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Spring is in the air at Heather View

May 12th 2019


Spring has certainly sprung for residents at Heather View after they welcomed six fluffy visitors.

Heather View lifestyle coordinator Andrea Butler with resident Barbara Birrell

In order to awaken the senses and encourage conversation between residents, the team at Heather View received six duckling eggs from Incredible Eggs for residents to look after to celebrate Easter. 

Having now hatched, the ducklings have met the residents, and even took their first-ever swim in one of the home’s bathtubs.

Home manager at Heather View, Natasha King, said: “Everyone had a spring in their step after the eggs hatched here at Heather View. Having ducklings in the care home has created a lot of excitement among the residents and team. 

“Petting animals and being in their company has proven therapeutic benefits, particularly for those living with dementia, as it can reduce anxiety, release calming endorphins, and decrease feelings of loneliness. You could see from the residents’ reactions just how engaged they were when given the opportunity to look after the eggs and get close to such lovely, fluffy ducklings once they hatched. We are now looking forward to watching them grow and develop at the home.”

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Our Heather View care home has 74 spacious rooms, all with 24-hour nurse call systems, en-suite facilities, TVs and electronically adjustable beds. We get to know all of our residents so we can ensure that we create a care plan that is perfectly suited to their needs, including any hobbies or interests that we can help them take part in. Heather View is a real home from home, with a shop, tearoom, library, cinema and hair salon. These are set around an indoor village green, which is a popular spot for our residents to spend time. Our beautiful gardens enable residents to spend time outdoors, playing games or relaxing taking in the stunning surroundings.

Heather View
Beacon Road
East Sussex

0333 321 8843

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