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.
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.