De Wingerd is a pioneer, in Belgium and in Flanders on the subject of small-scaled housing for people with dementia. An innovative concept, inspired by initiatives in Scandinavia, improved in collaboration with LUCAS (Leuven University) and the Flemish Expertise Centers on Dementia and Network of small-scaled housing projects & normalized living for elderly.
Concept and architecture in De Wingerd are entirely based on and developed in perspective of our mission and a unique vision about professional care and wellbeing for people with dementia; resulting in five core principles. We offer an alternative home to vulnerable yet valuable people, 8 residents per unit, thus creating a safe living environment with professional support: client-oriented and on demand, with respect for everyone’s personal needs, beliefs and identity.
Together with the resident, family and friends, we continue their life story, writing a new chapter each day!