Residents at Lady Jane Court Care Home in Leicester were delighted to receive a visit from Lucia, who brought along several furry friends, including guinea pigs, rabbits, a bearded lizard, a chicken, and a tortoise.
There is a wealth of research highlighting the numerous benefits pets can have for our psychological and emotional well-being. Animals can become a source of support throughout our lives, and at Avery, we strive to be ‘Pet Friendly’, with many services having their own animals. We also work in close partnership with schemes such as Pets As Therapy (PAT) to welcome a range of dogs, cats and other animals into our homes to interact with residents.
Speaking of the visit, Kerry, Customer Service Manager at Lady Jane Court, said, “Our residents loved spending time with the animals. One had a lap full of furry companions – she was in her element.”