Everyone meet Elmo, The Rookery Care Home in Ebbw Vale’s newest resident.
The residents made the most of the Welsh sunshine making sure Elmo settled in by giving him lots of love and attention. To make Elmo feel 100% at home the residents then broke into song, singing ‘My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean’ for his little floppy ears.
Gail Llewelyn, Home Manager, said: “It was a lovely way to introduce Elmo to his forever home. He will definitely be happy here. The residents will benefit enormously from having him, many of them had pets before they came to us, so having pets here gives The Rookery a real sense of home.
“I would recommend Pet Therapy to anyone working in care homes. Animals can open a resident up in more ways than a person sometimes can. It doesn’t have to be domesticated, ‘safe’ pets either, there are places out there that bring in more exotic creatures for residents to handle.”
Date published: 15 September 2017
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