Belmont House enjoy weekly Pets As Therapy Visits

Belmont House resident enjoying a visit from PAT Dog Joe

Residents at Belmont House Care Home enjoyed their weekly visit from PAT (Pets As Therapy) dog Joe. “Our residents absolutely love their weekly visits” stated Belmont House Home Manager Arthur.

Pets As Therapy is a national charity that understood the unique bond that is formed between people and animals and how that can help enhance health and wellbeing. The charity has over 4,000 volunteers with their temperament assessed pets that provide a visiting service to a number of community locations including care homes.

Animal-assisted therapy is a growing area that uses all types of animals to help people recover or cope better with health problems. It has been proven that contact with animals can help depression, loneliness, boredom and anxiety. It can also aid in recovery, rehabilitation and help improve mental health and wellbeing.

Every week, the team at Belmont House and our residents are delighted to welcome PAT. The presence of furry friends like Joe the Dog brings joy and happiness to everyone. We really look forward to our next weekly visit.

Belmont House provides residential, nursing and dementia care on a permanent or short stay basis. If you are looking for a care home and want to find out more about our home call freephone 0808 223 5407