Dog Days Aren’t Over at Connors House
Autumn may have seemingly arrived this week, but the dog days weren’t over at Connors House Residential Care Home, where residents received a visit from a furry friend.
They say a dog is a man’s best friends and that certainly seemed to be the case this week, as the Craddock Road residents were overjoyed to welcome a canine visitor to their home.
Bracken, who belongs to Home Manager, Christine Devlin, is an old friend of the residents and has visited them many times before over the past few years, however due to the recent restrictions, even pooches haven’t been going into the homes.
The residents spent some time playing with Bracken, whilst Christine told them all about him and what he likes to do. After such a long time with no visitors coming in, it proved to be a real treat for everyone.
Christine Devlin, Home Manager of Connors House said: “We are a pet friendly organisation, so we like to engage our residents with animals as much as possible, which they absolutely love.
“We haven’t had any visitors at all recently, so it was a lovely surprise to see Bracken again after so long. One resident, Liz, who absolutely loves animals, was absolutely overjoyed, her face just lit up when he arrived!”
Studies have shown that interaction with pets is extremely valuable for older people. Scientists believe that stroking a dog or a cat can help you relax and therefore reduce stress and blood pressure, it also improves mood and social interaction.