East Hill House enjoys regular pet therapy visits

East Hill House Care Home residents enjoying time with visiting animals as part of a pet therapy programme

Residents at East Hill House Care Home thoroughly enjoy regular visits from a variety of animals, as part of a pet therapy programme at the home.

Recently the home has welcomed some wonderful geckos, which some of our residents were brave enough to hold. As well as guinea pigs, rabbits and the lovely Bailey – one of our lovely visiting dogs who spreads cheer throughout the home.

Animal-assisted therapy is a growing area that uses all types of animals to help people recover or cope better with health problems. This type of interaction has shown to improve satisfaction, energy levels, self-esteem and mood, as well as help decrease depression, loneliness and anxiety. It can also aid in recovery, increased motor skills and movement, improved social skills and mental health and wellbeing.

East Hill House provides residential 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 5501