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It’s all looking a little purple at Hoar Cross nursing home

By UttoxeterPostandTimes.3522974.UttoxeterPostandTimes  |  Posted: March 03, 2014

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A NURSING home near Uttoxeter turned a little purple as it celebrated Dignity Action Day.

Hoar Cross Nursing Home treated its residents to pampering sessions and a special purple afternoon tea as part of the national event.

More than 60 people took part in the activities, which also included entertainment and the opportunity to leave comments on a special dignity tree that will take pride of place at the home.

Everyone was encouraged to wear something purple and, with the help of to Hortihealth UK, each resident was given either daffodils or a potted daffodil bulb.

General manager Kathy Cleaver said: “We firmly believe that everyone should be treated with respect and dignity and this is a fundamental part of the personal care we offer.

“Our dignity day gives us the chance to recognise this and also gives our residents and their families the chance to explain what it means to them.

“The entertainment and pampering sessions were well received and there were some really interesting comments placed on the dignity tree.

“It just goes to show how important it is to everyone.”

Last year Hoar Cross marked its 25th birthday by investing £1 million on updating all the buildings and a six-bed luxury extension.

Hoar Cross, which is rated excellent by the Care Quality Commission, offers a team providing care for the elderly, disabled people, those with dementia and those in need of respite or palliative care.

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