Individuals who have reached their golden age are often left in a hospice or a care center for the aged, and after some time would feel a longing for their own room at home in their hometowns. Also, they miss their family and try to make contact through a phone call or writing a letter to them.
And for those who suffer from Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are certainly confused and sad and the daily routine that the center provides does not compare to what they usually do at home.
Thus, by making doors like these at their rooms in the care center, it may be possible to minimize their longing to go back home. In this way, they may feel less homesick.
A True Door company from the Netherlands has launched customizable ‘wallpaper’ products that may copy the design of the elderly’s door at home into a life-size wallpaper that can be installed at their door at the center. This would be an easier way to recognize your room through the door you have at home. It’s like “coming home” to your own room. A wonderful way to soothe their grieving hearts.
Many care centers have heard of this idea and had some installed in the rooms of the elderly. As they installed the wallpaper at the door of an elderly man’s room in the care center with the same replica of the one he had at his hometown, this caused everyone to have mixed reactions while the others started bursting into tears.
Each of their doors was similar to the ones they have at home.
Especially for those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, this new style can evoke good memories at best and make it easier for them to adjust to a new life.
Seeing their doors similar to the ones they have at home provides these elderly with nostalgia and good memories of the past, especially being able to identify their own rooms, compared to the traditional same-colored doors that they see every day.
The usual doors of the care center used to feature a sober style, but now the elderly feel warmer when they see the new doors and feel more at home.
Every senior citizen in the care center has a room door with its own identity, which increases the “feel” of being in their own house.
A small idea that has changed the lives of every senior citizen in the care center.
It is very heart-warming to see these elderly people be happy and enjoy being able to “go home and open the doors” to their room every day.
A company has come up with the best idea to cheer up these seniors while they are away from home. Amazing!