New and Interesting

An article on the certification facility for the elderly “priest-Johann Schiller House in Woerth, who is under the auspices of the National Association for Home Missions in the Pfalz eV. in German

New Video with Naomi Feil & Vicki de Klerk Introduction to Validation: Communicating with very old people with Alzheimer’s-type dementia

  • Outlines the basics of Validation
  • Good for people new to Validation
  • Great for students in a Worker Course
  • Includes principles of Validation
  • Real-life examples of Validation demonstrated by Naomi Feil

Order from Edward Feil Productions (March 2011)


Announcing with great pleasure:

VTI has a new Authorized Validation Organization in the United States for Virginia
Sunrise Senior Living Inc
contact: Rita Altman
7900 Westpark Drive
McLean, VA 22102
Tel (703) 854-0541
(April, 2010)

Last weekend Demenzstation Grafenwörth, a care facility for older adults of SeneCura, successfully completed a Validation evaluation and will become the 2nd insitution in the world that is awarded a certificate of excelence from the Validation Training Institute.
The Quality Assurance for Institutions is an evaluation that any care facility for older adults can do in order to become known as a ‘Validation oriented facility’. The evaluation is done by skilled Validation Teachers using a questionnaire that was developed over many years by Validation professionals. Validation principles and ethics are the cornerstone upon which these organizations are built.
The two institutions that are role models for how Validation can be integrated into a care giving facility are:

SeneCura Sozialzentrum
Grafenwörth HeimbetriebsgesmbH
Hofgarten 1
3484 Grafenwörth, Austria
Tel. (43) (2738) 77066

Haus O’land
Seniorenpflegeheim im viamiko GmbH
Alfred-Faust-Strasse 1
28277 Bremen, German
Tel. (49) (421) 333 258-0
(April, 2010)

Announcing with great pleasure:
VTI has a new Authorized Validation Organization in the United States for Minnesota, Ohio & Arizona
Volunteers of America National Services
Contact: David Nilson
7530 Market Place Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344 USA
Tel. 763-971-6326
cell: 612-616-0357
(March, 2010)

Last October, European Validation Teachers came together for their annual meeting; this year it was held in Zurich. Here you can download the minutes from these meetings in English, German and French
(December, 2009).