Le Village Landais Alzheimer
Le Village Landais Alzheimer is a unique pilot project for the renewal of long-term care in France. The Hogeweyk Care Concept served as a model for it. Le Village Landais Alzheimer responds to a national and European ambition in terms of social life, health and research to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers. Le Village Landais Alzheimer focuses on person-centred care and a non-medical approach. Le Village Landais is inspired by traditional architecture of Les Landes and functions like a real village, in which residents enjoy great freedom of movement. The completely newly-built “village” was opened in June 2020.
How we supported
Henri Emmanuelli, then Deputy and President of the Landes Departmental Council, read about The Hogeweyk® and immediately wanted to launch a similar village project in Les Landes. During an intensive study program, we extensively introduced the project team to The Hogeweyk® Care Concept, laying the foundation for the development of Le Village Landais. Be Advice advised the project team on the application of the Be Advice Paradigm© and the cultural shift to a social approach to dementia. Be Advice supported the translation of The Hogeweyk Concept to their own situation, culture and environment: Dax, France.
"Almost six years ago, a Landaise delegation went to Netherlands to get inspired by The Hogeweyk model. After years of work, our own Village Landais has welcomed more thant one hundred people with Alzheimer’s disease in a brand new full public structure. We aim to build a strong and long-term partnership with our Dutch colleagues from Be Advice and contribute to spread a common philosophy about caring for alzheimer’s people accross Europe. "
Vincent Galibert | Former Director du Groupement Village Landais Alzheimer