On 1st February, brighterkind’s The Lawns Care Home in Oadby marked Dignity Action Day with an afternoon of crafts and discussion around what dignity means to them.
Dignity Action Day is an annual opportunity for health and social care workers, and members of the public 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 who use care services are treated as individuals and are given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives.
To mark this occasion, made a lovely display with our bright and colourful dignity tree, or ‘Digni-tree’. We made the leaves out of card which residents could write what dignity means to them.
Residents sat in the lounge with friends and family drinking tea whilst they wrote on their leaves. It was nice to see what dignity meant to these individuals. We also had a pamper afternoon for residents, some had hand massages in their room, others had one whilst they relaxed and joined in with the discussion on “what does dignity mean to you”.
Jackie Burden, Magic Moments Club Coordinator said, “Our dignity tree looks lovely and bright and stands out from the notice board for all to see. Another great afternoon here at The Lawns!”
At The Lawns Care Home we believe in living life to the full. That’s why we’re passionate about creating vibrant, stimulating activities that will help our residents to love every day. We call them ‘Magic Moments’.
Every brighterkind home now has a Magic Moments Club which provides a vast range of activities and fun things to do that are open to all of our residents. The idea behind Magic Moments is that just because someone moves into a care home doesn't mean that the things they love doing should suddenly stop – quite the contrary, we believe our residents should have the opportunity to love every day, by doing the things that they have always loved as well as trying new things along the way.