About Be

Be is a division of the Vivium Care Group, a non-profit organisation.

Who is Be?

Be is a young company, but one with many years of experience! Be was founded based on the discovery that we can really help people and organisations get started.

What does Be do?

Be supports organisations in learning from the results of the revolutionary Hogeweyk concept, and supports them in creating their own concept.

Why Be?

During the past 20 years, Be has specialised in creating a liveable environment with the appropriate support for elderly people with dementia.

About Be

Be is a young company, but one with many years of experience! Be was founded based on the discovery that we can really help people and organisations get started. By learning to think differently and to think about innovative solutions. All consultants at Be have many years of experience with the care for elderly people with dementia. With respect to many different aspects: healthcare-related, design and construction, project development and support, transformation, financial and, of course, the Hogeweyk Concept.

Be is a division of the Vivium Care Group, a non-profit organisation. The Vivium Care Group is the owner of De Hogeweyk.

The practical result of all the efforts of Be are reflected in De Hogeweyk. Which is now a world-famous residential area which caters especially for elderly people with dementia. It has the appearance of an ordinary residential area. But behind the scenes first-class healthcare is being provided by many professionals and volunteers. Ordinary in front of the scenes, but behind the scenes, invisible to the outside world, a nursing home.

To Be yourself, to Be a person with a history, to Be a whole human being with all the aspects that make you to Be the one you are. To Be is one of the most precious aspects of your life.

Nursing home Hogewey in Weesp (The Netherlands) has applied this vision into The Hogeweyk, the small scale living neighborhood for people with dementia.

The Hogeweyk has become well known over the world because of the care concept that offers a high quality of life for people suffering of a severe dementia. This care concept was developed in 1993, and has been successful ever since.

The Hogeweyk Care Concept guarantees a life where living, wellbeing and health are equally important. The Hogeweyk Care Concept guarantees freedom to make your own choices in life, and the freedom to live life as usual.

For people with dementia that does not change. It is however not so easy to Be yourself when dementia disturbs your life. The Hogeweyk Care Concept makes it possible to Be yourself, even when you suffer of dementia.