Majesticare Support Dignity Action Day

Majesticare homes up and down the country came together to promote Dignity Action Day by hosting local events in their community.

Dignity Action Day gives everyone the opportunity to contribute to upholding people’s rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people receiving care. Dignity Action Day aims to ensure people in care are treated as individuals, are given choice, control and a sence or purpose in their daily lives and provide stimulating activities.

From Garden Parties to Karaoke we had it all going on and we have captured a few of the activities here to give you an insight of what went on in some of our homes.

Carers at Sampford Care Home, who had received training as ‘dignity champions’ delivered talks about improving people’s rights to dignity in care. The event also included High Tea with Traditional Cucumber Sandwiches and a variety of exotic Tea’s, whilst residents became aware of what dignity means to them. Julie Fisher from Sampford Care Home said “we aim to raise awareness about dignity, what dignity is and what it means to residents. We talk about respect and how everyone should be treated as an individual. We were chatting to relatives of the residents, as well as residents themselves about providing more interaction and really empathising with those in care.”

The Mount jazzed up their day with ‘Afternoon Karaoke and Fish ‘n’ Chips’ whilst carers acted out scenarios where residents had to guess the situation. Patience Sibanda, Home Manager commented “The day was a huge success, people went away both entertained and educated.”

Residents and Carers of Highfields Care Home came together to design and draw posters highlighting dignity, the pictures were displayed throughout the home for all to see. The event also saw residents enjoying the finer things in life with two chocolate fountains, fruit kebabs and fresh salads. Susan Grummett, Home Manager commented “The day was enjoyed by all; we dipped strawberries in chocolate whilst drawing our posters. Many were in thanks of becoming more aware of dignity”.

Dignity Action Day is endorsed by Sir Michael Parkinson, who is a dignity champion himself.

If you would like to know more about Dignity in Care please visit http://www.dignityincare.org.uk/dad

St Pauls Care Home Receives Gold Standard Accreditation

St Pauls GSF Event 1.jpgCelebrations all around as Residents, Staff and members of the local community of St Pauls Care Home come together to celebrate a recent accreditation from The Gold Standards Framework.

The Gold Standards Framework is an organisation that provides high standards of training for care homes. They are highly renowned in the healthcare industry for improving health, quality of care and a reduction in hospitalisation. Care homes are expected to reach a high level of care before becoming accredited.

St Pauls Care Home is the first home out of the Majesticare Group to have received the accreditation, Erica Hart, Managing Director led the process and commented “this is a fantastic achievement and recognises the efforts of our St Paul’s team. In our industry, out greatest assets are our people and we are always sSt Pauls GSF Event 2.jpgtriving in providing the best quality of care for our residents”.

Christine Talbot, Chairwoman for Health in Lincoln presented the plaque to the home and commented “It gives me great pleasure to award St Paul’s with this accreditation. St Paul’s is a pioneering example of the high standards of care offered in Lincoln and in the Majesticare Group.”

If you would like to know more information about St Paul’s or if you have any questions regarding to this accreditation please contact Paula Wheat, Home Manager, St Pauls on 01522 721 764 or visit www.majesticare.co.uk/care-homes/st-paul’s-care-home

Lawton Manor Raises Awareness And Funds For Parkinson’s UK

Healthcare professionals and members of the local community all gathered together at Lawton Manor Care Home on Wednesday 9th February to support a Parkinson’s Awareness and fundraising event.

The event is part of Majesticares aim to support national charities through awareness building in the local community and by fundraising. Erica Hart, Managing Director of Majesticare, commented “As a company we try to support charities wherever possible; Parkinson’s UK is a charity we have worked with over a period of time in other homes with great success. This charity provides a great deal of support for people suffering with Parkinson’s and I am glad we can help to support them.”

Regional Management Ramila Patel, Cheryl Ford and Amanda Elliott all came to Lawton Manor to provide presentations on Parkinson’s and to answer any questions people had on a more personal level. There was also fundraising activities throughout the afternoon with raffles, tombola and a book sale. A Total of £500 was raised at the event. Cheryl Ford, Information and Support Manager for Parkinson’s UK, commented “The event at Lawton Manor was excellent and provided a much needed opportunity to support the Parkinson’s community in North Staffordshire. It is our hope to partner with Majesticare in the West Midlands on more of these types of events in the future.”

Sharon Smith, Home Manager of Lawton Manor commented, “Parkinson’s is rarely talked about compared to other illnesses like cancer. I am proud that as a company all our employees are trained to understand and treat Parkinson’s and I am pleased to build awareness of Parkinson’s in the local community.”

If you would like more information about Parkinson’s and the charity please visit www.parkinsons.org.uk