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.
“In November 2015 my mother had a serious stroke which left her speechless, immobile and unable to swallow. She spent the next year and half in four different hospitals making a slow recovery. On discharge, she was placed in an interim care home and from there I was extremely fortunate to obtain for her a placement at St Michael's. Since her arrival in July 2017 she has made a quantum improvement both physically and psychologically. Because of the interactive nature of the environment, together with the level of care and respect gladly given by staff, I see she has turned a new chapter in her life which is now more fruitful and engaging. Thank you all for your continued commitment.”
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."”
Melodie ChanningMay, 2019
“The end of life care my mother received was excellent, the staff are caring and treated the whole family with dignity during the last weeks of my mother's life. I would highly recommend this amazing nursing home and cannot say anything else but "thank you" for everything.”