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