The garden became an area also bursting with activity. Photographs were taken in the sleigh set up under the events tent and our special visitors from the Mobile Farm Experience caused merriment and wonder. Tinsel and Star the Reindeers were magical additions to the day. Many people hadn't seen reindeer before and many had never had the opportunity to pet and feed them. Those residents choosing to stay in the warm watched through the windows. The joy and happiness Star and Tinsel brought with them was evident to see Big smiles, squeals of delight and pure enchantment on faces, young and elderly. A big thank you to them and to James and Abby Brindley, the owners of the Mobile Farm Experience. Their lovely dog in his red coat was popular too!
“I have told the manager and staff how very content and comfortable my brother was at St Michael's. In fact, I tell everyone I speak to!
With multiple health problems, he died peacefully in hospital on 22 February 2018. I cannot put into words how grateful I am that his last few months in the wonderful care of St Michael’s were as good as they possibly could be. All the staff I met at St Michael’s were very friendly and professional. They did everything to make my brother feel at home and one of the ‘family.’
As his only relative, living abroad and visiting just every few weeks, they maintained good communication and even managed to make me feel part of the ‘family’ too.
By expertly managing his health care, they took away my brother’s anxiety in relation to this. His trust in them, definitely went a long way to relieving the stress of his condition.
I feel so lucky to have found St Michael’s for my brother. He was a lovely chap and deserved the best. Thank you so much.”
Christopher RandallDecember, 2018
“Excellent care all around. Nursing care extremely competent. My mother's health and wellbeing had improved after four weeks. Would recommend this care home.”
Gill BarnettJuly, 2019
“Dad was very well looked after by all the staff and they were friendly to all dad's visitors. I was impressed by the cleanliness and decor of the home and that there were many attractive and smaller rooms where residents could take visitors. The Garden Room was lovely and dad was able to sit in the garden when the weather permitted. His own room was pleasant too. I thought it was a lovely place for dad to have respite care and he was happy being there. I don't know about the food, dad said he didn't eat much and it was bland.”