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Tuneful afternoon is music to the ears of West Drayton residents

April 25th 2019


A care home in West Drayton has set the tone and used music as an innovative way to improve the lives of older people.

Franklin House and The Burroughs - Royal Albert Hall

Residents at Franklin House, as well as residents from neighbouring care home The Burroughs, were treated to a special performance from the Royal Albert Hall musicians. 

The Royal Albert Hall’s Songbook is an interactive concert designed for older people throughout London. The performance takes residents on a reminiscent journey through the Hall’s back catalogue of performances, from Vera Lynn to The Beatles and Frank Sinatra.

Mathew V Mathew, home manager at Franklin House, said: “Music can have many therapeutic benefits for older people, especially those living with dementia, by offering them a way to communicate and express themselves, while also triggering happy memories from their younger years. 

“The Songbook performance has proved to be a real success, and it was fantastic to see the smiles on residents’ faces when they heard iconic songs from their youth. We’d like to say a big thank you to the Royal Albert Hall for a fantastic afternoon of music and nostalgia.”

Bozena Szczepaniak, home manager at The Burroughs, added: “We were delighted to join our Franklin House neighbours to spend the afternoon enjoying music from the generations. 

“The performance was a real conversation starter, and it was wonderful to hear so many stories from the residents’ memories of iconic musicians. We look forward to continuing to implement music therapy at the home.”

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Delivering high quality nursing care, Franklin House in West Drayton offers care and compassion for your loved one. Providing dedicated and professional care, our team at Franklin House take time to listen to residents, understanding their preferences, interests and who they really are. These details are included in their tailored care to create an all-round person-centred service. With comfortable lounges, spacious dining rooms, and a welcoming atmosphere, your loved one will feel right at home. Outside there are landscaped gardens and inside the home even has its own pub! Your loved one becomes our loved one, allowing you to relax knowing they are safe and cared for.

Franklin House
The Green
Off Rickards Close
West Drayton

0189 5807 576

  • Dementia care
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  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care

Offering a warm welcome, The Burroughs in West Drayton delivers first class compassionate care for your loved one. Our caring professional team at The Burroughs provides person-centred tailored care for your older family member, and whether you are looking for short term respite or specialist dementia care, we are here to help. Understanding each resident, their likes and dislikes and listening to their life story is the key to ensuring they receive the care that they require. Working closely with you, your family and medical professionals enables our teams to establish a care plan that delivers. With three bright, sunny conservatories, comfortable lounges and dining rooms, a café and cinema, The Burroughs offers a homely feel. Daily activities include gentle exercises, quizzes, gardening and craft sessions, but if your loved one wishes to help around the home, they are welcome to join in. Residents can bring treasured possessions to decorate their rooms, helping them settle in and feel at home, allowing you to relax, knowing that they are happy.

The Burroughs
Mill Road
West Drayton

0333 434 3077

  • Dementia care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care