Local care home promotes dignity in care with “Digni-Tea”
Residents at Gloucester House, a Greensleeves Care Home in Sevenoaks, celebrated Dignity Action Day earlier this month with their annual Digni-Tea event.
Dignity Action Day is a national event to raise awareness of the importance of dignity in care for older people, and of the right to receive care in a dignified and respectful manner.
Local singer Chase Aitch provided the soundtrack to the day, which was a joyful celebration of independence, dignity, respect- and of course- cake.
Residents and colleagues discussed what dignity means to them, as well as the list of ‘Dignity Do’s’ which include: respecting people’s right to privacy, acting to alleviate isolation, enabling people to maintain independence and, and assisting to maintain positive self- esteem.
Bethany Powley, Home Manager, said:
“As a Greensleeves Care home, dignity is at the heart of everything we do at Gloucester House. The care we offer is person-centred, meaning we recognise and celebrate each resident’s individuality, and encourage them to make informed decisions on how they would like to be cared for.
Dignity Action Day is a great reminder for us each year as it encourages open conversations between our care teams and our residents, allowing us to continue to improve the care we offer.”
Gloucester House is currently welcoming new residents who are looking for residential and nursing care in the heart of Sevenoaks. To arrange a no obligation viewing, call Andy on 01732 920011.