West Farm residents enjoyed a wonderful trip to their local library this week which was very enriching!
Library visits are one of our favourite ways to spend an afternoon as they provide more than just mental stimulation; the visits really do nurture the residents’ emotional wellbeing. On this visit, engaging with books and participating in library activities raided their spirits and the joy and enthusiasm on their faces were unmistakable as they turned the pages, delving into captivating narratives.
Library visits also fosters a strong sense of community among our residents. Engaging in group discussions, recommending books to one another, and sharing their thoughts on different genres created a vibrant atmosphere of camaraderie during the visit. The social connections forged not only made residents feel relaxed and content but also instilled a deep sense of belonging and purpose.
Our West Farm manager Zahra Karimi said: “Visiting a local library opens doors to a world of knowledge, imagination, and social interaction for our residents. It offers an opportunity to explore literary treasures, engage in stimulating conversations, and connect with their community. These visits encourage residents to reminisce, share stories, and discuss their favourite books, sparking conversations that can ignite a sense of belonging and purpose. It was a very rewarding afternoon and residents are already looking forward to their next visit.”
"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."