Residents of Brancepeth Court care home in Willington, Durham (DL15 0PW) enjoyed a wide variety of activities including cake decorating, a music quiz and a special buffet tea as part of Dignity Action day last week.
Residents at the 49-bed care home, which specialises in dementia care were serenaded by one of their favourite entertainers – Alan Hall, while they enjoyed coffee and cake. The day was enjoyed by all.
Sandra Wilkinson, Manager at Brancepeth Court care home, said: “Brancepeth Court aims to ensure residents are treated as individuals, given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives and are provided with stimulating activities.
“Maintaining dignity in elderly care is vital, we have used Dignity Action day to highlight this stance.”
The action day, which is part of a scheme to promote the dignity and rights of those in care, is a national event taking place in many care homes.
Sir Michael Parkinson, Dignity Champion, said: “ It might well be that the difference people make individually is a mere ripple on the surface of our care system, but each of those ripples added together create a wave, a social movement, and if this makes life better for some – then it has to be worthwhile.”
Source: The Northern Echo