The Garden of St Michael's turned out to be a very popular place to be on August 15th as our Tropical Paradise Party was in full swing, there event tents which were decorated with tropical flowers, birds & bunting.
Simon our Chef was kept busy cooking Jerk Chicken fillets, Caribbean Lamb burger and other mouth-watering tropical delights, our Tikki Bar was stocked with a delicious Malibu Rum Punch, Tropical Pimm's and fruit Cocktails.
Piggybank Nursery came along, to spend the afternoon on the 'beach' created with sand, shells buckets & spades and a paddling pool full of water to complete the beach look. The Residents', their families and staff joined in by dancing to John & Angie who were entertaining us with their live music and combined with the sounds of Reggae, the afternoon was a totally Tropical success.
A special thanks to our Activity Co-Ordinator's for working so hard to provide us with a fun filled event.
“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."”
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”
Rita CookJuly, 2019
“My mother had a short stay at St Michael's but she was looked after and cared for excellently. Mum was very poorly but nothing was too much trouble for the staff at St Michael's. It was a very caring home and kept spotlessly clean. There was plenty going on and the social team didn't leave those out who were unable to leave their rooms even if they went in and had a chat or read a book with them. Receptionist very kind and helpful.”