Lately, the vision of healthcare has changed in a way... It is wonderful, that such a simple thing, can change the whole environment. And that is what we hear from the people that are passing by.
- Anja Meeuwesen | Care manager at De Wever Woonzorgcentrum de Bijsterstede in Tilburg
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The True Doors helps residents with their orientation. They reminisce often and talk about the doors from their past. The True Doors stand out and sometimes lead to conversations between residents, family members and the nursing staff.
- | Nurse at Hof en Heim Zorgcentrum Suderigge in Lemmer
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Two residents on the community ward were talking about how their own doors look. Also I've seen other other residents sometimes stand next to a door and start talking about it.
- Wiegertje Lageveen | Nurse at Hof en Heim Zorgcentrum Suderigge in Lemmer
A True Door Testimonial - Wiegertje Lageveen
I lived behind that door for 30 years. From when I was one. I was a really naughty there! At age 84, I returned the front door key, because another family member has lived in that house as well. So for 83 years, I owned that key. The front door name plate was made by my father. We had a copper door bell that we often polished.. and the tiny window above the door, we had to clean that too. Boy, did I have to clean that one!
- Mw. van der Kooy | Resident at Pieter van Foreest Weidevogelhof in Pijnacker
A True Door Testimonial - Mw. van der Kooy
I've had a wonderful time, living on ... street. Now I live here, I miss the feeling I had there. My old place really felt like home. I love to have my old front door again.
- Mw. Roodenburg | Resident at Pieter van Foreest Weidevogelhof in Pijnacker
A True Door Testimonial - Mw. Roodenburg
My father was a builder, that's why this wooden door got my attention. And I really like the window. My family and I are very creative people, we all love crafts and needlework. I think it is important to stay active, especially when you are my age (95 years). The wreath on my front door is made by myself from old bicycle tubes. I also have a wreath made of sandwich bags, that one is for Easter. I really gave my door a personal touch.
- Mw. Arkesteijn | Resident at Pieter van Foreest Weidevogelhof in Pijnacker
A True Door Testimonial - Mw. Arkesteijn
My new door looks a lot like my former front door. I got married and raised my children in that house. Good memories! The front door was made of solid oak and we could open the upper part, which we did when we talked to our neighbours for example. It was a pity that we had to move out of that house.
- Mw. Louwen | Resident at Pieter van Foreest Weidevogelhof in Pijnacker
A True Door Testimonial - Mw. Louwen
It made me think of Picasso..
- Mw. Eichhorn | Resident at Pieter van Foreest Weidevogelhof in Pijnacker
A True Door Testimonial - Mw. Eichhorn
I think it's beautiful! It looks old and almost real. If I didn't know better, I would use some paint and plaster.
- Mw. Hulleman | Resident at Pieter van Foreest Weidevogelhof in Pijnacker
A True Door Testimonial - Mw. Hulleman
I can tell my father feels more comfortable now that the environment looks less like a hospital. He is very proud of his door and he likes that it's blue, his favourite colour. He loves showing his door to visitors and he's happy when people say something nice about his door.
- Petra vd Star | A family member of a resident at Stichting Elisabeth in Breda
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She chose this True Door because it reminds her of her a former front door. She finds it really beautiful and says it gives her a homely feeling. She mentions it every time we go into her room.
- E. van Turnhout | A family member of a resident at Stichting Elisabeth in Breda
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I've got the feeling that some of our residents feel more at home, especially when they recognise their own front door. Also, family members like making photographs of their relative standing in front of their door.
- Melanie Holzken | Nurse at Stichting Elisabeth in Breda
A True Door Testimonial - Melanie Holzken
The True Doors make the hallways lively and colourful. It looks great! It's not just the residents like it, the staff do too. I often walk around to have a closer look at all the different doors.
- Johan van Dijk | A family member of a resident at Zorggroep Charim D'n Aok in Veendendaal
A True Door Testimonial - Johan van Dijk
One of the residents used to be angry, aggressive and restless. He often waited at the entrance, because he wanted to go home. Since he received a True Door with a photograph of his old front door, this doesn't happen anymore. He calmly goes to his own room, which he now recognises as "home".
