We might be on lockdown at West Farm but behind closed doors there are lots of wonderful things going on!
As we can’t take residents out to their usual social gatherings or days out and we can’t invite specialist care providers into our home either, we’ve improvised.
Each day of the week for the foreseeable future residents can take part in organised activities led by our amazing staff. This includes yoga with Alyson every Wednesday and Thursday, or Persian / English classes with our deputy manager Zahra who originally hails from Persia which are taking place every Tuesday. In these sessions, residents learn some Persian but it works both ways, with Zahra and some other residents who do not hail from Newcastle getting to grips with some common ‘Geordie’ lingo! It really is a treat to watch!
Oh, and if they fancy, residents can also enjoy some hair and beauty treatments including hair styling and getting their nails painted each week too.
Zahra said: “Our activities programme has completely been turned on its head overnight so we’ve had to think fast on our feet and put in place replacement activities that meet the physical, mental and social wellbeing needs of our residents in the same way.
“We’ve test driven our first week of these new sessions residents can take part in and they’ve really taken off! The residents have particularly enjoyed trying some yoga and getting to grips with Persian, we are so very 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."