Care home celebrates dignity for all

By Barrie Hudson - 6 February 2023


Staff and residents at a Braydon care home celebrated Dignity Day.

White Lodge Care, Barchester arranged a dignity tea party and its chef made heart shaped red velvet cake with blue for male, pink for female and white for any other gender. 

There were also music, savoury treats and a cup of tea for all.

Dignity Action Day has been celebrated every year since 2009, to spread awareness of the importance of keeping dignity and respect while giving care. 

White Lodge's celebrations included making and displaying a Dignity Tree. On its leaves the staff and residents wrote their thoughts about the importance of dignity.

White Lodge General Manager Ramona Gherendi said: “We have had a brilliant day. The home looks absolutely wonderful decorated all in red and we all had an interactive afternoon by discussing about dignity, sharing ideas and thoughts.”

Resident Susan Simpkins wrote a poem including the lines: “Dignity and kindness make our life worthwhile. It’s the little things that help to make us smile.”

Ramona Gherendi added: "Our varied life enrichment programme keeps residents active, and provides a daily choice of engaging physical, mental and spiritual activities tailored to residents’ interests and abilities."

White Lodge Care Home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering high-quality care across its care homes and hospitals. The home provides nursing care, residential care and respite care. 


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