Stanford in the Vale care home puts the pamper into Dignity Action Day

An indulgent treat awaits residents of a care home in Stanford in the Vale celebrating Dignity Action Day on Sunday 1 February with a pampering afternoon.

The hardest choice the residents of The Grange will have to make is whether to opt for a manicure, pedicure (including foot spas), the hairdresser or a relaxing massage, all served with either a glass of bubbly, cups of tea and chocolates.

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, which is at the root of everything The Grange does, as centre manager Wendy Mead explains: “Treating individuals with dignity and respect is 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.”

Knowing that people are treated with dignity and respect is one of the main reasons Margaret Brown chose The Grange for her mother: “We have always been treated with respect and I am kept informed of my mother's needs especially when I lived some distance away. My mother is comfortable at The Grange, she is happy and feels secure. She is treated with dignity and all her care needs are met. The staff all know her and take time to go and chat to her, they also come and chat to me. If mum has been poorly she gets medical help immediately. She feels that being at the Grange is the best thing and it makes me happy knowing she is well cared for, valued and treated with patience and understanding.”

The Grange is a residential nursing home offering 24-hour care to elderly residents and younger people in need of round the clock support, whether as respite, post-operative or long-term care. It is part of the Forest Healthcare family of homes, which includes 12 individual homes throughout the South East of England. For more information on The Grange, please visit or call 08444 725 182. Those interested in a place at The Grange are welcome to visit at any time, with no appointment necessary.

For more information about Dignity Action Day go to the Dignity in Care website  


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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.