Residents and staff at Lord Harris Court, in Berkshire, recently took part in their own Guinea Pig Name Unveiling Ceremony.
Acknowledging the benefits of pet therapy to support the residents’ mental health and wellbeing, the care home have adopted and named a couple of guinea pigs, which are now very popular among the residents.
Clinical Lead Emily Starkey presents a guinea pigs to resident Bob Styles, who greets the pet affectionately
The residents have started to produce guinea pig related artwork, and they hope to start a guinea pig life drawing session soon.
One of them is 99 year-old resident Joan Parr. She said:
They are so nice to look at and hold. I have enjoyed drawing them in Art Club!
The staff also enjoy the company of these new furry friends. Sharon Fletcher, one of Home’s Activities Coordinators, said:
The guinea pigs have been a fantastic addition to the Lord Harris Court family. Tummy tickles, back stroking and little chats have helped residents recall happy events and memories from the past!
[Summary: Residents and staff at Lord Harris Court, in Berkshire becomes best friends with a couple of adopted guinea pigs.]