Hugs bring real closeness to care


Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

More than 60 residents, relatives and staff at Regency House care home in Ely, Cardiff literally joined together in September to celebrate the home¹s first “hug day” ­ the idea of enrolled nurse Sheena Tipples. Ms Tipple¹s idea came to life when staff in the Cardiff home got together to think about what would make Regency House, owned by Hallmark Healthcare, even more homely for the 70 people living there. “What we want to show our residents and their relatives is that we really put the Å’care¹ into our care home,” said Ms Tipples. “When we thought of things that are sometimes missing from residential care, we realised that it was often a lack of real closeness which people would normally enjoy with their own family and friends.” Hallmark Healthcare managing director Avnish Goyal said it had been decided to hold an annual hug day at all seven of Hallmark Healthcare¹s homes across the UK. “Hugging people shows you care about them,” Mr Goyal said. “You can¹t legislate for this kind of care, you can¹t put





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