We’re a strong advocate of helping our local communities to break down barriers associated with dementia and the care of those living with the disease.
Loraine Brunton, our general manager, is a certified dementia champion and regularly delivers interactive sessions with members of the public about dementia and appropriate care.
We’re also involved with a local community support group, Make Cramlington Dementia Friendly, whose aim is to make Cramlington a dementia friendly town, to improve the lives of residents in and around the area who are living with the condition.
So, when The Alzheimer’s Society dementia tour bus arrived in Cramlington this week, we ensured we gave it our full support and voice on the day!
Alongside representatives from the Make Cramlington Dementia Friendly Team, Cramlington House’s wellbeing champion, Kim Stubbs and manager Janice Wilkinson wrapped up warm and spent time over the course of the two days that the bus was there talking to local people about dementia, where they were able to ask everything and anything about it; whether that’s how to care for a loved one who’s just being diagnosed with dementia, or coping with the change themselves.
Emma Jones, communications manager at Craig Healthcare, said: “We met some really wonderful people who asked some great questions about dementia care. Through our chats with males and females, old and young, we explained that, as a society, we shouldn’t fear dementia but, instead, embrace it.
“We also explained that dementia care involves so many aspects of wellbeing – mental, physical, social and emotional – and we can all work better together to approach the care of the disease in a positive and confident way to deliver the specific high quality care those living with dementia need.”
"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."