Craft making is such an important activity for our residents and we make sure we plan and prepare specific craft sessions on a regular basis.
This week residents got involved with air drying clay to make and decorate small trinket boxes. The activity requires attention to detail, and it was great to see how focused, determined and engaged residents were with the task in hand.
Our activities manager Kim Stubbs said: “Crafts is such an important part of our days here at Cramlington House. This specific activity has been so rewarding. Not only is such a task great for mental health as it encourages concentration, focus and attention to detail, it’s great physically and socially too.
“From a physical perspective, this kind of activity is great for developing and maintaining fine motor skills which are vital for leading an independent life for as long as possible. For example, we use these to do up buttons on a shirt or tie our shoelaces.
“Crafts is a good social activity too with residents engaging with one another about the task in hand and helping each other through it. The trinket boxes they created and decorated were amazing – such great work – I am so proud of them!”
"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."