- Alice van Amerongen | Nurse at Zorggroep Charim D'n Aok in Veendendaal
A True Door Testimonial - Alice van Amerongen
The atmosphere is much more intimate and personal. It looks more like a home environment, not cold and clinical like it used to be. So far, all the stories from the nursing staff and family members, have been positive.
- Jacqueline van Dijk | Nurse at Zorggroep Charim D'n Aok in Veendendaal
A True Door Testimonial - Jacqueline van Dijk
I do feel my sister feels more at ease now, since she received a True Door. I can tell she's doing well and I think the personal touch of the True Door contributed to that feeling.
- Jan Goossensen | A family member of a resident at Zorggroep Charim D'n Aok in Veendendaal
A True Door Testimonial - Jan Goossensen
The True Doors light up the hallway, the atmosphere is more pleasant. It's like you're walking outside, on the streets. I think the residents feel the same way. Also, residents aren't wandering around lost as much as they used to.
- Herma van Harten | Team leader at Zorggroep Charim D'n Aok in Veendendaal
A True Door Testimonial - Herma van Harten
Some residents feel like they are back in the past, in the street were they grew up. They recognise their own door. Some of them have conversations about the True Doors, while walking together around the ward.
- A. Vissers | Nurse at Laverhof Het Retraitehuis in Uden
A True Door Testimonial - A. Vissers
The cold and clinical atmosphere is gone. I really like the True Doors! Because the doors are all different, it's easier to find your own room.
- | A family member of a resident at Zorggroep Sint Maarten Gerardus Majella in Denekamp
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From the living room, you have a nice view on the True Door. It's really beautiful!
- | A family member of a resident at Zorggroep Sint Maarten Gerardus Majella in Denekamp
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My mother asked: "Do I have to bring my door, when I go home?" She thinks it is beautiful and she recognises her former addresses (the doors looked quite similar).
- Jeanette de Lange | A family member of a resident at Icare De Kloosterakker in Assen
Since the True Doors were installed some residents are spending more time in their rooms. They also close their door more often.
- Miranda Nous | Nurse at Stichting Elisabeth in Breda
A True Door Testimonial - Miranda Nous
Residents find it easier to walk to their rooms now. There are less questions about "where to go?". They also talk more about their past, for example when they're engaged in a game.
- José Gommers | Nurse at Stichting Elisabeth in Breda
A True Door Testimonial - José Gommers
There are many positive reactions. Residents often mention the True Doors and they point at them. The ward looks less like a hospital. It looks beautiful and cosy and it's more like a home. That's why it feels like a safe place to be.
- | Nurse at De Waalboog Verpleeghuis Joachim en Anna in Nijmegen
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This was the door of the entrance to his office in Santiago, Chile. He recognised his former door and keeps on pointing whenever we pass it.
- Gerard Wijtjes | A family member of a resident at De Waalboog Verpleeghuis Joachim en Anna in Nijmegen
A True Door Testimonial - Gerard Wijtjes
Residents now know which room is theirs. In the evenings they say: "I'm home, I'm going to sleep now!" There's less agitation. Family members are also very excited about the doors.
- | Nurse at De Waalboog Verpleeghuis Joachim en Anna in Nijmegen
My husband knows it's his room now. Thanks to the True Door.
- | Partner at Woonzorggroep Samen Noorderlicht in Hippolytushoef
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The True Door looks like the old front door. It's easier to find the room now and there's more of a feeling of home.
- E.M. Doornbos-Erkelens | A family member of a resident at Woonzorggroep Samen Noorderlicht in Hippolytushoef
A True Door Testimonial - E.M. Doornbos-Erkelens
There's more social interaction. And it's easier to connect a door to a resident now that all the doors are different.
- Jessica Dik | A family member of a resident at Woonzorggroep Samen Noorderlicht in Hippolytushoef
A True Door Testimonial - Jessica Dik
The door looks nice in the hallway and I feel more at home now.
- Erwin Kemper | Resident at HVO Querido in Amsterdam
A True Door Testimonial - Erwin Kemper
I like the decorated window and the wood. For me it's easier to find my room now.
- Andre | Resident at HVO Querido in Amsterdam
A True Door Testimonial - Andre
It's a beautiful antique door. Very decorative. Every time when I look at my door I think: "Wow it's so great!". Coming home is much nicer now.
