West Farm residents were super excited to see a dementia friendly showing of the new film release, Judy, a Judy Garland biopic.
They were thrilled with the film and actively engaged throughout, getting a detailed insight into the life of the famous performer Judy Garland. Before the film started, residents enjoyed a hot drink and a slice of cake and then settled down at Tyneside Cinema to watch it.
Sarah Jane Avery, our wellbeing champion at West Farm, said: “It was definitely worth the trip to see Judy; the residents absolutely loved it! The film stirred up a range of emotions from residents and provided a topic of conversation for the days that followed, with residents telling everyone about it and also discussing it between themselves.
“Watching a film associated with a classic popular public figure in the relevant era also helps residents to recall and reconnect with past memories, which is an important element of their care, as well as create new ones. We would like to say a big thank you to Tyneside Cinema for providing such a relaxed screening that worked wonderfully for our residents. We are already planning our next trip to the movies!”
"I am very pleased with how my mother has settled in and generally how supportive and caring the staff are. This has given us peace of mind knowing that she is safe & well looked after. Thank you."
"Our mum has been a resident at Cramlington House for over a year and we have nothing but praise for the friendly, approachable staff and management. We always feel like part of an extended family and when we visit nothing is too much bother. We are completely happy with the standard of care, support and understanding we all receive as a family."
"From the first day, I knew it was the place for my mum. Clean, friendly staff, lovely environment! My mum would not get the opportunity to do the activities she is experiencing if she was not in Cramlington House. It is home from home and we can visit anytime. I can't say enough of how great Cramlington House is. "
"This is an absolutely superb care facility. The staff say that this is the home of the residents, in which they work - and they evidence that philosophy every day. In the last months of our mother's long life, we took comfort form the fact that she was safe and secure, being well-fed and looked after. The entire care team are brilliant. "
"All the staff at West Farm have provided such wonderful care, compassion and support to my auntie. We both feel incredibly lucky to have found West Farm, it’s been the perfect home for my auntie. I can honestly say, hand on heart, every aspect of the care provided by each member of staff at West Farm has been outstanding."