Dignity is something that we are very passionate about at The Limes. We believe that all care provided should be person-centered and carried out with compassion and empathy. We believe that each and every person should be treated with Dignity at all times.
We celebrate and raise awareness of Dignity Day every year by holding different activities. The activities that we have held in the past can be seen here.
Almost all staff members, ranging from care staff to office staff, are now Dignity Champions; being a Dignity Champion means that they promote Dignity in every way possible in the role that they do. Each staff member knows of and dedicates themselves to following the "The Ten Dignity Do's" which are highlighted by Dignity in Care.
The Ten Dignity Do's.
- Have a zero tolerance of all forms of abuse.
Support people with the same respect you would want for yourself or a member of your family.
Treat each person as an individual by offering a personalised service.
Enable people to maintain the maximum possible level of independence, choice and control.
Listen and support people to express their needs and wants.
Respect people's right to privacy.
Ensure people feel able to complain without fear of retribution.
Engage with family members and carers as care partners.
Assist people to maintain confidence and positive self-esteem.
Act to alleviate people's loneliness and isolation.