Last week, our residents had the pleasure of attending the Tina Turner Show at the Whitley Bay Playhouse – and the smiles on their faces were truly priceless. These outings are a vital part of our care philosophy, providing immense benefits to our residents’ physical and emotional wellbeing.
Our manager at West Farm, Zahra Karimi, emphasised the importance of such outings: “Our residents’ happiness and wellbeing are our top priorities. These kind of visits are essential in maintaining their overall health and quality of life. They offer a change of scenery, social interaction, and the chance to relive cherished memories.”
One of the most significant benefits of outings like these is the boost in mental and emotional health. Residents can reconnect with their past and share stories with their fellow residents, fostering a sense of belonging and purpose. These experiences stimulate cognitive function and improve mood, reducing feelings of isolation. Physical health also reaps rewards because being in a new environment encourages mobility and physical activity, which is crucial for maintaining physical health and preventing muscle atrophy.
The most important aspect of the visit overall, however, was that our residents really enjoyed the show, dancing and singing along to some great classics. It was a wonderful afternoon!
"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."