Residents at Kingsclear Care Home are always delighted when they welcome a variety of animals to the home. A local pet therapy company brought a variety of animals into our home to bring smiles to the faces of our residents.
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. As well as increase motor skills and movement and help improve social skills.
On a recent visit, we welcomed a number of small animals including some chickens, kittens and bunny rabbits to Kingsclear for us to cuddle and play with! We had an amazing day and would like to extend our thanks to the pet therapy company for organising our visit and to everyone who helped make the afternoon so special.
Kingsclear 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 5516.