Hingham care home brews up support for Dignity Action Day

A traditional English tea party is being served to residents of a care home in Hingham who are putting their hearts into supporting Dignity Action Day on Monday 2 February from 2.00pm-4.00pm.

While enjoying cake and a cuppa, each Hassingham House Care Centre resident will write their own definition of dignity on a paper heart made by the staff, the aim being to encourage people to discuss what dignity means to them. Dignity Action Day is a national initiative led by the Dignity in Care Campaign and its key partners to highlight the importance of preserving the dignity of people in care.

“Treating individuals with dignity and respect is at the root of everything we do here at Hassingham House - it’s the key to creating a happy and caring environment for our residents, so Dignity Action Day is a cause that’s very close to our hearts. We are very proud to celebrate not only what we are achieving here but the importance of promoting the health and happiness of people in a caring and safe environment,” comments manager for Hassingham House, Sally Lee.

Knowing that people are treated with dignity and respect is one of the main reasons Keith Williams chose Hassingham House for his mother: “The most important points in looking for a care home on behalf of my mother were visible as soon as the door opened when I visited Hassingham House in April 2014. No appointment was made, however manager Sally and all the staff were instantly impressive, encouraged by the relaxed atmosphere and smiling faces of all individuals within the care home as well as the standard of the facilities. Relatives are invited to attend regular guardian meetings to air their views and discuss moving forward on improvements. The extent to how residents are encouraged to participate in the various daily activities and events has exceeded my expectations.”

Hassingham House is situated on Hardingham Street in Hingham, with 44 bedrooms offering a friendly, family environment for both younger people recovering from trauma – including a specialist 24 hour neurological and spinal injury nursing care – and elderly residents who require nursing care. Hassingham House is part of the Forest Healthcare group of homes, which includes 12 individual homes throughout the South East of England. For more information on Hassingham House, please visit www.foresthc.com or call 08444 725 173.

For more information about Dignity Action Day go to the Dignity in Care website www.dignityincare.org.uk  

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Forest Healthcare operates 12 individual care homes, specialising in dementia and neurological rehabilitation services. With Forest Healthcare’s management team all coming from clinical or care backgrounds, the focus of the company is entirely on providing the best possible environments to improve the lives of their clients and families, providing a safe and secure environment that motivates clients to live a full and happy life.

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