West Farm residents enjoyed a lovely trip to a local art gallery recently, soaking in the amazing collection of art that was on display.
There are lots of benefits for residents in visiting art galleries including increased interaction as well as comfort and ease within a social situation. Evidence also shows that art increases cognitive abilities for those living with dementia and helps to develop an improved quality of life.
Sarah Jane Avery, our wellbeing champion at West Farm, said: “It was such a lovely afternoon; we viewed lots of stunning collections and the residents were intrigued and engaged throughout.
“Art plays an important role in the care of our residents in all its forms. Painting is one art that many residents are fond of and I think we are going to attempt to recreate some of the classic pieces we have seen today!
“After a relaxing stroll around the gallery, we took a little break to enjoy some pizza and a nice cup of coffee. It was lovely to see how content residents were appreciating the wonderful art and those in their company. We will definitely be returning!”
"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."