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Yvonne van Amerongen  

Founder of Hogewey Dementia Village

Yvonne van Amerongen is an occupational therapist and a social worker. Before 1983, when she started working for the nursing home Hogewey, she worked in a hospital for psychiatric diseases and in a rehabilitation center. In 1992 she was the care manager of the traditional nursing home Hogewey when the management team started thinking about the vision of care for people living with severe dementia. In 1993 this vision was the basis for the development of what now is the De Hogeweyk community village, with 23 houses for more than 150 seniors with dementia. van Amerongen was the project leader and one of the founders of the vision for excellent care for people with dementia and of the De Hogeweyk village.

van Amerongen now works as a consultant for Be, supporting and advising other organizations in their development of excellent care according to the vision of De Hogeweyk. Be is part of the Vivium Caregroup, the owner of De Hogeweyk.

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