Postcards of Kindness was created and launched by a care home provider in 2018.The scheme encourages members of the public to write and send postcards to residents of care homes on a regular basis. Whilst it’s a small gesture, the results bring a great deal of joy, whilst reminding care home residents that there are other people that are thinking of them around the UK. Receiving these postcards and learning about the sender’s life and interests, often sparks the memories for residents’, which in turn and encourages them to start a conversation about their own precious memories…. whether it be their first home, their wedding day or a holiday spent by the sea.
The postcards are a quick and simple way to bring a smile to someone’s’ face.
Thank you to all those who have chosen St Michaels to be part of this heart-warming campaign.
Residents and staff alike look forward to receiving and reading the postcards.
“I couldn't wish for better care. Staff treat my husband as a friend and not just another patient.
Always there for me with support when needed.”
Glyn PettitNovember, 2018
“Our mother was admitted to St Michael's in April 2018 for end of life care. During her stay our mother has received the highest quality care in beautiful surroundings, The decor of the room was of a high standard and also restful. Furniture was constantly being upgraded and all suitable equipment for my mother's support was available.
From the welcome by reception when checking in to signing out in mid-November they remained warm and friendly. Care staff, nursing staff, activity and domestics all gave 100% and made us feel part of their family. Nothing was too much trouble and our mother always looked beautiful, clean and rested when we arrived at any time unannounced.
Sadly our mother passed away in their care but it was only with the love and care given that made it a really special moment. Finally thanks to the management for giving our mother the care and dignity in her final months of life. Bless you all.”
Patrick CouchFebruary, 2019
“My mother was admitted for respite care and stayed for another six weeks. The staff quickly got to know her likes and dislikes and managed her path to good health with humour and great patience. Mum was encouraged to participate in the many activities, which meant that for the first time in many years she was socialising. Her medical treatment was properly maintained and whenever I visited her she was clean and well groomed. St Michael's care does exactly that, care! Thank you.”