Therapy Dog Brings Joy and Comfort to Lily House Care Home Residents

Residents at Lily House care home in Ely recently enjoyed a heartwarming visit from Angie and her therapy dog, Donatello, courtesy of Therapy Dogs Nationwide.

Filled with laughter, joy, and cherished memories, the visit underscored the invaluable role of therapy animals in enhancing the well-being of care home residents. Angie and Donatello graciously roamed the halls of Lily House, engaging with both new and familiar faces. The residents were thrilled by the visit, eagerly petting and cuddling the friendly canine, evoking fond memories of beloved family pets and the comfort they once provided.

Kerry Clifton, the manager of Lily House Care Home, expressed her gratitude and highlighted the positive impact of the visit, saying: “Donatello brought an immeasurable amount of happiness and comfort to our residents.

“It was truly heartwarming to see the smiles on everyone’s faces and to hear the stories and memories that the visit evoked. We are thankful to Therapy Dogs Nationwide for this wonderful experience and look forward to welcoming them back again soon. Such visits are a testament to the therapeutic benefits of animal companionship, especially in a care setting.”

Studies consistently demonstrate that interaction with therapy animals can significantly reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and increase social interaction and physical activity among care home residents.

Committed to enriching the lives of its residents, Lily House Care Home offers a diverse range of activities and therapies. The success of this visit has paved the way for more frequent interactions with therapy animals, ensuring that residents continue to reap the emotional and physical benefits these furry friends bring.

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