In December we had a visit from members of our local church choir.
The afternoon was filled with carols, residents and staff joining in to make an enjoyable festive afternoon.
It was a delight to hear our residents sing and brought back many memories for them.
The afternoon became a time of reminiscence and shared stories.
“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.”
Edward Oatley MBEAugust, 2017
“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."”
Kerry JohnsonMay, 2018
“My Stepdad was very happy in St Michaels, all the staff are lovely, he was very ill and they made him comfortable, clean and alway they listened to his needs. A lovely care home, I highly recommend it.”