Both Cramlington House and West Farm Care Centre celebrated Mother’s Day in style today! (click on the videos to watch FaceTime in action above!)
Although families could not join in today, we ensured every single resident, especially mothers, enjoyed an extra special day. West Farm organised a party with lots of lovely treats including the most delicious homemade scones and cakes that were served in our very best china plates and cups.
Cramlington House also celebrated one of the most important days of the year and residents had their photo taken with the presents they had received from families who would normally be with them to celebrate the occasion. FaceTime has also been vital during this time as relatives were able to wish their mum a very happy and safe Mother’s Day.
Sarah Jane Avery, our wellbeing champion at West Farm, said: “We massively realise that this Mother’s Day is rather bittersweet.
“Families are desperate to see their mums, their aunties and their grandmas but they know how much of a health risk it is at the moment given the current coronavirus outbreak. We organised a lovely party, enjoyed lots of interaction and it was great to see all the smiles and hear the laughter.
“We even FaceTimed some relatives so they could see and chat to their loved ones who wanted to wish them a very happy Mother’s Day. Thank goodness we have the wonders of technology!”
Marion Rose, a resident at West Farm said: “I know I couldn’t see my children today or any of my family, but the carers have made me feel even more special than usual. They have made a huge effort to ensure all us mams enjoy the occasion and we’ve managed to speak to them and see them through the phone. I really did have a most lovely day and enjoyed the music and nice food too.”
"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."