Residents at Clifton Nursing Home in Belfast were lucky enough to meet Finn the Cockapoo recently for some pet therapy.
Residents at Clifton Nursing Home in Belfast were lucky enough to meet Finn the Cockapoo recently for some pet therapy. Residents were very happy to give Finn lots of attention and cuddles. Residents who have very limited mobility and are limited to their beds really enjoyed themselves, especially Tommy who was happy having Finn beside him in bed!
Pet therapy for seniors is a technique that uses animals to interact with seniors for numerous reasons to help improve their quality of life. Studies show that just fifteen minutes spent bonding with an animal promotes hormonal changes within the brain. Stress levels drop as the brain produces serotonin (the “feel-good” hormone), along with prolactin and oxytocin. This is why therapy animals are good companions for seniors, because they offer so many amazing health benefits.
Clifton Nursing Home is a 100 bed modern care home situated in Belfast. This spacious home provides expert care for older people, including those living with dementia or in need of general nursing.
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