St Pauls Care Centre Understand The Importance Of Pet Therapy For Residents
Adopted by Pets at Home in Hemel Hempstead, residents at St Pauls Care Centre have welcomed a new rabbit into their home for residents to hold, stroke, talk to and play with.
Pet therapy for the elderly has become a popular method of mild therapy for residents with dementia, anxiety and loneliness. Offering unconditional love and companionship, research suggests that they have the ability to boost general health and well-being, especially in older people. This type of therapy uses pets as a form of companionship and treatment with the aim of improving the emotional, social, or cognitive abilities for our residents.
St Paul’s Care Centre in Hemel Hempstead is a warm and welcoming care home, offering residential, nursing, dementia and palliative care to residents.
Juliana Mensah, Home Manager at St Pauls Care Centre, said:
“In the past, a move to a care home meant giving up this important bond with the animal world. We’ve engaged our residents in the process of deciding the right pet for our home and a few of our residents chose to join us in collecting the rabbits.
“Whether it’s bringing pets into our home or taking our residents into the community to animal farms or other local projects, some of our most popular events at St Pauls involve creatures great and small.”