Glacier View Lodge is a not-for-profit long-term care facility operated by Glacier View Lodge Society serving the Vancouver Island community.

They heard about True Doors through social media in 2016 and were immediately interested in the idea.

Vision of enhancing Glacier View Lodge
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And began working on raising the fund needed to transform every resident’s door.

Fundraising and problem solving to do
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They worked and organized the project with Resident and Family Councils.

Project checklist
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There was a clear set of goals, which included creating a home-like environment, enhancing the sense of security, and stimulating interactions.

Key deliverables from this project
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The families helped to create a shortlist of options for each resident to make it easier to select a design from the True Doors Collection.

Involvement of family members
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Once the choices were made it was time to place the order.

The True Doors order arrived!
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They applied the decals themselves having watched the instructional videos on the True Doors site, which explain the process step-by-step.

Before and after pictures
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The Collection includes high-quality photos of doors from around the world. The wide range of options means that each resident is really able to pick a design that suits them.

The special care unit at Glacier View Lodge
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The main unit at Glacier View Lodge
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The rose garden at Glacier View Lodge.
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That sometimes even means picking a door you’ve always wanted, rather than a design that reminds you of a past home.

Reactions about True Doors from the residents
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Our thanks to the great and dedicated team at Glacier Views Lodge for their openness in sharing the used in this article!

Thank you to Coastal Community Credit Union, Glacier View Lodge Auxiliary and a private dinner.
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