On Saturday 8th June, the Granddaughter of one of our residents got married in a lovely church In Ireland.
Winnie and three of her family members joined in the wedding ceremony by via webcam!,Winnie & her guests wore their finest hats to join in on the occasion, following the order of service and joining in with the congregation. There was small talk about the Bride's dress, the bridesmaids, the reading and the church itself.
Winnie watched the screen closely and when the congregation turned and waved to her she waved back!! What a fantastic way to share a very special day.
At St Michaels we continually strife to keep families united and involved on special occasions and thanks to a small Irish church having a little bit of technology Winnie was able to be part of her Granddaughter's Wedding Day.
Congratulations to Jessica & Danny the Happy Couple.
“These are quotes from a letter I sent to St Michael's Care last week after my mother aged 103 died after having spent 6 years in the home.
"You have allowed and enjoyed mum expressing her personality, she has felt totally at home, she felt at ease with whoever was with her she has been able to express her thoughts and views as you made her feel "at home" with all of you."
"Thank you for enjoying her, encouraging her to do her washing, enjoying her moans and laughing and joking with her. You helped all of us understand the needs of the elderly."
"She constantly said how happy she was with all of you. We could go on and on and that is your strength. We will miss her, you will miss her but her memory is there for all of us."”
Daphne TilbeeSeptember, 2017
“I placed the most precious person to me in your care my mother. I was so worried no one could look after her like me! you all proved me wrong, the care you all provided was the best any one could wish for to me your all angels I just cannot thank you all enough for what you did at the time when my mother needed the special tender care at the end of her life.[. BLESS YOU, ALL.]
WHAT A FANTASTIC TEAM YOU ALL ARE”
Sarah SteedJuly, 2017
“I would like to comment on this wonderful home on behalf of my family.
My dear brother was admitted to the home in May suffering with terminal cancer. Obviously a very sad, difficult time for everyone but from the day he arrived he settled in and relaxed. He was treated with kindness and understanding and all the staff, nursing and care assistants were wonderful.
My brother had severe learning disabilities and so wasn't able to communicate fully with the staff but they went out of their way to get to know him and to understand his needs. They respected his dignity and privacy at all times and made sure he was comfortable and cared for.
As the family, we were always made so very welcome, anytime day or night.
The home itself is a beautiful building which has been well looked after and is clean and welcoming. The rooms are lovely, with character and very good facilities.
The gardens are beautiful.
Thank you to everyone who helped and cared for my dear brother so well.”