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Sidmouth Care Home Shares Thoughts on Dignity with Shoppers

Dignity has been a big topic of conversation for the residents and team at Malden House Care Home in Sidmouth, Devon.

To share their thoughts and opinions, they spent the morning of Dignity Action Day on 1st February at the Sidmouth branch of Waitrose, which is a dementia friendly company that likes to help out its community.

Tabitha Donovan, manager of Malden House, says: “Waitrose welcomed the idea of us visiting them for the morning, where we put up a stall and spoke to customers about what dignity is all about.

“We believe that dignity is all about treating others with respect, not passing judgement and understanding the unique qualities that make an individual who they are.”

She adds: “We had lots of feedback from the customers. The most common answer we received when I asked what dignity meant to them was respect. We spoke to many people caring for a close family member, and it was a pleasure to share familiar experiences.”