From nursing staff, family members and people with dementia.
Some residents find it easier to orient and they recognize their own door.
Marcolien Keyzer | Nurse at Woonzorggroep Samen Noorderlicht in
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
Sometimes residents say: “I’m home again.” That makes me happy. They also often walk around the ward while admiring the doors.
J. Benders | Nurse at De Waalboog Verpleeghuis Joachim en Anna in
My father’s memory is ok, so the True Door didn’t have a big impact on his orientation. But I have to admit the hallway looks really cozy and personal!
R. Stevens | A family member of a resident at Topaz Overryhn in
She chose her former front door. She lived behind that door more than 30 years!
Marjan Hermens | A family member of a resident at Archipel Zorggroep Passaat in
My father was a builder, that’s why this wooden door got my attention. And I really like the window. My family and I are very creative people, we all love crafts and needlework. I think it is important to stay active, especially when you are my age (95 years). The wreath on my front door is made by myself from old bicycle tubes. I also have a wreath made of sandwich bags, that one is for Easter. I really gave my door a personal touch.
Mw. Arkesteijn | Resident at Pieter van Foreest Weidevogelhof 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
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
I think they are very homely. I am finding that I have taken an interest in front doors when out walking I can’t help compare.
Helen Hayes | Daughter of resident at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in