Two four legged friends bounded into Dane House Care Home in Brighton last week to provide some pet therapy for the residents in the home.
Barbara Evans, Home Manager, explained: “Animals have a calming effect on people. Whether you settle down and pet your cat or dog, cuddle a guinea pig or rabbit, your stresses just ebb away as you relax. Everyone in the home enjoyed meeting these particular four legged friends. A lot of our residents are animal lovers, and having the opportunity to get up close and personal with animals is a special experience for them. The dogs had such a positive impact on the residents that we’ve decided to make their visits a regular thing. I’m sure some of the residents will try and hide them in their room to stop them from going home.”
Date published: 15 September 2017