We have had a fabulous February at Hazelwell Care Home in Wirral, full of fun, laughter, and a lot of love.
One of our staffing providers was feeling the love this Valentine’s Day and our residents, their relatives, and our staff were treated to a visit from the Kare Bear who was sent to the home to share some hugs and red roses.
Research shows that we need at least four hugs per day in order to survive, while it takes 8 hugs per day in order to grow Our residents certainly got their quota from the Kare Bear, and our staff were also left feeling the love.
We love having our animal friends visit us here at Hazelwell Care Home. Being able to work with local animal keepers to enrich the daily lives of our residents is vitally important to us.
We believe pets are more than just fun and adorable friends. Research shows significant social, emotional, and overall health benefits for people who have a furry (or feathered!) pal by their side.
Whether the person owns a pet, visits with a pet, or participates in animal-assisted therapy, each type of relationship can bring numerous benefits to the health and wellbeing of our residents.
Residents and staff were recently visited by three special guests and whilst we don’t always have owls as our animal of choice, when we do, they are warmly received. Residents get to feel just how soft their feathers are, and seeing how calm and gentle these beautiful creatures are set tongues wagging and hearts at ease.
Hazelwell Care Home also welcomes Ernie the Therapy dog regularly, and we have even had visits from a therapy cat for those who aren’t fond of our canine friends. We are now planning for Alpacas and even Meerkat visits in the future….the offer of a visit from a skunk is still under review!
Animal visits brighten people's day and the owls were followed by Ernie the Therapy dog who, despite having a tough act to follow, put a smile on everyone's faces as residents also enjoy some cheese and wine.
If you would like to find out more about Pet Therapy at Hazelwell Care Home, or any of the activities and events we hold here at our care home in Wirral, then please get in contact with our friendly team who will be happy to answer any of your questions.