We’ve had lots of fun and games this week from domino playing to jigsaw making and biscuit baking!
The residents love these kinds of activities which provide so many wonderful benefits, physically and mentally. The baking is especially good for fine motor skills, which are needed to tie shoelaces or do up buttons and help to maintain independence.
Doing jigsaw puzzles and playing dominos are good physically but especially great for cognitive development because they are mentally stimulating and exercise the brain to keep it healthy and active.
Zahra Karimi, our manager at West Farm, said: “Games and baking biscuits are definitely up there in our list of favourite things to do! It’s amazing to see how much the residents get from it and we love seeing the relaxed and happy smiles on their faces. The activities are stimulating and engaging but also provide a way for residents to wind down. There’s nothing better than a tense finisher in a game of dominos or a race against time to get the jigsaw completed!”
"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."