- Olaf | Resident at HVO Querido in Amsterdam
A True Door Testimonial - Olaf
I think it's a beautiful door and looking at it makes me happy.
- Harry | Resident at HVO Querido in Amsterdam
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I thought this door was beautiul, so that's why I chose it. I feel more at home now and I'm very happy with my door!
- Hetty | Resident at HVO Querido in Amsterdam
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My experience is that all residents think the ward has a cosy atmosphere now, it's not clinical anymore. They feel more at home because now they have their own unique front door.
- Vinnie Kroon | Nurse at HVO Querido in Amsterdam
A True Door Testimonial - Vinnie Kroon
I can tell people are proud of their doors. They often chose a door that fit their personality. Also, the ward looks so much nicer now!
- Jorien Koch | Nurse at HVO Querido in Amsterdam
A True Door Testimonial - Jorien Koch
The ward more personal now, less like a hospital. People are proud of their doors.
- Angelique van Wieringen | Nurse at HVO Querido in Amsterdam
A True Door Testimonial - Angelique van Wieringen
Residents recognize their doors, it makes them feel good. Also, the True Doors give the ward a home-like feeling.
- | Nurse at HVO Querido in Amsterdam
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The True Doors give the hallways a nice atmosphere. Because the residents had the opportunity to make their own decision, it gave them the feeling of creating their own living space. Also, they recognize their room now.
- | Nurse at HVO Querido in Amsterdam
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For the residents it's very important to recognize your own door. Sometimes they forget where they live and they are wandering around. They just want to know how to get "home" and now they can. We are happy with the result and it also gives our residents a positive feeling.
- Miranda Koolen | Nurse at Amerpoort in Vinkeveen
A True Door Testimonial - Miranda Koolen
My True Door makes me happy. It really fits my personality.
- Annie van Houten | Resident at Amerpoort in Vinkeveen
A True Door Testimonial - Annie van Houten
This True Door makes me feel at home, it suits me. My sister thinks so too.
- Jan de Lange | Resident at Amerpoort in Vinkeveen
A True Door Testimonial - Jan de Lange
I think it's a beautiful door, much nicer than it was before. I'm very happy with it. And it's my kind of door, I love blue.
- Bep van Grootel | Resident at Amerpoort in Vinkeveen
A True Door Testimonial - Bep van Grootel
I chose this door because I liked it. Now I feel more at home.
- Riet Aarsman | Resident at Amerpoort in Vinkeveen
A True Door Testimonial - Riet Aarsman
I really like my True Door, I think it's the best!
- Mieneke Scherrenberg | Resident at Amerpoort in Vinkeveen
A True Door Testimonial - Mieneke Scherrenberg
My True Door looks like a beautiful front door. It really matches my personality. Every time I look at it, it makes me happy. I sometimes tell others how happy I am.
- Daan Hogewoning | Resident at Amerpoort in Vinkeveen
A True Door Testimonial - Daan Hogewoning
It's a fun and unique kind of door, I'm so happy with it! Yes, I'm very proud of my door.
- Els Blom | Resident at Amerpoort in Vinkeveen
A True Door Testimonial - Els Blom
We the residents of Nashwaak Villa are truly delighted with the new doors. Many friends and relatives have come to see the doors. They are beautiful. Beautiful! It feels like part of Holland has come to us.
- Greta Spliman | Resident at Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada
A True Door Testimonial - Greta Spliman
I have noticed a lot of residents were very pleased and enthusiastic to see all the different door choices. A lot of residents enjoy having the opportunity to show off the doors they or their family has chosen. They make the halls have more of a home feel.
- Nicole Castinguay | Nursing Staff at Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada
Residents and family members have great social interactions talking about each other's doors. They give our home a more personal and homely feel. It doesn't feel like our residents are in a healthcare facility. I love all the new doors!
- Julie Anderson | Nursing Staff at Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada
Residents enjoy the new doors. It’s always a conversation starter and can act as a distraction when needed. Many residents find it easier to find rooms and family seem to enjoy them.
- Anissa Allent | Nursing Staff at Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada
Makes our hallways warm and welcoming. Good conversation piece. Many people come in to see the doors. They give more social interaction for our residents. Definitely, improve quality of life.
