This page describes the vision we have for the construction of and the care given at Linge's Zorglandgoed.

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Linge’s Zorglandgoed will cover a surface area of 17.5 hectares. Based on the estate vision of the county we made the agreement to develop at least 12 hectares of new nature. On 2 hectares we will develop 3 care homes designed to provide housing for 30 psycho-geriatric patients and a home for the administrators / manorial estate.

For the maintenance of all aspects of the estate, alongside a permanent employee, several job opportunities will be created for people with a limitation.

With the creation of the care estate over 22 full time employment positions will become available and with the need for guidance for people with a limitation and employment positions for these people the number of full time employment positions may rise as high as 30-35.

After the 12 hectares of new nature and the 2 hectares of houses there will be 3.5 hectares remaining, which we wish to use in a way that it makes a useful contribution and is accessible and inviting to everyone. We would like for this area to connect young and old, able and differently-abled people and encourages a tolerance towards one another to be increased and promotes a sense of responsibility.

We would like to do this by realizing a wheelchair accessible walking area for young and old with educational and recreational sporty route that includes gaming elements on and around an educational, playful meeting island, a petting zoo, an orchard and a community garden.

To make and keep it attractive we would like to organize small seasonal activities with the help of volunteers, such as eating cherries in the orchard, weaving straw, visiting newborn lambs, learning to recognize various arachnids and insects, making wooden shoes, weaving chair mats and making jelly.

Dementia distinguishes itself through a degenerative recession of cognitive possibilities and increased disorientation in time, place and person. An individual approach in a familiar environment proves to be very important to prevent fear and distress with these elderly people and provide a more pleasant and fulfilling way to spend their days.

We have the vision that care and living have to resemble the daily life of a normal home situation as closely as possible. The patients form a family, in which the daily housekeeping responsibilities within the family simply need to be taken care of. The rhythm and pace of life and the activities will resemble the older familiar situation.

There will be a living room for socializing, a kitchen for cooking and eating together, a garden for relaxation and work and animals that will need care and attention. In addition all patients will have their own studio apartment where they can retreat by themselves or as a couple. This apartment will be filled with their own personal keepsakes and decorated according to their personal tastes.

The caretakers will focus on supporting all of this as best they can. In their own way they will be as much part of the family as the patients themselves. The rhythm and needs of the patients determine the care, rather than the lives of the patients are regulated by the efficiency of the company.

To give shape to this concept both the living situation and the care provided will need to be organized differently from a traditional nursing home or care facility. Special attention is given to the vulnerability of the elderly and the relatively small teams that offer care and support.