Farmyard fun at Brendoncare Alton
There was plenty of animal magic at Brendoncare Alton when Mill Cottage Farm Experience based in Holybourne brought some furry and feathered friends to visit residents and staff.
Dudley and Dusty the donkeys proved a real talking point especially when they came inside the care home to visit the residents. A kid goat, rabbits, guinea pigs and a duckling were also visitors to the residents’ rooms and lounges.
Outside were goats, piglets, a lamb, ducklings, chickens and turkeys who delighted everyone at the mobile farm which was set up outside the care home’s front door.
Laura Simmons, Brendoncare’s Head of Customer Relations, who was one of the helpers for the visit, said afterwards: “You only had to see the look on the residents’ faces to know how much meeting these gorgeous animals meant to them.
“The animals are such a fantastic way to lift everyone’s spirits and improve their wellbeing. It was such a pleasure to introduce the animals to our residents and to see the love they gave them in return.
“Thank you so much to Tom Main and his team at Mill Cottage Farm for making so many special memories for everyone at Brendoncare Alton.”
Animal visits bring joy to residents and are a common occurrence in Brendoncare homes. Some of our homes also benefit from mechanical pets for companionship, a great alternative to animal visits and a constant friend for residents.
Brendoncare Alton provides nursing care for 80 people, including respite care and specialist care for those living with dementia.