- Melody O’Neill | Director of Care at Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada
I find them very warming to the building - more homely feeling. The residents like to look at each others' doors and also share them with family and friends. As they remind them of their past they can relate to them personally. Some do also remind me of my childhood. I really enjoy seeing them every day.
- Gerry Ellen | Nursing Staff at Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada
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
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We had fun interactions while deciding on the right door. Residents find their rooms more easily and memories are awakened. Makes the hallways seem bigger with the (true) doors. I love this. I have no complaints at all.
- Bernard Gullison | Husband of a resident at Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada
A True Door Testimonial - Bernard Gullison
I notice that there's now a more homely feeling and more social interaction at Nashwaak Villa.
- Richard Lyons | Husband of a resident at Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada
A True Door Testimonial - Richard Lyons
The doors look great. Love the idea. Feels more like home.
- Darren Munn | Son of a resident at Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada
I have never seen these doors before, but they are beautiful. They look so real!
- Nancy McNeill | Daughter of a resident at Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada
A True Door Testimonial - Nancy McNeill
Definitely makes the room feel more “hers” and gives her a reminder of all the people she has created.
- Lee Donovon | Grand-daughter of a resident at Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada
A True Door Testimonial - Lee Donovon
It is priceless hearing the residents talk about their doors, the memories they talk about...
- Patricia Bishop | Daughter of a resident at Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada
A True Door Testimonial - Patricia Bishop
The doors are so nice! Each one is so individual to the residents' lives and experiences. Each time we walk past them we talk about them. Certainly does bring a homely feeling.
- Terera Brown | Step-daughter of a resident at Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada
Mom put a lot of thought into each picture on the door. It truly tells her life story. She is so proud to show it to everyone that stops by.
- Anna Rice | Daughter of a resident at Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada
We are very proud to be involved with such an amazing creation, that brings a lot of stories, that have been told to us, by our friends who live here, to life. Some love to talk about where they once lived. One lady told me, she now feels as though she brought part of her old home with her, to her new home. She explained it to be of great comfort to her and it made her feel peaceful.

A lot of our friends here love the fact that they can easily find their own rooms. Not having every door the exact same is a blessing to them. No more getting lost as they now recognize their own door.

This project has sparked a lot of chatter. Most people coming into our place want to know what made each person here decide on such a door, so it’s a real joy to see our community interacting with all our friends that make Nashwaak Villa their home.

Families are totally immersed in this project and are so proud to have their loved one, make the decision as to what door they wanted. So often so much is taken away, and we just really wanted to give something back.

Some of our friends here say they feel more secure as if the were home.
- Pamela Spilman | Nursing Staff at Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada
A True Door Testimonial - Pamela Spilman
The doors look fabulous and make it look more homely. Love them and this was a great idea.
- Michelle Ingram | Daughter of a resident at Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada
The True Doors make Mercy Health more homely, they make a lot of difference - residents recognise doors and makes for good talking points.
- Christine and Rod | Daughter and Husband of resident at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
A True Door Testimonial - Christine and Rod
More homely, make a big difference. Good for talking about.
- Chris Varley | Son of resident at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
A True Door Testimonial - Chris Varley
Green is a colour that has always been important to me, it's so peaceful. The copper door knocker and letter box remind me of my sons who always make things for me.
- Edna Rutter | Resident at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
They've helped create a more individualised environment that is warmer. The Elders are recognising some features about their doors and being drawn to it.- this is improving way-finding. They look great, when family or staff first walk in it's like WOW- and they are all blown away because of how beautiful and realistic they are. It changes the feel of the whole area. Now I have to find the time to take people on walk-thru tours!!!
- Kylie Paxton | Manager Lifestyle and Leisure at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
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 recognise 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
I think it's lovely and I don't think I'll see another one like it for a while!
- Maggie | Resident at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
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I feel the doors take the clinical look and feel away from the facility, it certainly creates a more homely aspect. I thoroughly enjoy walking past them.
- Susan Fitzpatrick | Daughter of resident at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
A True Door Testimonial - Susan Fitzpatrick
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 True Door Testimonial - Helen Banks
A more homely feeling with True Doors.
