Dignity in Action at Brendoncare

Brendoncare Alton is excited to be involved in developing a new model, pioneering the way forward for care homes. We believe in empowering our residents, by involving them in key decisions relating to their home, how it is run and even the staff who work there.

On 3 February Brendoncare Alton held their first recruitment fayre to attract exceptional people to join their committed team. As part of the recruitment process, residents had the opportunity to meet potential new staff by sitting on the interview panel. They were able to question candidates and were consulted for their opinions about each person.

This is just one way in which we demonstrate our dignity and respect for the people who use our services, which is a fundamental part of the care we provide.

The recruitment fayre was part of Brendoncare Alton’s celebrations for Dignity Action Day, which also included a DIGNI-TEA tea party complete with bunting, cakes and music from the fifties. Residents and staff joined in with vintage costumes and spun records on an original working gramophone.

At Brendoncare Chiltern View near Aylesbury, staff and residents marked Dignity Action Day with a ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’. Lashings of tea and cake were on offer and the day was a great opportunity for families and local people to see the tremendous service which the home provides for residents. Brendoncare Chiltern View is a purpose-built facility offering individual care for people living with dementia. It provides a home where people can be helped to live as independently as possible and where the emphasis is on quality and enjoyment of life.

The guest of honour on the day was Aylesbury’s Deputy Town Mayor, Councillor Alison Harrison, who said “I was so impressed with the staff’s commitments to the residents and would like to say that it is a wonderful job they do. It was a very humbling experience and when talking to the relatives it came across that they too were very appreciative of the care and commitment that the staff show.” Councillor Harrison was also impressed with the onsite pub, commenting “little touches like that make such a difference.”

We are consistently promoting the highest standards of care, respect, compassion, friendship, laughter, warmth and welcome at our homes.

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