When I get old, I will wear purple and live here.
Hogewey is a retirement village in the truest sense on the word.
The Hogewey complex is set out like a village with a town square, supermarket, hairdressing salon, theatre, pub, café-restaurant—as well as the twenty-three houses themselves.
The doctors, nurses and carers aim to make the experience as real as possible to the residents. Residents do the necessary shopping at the supermarket and assist with preparing and cooking as they would at home. The carers wear normal daytime clothing rather than clinical clothing, and fit into a role that the dementia suffers are likely to be comfortable with.
There are around 250 staff In order to maintain the “fake reality” that those living at Hogewey are comfortable with, the staff do not seek to correct the residents as the residents are talking about memories, background and history. At the same time, the staff will not deceive the patients if directly asked, truthfully stating that the residents are in a place where they can receive required care for their condition.~~Wikipedia
There are apparently similar facilities in England and the United States. An idea whose time has come, I say.