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.
Can’t believe how efficient our doors were being sent. I received an email late one week & they arrived within the next week. 2 days before the nominated date. The joke here was, I could get things from Amsterdam quicker than I can from Adelaide. As it has been a busy time, our first door only went up yesterday. Yah for us. Everyone has made positive comments and the room occupant loves it. The decals are truly a wonderful product and the quality is outstanding.- Sharon Rothe | Leisure Lifestyle Coordinator at ‘Charla Lodge Aged Care’ Bordertown Hospital, SA Health, Government of South Australia in South Australia
I do believe the residents feel more at home. They feel like they have their own door now. The first couple of days, they often told us how lovely they think it is.- Ilona vd Meeren | Nurse at Stichting Elisabeth in Breda
Each time I pass by the door with cafe blinds I "smell the scones" this leads to greater bonding with the resident who has the room and the less sterile feeling with a door also encourages a sense of individuality and self for the residents with pride shown for their "home".- Natasha Yarrick | Member of staff at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
We are very proud to be involved with such an amazing creation, that brings a lot of stories, that have been told to us, by our friends who live here, to life. Some love to talk about where they once lived. One lady told me, she now feels as though she brought part of her old home with her, to her new home. She explained it to be of great comfort to her and it made her feel peaceful.
A lot of our friends here love the fact that they can easily find their own rooms. Not having every door the exact same is a blessing to them. No more getting lost as they now recognize their own door.
This project has sparked a lot of chatter. Most people coming into our place want to know what made each person here decide on such a door, so it’s a real joy to see our community interacting with all our friends that make Nashwaak Villa their home.
Families are totally immersed in this project and are so proud to have their loved one, make the decision as to what door they wanted. So often so much is taken away, and we just really wanted to give something back.
Some of our friends here say they feel more secure as if the were home.- Pamela Spilman | Nursing Staff at Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada
Mom put a lot of thought into each picture on the door. It truly tells her life story. She is so proud to show it to everyone that stops by.- Anna Rice | Daughter of a resident at Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada
Love mums new door - the wing looks welcoming and no longer gives feeling that family are walking into an institution.- Chris Stacey | Son of resident at Acacia Living Group in Western Australia