She feels more at home now and I can tell she is more comfortable. The ward looks much nicer. Also, I like that residents are able to take something from their past with them.
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.
My father lived behind that door for 40 years. He hasn't got dementia, but he is really happy to have his old door. He thinks his door is beautiful.
For some of the residents, it's easier now to recognise their own door. Some say it feels more like "home". There are days when they say they are proud of their doors. They talk about about how pretty the doors are.
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.
The true door is the back door from a former house. It's easier now to orient in the hallway, and it feels more like home.
From the living room, you have a nice view on the true door. It's really beautiful!
Residents and family members have great social interactions talking about each others doors. They give our home a more personal and homely fee. It doesn't feel like our residents are in a healthcare facility. I love all the new doors!
Sometimes residents say: "I'm home again." That makes me happy. They also often walk around the ward while admiring the doors.
I really like my true door, I think it's the best!