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Technology helping us through

Music is playing a huge role in helping us to ensure residents remain happy and relaxed during the coronavirus lockdown period.

As well as many group sessions focused on singing, dancing and listening to music, we have also installed Amazon Echo (Alexas) devices within each unit which is enabling us to host care home wide singing sessions on an impromptu and planned basis!

Our wellbeing champion at Cramlington House, Kim Stubbs said: “Music plays such an influential role in residential and dementia care. It relaxes and uplifts spirits and also encourages residents to interact, be in touch with their emotions and engage in conversations.

“During the coronavirus lockdown, it’s playing an ever more important role to ensure residents remain mentally and emotionally healthy until we can resume our normal activities including days outs and visits from family and friends.”

As well as group singing, carers are focused on getting residents involved in music in any way possible whether this is singing along to the radio, watching specific music programmes on tv or bursting into impromptu song and dance after lunch.

Zahra Karimi, deputy manager at West Farm, added: “It’s true what they say, music really is good for the soul and we’re determined to use it to our advantage to help us overcome the current pandemic facing not just our care home but all care homes, nationwide.”

Here’s a video on just how much our residents enjoy dancing!

Residents Dancing

What people are saying

  • "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."