- Alan McDonald | Husband of resident at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
A True Door Testimonial - Alan McDonald
Created a lovely feeling in the wing. Lots to look at and talk about - Joan's door is so pretty, the curtains are lace and remind us of our childhood
- Nell Campbell | Sister of resident at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
A True Door Testimonial - Nell Campbell
..it adds a more homey feeling to match the walls of the lounge and outer garden areas.
- Lorraine Underwood | Daughter of resident at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
A True Door Testimonial - Lorraine Underwood
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
Mum can find her door but I'm not sure she recognises it as my door - they add more interest
- Lachie Koch | Son of resident at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
A True Door Testimonial - Lachie Koch
I've noticed through speaking with the residents that their is a sense of pride in their door and their room now. "This is my door". " This is my room" "Isn't it lovely.' "Aren't I lucky".
- Penny West | Member of staff at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
I have noticed how pleasurable and refreshing and homely feeling the True Doors have made residents and staff experience I personally felt very thrilled and my breath taken away - a very postivie experience.
- Lyn Walhe | Member of staff at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
Very creative. Residents and staff members all love the doors. Being a staff member I found residents found thier rooms easily and everyone finds the doors are a talking point.
- Susannah Kelly | Member of staff at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
Residents seem to be searching for their own door, family and staff are also excited over their doors, talking about happy memories they have had. Staff see other residents admiring all the doors.
- Lorraine Mills | Member of staff at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
A True Door Testimonial - Lorraine Mills
Fantastic!
- Clarissa Garland | Member of staff at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
A True Door Testimonial - Clarissa Garland
I believe it gives both residents and their families a more warm and welcoming environment to come into and the True Doors give the residents comfort in knowing they are at home and the door is unique to them, rather than the generic facility door. Overall I think it is a wonderful addition.
- Simran Sandhu | Member of staff at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
To add to the feeling of "home", the staff and residents as well as families have all reacted very positively.
- Christine Curnow | Member of staff at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
Each time I pass by the door with cafe blinds I "smell the scones" this leads to greater bonding with the resident who has the room and the less sterile feeling with a door also encourages a sense of individuality and self for the residents with pride shown for their "home".
- Natasha Yarrick | Member of staff at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
Everybody who walks past tells me it's beautiful - I would say it is colossal!
- Nancy Young | Resident at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
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The doors are creating opportunities to talk with other families about their doors and the stories behind the doors. the doors are all so beautiful - it's magic- you've done a wonderful job!
- Margaret Wilson | Wife of resident at Mercy Health Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged in Victoria, Australia
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They are colourful and alive , creative and engaging. The True Door helps mum identify her room. It feels more homely and adds a lot more interest- takes away the "sanitation" of aged care. Everyone I show who sees the doors thinks they are marvelous.
- Rose Spinks | Daughter of resident at Mercy Health in Victoria, Australia
A True Door Testimonial - Rose Spinks
It's nice to have a point of difference for residents and staff- gives a nice feel to their wing.
- Kerri O'Dea | Registered Nurse at 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
My wife's room door looks beautiful and also looks like an actual front door of a house
- Allen Thomas | Husband of resident at Acacia Living Group in Western Australia
I love the whole new look given to the wing. It looks clearer, more presentable and has a "cool" feeling, I've observed my husband who' 100 years old, correctly identify his room door. My husband has dementia and I visit the facility daily.
- | Wife of resident at Acacia Living Group in Western Australia
The wing looks beautiful with this new look. I like my wife's chosen True Door. Thank you to Acacia Living Group for this effort.
- Eric Caitlin | Husband of resident at Acacia Living Group in Western Australia
My Mum always has difficulty locating her room, today I noticed that mum correctly identified her room door as it had a True Door put on it - Well Done.
- Erica Graca | Daughter of resident at Acacia Living Group in Western Australia
My wife likes her door and pointed at the correct door for me.
- George Goodey | Husband of resident at Acacia Living Group in Western Australia
The door has really improved this elder's quality of life. She was having a really hard time adjusting and identifying her room as her space. She was spending her days sitting outside of her room and guarding it to make sure that none of the other elders went in. She would frequently tell us we could have the room back and that she was going home. We have seen a huge improvement in her since we got her True Door in place. No more episodes of blocking her door, she finally identifies it as her room, and she is not constantly asking to go home every day. She absolutely loves the door and couldn’t believe it was hers. It has truly improved her quality of life.
