At The Beeches, we observe Dignity Action Day every year to preserve the dignity of those in care.
In the United Kingdom, we look at this date on the 1st February, so promote dignified care, and provide the best service to our residents.
It is a day for health and social care workers as well as the general public to spread awareness for the dignity of people who use care services.
This year, the theme of Dignity Action Day is ‘put undignified care to bed’. On this day, people wear red and donate to the Dignity in Care campaign. This campaign works towards developing resources to improve the quality of care and the experiences of people using health and social care services. These can be NHS hospitals, community services, care homes, and home care and support services.
At our home, it is part of our ethos to ensure that all our residents are cared for in a way that values and upholds their dignity.
Here are a few ways in which we do so:
Provide personalised care and support
At The Beeches, we provide personalised care and support to all of our residents. We do so in an attempt to make their lives at our care home comfortable, safe and homely.
We equip our care team with the best training such that they can provide the highest quality of care to our residents.
At our home, we ensure that their physical and mental needs are met. We also incorporate hobby-based activities and outdoor activities to help them live their life to the fullest.
Respect our residents’ privacy
Respecting residents is vital. Our residents have their own spaces where they can enjoy quiet time, and lead autonomous lives.
Our staff takes the utmost care in giving our residents their privacy and work around their needs and desires.
Provide a safe space for expressing concerns
We encourage our residents to express their needs and wants so that we are able to fulfil them. We also encourage them to voice their concerns and feel safe while doing so.
Our residents are able to tell us if they need something or if they prefer something to be done differently. We try our best to listen to and implement those changes as efficiently as possible.
Make way for independence and control over their own life
As much as we are always there to support our residents, we also encourage them to be as independent as they can.
We also allow them to choose how they spend their day and honour their likes and dislikes.
Involve family members and loved ones
It is very important to keep in touch with the family members and loved ones of those in care.
We involve family members in our events, activities, and more. We encourage regular visits. This helps our residents feel loved and cared for in our home.
Build confidence and self-esteem
We encourage our residents to do simple tasks on their own, engage in hobbies and activities, go out on walks or for meals, and more. These small habits slowly but surely build the confidence of those in care.
At The Beeches, we help our residents gain confidence by encouraging them to be more self-reliant in their daily lives.
The Beeches team said: “We take huge pride in providing our lovely residents with quality of life, and uphold their dignity at all times.
“Working in care is a real pleasure. Spending time with residents, and becoming an extension of their families is what we do it for. We are committed to upholding the promise of putting undignified care to bed, as here we ensure dignity in all that we do.”
People in care deserve fulfilling life just as anyone else and we do our part in making that a reality for our residents.
To learn more about the Dignity Action Day campaign, visit https://www.dignityincare.org.uk/.
For more information about The Beeches, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us 01359 230 773.