Residents at Country Court Care & Nursing Homes marked Dignity Action Day on Monday 1st February with fun and creative activities in their care homes. Dignity Action Day #DAD2021 is an annual opportunity for health and social care workers, and members of the public to uphold people's rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people who use care services.
Staff and residents at Eccleshare Court Care Home and Swanholme Court Care Home in Lincoln had a lively day making a video of themselves doing the ‘Jerusalema’ Dance Challenge. Care workers all over the world have been taking part in the dance challenge, an uplifting soundtrack for difficult times, and sharing their dances on social media. Residents at Eccleshare Court had a great morning singing along and learning the dance moves. Family members commenting on Facebook said, “That’s lovely, brought a smile to my face.” Another person said, “Fantastic, made me smile! Best care home ever”.
“Putting dignity as the heart of everything we do, is how we see good care.” Said Home Manager Susannah Barker-Milan. “Providing person-centred care is all about respecting peoples’ individual choices and ensuring people have a sense of purpose in their daily lives. Everyone is different and Dignity Action Day is an important opportunity to reflect on that”.
Residents also enjoyed a well-deserved pamper session and well-being boost at the home’s salon with hair washed and set by hairdresser Anne. At Swanholme Court Care Home residents were treated to a manicure by care staff and thoroughly enjoyed being pampered. In the afternoon they had a tea party with a fantastic strawberry cake baked by Chef Noel Claveria.
At Beech Lodge Care & Nursing Home in Holbeach near Spalding residents and staff held a Digni-tea Party. The staff took time to sit down and chat with residents about different forms of dignity and respect over a cup of tea and a biscuit. Residents spent time discussing what dignity in care means to them, they decided that being treated with respect and having choices were the most important things for them. Each resident shared their thoughts by writing them on signs which they shared with family and friends on the Beech Lodge Facebook page.