This nursing home in Wassenaar (the Netherlands) has found a creative solution to ensure their residents can see their relatives and friends, even during the coronacrisis.
Glass Garden House
In the backyard of this private nursing home situated in Wassenaar, the Netherlands, a small house has been placed in which the family members, separated by a glass partition wall, can still communicate with their parents or grandparents and look them in the eye.
Willem Holleman, manager: "How did we come up with the idea? We looked at the Glass House of Giel Beelen, a renowned Dutch radio-DJ, who sets up a glass house in a city in the Netherlands every year to raise money for charity, the Glass House of 3FM Radio. A meeting place for people to gather, but still open with glass, but now in times of corona nobody can receive visitors anymore, family members are very sorry, residents are a bit lonely in the house. And that inspired us to come up with this idea; a garden shed, a glass wall in between, decorating the house and people can talk to each other in one space. Being together again, seeing each other again. Only thing is, we still can’t hug each other, but apart from that we are back together again".
Source: Claris Zorggroep
Nursing and care homes have been closed for a few weeks to keep the coronavirus out. In the beginning, there was sadness but also understanding among family members,” says director Willem Holleman.
Bron: BN de Stem / Claris
Everyone is excited about the garden house
Monique care coordinator stated:
Bron: Claris Zorggroep
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