Become a True Doors Partner
Do you want people with dementia to feel more at home in long term care? Do you see yourself supporting local nursing homes in transforming themselves from clinical environments to warm, friendly spaces? Would you enjoy helping staff to learn more about the elders in their care?
Who is a good fit?
You are intrinsically motivated to help people with dementia.
You are already involved in a professional or voluntary basis with person centred dementia care.
You understand that applying person centred practices take time. You are willing and able to put the time in.
Culture Change Consultant
Works as a facilitator for Dementia Australia and is an Eden Associate. Carolyne’s mother, Margaret, diagnosed with mixed dementia over 10 years ago. We began our cooperation early 2017.
Carolyne’s first project at Mercy Health Aged Care Bendigo took 6 months to complete. Carolyne was deeply involved in project and took pictures of residents previous doors.
At end 2018 Carolyne had supported projects at 20 nursing homes.
Ashley King & Daphne Noonan
Person Centred Universe
Atlantic Region, Canada
Both founders also work as executive director and activities director at separate nursing homes. Both homes are on Planetree Journeys. Studied Gerontology together. We began cooperation in summer 2018.
The first project at Nashwaak Villa project took 6 months to complete, weaving Elder choice, community involvement and life stories into project. By end 2018 the team were supporting 5 projects.
What’s in it for you?
15% of revenue on each project you support.
Resources to help you ensure successful person centred projects.
|Guidance / Training|
|Making a difference
A sense of fulfilment from improving elders' quality of life and fostering culture change in long term care.
|Online Application (?)|
|Sign Partner Agreement (?)|
You are comfortable using using Skype / Google Hangouts, shared documents, email and other digital tools.
Learn More About True Doors
A introduction video and three reports explaining the research and results about True Doors.
This report explains what person centred dementia care is, why it is vitally important and places True Doors in this context. Feedback from staff and family members of elders at ten nursing homes helps illustrate the range of benefits
Simple and powerful ideas to help people with dementia, looking at 35 years of research findings from around the world with feedback from True Doors projects in nine countries.
The Trimbos Institute is the Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction. This report summarises their findings of one of our first projects in 2015.