Fairmile Grange is committed to providing the highest standard of care and animal-assisted therapy is regularly encouraged at the home as it has been proven to positively promote wellbeing in elderly people and those with dementia.
Domino and Hickory, the alpacas from Alpaca Adventure, were such a big hit with the residents and they never fail to make residents smile. One of our residents commented, “I just love them, they’re so fluffy and cuddly and warm. When they come of our the lift, it makes me feel very happy.”
Kim Butters, wellbeing manager of Fairmile Grange, said: “Our friends from Alpaca Adventure received a tour of the care home and were introduced to all of our residents, including those that were in their rooms. It was fantastic to see their faces light up when they saw the alpacas and gave them a cuddle. This is very beneficial for our residents as time spent with animals has been proven to boost mental, physical and emotional wellbeing, including those residents who are living with dementia.”
It was wonderful to have BBC Radio Solent visit the home to see what a regular day is like for our residents in an Encore care home, and the types of activities that we get up to.