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Residents at Waterfield House get involved in calming pet therapy.

Residents at Waterfield House care home in Ipswich, Suffolk, were more than happy to invite in a local dog for a pet therapy session. Residents were able to have a pet of the dog and even had a lap cuddle.

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.

Waterfield House is a modern, well-established, care home in the charming town of Hadleigh, near Ipswich. This 75 bedroom home offers profession care service for older people, including those who live with dementia. For more information on Waterfield House, call on 01473 829103 or email waterfield.house@runwoodhomes.co.uk.

To find out more please visit: https://www.runwoodhomes.co.uk/homes/waterfield-house.

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