From nursing staff, family members and people with dementia.
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
I am very impressed, it's wonderful to come along and see the effect on everybody. I feel more peaceful seeing the doors instead of institutional regular doors.- Helen Banks | Daughter of resident at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
A resident told me a story about how her door reminded her of the times her husband went fishing in the past on the Nashwaak River. She used to look out of the car window while her husband was fishing and this is the image she imagines when she looks at the door. I have noticed a huge positive effect with the True Doors.- Amy Sandant Vibert | Nursing Staff at Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada
Brightens the hallways and gives a more home-like feeling. Very pleased with the result.- | Daughter of a resident at Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada
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 Victoria, Australia
..it adds a more homey feeling to match the walls of the lounge and outer garden areas. (painted murals in the interior and garden- Lorraine Underwood | Daughter of resident at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
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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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.