Ashworth Grange care home in Dewsbury surprised one lucky resident with the biggest dessert she’d ever had, as part of their ‘Wishing Tree’ initiative.
Ashworth Grange’s ‘Wishing Tree’ initiative is designed to help residents live each day to the fullest.
Residents are encouraged to write down a wish – their perfect day, or something they wish they could do. The residents can then hang their wish on the Ashworth Grange Wishing Tree in the foyer of the home.
Throughout the year, the staff will choose residents at random, and their wish will be granted!
74-year-old resident, Ann Thompson, was the most recent resident to have her wish granted. When asked ‘If you could do anything, what would it be?’, Ann thought about what she wanted most.
After some deliberation, she replied, ‘I’d like to eat a big bun – this big’ and stretched out her hands.
When the Ashworth Grange team picked Ann’s wish from the tree, they set out to grant it. They whisked Ann away to a local restaurant known for its large cake portions, Silkwood Farm.
When they arrived, Ann couldn’t believe the size of the treats on offer! She chose a chocolate éclair, and a cold beer to wash it down. She said,
“I have had a lovely time. I couldn’t believe the size of my eclair when it came out! Even I thought, there is no way I can eat all that but I gave it a good go.”
Sharon Troy, the Home Manager at Ashworth Grange, said, ‘It was fantastic to see Ann’s face when she saw her chocolate éclair. She had to bring half of it back for supper!
‘We absolutely love getting to know our residents, and our Wishing Tree is a great way to learn more about them. It allows us to find out what they love to do most, and spend time with them doing the things they enjoy. It’s crucial to the person-centred care we offer here.’
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Ashworth Grange, operated by Ideal Carehomes, is a residential and dementia care home with attractive décor and landscaped gardens. All 64 bedrooms are en-suite, enabling staff to deliver person-centred care in a dignified manner, promoting independence as far as possible.