It was first-hand experience of the need and value of a care home staffed by people that really care that led to the establishing of this family-run business in 2006. We recognise this very special time in a person’s life journey when they deserve the respect, recognition and care that reaffirms their value in the world, even if they cannot take care of themselves without help as before. Our residents and their family and friends appreciate this as well as the person-centred approach that informs everything we do.
The aim of St Michaels Rest Home is to provide a comfortable environment in which our residents can relax and be at peace knowing they are in safe and capable hands. Over the years we have gone from strength to strength, continuously upgrading the facilities and services on offer and striving for a first class standard of care and support for our clients and their carers. We understand that it is an emotional decision to move into a care home setting and that’s why we try to provide a home to home feel and plenty of support to help with the transition.
We pride ourselves in the high quality care offered here and know that this is only possible because we focus on employing only passionate and well qualified staff. Our staff go through continuous training to ensure they are equipped to the highest standards. Training focuses on helping staff members to grow in their experience and knowledge of providing excellent Dementia Care as well as essential soft skills such as listening, communicating and maintaining a professional environment. The result is a strong team of dedicated staff, many of whom have been with us from the start.
St Michaels is located in the elegant seaside town of Bexhill-on-Sea, which was voted the third best seaside town in which to live in 2007. It’s a relaxing town which, according to a 2009 survey by Halifax, enjoys on average four hours extra sunshine than any other seaside town. Clients who come here benefit from the fresh sea air, great climate and beautiful views.
The home itself is situated in a quiet residential setting about half a mile from local shops. Frequent bus services pass nearby, offering access to the town centre about a mile away. There is a private off road car park within the grounds and easy access to the sea front.
To ensure the safety of our residents we have CCTV cameras on the front door and all external doors have a push button coded security pad to lessen the risk of clients wandering away from the home unattended. Our clients are welcome to leave the building at any time, but only when accompanied by a visitor or a member of staff.