One of the biggest worries about moving into a care home is a loss of independence and the opportunity to live your life as you wish. For example, such as popping to a local restaurant or pub for some food and drinks. It’s something we all take for granted in life but once that is taken away from you, you realise how important those activities are for your general wellbeing and overall mental health.
This is why at Craig Healthcare we are focused on ensuring residents live their lives as normally and safely as possible. At West Farm Care Centre, we recently took some residents out to a local pub, The Newton, in Heaton to enjoy a drink and meal.
Zahra Karimi, manager at West Farm, said: “Joan and Audrey had a wonderful time enjoying a good old-fashioned pub meal and a nice drink to polish it off too. They were really relaxed and happy and enjoyed being in the pub with other people and socialising together too. Such outings are a critical part of the care we provide at West Farm as they provide many benefits to residents in terms of their mental and social health. What a brilliant time and we’re looking forward to the next outing.
"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."