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.
The ward looks less clinical now, more home-like. I can tell residents are happy with it as well.- | Nurse at HVO Querido in Amsterdam
Residents find it easier to find their room. They also think the True Doors are beautiful.- | Nurse at De Waalboog Verpleeghuis Joachim en Anna in Nijmegen
I don't know the effect of the doors yet, but I can imagine it's easier for residents to find their homes now. It does look much cosier now, very home-like!- Anne | Nurse at HVO Querido in Amsterdam
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 Victoria, Australia
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
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 Nijmegen