- Tiffany Terriaco | Assistant Director of Nursing at Nazareth Home in Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Residents really like them. For those who are able, it gives them something to talk about with staff and other residents and they go on about how beautiful they are, especially when they first go up. It warms up our hallways which are quite long and institutional.
- Megan O’Hara | Community Development Coordinator at Kings Way LifeCare Alliance in New Brunswick, Canada
The True Doors made it easier to tell the residents where their rooms are. Choosing the doors brings back memories, which increases the feeling of privacy. My home, my front door. Also, the doors are a nice start for a conversation.
- Christina Geyssens | Head Nurse at OCMW Gent - WZC Het Heiveld in Gent, Belgium
By choosing their own True Door, we learnt more about the resident’s past and ‘who they are’. There’s a home-like atmosphere now and a more individualistic character.
- Christel de Groote | Occupational Therapist at OCMW Gent, WZC Het Heiveld in Gent, Belgium
A True Door Testimonial - Christel de Groote
It's just a whole different atmosphere. People seem to be more chatty and everyone loves the doors. And it's opened up conversations that we have never even thought of before... It's just a wonderful thing... They're breathtaking.
- Melody O'neill | Director of Care at Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada
The result has been positive all round. The aesthetics of the hallways has improved a lot. Residents have more ownership over their rooms and new visitors enjoy the warm friendly space. I’d recommend True Doors.
- Karen Hodgson | Facility Manager at Cypress View Lodge in New South Wales, Australia
Can’t believe how efficient our doors were being sent. I received an email late one week & they arrived within the next week. 2 days before the nominated date. The joke here was, I could get things from Amsterdam quicker than I can from Adelaide. As it has been a busy time, our first door only went up yesterday. Yah for us. Everyone has made positive comments and the room occupant loves it. The decals are truly a wonderful product and the quality is outstanding.
- Sharon Rothe | Leisure Lifestyle Coordinator at ‘Charla Lodge Aged Care’ Bordertown Hospital, SA Health, Government of South Australia in South Australia
I think, first of all, True Doors built very good contact between us. Residents and employees have been involved in the process and talked together about the doors. That?s been very positive and helped us know each other better. Residents are very proud of the door they have chosen and like to talk about them. Aesthetically, they have created a warmer and less institutional environment.
- Sylje Hansen | Nurse at Opsjø Omsorgsbolig in Norway
I think, first of all, True Doors built very good contact between us. Residents and employees have been involved in the process and talked together about the doors. That's been very positive and helped us know each other better. Residents are very proud of the door they have chosen and like to talk about them. Aesthetically, they have created a warmer and less institutional environment.
- Sylje Hansen | Nurse at Opsjø Omsorgsbolig in Norway
Mom feels that uninvited residents no longer enter her room. She likes her new door.
- Daughter of Resident | at Bedford Campus, Northwood in Nova Scotia, Canada
They are great, helps mom remember which room is hers, and she loves it. Mom loves the color.
- Daughter of Resident | at Bedford Campus, Northwood in Nova Scotia, Canada
They are very nice. They make the rooms seem much more personal and individual not so much like a hospital institution. They are also much more pleasing to look at and add artwork to the unit. Also the residents seem very pleased and take pride in their doors/rooms.
- Member of staff | at Bedford Campus, Northwood in Nova Scotia, Canada
I really like the doors. It personalizes the resident's home. I find there is less confusion with rooms, fewer people walking into the wrong rooms.
- Member of staff | at Bedford Campus, Northwood in Nova Scotia, Canada
We now have True Doors in our dementia ward and also in our day care area. The doors really add something special to our care facility. Not only do they help our residents with dementia with their orientation, the doors also look great.
- Matthias Ostermann | Location Manager at Seniorenresidenz Kinzigtal in Germany
We now have True Doors in our dementia ward and also in our day care area. The doors really add something special to our care facility. Not only do they help our residents with dementia with their orientation, the doors also look great.
- Matthias Ostermann | Location Manager at Seniorenresidenz Kinzigtal in Germany
The films arrived, the quality is really good & the grannies loves them.
- Nadine Ferron | Nurse at HPPA Mersch in Luxembourg
The films arrived, the quality is really good & the grannies loves them.
- Nadine Ferron | Nurse at HPPA Mersch in Luxembourg