We absolutely love our specially made pub at Cramlington House. Residents enjoy spending time in the pub, socialising, playing darts, enjoying a range of tasty nonalcoholic beer, wine and lager as well as some traditional pub grub too.
One of the activities we especially love is playing bingo in the bar. It brings back a lot of happy memories for our residents of when they used to play bingo before moving in with us, with their friends and family either down at the local pub or bingo hall.
Kim Stubbs, our activities manager at Cramlington House, said: “We totally love playing bingo – some of our residents are very good at it! Games like bingo are great for residents’ care not just from a social wellbeing perspective but in terms of cognitive development too.
“Bingo for example can improve the brain’s processing speeds, alertness, and memory capabilities. Bingo requires players to be skillful listeners and to have the ability to look for numbers quickly, many times across multiple cards – and we definitely have some bingo stars here at Cramlington House!”
“Bingo also helps with hand and eye coordination and help residents keep their dexterity as due to the fast and repetitive nature of the game, to play it you need sharp reflexes. You can’t beat a game of bingo here at Cramlington House and within all of our homes actually. Someone somewhere is always enjoying a game.”
"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."