Each of our residents brings something special to our home and they all play a part in creating the happy, joyful and peaceful home it is. Doreen Round is one resident who lives with us and absolutely blows us away with her magically marvellous musical talent!
She plays the keyboard exceptionally well, entertaining us all throughout the week, morning or night. She spreads happiness and smiles across the home and is wonderfully talented.
Jen Ord, our deputy manager at Holywell House, said: “If a resident is a bit quiet, feeling down or simply not themselves Doreen is always there, on hand, to spend some time with them, show them her talents on the keyboard and encourage them to sing along with her too. She’s always happy, socialising and lifting people’s moods if they’re having a bad day or simply not feeling themselves. She has such a positive outlook on life and it’s great to have her around you.”
Doreen also has a good pair of lungs on her and regularly sings some fabulous classics from the good old days as she plays the keyboard. We hope to organise a talent show soon and invite family and friends along. Doreen will definitely be the star of the show!
"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."