We’ve had a great time this week at Holywell House celebrating a resident’s 99th birthday!
We marked the milestone birthday of Doreen Dennis with a delicious birthday buffet and sang and danced the afternoon away. Doreen had a wonderful time enjoying the buffet spread, talking to carers and other residents but most of all LOVED the singing provided by Alfie Dobson.
Gemma Wilson, our manager at Holywell House, said: “It has been such an incredible feeling to invite one of our much-loved entertainers to our home, singing inside with residents again and giving them a party to remember! It’s been such a difficult year with us being unable to celebrate birthdays that are such an important aspect of our lives at all of our homes. Being able to celebrate Doreen’s birthday like we did pre Covid has been such an amazing feeling leaving a long-lasting high among staff and residents.
“Doreen had an absolute blast and there was an atmosphere within the home that I haven’t felt for a long time. Thank you to all members of staff who made this day so special for Doreen and huge thanks to Alfie Dobson too who sang some wonderful songs, helping residents to reminisce about years gone past and make some lovely new memories 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."