The return visit was a huge success. The arrival of Percy Powell Cotton's travel trunk caused excitement and anticipation in the Garden Room. The treasures emerged from the trunk and were passed around for our residents to examine, items included:
Percy's safari jacket with the claw marks from a Lion attack, the Whiskey flask with the bullet whole ( the flask actually saved his life!) also amongst the items were a Buffalo hide saddle bag, & numerous items with so many stories related to them...what a character Percy was.
Our residents were captivated and swept away with the adventure stories. as more artefacts were produced including a Hippo hide, camera case, a Zebra hair bull whip, an ever ready battery torch, calliper's and Percy's personal shovel.
We have only one question... when will you return to fascinate and entertain us again?
“Mother has had dementia for over 10 years and came to St Michael's as a bedbound resident. The attention to her was top notch. All the family were very happy that we were able to get a place here for her. I know this is a business but all the staff were more like family - we shared laughter and tears with them.”
Debra KingDecember, 2016
“Mum has been there two years after stroke in 2012. My mother was really active before her stroke. I never wanted to put my mum in a nursing home, but being disabled myself doing all we could as a family at home. First few years caring for her at home we had no option in the end and put her in a nursing home. She needed 24 hr care. Has taken a few changes to find the right one, but we have finally found it. Carers are really good with her and concerns you may have. The manager is really helpful. There are always problems when relatives adapt to living in a nursing home big change for them. Staff and management have done best to make mum feel at home. Problems fixed no problem, they are used to caring for the elderly they now, want works best for the peace of mind of our loved ones, advise, help make decisions. Makes loved one's worries go away. Daily cleaning happy in their environment my mother is happy there & calls it home dining room, tv lounge garden party's entertainment. Good food living room seafront is so close. beach cafe ice cream, pub high street”
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.”