This week Broadlands Lodge Care Home, we were visited by the ‘Cuddly Cavies’, award winning ‘Animal Loneliness Champion 2020’.
Animal therapy is used to achieve several goals, the type of therapy used will change on the type of aid an individual needs, however therapy can be used to provide comfort and reduce levels of pain, improve movement and motor skills, develop social or behaviour skills and increase motivation towards activities such as exercising and interacting with others.
Cuddly Cavies are specialists in therapeutic guinea pigs and provided our residents with some much-deserved love this week.
One resident loved the guinea pigs, it reminded him of a time when he used to have rabbits and guinea pigs in his garden.
One resident also had her granddaughter and great grandchildren joined in as well, the family commented ‘We had a lovely visit today, the animal therapy was wonderful, thank you.’
All team members were touched with how relaxed the guinea pigs made the residents.
We would like to thank Cuddly Cavies for visiting our home and look forward to welcoming them again soon.
Danforth Care Homes are currently welcoming residents, If you or a loved one wish to find out more information or come along, explore the facilities, and meet the staff, you can do so by contacting the enquiry team.
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