The Orders of St John Care Trust, one of Lincolnshire’s leading care home providers, will celebrate this year’s Dignity Action Day by hosting a range of events designed to provide a truly memorable day for residents and their families, care staff and communities throughout the county.
Taking place on Monday 1st February, 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.
By supporting Dignity Action Day, OSJCT hopes to raise awareness about the importance of Dignity in Care, while demonstrating that everyone in the community has a role to play in upholding the virtue and reminding us all that older people and care staff have a right to be treated with dignity and respect. The Trust also hopes to provide residents with an extra special day that includes offering local communities the chance to come along and meet everyone living and working in its care homes.
As part of the Dignity Action Day, the following events will take place at OSJCT care homes across Lincolnshire:
Apple Trees Care & Reablement Center and Gregory House, both in Grantham, holding Pamper Days offering residents a number of treatments, including mini facials and manicures.
Boultham Park House in Lincoln offering residents hand massages in the morning, followed by parlour games and fancy cakes in the afternoon, along with live entertainment from Mike Smith.
Lincoln care homes, Fosse House and Hartsholme House, both offering Pamper Days.
Beckside Care Home in North Hykeham offering residents a morning set to include a visit from a hairdresser, along with a game of curling, followed by dominoes, coffee and cake, sherry and pampering.
Eresby Hall in Spilsby running a religious service in the morning, followed by an opportunity for residents, families, visitors and colleagues to write what dignity means to them on a paper butterfly that will then be attached to the home’s Digni-Tree.
Foxby Court in Gainsborough will run a coffee morning, in addition to offering residents, families, visitors and colleagues to contribute to the home’s Digni-Tree.
Ermine House in Lincoln, The Poplars in Market Rasen, Skirbeck Court in Boston, Southfield House in Spalding and Whitefriars in Stamford hosting coffee mornings / tea parties for residents, their families and the local community.
Patchett Lodge in Spalding hosting an art exhibition, along with live entertainment from Billy Martin.
Additionally, on Sunday 31st January, Digby Court in Bourne will hold a Digni-Tea event, complete with posh tea, china cups, sandwiches and small cakes.
Caroline Dunagan, Lincolnshire Assistant Operations Director, commented: “Dignity Action Day is a significant event on the care industry calendar because it focuses on the importance of upholding people's rights to dignity and autonomy, especially older and vulnerable members of our society.
“As a Trust, we strive to treat our residents with dignity and respect, and, across every one of our care homes, our managers, carers and volunteers go the extra mile to do just that. Ensuring each and every resident is treated as an individual is key to us providing a high level of care, along with the choice, control and sense of purpose each resident deserves.”