Nursing home holds ‘day of dignity’ for residents

A nursing home in Willington, in the County Durham town of Crook, has celebrated a ‘day of dignity’ for its residents.
The residents of Brancepeth Court care home were treated to a wide range of enjoyable activities recently. These included a music quiz, cake decorating, a buffet tea and music from their favourite entertainer, Alan Hall, whilst they enjoyed cake and coffee.
The aim of the special day was to mark Dignity Action Day, an annual event encouraging health and social care workers and members of the public to uphold the dignity of people who use care services.
Commenting on the occasion as well as the care training given to Brancepeth Court’s staff to enable them to uphold residents’ dignity, manager Sandra Wilkinson 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.”

Dignity Action Day, a national event, was also celebrated by many other care homes up and down the country.