perfectly fits her personality.
P. vd Zanden | A family member of a resident at Stichting Elisabeth in
Residents and family members have great social interactions talking about each other’s doors. They give our home a more personal and homely feel. It doesn’t feel like our residents are in a healthcare facility. I love all the new doors!
Julie Anderson | Nursing Staff at Nashwaak Villa in
New Brunswick, Canada