Standon Hall campaign for Dignity in Care.
Posted on Friday 12th October
Standon Hall Nursing Home is the latest home to take part in the national campaign for Dignity in Care.
The Dignity in Care Campaign was launched in 2006 with the aim to put dignity and respect at the heart of care services. It is about placing a greater emphasis on improving the quality of care and the experience of people using services including NHS hospitals, community services, care homes and home support services.
One of the ongoing ways Standon Hall is raising awareness of the cause is through the use of a Dignity Tree, where people write down their thoughts and ideas on a leaf and hang it on the tree itself. Since its launch in February numerous visitors, student nurses, professionals and many more have added their own thoughts and suggestions to the tree.
Helena Jeffery, co-founder of Caring Homes, has even completed her own leaf after visiting Standon Hall in April, which is now hanging on the tree.
Helena told us:
‘Dignity is at the heart of everything we do at Caring Homes. At the heart of what we do is a desire to provide everyone we support with the opportunity to continue to live life to the full. This means much more than just providing good care; it is about working with each resident to understand their life story to-date and their dreams and aspirations for the future.’
Standon Hall is a quite magnificent manor house, which has been sympathetically converted to provide residential care in the form of fine country living for up to 22 elderly ladies and gentlemen of distinction. Within the grounds of the Hall is The Beeches, purpose built home providing specialist dementia care for up to 21 elderly residents.