Wingerd is a psycho-geriatric servicecenter and residential
home near the center of Leuven.
The complex was designed and built based on small-scale and normalized
living, implementing healthcare automatisation and new techologies.
We currently accomodate 137 residents, our 'day care center' welcomes
about 20 visitors a day.
Life is situated in cosy and comfortable housing, furnished as
a real family home with a dining corner and kitchen, a view on to
and access to the gardens. The complex offers 8 small-scale houses,
fitted for 8 residents each; 3 clustered houses, fitted for 7 +
8 residents that require conitneous and more intensive medical care.
De Wingerd also offers accomodation to 9 couples, living in a care-flat.
De Wingerd specializes in care for people with
Alzheimer's disease and other forms of Dementia. Our residents find
themselves surrounded by family, friends, volunteers and professional
staff. We are continuously looking to create a warm environment,
to establish excellence and quality in the lives of our residents.
each resident, efforts are made to continue past routines: people
familiar with domestic tasks are invited to pick up these routines
here. Our residents conditions and their advanced age may mean they
can only cope with few of these activities. Nevertheless, as long
as some of these are feasible we enacourage people to participate.
Advanced Care Planning is a common practice and admission
to a hospital is avoided, treatment is always tailored to the individual
needs. The sickness progress is irreversible, but the emphasis remains
on 'quality of life'; to the last day. Mortality rates are near
to 100 %. Our goals are to take care of and insure decent human
life, supplying a constant and well-coordinated medical and nursing
De Wingerd also hosts MEMO, the Expertise Centre
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