Jul 13, 2015
A collection of feathered and furry friends arrived at the care home, including goats, rabbits, ducks, a donkey and a friendly farm dog. Residents had the opportunity to get up close with many of the smaller animals – holding them and petting them on their laps, while the larger animals were fed and stroked.
Kathy Harman, home manager at Laurel Dene, said: “The visit from Miller’s Ark Animals provided a wonderful experience for everyone at Laurel Dene. We are always looking to introduce new, exciting and stimulating activities for residents, and this particular event proved to be very popular indeed.
“Not only does interaction with animals bring a welcome break from daily routines, it can also reduce anxiety, stress and feelings of isolation, so the visit was of great therapeutic benefit. All of the farmyard animals were extremely calm and friendly, and this helped ensure the activity was fun and enjoyable for all."
Situated on Hampton Road in Hampton Hill, Laurel Dene has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides full time residential nursing and specialist dementia care.
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