Many care homes follow a very traditional path and have done for years. We like to push ourselves and always ask the question ‘How can we improve our residents' day-to-day lives?' We encourage all our staff to think of new ways to make sure our home keeps on getting better in every regard, so our residents not only receive fantastic care but that they also benefit from companionship, stimulation and great value.
Living at St. Michael's is not just about receiving the required care, but about enjoying the things in life that you have always enjoyed, in beautiful surroundings and with a team of people who are passionate about what they do each day. By aiming for excellence in every area, we strive to make living in a care home a fantastic life experience.
Do you have a loved one who would benefit from living at St. Michael's? Speak to a member of the team today to find out how we can help.
The negative human responses associated with loneliness are the same in people of all ages, but in the elderly, they are exaggerated. Studies show that perceived loneliness contributes to cognitive decline and risk of dementia. In Britain today, over half of people aged 75 or over live on their own, and five million people cite the television as their main source of company – but by living here at St. Michael's, there is never the need to be lonely.
Friendships and interaction are the heart of everything we do here, and it's also very easy to find a quiet space for some time to yourself when you want it too; with more communal and private spaces than most other homes, it's easy to find your new favourite spot to watch the birds in the garden, listen to the test match, or simply catch up on the papers. The difference at St. Michael's is that when you're done reflecting, your social network of friends, carers and entertainers is just around the corner.
There's so much going on here at St. Michael's, with a hair and nail stylist regularly visiting the home, and other health and beauty services available too that can be arranged to suit your individual needs. Our chapel with vaulted ceiling has been converted into a state-of-the-art cinema room, showing a wide selection of classic and modern movies. Bi-monthly family parties and regular events are always popular with our residents. We can also arrange a chauffeur-driven car for theatre trips, restaurants or visits in the local area of Margate and beyond.