This month, Greenhill residents enjoyed a visit from Wild Animal Science who provide animal therapy in care homes across the UK.
According to research, Assisted Animal Therapy has resulted in a reduction in stress levels within as little as five minutes of interaction with an animal. Residents interacted with a variety of animals including wild frogs, guinea pigs, lion rabbits, gerbils and turtles. Animal therapy is an ideal way for residents who may be less mobile to still be able to participate in activity sessions and with such a wide variety of animals visiting the home, it also provides a fantastic sensory experience.
“It was such a relaxing afternoon for our residents”, commented Sheila Acorin, Activities Carer, “we all enjoyed the company of our new furry and scaly friends!”