Cramlington House residents were recently ‘all shook up’ in the best way possible, thanks to a toe-tapping performance by a local Elvis impersonator.
The King’s greatest hits echoed through the halls, bringing smiles, laughter, and an unmistakable buzz of excitement among the residents.
The lively show had everyone tapping their feet and singing along to the nostalgic melodies of “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”
The benefits of such live entertainment really are profound; it’s not just about the fun. Engaging in music and the familiarity of well known tunes has been shown to improve the wellbeing of our residents, boosting their mental health and overall quality of life. The interactive experience of a live performance also encourages social interaction and stimulates cognitive health.
Activities Coordinator Kim Stubbs said: “Seeing our residents so vibrant and engaged is heartwarming. It’s moments like these that truly enrich their lives. The power of music, especially live music, to uplift spirits and bring back memories is absolutely magical. Sometimes music really is the best medicine.”
"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."