The majority of our homes have a Pet Therapy programme, with some homes having live-in dogs or laying hens, as part of a holistic approach to care of our older residents. Adored by everyone, the exceptionally well trained pets bringing extra comfort, affection and emotional support to our valued residents.
Pets have been shown to benefit our health and well-being, add to the homely atmosphere and Pet Therapy is being used worldwide to great effect in nursing homes and care settings.
Our therapy dogs provide companionship and friendship – it really should be called Smile Therapy.
All our homes also organise petting farms to visit so that residents from farming backgrounds can benefit from time with lambs, chicks and baby goats, and we also have a gorgeous therapy pony called Avoca visit.